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2020 Rising Stars in Multidiscipline Engineering – Omar El Masri, Ph.D, EIT

2020 Rising Stars in Multidiscipline Engineering – Omar El Masri, Ph.D, EIT

Project Manager

Fisher Associates

Rochester, New York

Omar El Masri is a structural engineer with project design, teaching and research expertise. His design experience includes bridge rehabilitation and replacement design, in-depth structural inspections, and steel design for industrial buildings. He is an excellent mentor to young engineers due to his background as a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, where he earned his Ph.D. Omar is passionate about research and analyzing real-world bridge-related issues with the intent that his research not only makes him a better design engineer, but provides solutions that improve the life of bridge infrastructure.


  • A Cost-Effective Method to Retrofit Steel Girders
  • Effect of Transient Thermal Gradient on Stresses in Composite Bridges

Public/Professional Service: Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), member, American Institute of Streel Construction (AISC), member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), associate member, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), associate member

Education: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Syracuse University,  M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Lebanese American University, B.E. in Civil Engineering, Lebanese American University

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