SILVER SPRING, MD. — The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program — a business intensive curriculum that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management — has announced Mohamed Mahgoub, Ph.D. as the new program coordinator for the CIM program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Mahgoub replaced professor John Wiggins in this position beginning May 1.

Mahgoub received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from the civil engineering department of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and completed his Masters degree in 1997 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His Masters studies involved development of two innovative strengthening techniques for column base joints at the nuclear power station in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, Mahgoub received a Ph.D. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Ronald H. Rockland, chair of the Department of Engineering Technology at NJIT, noted that Mahgoub joined the program in September, 2009 as an assistant professor. “Dr. Mahgoub brings a combination of strong industry experience and an excellent educational background,” he said. “His strong work ethic, student-centered philosophy and great interpersonal skills will provide excellent leadership to this program.”

Eugene Martineau, executive director of the NSC added: "The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the CIM program is pleased to welcome Dr. Mahgoub. We believe that NJIT made an excellent choice in selecting Mohamed for this key position. His outstanding background in research will be most helpful as we advance the industry’s research capability under the NSC/CIM banner. In his new role, Mohamed will become a member of the NSC’s Board of Directors and he will help shape the future direction of CIM.”

The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic business management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics.

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