• Geotechnical Group Manager, Ashraf Elsayed, PH.D.

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Elsayed_LGeotechnical Group Manager & Chief Engineer, Memphis

Ashraf Elsayed, Ph.D, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE offers his staff and clients expertise rooted in both extensive project experience and in-depth academic study. His engineering career began in highway and airport construction in Cairo, Egypt, which was followed by graduate studies focused on pavement design and transportation materials. Since earning his Ph.D. in 1995, Ashraf has focused on geotechnical engineering and continues to learn and share his knowledge of transportation engineering, construction materials and geotechnical engineering with clients, employees and students alike.

Geotechnical Engineering Leadership:

Ashraf has served in a leadership role with the Memphis office since 2000, when it was known as Hall, Blake and Associates, Inc., overseeing all geotechnical efforts and providing management duties for the team, which he continues to this day. He particularly likes problem-solving in engineering practice and helping clients overcome design and construction difficulties.

Ashraf also enjoys teaching as an assistant professor at the Arkansas State University, helping young professionals grow and watching them develop their skills over the years. He previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis and during his graduate studies at the University of Alabama. Upon joining Geotechnology in September 2010, he looks forward to interacting with the new team members, learning from them and making his experience available to them as well.

Dr. Ashraf Elsayed received the designation of Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2013. This prestigious post-license credential provides professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the field of geotechnical engineering. Ashraf earned three degrees in civil engineering, including doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states and is a member of many professional associations, including ASCE, The Geo Institute, The Engineers’ Club of Memphis, West Tennessee Structural Engineers Association and West Tennessee Geotechnical Group. He’s also involved in the community and in education and is a member of the Governor of Arkansas Earthquake Advisory Council (GEAC), the Christian Brothers University Civil Engineering Advisory Board and the Southwest Tennessee Community College Advisory Board. Besides engineering, Ashraf enjoys travelling, listening to music and watching sports, and is a devout fan of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.