Akram S Soliman , Ph.D.

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Biography

  • Akram Soliman was born in 1969 in Alexandria, Egypt. On June 1991, he graduated from Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt. From 1993 – 1998 he prepared his M.Sc degree in Coastal Engineering in a computational and theoretical study for the floating breakwater, University of Alexandria, Egypt.
    As for his Academic Experience he joined Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime transport (AASTMT) on 1997. From 1997 – 1999. He was a teaching assistant in the Construction and Building Engineering department, College of Engineering and Technology. From 1999 – 2003 he was a Ph.D. Research Student, School of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. As well as he was a teaching assistant in the university.
    On April 2002, he Joined the Coastal Engineering Group, School of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a research visitor to study the “Two Dimensional Numerical breaking wave numerical model which used Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes models”.
    From 2004 – 2008 he was an assistance professor in the Construction and Building Engineering department, College of Engineering and Technology. On June 2007, he Joined the Coastal Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering, Plymouth University, UK, as a research visitor to investigate numerical modelling of wave run-up and overtopping of seawalls using Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes models.
    In April 2008, he became Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Planning. In August 2008, he awarded Fulbright Egyptian Scholar, a three- month research grant at Coastal and Ocean Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. He appointed his position as Dean, Port Training Institute, AASTMT on Oct. 2008. In January 2015, he became Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Planning.
    Prof. Soliman supervised many PhD and MSc research students at Arab Academy, Alexandria University and Salford University, UK. He has published many journal articles in Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Alexandria Engineering Journal and Al-Azhar University Engineering Journal (AUEJ). He also participated in various international conferences and workshops as a speaker as well as some of his research papers had been published. In addition,
    On May 2012, he was member of organizing committee for the Technical and Managerial Aspects in Commercial and Industrial Ports (Security – Safety – Performance) workshop, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in cooperation with Saudi Ports Authority, Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On September 2013, he was member of organizing committee member for the Role of Logistic in Supporting the Competitiveness of the Transport Sector workshop, Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On September 2014, he was member of organizing Committee member for the International Marine and Offshore Engineering Conference, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in cooperation with Saudi Ports Authority, Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On February 2016, He was member of organizing Committee member for the Quality on Ports workshop, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in cooperation with Saudi Ports Authority, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    From years 2008 till now, he is the organizing Committee Chairman for the International Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics "MARLOG", the 25th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport "Seaports and Maritime Transport: Retrospective and Perspective" and the 26th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport "Integration for Better Future", Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.
    Prof. Soliman participated in many projects in the field of coastal structure for instance he participated in the Designing and supervision of Low Cost Domestic Flood Relief. Which is a join project with Bakemast Ltd Company, Nottingham, England (2003), moreover, he put the design of the groins which used as shore protection structures at Miami Beach, Alexandria, in participation with consulting Engineering Group (2004). Furthermore, he made the Design of the onshore structures to protect buildings of Automobile and Touring Club which located at Alexandria coastline (2007). As well as he participated in the technical committees of various projects for instance Port Said East Port Development Project, Port Said, Egypt (2006), Study of the Development of Al-Areesh harbor, Egypt (2007), Coastal erosion and shore Protection at Halul Island , Qatar Petroleum, Qatar (2012), Developing of OPC Platform, Egyptian Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), Ain Sukhna, Egypt (2012) and Container Quay Wall No. 100, Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company, El-Dekhila Port, Alexandria, Egypt (2013).

Courses Added

Courses Added
CourseAcademic yearTerm

CB281 - Hydraulics for Civil Engineers

2011 Fall View All Content
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CB483 - Irrigation and Drainage

2011 Fall View All Content
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CB585 - Design and Construction of Coastal Structures

2013 Fall View All Content
- Lectures Notes - Exams - Course Outline - Problem Sets - tutorials - Lab Material

Funds and Projects

  • Ministry of Transport/ Port Said Port Authority (PSPA), Port Said, Egypt (2006)
    Member of the committee, in participation with the Academy Center of Engineering Consultancy and Development, ACECD, to study the development of Port Said East Port A consulting consortium between Inros Lackner AG, Hamburg Port Consulting, and Academy Center of Engineering Consultancy and Development to tender for the study on the development of Port Said East Port and its hinterland.
    Consulting Project
  • Port Said Port Authority, Al-Areesh harbour, Egypt (2007):
    Development of Al-Areesh harbour, Egypt (2007):
    Member of the technical committee, in participation with the Maritime Research and Consultation Center , to study the development of Al-Areesh harbour. The committee consists of Maritime Research and Consultation Center, ؛ort Said Port Authority and the head manager of Al-Areesh Port. The development plan consists of different phases movement of fish harbour, development of the western quay walls, and extension of the harbour include new breakwaters and new quay walls.
    Consulting Project
  • Egyptian Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), Ain Sukhna, Egypt (2012)
    Developing of OPC Platform:
    Member of the committee to upgrade the existing OPC platform to increase the handling berthing ships from 3000 to 27000 DWT. The design documents include the general supplementary conditions, structural analysis, technical specifications, complete set of drawings, bill of quantity, cost estimation and calculation sheet.
    Consulting Project
  • Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company, El-Dekhila Port, Alexandria, Egypt (2013)
    Developing of Quay Wall No. 96: Member of the committee to upgrade the existing Quay Wall No. 96 to increase the handling berthing depths from 16.0 meter to 26.40 meter. The design documents include the general supplementary conditions, structural analysis, technical specifications, complete set of drawings, bill of quantity, cost estimation and calculation sheet.
    Consulting Project
  • Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company, El-Dekhila Port, Alexandria, Egypt (2013)
    Container Quay Wall No. 100: Member of the committee to prepare the preliminary technical report for the new Quay Wall No. 100. The design documents include the general supplementary conditions, preliminary structural analysis, technical specifications, complete set of drawings, bill of quantity, cost estimation and calculation sheet.
    Consulting Project
Fall - 2016
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Work Experience

  • Dean of Port Training Institute, Oct 2008 - Nov 2012
    Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
  • Associate Professor, Apr 2008 - May 2012
    Construction and Building department, College of Engineering and Technology
    Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Research visitor, Jul 2007 - Jan 2008
    Coastal Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering
    Plymouth University, UK.
  • Assistance Professor, Apr 2004 - Mar 2008
    Construction and Building department, College of Engineering and Technology
    Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Ph.D. Research Student, Nov 1999 - Mar 2003
    School of Civil Engineering
    University of Nottingham, UK
  • Lecturer , Jul 1999 - Mar 2003
    Construction and Building Engineering department, College of Engineering and Technology
    Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
  • Teaching Assistant, Jan 1998 - Jun 1999
    Construction and Building Engineering department, College of Engineering and Technology
    Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

  • Consultant Engineer, Jan 1996 - Dec 1997
    “Abo- Elfadel, El-Hadari, Elkoly” Consultant Engineering Office, Egypt
  • Junior Consultant Engineer, Feb 1993 - Dec 1995
    “Abo- Elfadel, El-Hadari, Elkoly” Consultant Engineering Office, Egypt
  • Site Engineer, Jan 1991 - Feb 1993
    Ministry of Defence, Egypt.

Education

  • Research visit in Coastal Engineering, Coastal Engineering Group, School of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, (Associate Prof. Penghazi Lin), Singapore, Jun 2002
  • PhD in Coastal Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, Dec 2003
  • Research visit in Coastal Engineering, Coastal Engineering Research Group, School of Engineering, Plymouth University, UK, Sep 1997
  • MSc in Coastal Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, Jun 1999
  • BSc in Coastal Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, Jul 1991

List of Publications

    • Elkafrawy, S., Soliman, A., and Bek, M., "Evaluating Shoreline, Urban and Roads Changes in the Hurghada Area, Egypt, Using Multispectral Satellite Images" , Proceeding of the EMECS 11 – Sea Coasts XXVI Joint conference: Managing risks to coastal regions and communities in a changing world, St Petersburg, Russia. , 2016.
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    • Eltahan, M., Elsharnouby, B., Soliman, A., and Elnaggar, M., "Combined Effect of Anthropogenic and Natural Sources on Nile Delta Coast Erosion" , E-Proceeding of the 36th IAHR World Conference, The Hague, the Netherlands , 2015.
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    • Soliman, A., Moghazy, H., and Eid, R., "Sustainable Solution for the Protection of Alexandria Coastline, Egypt" , Proceeding of The Twelfth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST 15), E. Özhan (Editor), Varna, Bulgaria. , 2015.
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    • Soliman, A., and Khairy, Y., "Sea Level Rise Impact Assessment of Alexandria Shoreline, Egypt" , Proceeding of the 3rd IAHR Europe Congress Conference, Porto, Portugal. , 2014.
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    • Elsharnouby, B., and Elkamhawy, H., "Shoreline Changes Due to Construction of Alexandria Submerged Breakwater, Egypt" , Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering (ICHE2014), Lehfeldt & Kopmann (eds), ISBN 978-3-939230-32-8, Hamburg, Germany, pp: 675-684. , 2014.
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    • El-Dakkak, M., and Soliman, A., " Mega-Container Sand Fillings as an Environmental Sustainable Solution for Alexandria Coastal Protection" , Proceeding of the 23rd International Conference on Environmental Protection is a must, Alexandria, Egypt. , 2013.
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    • Elkafrawy, S., and Soliman, A., "Potential Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Egyptian North Western Coast" , Proceedings of International Conference on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability : Challenges and Opportunities, An International Conference Focused on the Arab MENA region and EuroMed, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt , 2013.
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    • Soliman, A., and El-Dakkak, M., "Using Sustainable Solution for Shoreline Management" , Proceeding of the Global Congress on Integrated Coastal Management : Lessons Learned to Address New Challenges - EMECS 10 – MEDCOAST 2013 Joint Conference, Marmaris, Turkey. , 2013.
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    • Elsharnouby, B., Soliman, A., Elnaggar, M., and Elshahat, M., "Study of Environment Friendly Porous Suspended Breakwater for the Egyptian Northwestern Coast" , Ocean Engineering , vol.48, : pp. 47 - 58, 2012.
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    • Soliman, A., Abdelrahman, S., Elsayed, W., Iskander, M., and Ismail, N. , "Effects of Cross Shore Profiles on the Sustainable Design of Coastal Structures" , Proceedings of International Conference on Coastal Engineering ICCE2012, Santander, Spain, Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC) of Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). , 2012.
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    • el-sharnouby, b., soliman, a. , "behavior of shore protection structures at alexandria, egypt, during the storm of december 2010" , proceedings of the 2011 conference on coastal engineering practice, san diego, california,american society of civil engineering (asce). : pp. 780 - 792, 2011.
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    • Soliman, A., Moghazy, H., Ismail, R., and Eid, R., "Evaluation of Numerical Model for the Design of Artificial Submerged Reef" , Proceeding of International Conference on Maritime Transport, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. , 2011.
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    • El-Sharnouby, B., and Soliman, A. , "Shoreline response to submerged breakwater: Case study of Alexandria city, Egypt" , Proceeding of 8th International Conference on Role of Engineering Towards a Better Environment, RETBE'2010, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. , 2010.
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    • El-Sharnouby, B., Nagy, H., Soliman, A., El-Kamhawy, H., and El-Tahan, M. , "Submerged Breakwater for the North Coast of Egypt" , Proceeding of 8th International Conference on Role of Engineering Towards a Better Environment, RETBE'2010,Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. , 2010.
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    • El-Sharnouby, B., El-Dakkak, M. and Soliman, A. , "Integrated Overview for the Egyptian Delta Coasts Problems" , Proceeding of 8th International Conference on Role of Engineering Towards a Better Environment, RETBE'2010, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria , 2010.
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    • El-Dakkak, M., Soliman, A., and Kamel, W. , "Prediction of the Suspended Sediment Crossed and at the Lee of an Artificial Submerged Reefs using Numerical Model" , Proceeding of 26th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport, Port Training Institute, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. : pp. 1 - 14, 2010.
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    • El-Sharnouby B., and Soliman, A. , "Shoreline Response for Long Wide and Deep Submerged Breakwater of Alexandria City, Egypt" , Proceeding of 26th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport, Port Training Institute, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. , 2010.
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    • Soliman, A., and Reeve, D. , "Applying the Artificial Submerged Reefs techniques to reduce the Flooding Problems along the Alexandria Coastline" , Proceeding of the Institution of Civil Engineers Conference 2009 "Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. : pp. 1 - 12, 2009.
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    • Soliman, A., Kamel, W., and Hassan, H. , "Environmental impact assessment for coastal resorts using electronic model" , Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST 2007), Alexandria, Egypt. : pp. 763 - 774, 2007.
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    • Soliman, A., and Reeve, D. , "Artificial Submerged Reefs: A solution for Erosion Problems along Alexandria Coastline, Egypt?" , Proceeding of the IMA 2nd Conference on Flood Risk Assessment, Plymouth, UK. : pp. 41 - 50, 2007.
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    • Soliman, A. , "A coastal management plan for Northern Western Coast of Egypt" , Conference of development and protection of Northern Coast of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt. , 2006.
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    • Kamel, W., and Soliman, A. , "Engineering approach to increase the rate of water exchange between Eastern Harbour and Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria, Egypt" , Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Environmental Protection is a must, Alexandria, Egypt. : pp. 8 - 21, 2006.
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    • Kamel, W., and Soliman, A. , "An approach to Environmental Management for Egyptian Northwesten Coast." , The 1st International Conference: Environmental Change in Lakes, Lagoons & Wetlands of the Southern Mediterranean Region (ECOLLAW 2006), Cairo, Egypt. : pp. 291 - 303, 2006.
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    • Akram SOLIMAN , Dominic REEVE, and Mohamed RASLAN, "A proposed design guidance for random wave flooding" , Al-Azhar University Engineering Journal (AUEJ)., vol.8, no.1 : pp. 31 - 40, 2005.
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    • Akram SOLIMAN and Mahmoud F. ZAKI, "ENGINEERING STUDY FOR DESIGN OF BREAKWATER ALONG ALEXANDRIA" , Al-Azhar University Engineering Journal (AUEJ)., vol.8, no.1 : pp. 897 - 908, 2005.
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    • Soliman, A., and Reeve, D. E. , "Numerical study for small negative freeboard wave overtopping and overflow of sloping sea wall" , Proceedings of Coastal Structures Conference 2004, Oregon, Portland, American Society of Civil Engineering, USA. : pp. 643 - 655, 2003.
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    • Soliman, A., Raslan, M. S., and Reeve, D. E. , "Numerical simulation of wave overtopping using a two dimensional breaking wave model" , Proceedings of Coastal Engineering VI: Computer modeling of seas and coastal regions,2003, Cadiz, Spain. : pp. 439 - 447, 2003.
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Affiliation

  • Egyptian Syndicate of Civil Engineers.
    Consultant Engineer of Harbors Planning, Navigation and Shore Protection, Egyptian Syndicate of Civil Engineers.
  • Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program
    Member of the Peer Reviewer Committee of the Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program
  • International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR).
    Member of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR).
  • Journal of Coastal Research (JCR)
    Member of the Peer Reviewer Committee of the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR).
  • Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF).
    Member of the Peer Reviewer Committee of the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF).

Fields of Interest

  • Shore Protection
  • Soft Structures
  • Port Planning
  • Coastal Engineering

Research Indicators

Honours & Awards

  • Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program 2008-2009.
    The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt, Three- month research grant at Coastal and Ocean Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.
  • MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 2012
    Scholarship to participate in the 9th International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and Black Sea (MEDCOAST INSTITUTE 2012), Dalyan, Aegean Coast, Turkey between 25 September - 11 October 2012.

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