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. In April 2008, he became Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Planning. In January 2015, he became 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.
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.
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 as a speaker as well as some of his research papers had been published.
Dr. Akram participated in a lot of 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) in addition he participated in the Study of the Development of Al-Areesh harbor, Egypt (2007).
From 2008 to 2014, he was the organizing Committee Chairman for the International Conferences on Maritime Transport and Logistics: MARLOG1, MARLOG2 and MARLOG3, the 26th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport "Integration for Better Future" and the 25th International Conference on Seaports and Maritime Transport "Seaports and Maritime Transport: Retrospective and Perspective", Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.
On September 2013, he was member of organizing committee for workshop on the Role of Logistic in Supporting the Competitiveness of the Transport Sector, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in cooperation with Saudi Ports Authority, Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.