Associate Professor

Civil Engineering

Umm AlQura University

Saudi Arabia



Dr. ElRefaie is an associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering (ABET accredited), Umm AlQura University, Makkah Al-Mukarama, Saudi Arabia since February 2011. He got his PhD degree from the University of Bradford, UK in January 2002. His duties in the department include teaching, research and administration work. He is teaching the following courses: Statics, Theory of Structures, Structure Analysis, Design Fundamentals for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Numerical Modelling, CAD and Computer Applications in Structure Engineering

Area of Interests

The research interest of Dr. ElRefaie is about repair and strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using advanced fibre composite materials, seismic analysis and numerical modelling. Dr. ElRefaie has a good experience in carrying out experimental work and analytical modelling of RC structures using general-purpose finite element programs such as ABAQUS, ETABS and SAP2000. Moreover, he has a good experience in consulting engineering works.