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Soliman Khudeira, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.

Adjunct Faculty

Office: 

228 Alumni Memorial Hall

Phone: 

312-567-3540

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1999, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Civil Engineering, 1987, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1984, Illinois Institute of Technology

Expertise 

Dr. Khudeira is passionate about engineering education and the importance of preparing students to be
industry-ready to join the workforce. This include exposing students to actual civil engineering projects,
preparing students to take and pass the required engineering license(s), and improving the students
communication/presentation skills.


His background includes over 30 years of engineering experience in various disciplines of civil
engineering including: civil/transportation design, structural analysis and design, surveying, construction
management, and project/program management of major transportation projects.
He is the Chief Editor of the Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, an ASCE Journal.
He is the President-Elect of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. He is licensed Structural
Engineer and Professional Engineer in Illinois.

Research 

  • Transportation projects design and construction topics
  • General structural analysis and design topics
  • Engineering education related topics

Awards 

  • 2016 SEAOI Best Bridge / Transportation Project, 130th St. and Torrence Ave.
  • 2013 ACEC Grand Award, Truss Bridge Roll-in, 130th St. and Torrence Ave.
  • 2014 NSBA Merit Award, Medium Span, Halsted St. Tied-Arch Bridge.
  • 2010 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer. Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • 2004 AAAEA Outstanding Service and Commitment Award

Books 

Structural Damage Assessment in Northern Illinois Due to Potential Earthquakes in the New Madrid
Seismic Zone, Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1999.

Interactive Graphics system for Computer Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Beams Behavior, MS
Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987.

Professional Society Memberships 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

Licensed Structural Engineer, Illinois

Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois

Publications 

Chicago's First Tied-Arch Bridge, ASCE, Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and
Construction, August 2013

Structural Failure of Building’s Walkways – Case Study, ASCE, Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural
Design and Construction, August 2011

Strengthening of Deteriorated Bridge Concrete Girders Using External Post-Tensioning System, ASCE,
Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, November 2010

Building Collapse during Construction, ASCE, Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and
Construction, May 2010

Chicago’s Vaulted Sidewalks – History and Structural Rehabilitation, ASCE, Journal of Practice Periodical
on Structural Design and Construction, August 2009

Scaffolding on High Rise Buildings: Safety, Design, and Construction Issues, ASCE, Journal of Practice
Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, February 2009

Capitol Project Planning and Evaluation, Published by GFOA, Chicago, IL. Authored Chapter 10 “Roads
and Bridges,” 2007

Infrastructure Development in Conjunction with the Chicago Manufacturing Campus. Current
Development in Structural Engineering, proceedings of ASCE 2007 Lecture Series, Chicago, IL, May 2007

Assessment of Potential Seismic Damage to Residential Unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Northern
Illinois, ASCE, Journal on Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, May 2006

Forecasting Seismic Damage to Residential Buildings in Northern Illinois. 8th ASCE Specialty Conference
on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, May 2000

Simulation of a Reinforced Concrete Beam Behavior with Microcomputers, Proceedings of the 5th
National Conference on Microcomputers in civil Engineering, November 1987