Dr. Amr Morsy joined the CSULB Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022. Dr. Morsy obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. After his Ph.D., he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at UT Austin  in 2018, and as a geotechnical engineer from 2018-20. Later, he worked as a research associate in the School of Architecture, Building, and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University from 2020-22.

Dr. Morsy’s research focuses on transportation geotechnics, environmental geotechnics, and climate adaptation. As part of his experience, he conducted research in soil reinforcement, unsaturated soil mechanics, earth retention, embankments, and bridge abutments. During Dr. Morsy’s doctoral studies, his research focused on reinforced soil structures and geosynthetics applications in geotechnical engineering.

He developed new experimental approaches and equipment to evaluate the loading mechanisms involved in reinforced soil structures. His current work involves investigating the impacts of climate change on weather-driven deterioration of geotechnical infrastructure, where he develops numerical modeling approaches to simulate weather-driven processes and forecast infrastructure service life.