Dr. Akhnoukh earned his Doctorate in Construction Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University in 2005, and B.S. of Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Currently Dr. Akhnoukh works as an Associate Professor of Construction Management at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh research interests include the development of high strength and high performance concrete, prestressed concrete applications, and DOT projects constructability. In addition to his academic background and expertise, Dr. Akhnoukh has worked as a structural design engineer in major firms conducting projects in Egypt, Dubai, and the United States.