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University of Central Florida’s Abdel-Aty Honored with National Research Award

ORLANDO, FL — Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, a Professor and Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) S.S. Steinberg Award.

Abdel-Aty has been a Professor for 27 years, serving as a teacher and mentor to many students. He has supervised the completion of 36 Ph.D. and 60 master’s degree students and is currently advancing 18 more Ph.D. candidates.

Several of Abdel-Aty’s students have been given Council of University Transportation Centers awards, which honor transportation students, faculty, and leaders for their accomplishments in the field of transportation research and education. He has also designed and established the first master’s degree in Engineering in Smart Cities in the United States.

Under Abdel-Aty’s leadership, UCF’s Transportation Science and Technology program has increased its ranking to 29th in the world and 5th in the country.

A member of the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine of Florida, Abdel-Aty was also the recipient of ARTBA’s Lifetime Achievement Safety Award in 2019. He has also received the 2020 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

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