Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  August 1995
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.  August 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, May 1982

Professional Credentials

Professional Engineer:  TN, MS, AR, AL, IN, OH, KY, SC, MO, UT, LA


Teaching Specialties

  • Soil mechanics
  • Foundation engineering
  • Civil engineering Materials
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Statics

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Transportation materials
  • Foundations


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Geo Institute
  • Arkansas State Governor Earthquake Advisory Council (GEAC)
  • West Tennessee Structural Engineers Association
  • West Tennessee Geotechnical Group
  • Registered professional engineer in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Utah, and North Carolina


During 27 years of engineering practice, Ashraf has been involved in the design and construction of key transportation and industrial projects in the United States, Trinidad, and the Middle East.  He has served as the chief engineer of Hall, Blake & Associates; a geotechnical and materials testing consulting firm in Memphis, Tennessee. He also served as a senior geotechnical engineer at Hamza Associates; an international consulting firm based in Cairo, Egypt.

Ashraf Elsayed, P.E.

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3426
F: 870-972-3948


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 248