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Mohammed Hussein is Professor in Civil Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Qatar University. He joined Qatar University in September 2014 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Full Professor in February 2021. He served as Head of Department from January 2017 to August 2023. Prof. Hussein’s main area of expertise is Structural Dynamics and Vibration with particular interest in Railway Dynamics, Ground-borne Vibration, Soil-Structure interaction, Structural-Health Monitoring and Human-Structure interaction. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for Transportation Geotechnics Journal. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and served before as a Director of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). Before joining Qatar University, he worked as Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton from July 2013 to August 2014, Lecturer at the University of Nottingham from September 2006 to June 2013, and postdoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge from September 2005 to August 2006. He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2005. He currently teaches a number of courses at Qatar University in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including a course on Railway Track Engineering. His research work has resulted in more than 100 publications. He is a co-developer of the PiP software and MOTIV software for calculating vibration from railways. Dr. Hussein has been recipient of major research grants from the industry, QNRF in Qatar, and previously from EPSRC while at the UK.


  • PGCHE, Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, June 2013.
  • PhD, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK, July 2005.
  • B.Sc. First Class (Hons), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, July 2000.



  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
  • Member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV).
  • Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.