Dr. Hany El Naggar

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator


Email: Hany.Elnaggar@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3904
Fax: 902- 494-3108
Mailing Address: 
Department of Civil and Resource Engineering
Dalhousie University, Sexton Campus
1360 Barrington Street, Rm 215 Bldg D
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2


Dr. El Naggar is a Geotechnical Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He is experienced in the analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction of buried infrastructures. Dr. El Naggar earned his M.Sc. and his Ph.D. in the field of buried infrastructures from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

 Dr El Naggar’s research involves developing innovative foundation systems as well as the behaviour of buried infrastructures; with emphasis on seismic considerations and the effects of degradation. He has several publications in refereed journals and conferences, has developed a simplified technique to account for the group effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures.

Dr El Naggar’s teaching responsibilities include various geotechnical engineering topics including Foundation Design, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and Buried Infrastructures Design.

Dr. El Naggar is the current chair of the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Also, he chairs the Buried Structures Committee of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE). He is a member of several professional associations including the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), and the Engineers Syndicate, Egypt.