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Dr. Abla Zayed, PhD
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
ENG 221
Tampa, FL 33620-5350
Phone: (813) 974-5823
Fax: (813) 974-2957
E-mail: zayed@usf.edu


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1986


Professional Experience
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USF, 1993 to present
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, USF, 1988-1992


Areas of Expertise: Cementitious systems and construction materials durability


Selected Publications

  • T. Meagher, N. Shanahan, D. Buidens, K. Riding and A. Zayed, “Effects of Chloride and Chloride-Free Accelerators Combined with Typical Admixtures on the early-Age Cracking Risk of Concrete Repair Slabs”, Construction and Building Materials, 94(2015), 270-279, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.07.003
  • N. Shanahan and A. Zayed, “Role of Tricalcium Silicate in Sulfate Resistance”, Advances in Cement Research, DOI: 10.1680/adcr.14.00036.
  • A. Sedaghat, N. Shanahan and A. Zayed, “Prediction of One, Three and Seven Day Heat of Hydration of Portland Cements”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) MT.1943-5533.0001220
  • Maysson Sallam, Robert Carnahan, Abla Zayed, Sermin Sunol, Pricessding on the 16th Annual North American Waste- to- Energy Conerence, “Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste Ash Through an Innovative Technology to Produce Commercial Zeolite Material of High Cation Exchange Capacity,” May 19-21, 2008. Philadelphia, PA.
  • H. Y. Ghorab, A. Zayed, M.R. Mabrouk and A. S. Mohamed, “The Formation of Ettringite from Sulfate Solution”, Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, Montreal, Canada, 2007.
  • H. Arenes, M. Bergin and A. Zayed, “Influence of the Variation of Cement Source on Hot Weather Concreting”. American Concrete Institute, ACI-SP 209, pp.593-607. 2002.
  • A. Zayed, “The Nature of the Concrete-Steel Rebar Interface in Plain and Silica Fume Concrete”, Advanced Cementitious Systems: Mechanisms and Properties, Edited by F. Glasser, G. McCarthy, J. Young, T. Mason and P. Pratt, Materials Research Society, Vol. 245, pp.341- 347, 1992.
  • A. Zayed and A. Sagues, “Corrosion at Surface Damage on an Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel”, Corrosion Science, Vol.30, No.10, pp. 1025- 1044, 1990.
  • N. Shahin, F. Saraf, A. Zayed and M. Farag, “Anisotropy of the Mechanical Properties of Bones”, Egyptian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, vol.1, No. 2, pp. 121- 128, 1980.