Dr. Sherif AbdelSalam is currently a Professor at Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering Program, Nile University. Dr. Sherif earned his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2004 from Cairo University, followed by his M.Sc. in 2007 from the same school in Geotechnical Engineering. During the first three years of his career, he practiced civil engineering by working for a consulting firm as a designer of concrete and steel structures, a geotechnical engineer, and a site-supervisor on various projects. Meanwhile, he was working as a part-time teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Sherif then got a scholarship at Iowa State University (ISU), USA, and worked as a research assistant studying towards his Ph.D., which was earned in 2010. During his doctoral studies, he worked on a funded project of $1 million US dollars by Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).
During the period from 2010 to 2017, Dr. Sherif was a full-time professor in the British University in Egypt (BUE). He was a module leader responsible for teaching different courses generally related to soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In 2013, Dr. Sherif was promoted to Program Director of the Civil Engineering Department. In 2015, he was promoted by the permanent committee of the supreme council of Egyptian universities to an Associate Professor. He joined Nile University in 2017. Over the past eight years, Dr. Sherif was awarded research grants including grants from the STDF and from ISSMGE. He published more than 40 technical papers and reports in international conferences and top-ranked prestigious international journals in Civil Engineering such as ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering; ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics; ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal; ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering; ICE Geosynthetics International; Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), also he is a member in ASCE, ASTM, and ICE Journals peer review panel. His current google scholar citation score exceeded 260, with h-index equal to 8. Finally, Dr. Sherif is still keeping his industrial links via conducting consultation works that are generally related to the field of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, he acquired a professional consultant certificate in 2020 from the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers.