Youssef Hashash holds a B.S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987), M.S. (MIT, 1988), and Ph.D. (MIT, 1992), all in civil engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1998. Dr. Hashash worked as a Staff Engineer for the PB/MK TEAM in Dallas, Texas on the Superconducting Super Collider Project construction. In 1994 he joined the Geotechnical and Underground Engineering group at Parsons Brickerhoff in San Francisco, California, and was involved in many tunnel and deep excavation projects around the US and Canada.
Dr. Hashash has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in geotechnical engineering, numerical modeling in geomechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.
Dr. Hashash research interests include Deep Excavations, Earthquake Engineering, Numerical Modeling, and Soil-Structure Interaction. He is also involved in use of visualization and virtual reality techniques in geotechnical engineering applications.
Dr. Hashash is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American underground Association and the International Tunneling Association. He also serves on Earth Retaining Structures Committee of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, and Performance of Structures during construction of SEI.
In 2002 Dr. Hashash was named a Beckman Fellow at the Center fo Advanced Studies at the University of Illinois. He is a 2001-2003 American Bridge Faculty scholar (UIUC). In 2000 Dr. Hashash was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award from the Geo-Institute of ASCE. In 1999 he was a Notional Center for Supercomputing Application Fellow (UIUC). He received the James Crose Medal (ASCE, 1994) and Thomas Middlebrooks Awards (ASCE, 1997) for journal publications.