Professor Michel Bakhoum

The late Prof Michel Bakhoum was a leader in the field of structural engineering, and was recognised as one of the most eminent professors and engineers in Egypt and the Middle East.

Prof Bakhoum was born in Cairo in 1913. He obtained his BSc, MSc and first PhD degrees in civil engineering from Cairo University and obtained a second PhD degree from the University of Illinois (USA) in 1948. He then spent a year in New York where he did post-doctoral studies at Columbia University while working simultaneously in a consultancy firm.

In 1950, Prof Bakhoum started with his life-long colleague and friend Prof Ahmed Moharram the consulting engineering partnership “Dr A. Moharram and Dr M. Bakhoum” which is currently considered one of the top consulting engineering firms in the world.
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