Dr. Moetaz El-Hawary (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kuwait University) earned his B.Sc. with honors, from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in 1980 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, USA in 1982 and 1987, respectively. Before joining Kuwait University, Dr. Moetaz was a Senior Engineering Consultant at Gulf Consult, Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and a Professor of Properties and Strength of Materials at Fayoum University. He worked in many projects in the area of materials and concrete technology and published more than 180 publications including technical reports and papers in international journals and conferences. He is a member in many international associations including ACI and ASCE. He is a current board member and past president of ACI, Kuwait Chapter, for three terms. He is a member in ACI committee 130 (Sustainability of Concrete), ACI 201 (Durability of Concrete) and ACI 555 (Recycling of Concrete). His areas of interest include concrete technology, building materials, polymers, blended cements, composites, mathematical modeling, recycling of structural waste, sustainability of structures and rehabilitation and repair of structures.