United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fahim Sadek

Dr. Sadek is the Leader of the Structures Group at the Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his Ph.D. in structural engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1996 and has worked at NIST since then.

Dr. Sadek is the author and co-author of more than eighty technical publications. He has been invited to give numerous keynote speeches and presentations around the world. Because he either led or participated in numerous disaster and failure studies, Dr. Sadek was interviewed and featured in a number of news articles including the New York Times (January 6, 2004) and the Dallas Morning News (October 7, 2009), as well as Popular Mechanics (November 2010).

Dr. Sadek is the recipient of the Department of Commerce's Gold Medal Award in 2005 for his role in conducting the NIST investigation of the World Trade Center disaster and the Department of Commerce's Silver Medal Award in 2007 for his role in conducting the NIST reconnaissance following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2012, he received the ASCE's Moisseiff Award. Dr. Sadek is a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.
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