Dr. Atta Shekh Karim

Dr. Atta Shekh Karim


Dr. Atta Shekh Karim

Education: PhD in Structural Engineering

Position:  Board director at the ACI-Kurdistan chapter

Job Location: Professor at the Sulaimani Polytechnic University


Area of interest: Reinforced concrete, ferrocement, construction management, thermal insulation, infill frames, sandwich panels, fire resistance  

Short Bio: Currently, Atta Karim is the dean of Engineering college/ polytechnic University in KRG/Iraq.  Graduated from Salahddin University with Bachelor degree in civil engineering, Master degree in structural engineering, PhD in structural engineering, and Higher Diploma in construction management at Paris-West university/France.

Working as academic staff at Universities of Sulaimani, Sulaimani Polytechnic. Supervised 3 MSc students, and have published 10 research papers on ferrocement, Concrete materials and properties, construction management, fire resistance, impact behavior of hybrid materials. Worked as consultant structural engineer and have designed many engineering projects such as multistoried buildings and water tanks.


About Aci-Kurdistan Chapter

The ACI chapter of Kurdistan is a recently establisehd branch of ACI, which cover the geographic region of the southern kurdistan which so called (Iraqi Kurdistan region). The main goal of the chapter is to merge our knowledge about the concrete with the most recent standards and specifications. Also, the Kurdistan chapter makes a strong tie between the universities across the Kurdistan region.

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