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    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Ph.D.

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Ph.D.


    3410 S. State Street
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    Email: elnimeiri@iit.edu
    Web: www.elnimeiri.com


    • Structural Engineering


    • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • M.S. Imperial College London, University of London
    • B.S., University of Khartoum

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Dr. Elnimeiri is pushing the structural envelope with projects such as the Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Building in Seoul. If built, it would likely become the world's tallest building at 120 stories. His expertise resulted from years of working with Fazlur Kahn, the renowned SOM engineer responsible for several landmark buildings, including the Hancock Building and the Sears Tower.

    Current Projects




    Selected Publications


    Ayman Almusharaf, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, "A Performance-Based Design Approach for Early Tall Building Form Development", The 5th International ASCAAD, Fes, Morocco

    Payam Bahrami, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, "Space Architects Role on the Lunar Exploration", European Planetary Science Congress 2010, Rome, Italy

    Payam Bahrami, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, "Habitat Architectural Design System (HADS): Proposed Module for Lunar Habitat", Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG 2010), NASA, Washington, DC

    Payam Bahrami, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, “Lunar Habitat Module, Architectural Application within Engineering Solution”, Poster session, Lunar Science Forum 2010, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Christine Marriott, “Course Delivery through Video-Conferencing: A Case Study for Architectural Curricula”, Edulearn10 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain

    Payam Bahrami, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, “Habitability Criteria - design strategies and recommendations for lunar long-duration habitat module”, Global Lunar Conference 2010, GLUC-2010.34.A2, Beijing, China

    Payam Bahrami, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, “Importance of architectural design and configuration to provide usable and livable environment in the lunar habitat module”, Global Lunar Conference 2010, GLUC-2010.33-4.64, Beijing, China

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Ayman Almusharaf, “Structure and Architectural Form of Tall Buildings” International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia, pp. 54-61, Seoul, S. Korea

    Mohammad Babsail, Raymond Clark, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, “Evaluation and prediction of wind power production in tall buildings”, International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia, pp. 493-498, Seoul, S. Korea


    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Christine Marriott
    , “Interdisciplinary Professional Research and Design Studio”, Conference of Education Research and Innovation (ICERI2009), Madrid, Spain


    Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Raymond J. Clark
    . ‘Assessment and Prediction of Daylight Performance High-Rise Office Buildings : Daylight Factor and LEED 2.2 Requirement’, Journal of 'Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings', December 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Prairna Gupta, ‘Sustainable Structure of Tall Buildings’, Journal of 'Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings', December 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

    Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Raymond J. Clark. ‘Simulation-based Assessment of Two Different Daylight Requirements’, Proceeding of 7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2008), Seoul, South Korea,

    Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Raymond J. Clark. ‘Fenestration Guidelines for Improving Energy Conservation in the office building with Daylight Control System’, Proceeding of World Sustainable Building Conference 2008 (SB08), Melbourne, Australia

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri. ‘Dubai Towers: Tower 29 – Structure and Architectural Form’, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 8th World Conference, Dubai, UAE


    Hiroki Tamai, Mahjoub Elnimeiri
    . ‘Study on the configuration of tensegrity dome and plan geometry’, Proceeding of IASS International Symposium on Shell and Spatial Structures, Venice, Italy

    Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Raymond J. Clark. ‘A Simplified Method to Evaluate the Daylight and Energy Performance in the LEED 2.2 Rating System’. Proceeding of PLEA2007, The 24th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, pp. 671-678, Singapore

    Supreedee Rittironk, Mahjoub Elnimeiri. ‘Investigating Laminated bamboo lumber as an alternate to wood lumber in residential construction in the United States’. Proceedings of First International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures – ICBS 2007 Changsha, China

    Dong-Hwan Ko, Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Raymond J. Clark. ‘Application of LEED Green Building Rating System in South Korea: Daylight Requirement and Energy Performance’. Proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia – SB07, pp. 101-106, Seoul, S. Korea


    Hatice Sozer, Mahjoub Elnimeiri
    . ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) over Baseline as Given by ASHRAE’, The University of Sydney, Architectural Science Review, Volume 49, 2, pp. 127-132

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Tallal Saeed, Pravin Bhiwapurkar. ‘Energy and Environment Based Architectural Research and Design Studio’, First International Conference on Changing Trends in Architectural Design Education, CSAAR 2006, pp. 127-140 Rabat, Morocco,

    Hiroki Tamai, Mahjoub Elnimeiri. ‘Semi-Triangulated and Free-Standing Tensegrity Domes: Exploring Cable-Strut Configurations for Tensegrity Domes Based on Structural Performance’, Conference on light structures, IASS, Beijing, China


    Hiroki Tamai, Mahjoub Elnimeiri
    . ‘Form Finding by Altered Iterative Smoothing Method Combined with Dynamic Finite Element Method Analysis’, Proceeding of IASS International Symposium on Theory, Technique, Valuation, Maintenance, Bucharest, Vol. 1, pp. 73-80, September 2005

    Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Hiroki Tamai. ‘Architectural Approach to Form Finding of Tension Structures’, Proceedings of 2nd Latin American Symposium on Tension Structures, Caracas, Venezuela

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Member of Steering Committee

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service