Sami Maalouf is an experienced consulting engineer and engineering educator with a demonstrated history of working in the private (residential and commercial) and public (infrastructure, public works) arenas, as well as higher education. Skilled in Feasibility Studies, Structural Design, Stormwater Management (Drainage, Best Management Practice, SWPPP, Low Impact Development), Environmental Modeling and Leadership.
Maalouf is a competent design engineer, with background in structural design of residential and commercial buildings, rehabilitation of weak “soft story” structures, design of retaining structures (cantilever retaining walls, bulkheads, shoring systems) and design and rehabilitation of coastal structures. He has also experience in designing water supply, stormwater and wastewater conveyance systems. In addition, he has worked on grading, irrigation and drainage design.
In addition, his consulting engineering background include stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention plans (SWPPP) preparation, Low Impact Development (LID), Hydraulic and hydrologic studies. He also authored many forensic reports to assess the integrity of structural systems.
Dr. Maalouf also authored numerous studies and reports and published a number of articles. For many years, he has built a bridge between industry and academia. First, while working as a civil engineer at various industries (private consulting firms, local municipal agencies and the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP), and later as a professor at California State University (Los Angeles and Northridge campuses).