Ahmed Elkadi

Expert on Geotechnical Engineering, Offshore Energy Geotechnics, Soil-Structure-Interaction


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Dr. Ahmed Elkadi is a chartered geotechnical engineer and researcher with over 25 years of experience. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Egypt, 1991, and a Master (Engineering Geology) and PhD (Civil Engineering) degrees from Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, in 2000 and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Elkadi’s experience covers industrial assignments as a geotechnical consultant in many parts of the world (EU, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Paraguay, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates) as well as a researcher in applied geotechnical engineering with Deltares, and before that with TNO, on topics related to, among others, foundations (e.g. monopiles) for offshore wind turbines, numerical (large-deformation) modelling of soil-structure interaction problems, climate resiliency of infrastructure, field testing, and (advanced) geotechnical laboratory testing. He has a broad background in geotechnical and civil engineering, including site investigation and laboratory work, foundation design, non-destructive foundation testing, hazard and risk assessment, forensic engineering, and offshore energy geotechnics.

Dr. Elkadi is a guest researcher at Delft University of Technology in the group of Offshore Engineering. He also chairs a chapter at the Dutch Royal Society of Engineers (KIVI) and treasurer and borad member of the Dutch Association for Engineering Geologists (Ingeokring). Elkadi authored and co-authored several publication international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Working experience

2013 - present Deltares, Delft, Netherlands Expert Advisor Geotechnical Engineering
2005 - 2013 TNO DIANA BV (a TNO company), Delft, Netherlands Geotechnical specialist and Product Manager MidasGTS
2000 - 2005 Delft University of Technology Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)
1992 - 2000 Nile Engineering Consulting Office (NECB), Cairo, Egypt (Senior) Geotechnical Engineer