Prof Dr Engr Syed Abid Ali Shah is currently working as Chairman Department of Civil Engineering, International Islamic University Islamabad. He did his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leipzig Germany in 2003. From 2004 to 2006 he served in South Africa as Senior Lecturer. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia. From 2011 to 2013 he worked as Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Siegen Germany. From 2013 to 2016 he functioned as Chairman Department of Civil Engineering, Sarhad University Peshawar. From 2016 - onwards he is working as Full Professor Civil Engineering at International Islamic University Islamabad. His research interests include Civil and Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Structural and Earthquake Engineering etc.