Mohamad Sharif, P. E.

Vice President, Senior Engineer

Sharif has worked since 1981 in the application of vibration limits and evaluation to specific projects using his engineering training and experience to provide safeguards for multiple projects. He is typically established as a Project Manager and On-Site Supervisor of projects that require specific engineering applications. He uses computer-aided analysis of structures to determine dynamic response, including seismic response, and provide further design of proper isolation systems to reduce vibration transmissibility from or to the machinery foundation. He provides preparation of proposals, scheduling and cost estimating for each project, finalizing the projects with the presentation of written and oral reports to clients demonstrating the company’s ability to meet necessary objectives and goals in solving dynamic problems.


Education:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School
Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School, December 1981

Continuing Education:

  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, “Computer Aided Vibration Design via Modal Analysis”
  • Bruel & Kjaer Seminar, Dayton, OH, “Understanding of Modal Analysis”
  • Pile Dynamics, Inc., Cleveland, OH, “Pile Integrity Test Workshop”
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, “Contemporary Seismic Design Workshop”
  • IRD Mechanalysis, Columbus, OH “Predictive Maintenance, Machinery Diagnostics, Vibration Reduction and Vibration Signature Analysis”
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, “Vibration Control and Analysis”
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA “Settlement of Structures and Embankments”
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, St. Louis, MO, “Structural Vibration Analysis”
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, “Explosive Effects and Structural Design for Blast”
  • American Testing Method (ASTM) Technical & Professional Training, “Architectural Acoustics ASTM Standards”
  • California Department of Transportation Environmental Engineering, San Diego, CA, “Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol for New Highway Construction and Highway Reconstruction Projects”
  • Bruel & Kjaer Division of Spectris Technologies Inc., Norcross, GA, “Principal of Acoustics and the Measurement of Sound”
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration National Highway Institute, Frankfort, KY, “Highway Traffic Noise, NHI Course No. 142051”

Professional Registration:

Registered in the following states as Professional Engineer in the branch of Civil Engineering:

  • Delaware 15582
  • Florida 46292
  • Illinois 062-045987
  • Kentucky 15050
  • Maryland 21550
  • Michigan 6201055777
  • New Jersey 24GE395800
  • New York 072844-1
  • North Carolina 16665
  • Pennsylvania PE077245
  • South Carolina 23309
  • Washington 47303
  • Washington, D.C. PE 906283
  • National (NCEES) Registration 7885

Professional Memberships:

  • Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • INCE (Institute of Noise Control Engineering)

Professional Experience:

Sharif is currently Vice President, Senior Engineer and Structural Dynamic Analyist for Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. In his career Sharif has focused upon developing solutions to problems due to the use of any product or equipment that causes noise and/or vibration that is considered a probable harmful source to surrounding properties. His experience provides inspection of structures subjected to ground vibration produced by blasting, traffic, machinery, and construction activity including the investigation and evaluation of seismic vulnerability of structures. Sharif has projects covering the mining, construction, medical and scientific community. These relate to large motions and development of criteria and projects for nanotechnology following all of the monitoring up with expert testimony and professional grade reporting.


Publications:

  • Technical Conference on Blasting Vibrations Structure and Human Response, Georgia Crushed Stone Association Blasting Task Force, “Prediction of Structural Response to Blast Induced Ground Vibration for Historic Structures,” Atlanta, GA, January 13-14, 1999
  • State of the Art Blasting Technology Instrumentation and Explosive Application, “Experimental and Theoretical Calculation of Underground Pipeline Response to Buried Explosive,” 10th Annual High-Tech Seminar by Blasting Analysis International, Nashville, TN, July 22-26, 2001
  • Proceedings of IMAC-XX A Conference on Structural Dynamics, “Prediction of Ground Vibration Induced by Operation of Heavy Machinery,” Society for Experimental Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
  • Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, “Diagnosis of Utility Pipelines Response to Explosive Using Modal Analysis,” International Society of Explosives Engineers, Anaheim, CA, February 13-16, 2000
  • Technical Conference on Building for Nano-Scale Research and Beyond, “Nano-Technology Laboratory in an Urban University,” The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, CA, July 31 – August 4, 2005
  • The 6th Blasting Vibration Technology Conference, “Non-Destructive Testing of Historic Structures to Establish Vibration Criteria,” Key Largo, FL, January 15-17, 2007