Dr. Moataz Mohamed – Faculty of Engineering
Moataz Mohamed

Dr. Moataz Mohamed


Systemic impacts and risk analysis, electrification of transit systems, optimization models and adaptive systems, public transit modelling and operation, autonomous, connected, and electric mobility, multivariate data analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis (mcda), intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning and demand modelling, preferences and choice modelling.

Areas of Specialization

  • Associate Professor

    Civil Engineering


Dr. Mohamed’s research focuses on the systemic evaluation of transportation networks to achieve sustainable and resilient transportation systems. He is a strong believer in zero-emission, sustainable, and resilient transit systems that support the rise of smart cities. His research focuses on the utilization of disruptive technologies in transit systems networks with an emphasis on electric and autonomous technologies.

In particular, he investigates the operational efficiency of disruptive technologies in public transit networks with emphasis on; operational reliability, environmental assessment, and total cost of ownership. His research also investigates the systemic impacts of the transit system on the utility grid and energy demand.

In addition, he researches the use of UAVs in last-mile parcel delivery. This includes swarm UAVs communication, way-finding optimization, energy consumption, environmental assessment, and user acceptance.

e-Bus Sim 01

This tool aims to increase awareness about the energy demand from battery electric buses in transit operations. The tool is designed by Dr. Mohamed’s research team at McMaster University, with the support of Dr. Farag from York University. We would like to acknowledge the support from the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI).

Access the Electric Bus Energy Simulator.

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Dr. Mohamed joined the Department of Civil Engineering on July 1st, 2017. Dr. Mohamed graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University Egypt, in 2004. He was awarded his Master’s degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, in 2007 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ulster, United Kingdom in 2012. Dr. Mohamed was a member of the McMaster community since 2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL).

Dr. Mohamed was honoured with prestigious academic awards, including the Runner-Up Smeed Prize for the best paper at the 44th Universities` Transport Study Group Conference (UTSG) (2011), Best Paper Award at the 3rd Irish Transport Research Network Conference (ITRN) (2012), Best Paper Award by a young researcher at the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) (2013), Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC-2020), Ron Rice Award for the Best Conference Paper, the 2021 CTRF Annual Conference (2021), and Best Theoretical Oriented Paper for the Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (2022).

Ph.D. (Ulster)

M.A.Sc. (Rome)

B.Eng. (Egypt)