Antoine N. Gergess is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Balamand, Lebanon since 1999. He graduated from the American University of Beirut (1987) and holds a Master’s and a PhD from the University of South Florida (Samuel and Julia Flom Fellowship from the University of South Florida).

He is a fellow of ASCE, President-Elect for ASCE Lebanon Section and recipient of the ASCE South Florida Section Young Engineer Award in 1991. Currently, he is active in teaching, research and consultancy with a focus on sustainable materials for repair of severely damaged structures. He has authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is also a certified professional engineer in Florida. He is an International Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Concrete Bridges (AFF30) and Member of the Planning Committee for NASPA International Symposium (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).

He also served as Dean of Students at the University of Balamand from 2002 till 2019. Previously, he worked as a practicing structural engineer with leading consultancy and contracting firms in the US and internationally with a focus on complex concrete and steel bridges. His research on post-tensioned voided slab bridges at the University of South Florida led to the construction of the first bridge of this kind over Tamiami Canal in Miami Florida. The bridge was designed by Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, a company that he joined after he finished his Master degree. Gergess experience in the design and construction of bridges.

Honors & Awards
ASCE FELLOW: elected in October 2007
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society: 1993
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society: 1992
ASCE Florida Section Young Engineer of the Year: 1991