Dr. El-Omari earned his PhD in Construction Management from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.
Currently Dr. El-Omari is an Associate Professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering department and a member of the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program. Prior to joining UW-Platteville, he held several industrial positions in construction engineering and management, starting from site engineer and ending as a project manager on building projects including hospitals, hotels, power plants, and residential and commercial buildings.
Dr. El-Omari volunteers with Engineers without Borders (EWB), and worked through them for the United Nation Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) and other works in Latin America. He also develops and leads short study abroad programs in the area of renewable energy and green building design practices in Germany and Brazil.