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ISU Professor Named One of the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40

April 12, 2023

Irene van Woerden holding a baby next to Mustafa Mashal.

The Idaho Business Review is recognizing an Idaho State University professor as one of their Accomplished Under 40. 

Recently, Mustafa Mashal, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected from nearly 200 nominees as one of the publication’s 2023 honorees. The program highlights exceptional business and professional leaders in Idaho under the age of 40.

"I am very honored to have been selected for the Accomplished Under 40,” said Mashal. “I came to Idaho in 2016. My wife, Irene van Woerden, and I have really enjoyed living and working here. Idahoans are some of the kindest, supportive, and caring people I have worked with in my professional career. Idaho is also special to us in the sense that our boy, Johnny, was born here. We are so happy to live here and call it our home."

Mashal, along with the other members of the 2023 class, will share the spotlight in June as the Idaho Business Review honors their work at an awards ceremony. Mashal will also have his profile featured in their Accomplished Under 40 special edition. The magazine displaying some of Idaho's best and brightest will be available to both the ceremony attendees and subscribers of Idaho Business Review.

Earlier this year, the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI) named Mashal one of the group’s 2023 SEI Fellows. SEI Fellows are members who are recognized “as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession” and represent less than 1 percent of the group’s 30,000 total members.

Mashal is currently serving as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar as part of his sabbatical. For the past eight months, Mashal has taught classes in structural engineering at Qatar University. He is also researching the use of titanium alloy bars to retrofit structurally deficient concrete buildings in collaboration with colleagues at the institution. 

In addition to Mashal’s duties as an associate professor at Idaho State, he also serves as a member of the leadership team for ISU’s Office for Research, as director of the Disaster Response Complex and the Structural Laboratories at ISU, and as an associate director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

For more information on Idaho State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, visit isu.edu/cee


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