Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:
Program Leader, Resilient Ground Transportation
Biography: Albert Wahba is the Program Leader for the Resilient Ground Transportation program at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). In this role, he oversees the research, development, testing and evaluation of ground transportation solutions, focusing on improving the safety, efficiency and connectivity of road, off-road and rail transportation.
Mr. Wahba joined the NRC in 2006, initially as a railway test engineer and later as a team leader for the Rail Testing and Evaluation team. In these roles, he has led several full-scale R&D efforts to enhance the design and mechanical integrity of freight and passenger railcars, as well as to evaluate track and subgrade conditions.
Mr. Wahba holds a Bachelor degree of computer engineering from Banha University, Egypt and Masters of Applied Science degree from Carleton University, Canada. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a licensed Professional Project Manager with the Project Management Institute.
Mr. Wahba is an active member of several railway technical committees, including the Transport Canada’s Railway Research Advisory Board of Canada, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and the Railroad Operating Technologies Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).