Prof. Bahei-El-Din earned the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1972 from Cairo University with distinction and honours. He earned the M.Sc. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979 from Duke University at Durham, NC, USA with a major in Civil Engineering and specialty in Solid Mechanics. While a graduate student Prof. Bahei-El-Din worked in several funded projects in composite materials and structures and his Ph.D. was among the first in the U.S. to contribute to constitutive modelling of advanced composites. Before joining BUE in September 2007, Prof. Bahei-El-Din was a tenured professor at Cairo University and visiting professor at Duke University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NC State University and the University of Utah in the USA. Prof. Bahei-El-Din is renowned for his work in composite materials and structures which earned him recognitions and awards from the President of Egypt, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, and NASA and the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.
Upon joining BUE in September 2007, Prof. Bahei-El-Din founded the Centre for Advanced Materials and served as its Director until November 2014. He also served as Associate Dean of Engineering for three years starting September 2008, and as Dean of Engineering also for three years from September 2011 to October 2014. Prof. Bahei-El-Din was appointed as the first BUE Vice President for Research & Postgraduate Studies in November 2014.