Firas Sheikh Ibrahim  

Firas Sheikh Ibrahim  
Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Research And Technology (OST-R)  
U.S. Department Of Transportation 

Dr. Firas Ibrahim is the Director of the U.S. DOT’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology. In this role, he provides leadership to ensure that RD&T programs and activities across the Department and University Transportation Centers advance the Department’s goals and priorities, and that research is of the highest quality. 

Dr. Ibrahim was previously the Federal Highway Administration’s Lead Manager for Stewardship & Oversight. In that role, he provided stewardship and oversight leadership to ensure the successful delivery of the $44 Billion Federal-aid highway program annually, and the alignment of enterprise activities and resources with priorities. He served in various leadership position within FHWA. 

Dr. Ibrahim served as the Surface Transportation Team Leader at the United States Embassy in Kabul, and Transportation Counselor and Attaché at the United States Embassy in Bag 

Dr. Ibrahim holds Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.