The first tertiary degree of Professor Terro was a Master Degree from the Lebanese University in 1985 with a major in civil engineering and a minor in Buildings and Urban Planning. He was awarded a scholarship to continue for a further MSc Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester, which he completed in 1987. His scholarship was extended to cover his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The Imperial College in London. The subject of his Ph.D., awarded in 1992, was the development of a finite element software that predicts the mechanical behavior of reinforced concrete structures under the effect of fire.
In appreciation for his early contribution to the field of structural safety during fires, he lead a two-year research project on a related subject with the Fire Research Station in Borehamwood, North of London.
He joined the Civil Engineering Department at Kuwait University in 1993 and was promoted in 2007 to Professor. The end of his 20 years of service witnessed a successful leadership of the ABET accreditation audit in November 2013 which was assigned to him shortly prior to the date of the audit.
His contribution to Kuwaiti society through his membership in the Accreditation Committee and Chairmanship of the Technical Engineering Committee at the Private University Council, shall be long remembered. During his chairmanship of the Technical Committee, Professor Terro lead the development of the Technical Guide for Campus Planning in Kuwait, which has since been considered as a regulatory document by both the Municipality and the Ministry of Finance.
His devoted and diligent work in the service of society, both in the academic and professional fields, have been rewarded by his nomination to the post of president of the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) from 2014 till 2017. His stewardship of the college was a period of consolidation of the academic programs and sustained growth and development
He joined Kingdom University in January 2018. His leadership has been marked with an enthusiastic, professional, and friendly attitude centered around a set of principles and ethical values focused at achieving the academic objectives of the university. The University is witnessing a series of successive progresses in the academic, administrative, and infrastructure areas that are bound to accomplish its strategic goals and better serve the higher education sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.