College / Department

Teaching areas

Structural Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Structural Analysis, Structural Design of Steel, Structural Design of Concrete and computational methods.

Research areas

Computer-aided analysis and design of structures, Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics and materials


Other, Post-doctoral Research Affiliate, Stanford University, United States
PhD, Civil Engineering (Strutures), University of California at Berkeley, United States
MS, Civil Engineering (Structures), Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum

Professional experience

Professor of structural engineering at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007 - Present)
Riad Sadek Chair Professor of Civil Engineering at American University of Sharjah(2017 - 2020)
Sabbatical Leave at Stanford University, United States(2013 - 2013)
Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2000 - 2007)
Associate Professor at Qatar University, Qatar(1997 - 2000)
Assistant/Associate Professor at University of Khartoum, Sudan(1991 - 1997)
Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at Stanford University, United States(1990 - 1991)
Senior Software Engineer at PMB Engineering Systems-Bechtel Civil, United States(1989 - 1990)
Research Assistant and Graduate Student Instructor at University of California, United States(1984 - 1988)
Trainee Engineer at Ministry of Construction and Public Works, Sudan(1981 - 1981)


American Society of Civil Engineers, 2020 - present
Editorial Board, International Journal of Computers and Concrete, Techno Press., 2013 - present
Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 2002 - present
Member, American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), United States, 1998 - present
Specialty Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2016 - 2017
Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2012 - 2015
Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), United States, 2001 - 2008
Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), United States, 1998 - 2000
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