College / Department

Teaching areas

Composite materials, Finite element analysis, Solid mechanics, Mechanics of materials, Aerospace structures, Material science, Computational mechanics, Design and manufacturing

Research areas

Experimental and computational solid mechanics Fiber reinforced composites Dynamic behavior of materials (high-strain-rate response) failure and fatigue Time dependent materials (viscoelastic materials) Impact mitigation


BS, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2000
MSc, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 2004
PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 2008

Professional experience

Stony Brook University, NY, USA, 2011-2015
California Institute of Technology, CA, USA, 2009-2011
Caterpillar Simulation Center, IL, USA, 2008-2009


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
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