College / Department

Teaching areas

Engineering Mechanics, Structural Analysis and Design, Finite Element Method, Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures.

Research areas

Structural and Computational Mechanics; Finite Element Analysis; Seismic Analysis and Design of Hybrid Precast/Prestressed Concrete Frames and Walls;Composite Structures; Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures; Structural Fire Resistance; Nonlinear Thermal Stress Analysis and Fire Performance of Structural Members.


PhD, Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering & Computational Mechanics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, United States
MS, Civil Engineering / Structures, Bradley University, United States
BS, Civil Engineering / General, Birzeit University

Professional experience

Professor at American University of Sharjah(2016 - Present)
Associate Professor at American University of Sharjah(2011 - 2016)
Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah(2007 - 2011)
Structural Engineer II at AREVA NP INC., United States(2006 - 2007)
Lecturer at University OF Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States(2005 - 2006)
Lecturer at Milwaukee School of Engineering, United States(2003 - 2006)
Structural Engineer at The Austin Company, United States(2000 - 2001)
Teaching Assistant at Birzeit University, Palestine(1998 - 1999)


Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), 2014 - present
American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2008 - present
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2006 - present
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