College / Department

Teaching areas

Structural Analysis and Design

Research areas

Structural reliability, finite element modeling, bridge engineering, experimental testing of large reinforced concrete elements


B.E., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1984
M.S., Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1986.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990.

Professional experience

Director of Structures, Otak international, Abu Dhabi, while on leave from the AUS, June 2008-June 2009.
Project Engineer, Transportation Division (Bridges Section), Gannett Fleming, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, 1990-1994.
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1994-1999.
Professor (2006-present), Department Head (2006-2008), Associate Professor (1999-2006), Civil Engineering Department, American University of Sharjah, UAE.


Professional Engineer, State of Pennsylvania, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers (lapsed). American Concrete Institute (lapsed).
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