Dr. Farid Abed | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Analysis, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Method, Composite Materials, Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity.

Research areas

Computational Solids and Structural Mechanics, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Constitutive Modeling, Damage Mechanics, Impact, Composites.


PhD, Civil Engineering/ Structural Mechanics, Louisiana State University, United States, 2005
MS, Civil Engineering/structures, Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1997
Bachelor, Civil Engineering, University of Technology, 1992

Professional experience

Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2016 - Present
Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2011 - 2016
Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah,, United Arab Emirates, 2008 - 2011
Assistant Professor, Bradley University, United States, 2006 - 2008
Post-doctorate / Research Associate, Ltrc, Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States, 2005 - 2006
Teaching And Research Assistant, Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States, 2001 - 2005
Lecturer, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2000 - 2001
Geotechnical And Materials Engineer, Technical Laboratory for Materials and Soil Testing, United Arab Emirates, 1998 - 2000
Teaching And Research Assistant, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1994 - 1998
Civil Engineer, Third River Contracting Company, Iraq, 1992 - 1994


American Concrete Institute, ACI, International, July 2020
ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE-EMI, International, January 2009
American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, International, January 2006
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, International, January 2006
Member, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, TMS, International, January 2015 - January 2016
Society of Experimental Mechanics, SEM, International, June 2009 - June 2015
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