Dr. Jamal El-Din Abdalla | American University of Sharjah


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


Post-doctoral Researcher, Post-doctoral Research Affiliate, Stanford University, United States, 1991
PhD, Civil Engineering (strutures), University of California at Berkeley, United States, 1989
MS, Civil Engineering (structures), Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States, 1983
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, 1981

Professional experience

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


Structural Engineering Institute, SEI, International, April 2022
American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, International, Elected Fellow, 31 January 2020
Editorial Board, International Journal of Computers and Concrete, Techno Press., May 2013
Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, January 2002
Member, American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), United States, January 1998
Specialty Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, January 2016 - January 2017
Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, September 2012 - December 2015
Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), United States, January 2001 - December 2008
Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), United States, January 1998 - January 2000
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