Education Experience Awards Membership
 
 
Jan. 2001 – May 2004 Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures/Mechanics)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Dissertation: “Material Length Scales in Gradient-Dependent Plasticity/Damage and Size Effects: Theory and Computation
Advisor: Boyd Prof. George Z. Voyiadjis
Jan. 1999 – Nov 2000 M.Sc., Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Thesis: “The Nonlinear Material Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Plates Subjected to-out-of Plane Loading
Advisor: Prof. Ghazi Abu-Farsakh
Aug. 1994 – Jan. 1999 B.Sc., Civil Engineering
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
(Graduate with First Degree Honors)
 
 
Feb. 2013 – Present Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2012 Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Jun. 2007 – Dec. 2012 Assistant Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
May 2011 – Dec. 2012 Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Jan. 2010 – present Adjunct Professor
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH
Jan. 2007 – Jun. 2007 Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Aug. 2004 – Jan. 2007 Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
May 2004 – Aug. 2004 Research Associate
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 2001 – May 2004 Research Assistant
Advanced Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 1999 – Jan. 2001 Research and Teaching Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Jun. 1998 – Oct. 1998 Experimental Analyst
Øresund Tunnel Contractors (ØTC) I/S Prestressed Concrete Laboratories, Kastrup, Denmark
ØTC is a consortium made to handle the construction of the Øresund Link between Kastrup in Denmark and Malmo in Sweden.
 
  June 2011 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, American Society for Engineering Education. See News
Feb. 2011 Fall 2010 Teaching Excellence Award, The Texas A&M University System.
Jan. 2011 Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. See News
Dec. 2010 Truman R. Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University.
2010 - Present Editorial Board Member, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Applied Mathematics
Jan. 2010 Most Cited Article in International Journal of Solids and Structures between years 2004-2009
Jan. 2009 Texas A&M University System Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE). See News
Dec. 2008 Pathways to the Doctorate Research Assistantship Award, Texas A&M University.
June 2008 2008-2009 "Honors Edition" of Cambridge Who's Who Among Exectutives and Professionals in Education and Research.
May 2008 2008-2009 "Honors Edition" of Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.
2007 - Present Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics (IJTAMM).
Jan. 2008 Marquis Who’s Who in America (2009 and 2010 Editions).
Jan. 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) panelist, Mechanics and Structure of Materials Division.
Dec. 2007 Pathways to the Doctorate Research Assistantship Award, Texas A&M University.
May 2006 Department Achievement Award” for the Outstanding Teaching of Undergraduate Courses, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University.
May 2006 NSF Fellowship for attending the short course on “Micro and Nano Devices with Applications to Biology and Nanoelectronics” at Northwestern University, Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials.
May 2004 Michael A. Clause” Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Louisiana State University.
May 2004 Nominee for College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Louisiana State University.
Oct. 2003 Student Paper Competition, 40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES).
Oct. 2002 Student Paper Competition, 39th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES).
Jan. 2001 Ph.D. student scholarship from Louisiana State University.
Feb. 2000 Honored by her majesty Queen of Jordan “Rania Al-Abdulla” for the great intellectual ability and distinguished performance in the field of Structural Engineering (with highest honors).
Jan. 1999 Obtained the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology with Distinction and First Degree Honors (Ranked 1st among 144 students).
Jun. 1999 Ranked 1st at the College of Engineering of Jordan University of Science and Technology-Jordan with Distinction and First Degree Honors.
Jun. 1998 Four months full scholarship in Denmark from the Denmark Government.
1996 - 1999 Enrolled on the honor list of College of Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
 
 
 
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