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I am currently an assistant professor of civil engineering at Yarmouk University (Irbid, Jordan). I have received my Ph.D. in civil engineering from Michigan State University (United States). My research interests include development of sustainable, energy-efficient, and low-cost cementitious materials. I have published more than 35 journal papers in the field of geopolymer concrete and ultra-high performance concrete. My previous publications have appeared in Construction and Building Materials Journal, Concrete International Magazine, Journal of Cleaner Productions, Advances in Cement Research, and other reputable journals in the field of civil engineering/construction materials.
​​EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES                                  

 Academic Committee of Jordan Concrete Association (AC-JCA)

Founding member of the academic committee. June 2021

· The vision of the committee is to be a mentoring group and a place where every student who is interested in concrete can find resources, support & connections.

· The mission of the committee is to plan, develop, and implement all means of activities and meetings to enrich students’ knowledge in concrete and to advance their leadership skills.


American Concrete Institute Students Activities

Advisor of the American Concrete Institute (ACI Yarmouk University Student Chapter) January 2019 - Present

· Organize events/workshops to provide technical education, scientific investigation, and research, and development of standards for design and construction incorporating concrete and related materials.

· Host/attend ACI Conventions, sponsor ACI Certification sessions, educational seminars, project award programs, and social events with the goal of advancing concrete knowledge and creating a local concrete community.​


Read more about Yarmouk University ACI Student Chapter: ACI YU Student Chapter​​


Arab Cultural Society (ACS) at Michigan State University

Treasurer (April 2015-May 2016) and Vice President (August 2016 – May 2017)

· Oversaw the executive board and member meetings; lead the executive board in promoting cultural awareness on-campus and in the community.

· Planned, budgeted, and managed various events throughout the year, including speaker series, club socials, receptions, dinners, and more.

· Attended on-campus governance meetings (Associated Students of MSU, Residence Halls Association, International Student Association) and other meetings to keep the group involved with the on-campus community.


Memberships

·  Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)

·  Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

·  Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

·  Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA)



INDUSTRIAL Experience

Worked as a site engineer at Eng. FATHI FARAJALLAH for building & contracting Est. (Few projects in Irbid), April 2010 –May 2011.
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