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Mahmoud M.S. Dwaikat
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Mahmud. M.S. Dwaikat, Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University

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Short Curriculum Vitae

  • 2006 - 2010: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University.
  • 2005 - 2006: M.Sc. Concrete Structures (Distinction). Imperial College – University College of London, London, U.K.
  • 1999 - 2004: B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Top on Department), An-Najah National University, West Bank.
Employment history: 
  • 2013 -Now : Assistant Professor. Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University. Teaching courses in Structural Engineering for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Also conducting scientific research in related topics.
  • 2011-2013: Lecturer and Researcher "Docent" at Industrial Design IO Technical University Delft. The Netherlands. Researching on the modelling and design of nano- and macro-composites for industrial use and products applications. Development of teaching materials and teaching courses related to engineering mechanics.
  • 2010 – 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Michigan State University. Experimental and numerical research with Prof. Kodur at Michigan State University on the influence of damaged fire proofing insulation materials on fire resistance of steel structures.
  • 2007-2007: Guest Researcher: National Institute for Standards and Technology – Building and Fire Research Laboratory “NIST-BFRL”, Gaithersburg, MD., US. Numerical researching and training on using Finite Element on Fire Resistant Steel “FR-Steel”
  • 2006 - 2010: Teaching and Research Assistant: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Michigan State University. Teaching Course "Computers for Science and Engineering" CSE101, and aiding in teaching other structures courses (CE221 Statics and CE808 Advanced Steel).
  • 2004 - 2005: Site Engineer, Engineering Works Department – AnNajah National University, New Campus, Nablus. Supervising construction of projects: Building of college of science, Building of college of pharmacy and medicine. AnNajah new campus infrastructure, AnNajah new campus main arched gate and guards building
  • 2003 - 2004: Structural Designer, Al-Asi Consultants Office – Nablus. Design and supervision of different residential structures.
Research Interests: 
  • research interests are in the area of structural fire engineering and construction material characteristics at elevated temperatures
  • This involves experimental and analytical modeling of structural systems under extreme fire conditions
  • evaluating fire performance of high performing materials, performance based fire safety design, non-linear design and analysis of structures
  • also in the area of composite materials and multi-scale modelling
  • In addition, developing simplified methods for analysis and design are in his field of interests
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