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  • 2008: PhD « Damage of concrete under dynamic loading » Ecole Polytechnique of Paris
  • 2005: MBA Sorbonne University, Paris
  • 2002: M.Sc. Fluids Mechanics Saint Joseph University (ESIB) 
  • 1997: B.E. Civil Engineer. Saint Joseph University (ESIB)


  • Design and Calculation of reinforced concrete and steel structures using American and European codes. (More than 500 references available): Buildings, towers, retaining walls, hangars, domes, facades, warehouses, water tanks, silos….
  • Practiced in US and European Standards in reinforced concrete and steel design
  • Extensive experience in numerical modeling of structures using Robot Structural Analysis, ETABS, SAP, STAAD, PROKON
  • Strong knowledge in continuum mechanics, finite elements, earthquake analysis, non-linear analysis (material and geometrical), cables structures, soil mechanics




2003 to present:  Professor of Structural Analysis at Saint-Joseph University

  • Static and vibrational analysis
  • Seismic analysis
  • Modeling of structures with the use of finite elements programs


Development of high quality software for civil engineers

  • Programming and coding in C# and VB.NET: graphical interface, calculation engine, automation of Word, Excel and AutoCAD, and the use of finite elements
  • Developed applications: continuous beams, deep beams, shear walls, finite elements analysis of 2D slabs and 3D buildings



  • "Influence of free water on the quasi-static and dynamic strength of concrete in confined compression tests” in Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 40, Issue 2
  • "Accounting for the effect of local punching at the bar/specimen interface in SHPB experiments” DYMAT 2009 international conference
  • "Mise au point d’un essai de compaction dynamique et statique sur matériaux fragiles MECADYMAT 2009 international conference
  • "Displacement correction for punching at a dynamically loaded bar end" in International Journal of Impact Engineering, Volume 37, Issue 4, 2010
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