Shabaya

Dr. Omer S. Mughieda

Associate Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Email: omer.mughieda@adu.ac.ae

Educational Background


  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, (Geotech.) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 1997
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, (Geotech), Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan 1989
  • B.Sc. with Honors in Civil Eng. (Struc. Div.), Yarmouk University, Jordan 1987

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Shear Strength of Non-persistent rock Joints.
  • Soil Stabilization of Expansive Clay.
  • Tunneling.
  • Earth fill Dams.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Associate Professor, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 2009-Now
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, UAE 2007-2009
  • Associate Professor, Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan (on leave) 2007-2013
  • Assistant Dean of Engineering, Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan 2005-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan 1997-2007
  • Research Assistant, U of I at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA 1992-1997
  • Teaching Assistant, Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan 1987-1989

Research & Scholarly activities

  • Recipient of several research grants from Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan and Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
  • Recipient of Medal of Scientific Distinguish from Yarmouk University, Jordan 1997 (ranked first on the cohort).
  • Supervised 8 Master Degree students at Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology, Jordan.
  • Authored or co-authored several technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on rocks fracture, soil stabilization and remedial of cracked RC structures due to expansive soil.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

Consultant for several engineering projects in the USA, such as:

  • Geotechnical Study and Investigation of Structural Damage of Buildings in Central Illinois due to Mine Subsidence.
  • Evaluate the Final Lining Conditions in the Los Angeles Metro, CA, USA.
  • McNally Construction and Tunneling, Evanston, IL, USA

Geotechnical Investigations and Structural Redesign of Stressed Buildings due to Expansive Soils, Jordan.

Rocks Fracture Investigation of Durrat Al-Bahrain Project, Manama, Bahrain.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • International Society for Rock Mechanics, 1992.
  • Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, 2006.
  • Jordan Engineers Association, 1987.