I am currently a Seal of Excellence Fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where my research focuses on Resilience Management and Data quality of Structural Health Monitoring systems. I earned a Ph.D. in 2010 from « Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, ENSAM – Paris», and I hold a Research Master from ENSAM – Paris, and a Civil Engineering Masters from the Lebanese University. I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Balamand and Lecturer at Notre Dame University – Louaize, where my research focused on earthquake loss estimations and resilient cities as well as structural performance, ambient noise vibrations, and modal analysis. Moreover, during those 10 years, I have acquired great experience in teaching (3870 hours, 285 credits), and in the supervision of diploma projects and thesis (42 mainly MS).
I led several research projects at a local level and jointly with France (BIRG, CNRS-L, AUF/CNRS-L, SSHN, O-LIFE), and I was involved with several research groups at the European level (COST TU1406, TU1402). I was visiting researcher in Mines – ParisTech, University of Grenoble – Alpes, and IFSTTAR.
I am the chairman of the IABSE research group TG1.8 «Design Requirements for Infrastructure Resilience», and a core member of the IABSE Commission 1.
In December 2016, I received the « Franco-Lebanese Scientific Excellence Award of the Society of the Members of the Legion of Honor » for my career which focused on helping society. My work as a Resilience Fellow at the 4TU.Resilience Engineering Center will help me collaborate with Rolands Kromanis (University of Twente) among other colleagues, on researching the resilience of monitoring systems.