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Sami W. Tabsh

Professor, American University of Sharjah

Professor Tabsh is specialized in structural reliability, finite element modeling, bridge engineering



  • B.E., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1984
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1986.
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990.


Professional Experience         

  • Director of Structures, Otak international, Abu Dhabi, while on leave from the AUS, June 2008-June 2009.
  • Project Engineer, Transportation Division (Bridges Section), Gannett Fleming, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, 1990-1994.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1994-1999.
  • Professor (2006-present), Department Head (2006-2008), Associate Professor (1999-2006), Civil Engineering Department, American University of Sharjah, UAE.



Professional Engineer, State of Pennsylvania, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Sami W. Tabsh MIDAS knowledge sharing

  • Seminar Speech

    Live Load Distribution in Bridges Subjected to Wide Trucks

    Technical seminar in UAE, 2013

    This study investigate the effects of truck configurations in the longitudinal and transverse directions on structural response of bridges Download the material

  • Seminar Speech

    AASHTO LRFD Design Considerations for Prestresed Concrete Bridges

    Technical seminar in UAE, 2012

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