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Adnan A. Basma - summary
P. O. Box 27272, Civil Engineering Department
College of Engineering, The University of Sharjah
Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
Phone:  +971 (6) 505 0957 (Office)
Mobile:  +971 (50) 796 6028


+971 (6) 5050401
E-mail: aabasma@sharjah.ac.ae



April 2002

Marital status: Married (Rana) with three children (Adib, '89, Tina, '91 and Jad, '01)
Nationality:   Canadian Permanent Resident and Lebanese
Date of Birth: March 23, 1959
Place of Birth:   Freetown - Sierra Leone
Health:   Excellent
Present Position: Chairman and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering 

Excellent skills acquired in Civil Engineering supported by a B.S. in Civil Engineering, M.S. in Structural Engineering and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. Experienced in design, analysis, teaching and research in the field of Geotechnical Engineering with a strong background in reliability, statistical techniques and pavement design. Published over 35 papers in peer reviewed journals, participated and published over 25 papers in international conference proceedings and authored over 15 technical reports as a result of funded projects, supervised numerous MSc Theses and authored one book. Reviewed papers for several international journals, conferences and forums. Established the Civil Engineering Department at University of Sharjah (UOS), developed undergraduate and graduate programs and prepared documentations for accreditation [International (ABET) and Local]. Prepared strategic plans for the College and Department. Developed two computer softwares. Familiar with VAX, mainframes and PCs. Certified web developer and designer. Established online courses (Civil Engineering courses at UOS). Consultant for several national and international scientific institutions/organizations and construction firms. Recipient of several international awards and honors.

1981 - 1985: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, U.S.A.
   Doctor of Philosophy (Geotechnical Engineering)
   Dissertation: "Physically Based Stochastic Theory for Scale Effect in Soil Strength"

1980 - 1981: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, U.S.A.
   Masters of Science (Structural Engineering)
   Research: "Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel Bars in Off-Shore Concrete Structures"

1978 - 1980: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, U.S.A.
   Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude)
   Project: "Problems in the Design of Concrete Structures"


August 1999 - Present
The University of Sharjah, Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Chairman and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

August 1995 - August 1999
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat - Sultanate of Oman

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

August 1986 - June 1995
Jordan University of Science & Technology,   Irbid - Jordan

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (1992-1995)
    Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (1986-1992)

August 1981 - May 1986
The University of Mississippi Oxford, MS, U.S.A
     Instructors of Civil Engineering (1985-1986)
     Full Time Lecturer (1981-1985)