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Teaching Experience

  • Courses Taught as an Assistant Professor (University of Memphis)
    • Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
    • Structural Analysis II and Introduction to Finite Element Method
    • Earthquake Resistant Design
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanics of Materials Lab
    • Design of Steel Structures
    • Intermediate Design of Steel Structures

  • Courses Taught as a TA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Cairo University)
    • Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering (course was taught on-campus and online),
    • Steel Structures I,
    • Steel Structures II,
    • Steel Bridges,
    • High Rise Steel Buildings,
    • Steel Structures and Bridges Senior Graduation Project,



    Teaching Honors and Awards

    A. Engaged Learning Fellowship:
    Dr. Abdelnaby was awarded the Engaged Learning Fellowship. The funding from this fellowship was used to redesign his undergraduate steel design class (CIVL 3131) for spring 2015, to a practice-oriented course with the objective of developing strong ties between the University of Memphis students and local structural engineering consultants in the Memphis Area. The interaction between local engineering professionals and University students is considered a win/win situation for both the University of Memphis and the community.


    B. American Institute Steel Construction Educator Workshop
    Dr. Abdelnaby was awarded to attend the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Educator Workshop. This award includes all travel expenses to the workshop including travel, teaching aids and materials, meals and hotel. Dr. Abdelnaby shared his experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes on steel behavior and design. The workshop was held in Chicago on July 30-31, 2014.