Najwa Hany

Part-time Faculty Member

Ph.D. Civil Engineering Specialization Structural Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
B.E. Civil Engineering Specialization Structural Engineering and Public Works, Lebanese University, Lebanon

Najwa Hany is a part-time Instructor at the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Engineering at LAU – Beirut.  She joined LAU in Summer 2017 after graduating with a PhD in Civil Engineering from AUB.  Since then she taught courses related to Structural and Material Engineering for Architecture and Engineering students. She is also a part-time Instructor at Phoenicia University and has previously held the positions of Research Associate at AUB and Assistant Professor at Beirut Arab University.

Research Interests

Dr. Hany’s research interests comprise investigating efficient techniques for strengthening and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures by performing experimental testing, and numerical and analytical modeling. She is also interested in modeling different structural systems and structural elements using the finite element method.

Select Publications

  • Assaad, F., Hany, N., Fawaz, G., Hantouche, E., and Harajli, M. (2021) “Effect of Active and Passive Concrete Confinement on the Bond Stress-Slip Response of Steel Bars in Tension.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Volume 305, 124737
  • Hany, N., Hantouche, E., and Harajli, M. (2017). “Generalized Axial Stress-Strain Response of Rectangular Columns Confined Using CFRP Jackets and Anchors‏.” Journal of Composites for Construction, Volume 21, Issue 1, 04016063.
  • Hany, N., Hantouche, E., and Harajli, M. (2016). “Finite element modeling of FRP-confined concrete using modified concrete damaged plasticity.” Engineering Structures, Volume 125, Pages 1–14.
  • Hany, N., Hantouche, E., and Harajli, M. (2015). “Axial Stress-Strain Model of CFRP-Confined Concrete under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading.” Journal of Composites for Construction, Volume 19, Issue 6, 04015004.

Professional Work & Exhibitions

Worked as a Planning and Estimation Engineer from 2011 till 2013

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • Committee commendation on PhD Dissertation Defense, May 2017.
  • CNRS/AUB PhD Scholarship, the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L), awarded September 2015.