Faculty of Engineering

Assistant Professor
Phone: +961-9-218950 (ext. 2518)
E mail: djawad@ndu.edu.lb


Dima Jawad has more than 8 years of experience in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research. Her area of research covers transportation engineering, economic evaluation of infrastructure projects, life cycle cost analysis and sustainable urban development and sustainability education. She has also several years of experience in the industry, and has worked as a consultant for the public sector in areas of urban infrastructure and cultural heritage as well as the World Bank projects via the Council of Development and Reconstruction in Lebanon between year 2003 and 2007. Since then, Dr Jawad, in parallel with academic activities has been consulting on traffic studies in the Gulf especially in the UAE.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Rutgers University, USA, 2003

M.S. in Urban Planning, Rutgers University, USA, 2000

Refereed Journal Articles

Jawad, D., Ozbay, K. and Nassif, H. (2007) Lifecycle Cost Optimization of Infrastructures Using Genetic Algorithms and Monte Carlo Simulations. International Journal of Reliability of Structures.

Ozbay, K., Jawad, D., Parker, H., and Hussein, S. (2004) Life Cycle Cost Analysis: State-of-the-Practice vs. State-of-the-Art.  Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1864, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 62-70

Conference Proceedings

Jawad, D. (2011) Dubai Transport System: Integrated or Segregated” in the First Integrated Transportation & Development Congress. ASCE, Chicago, USA.

Jawad, D. (2010) Sustainability Education in Civil Engineering Programs within the GCC States.  5th IFEE2010/European SDPROMO II Conference, UAE.

Jawad, D. and Small, E. (2010) Green Construction: Options for Incorporating Sustainability into Graduate Construction Programs. 5th IFEE2010 / European SDPROMO II Conference, UAE.

Jawad, D. (2009) LCCA for Solid Waste Management Facilities: What is Important. Proceedings of the Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment in Developing Countries Conference (SIBE 2009), Bandung-Indonesia.

Jawad, D. (2009) Sustainability Education in UAE Engineering Schools. Proceedings of 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development Of Energy Water And Environment Systems, Dubrovnik-Croatia.

Jawad, D., and Ozbay, K. (2006) Probabilistic Lifecycle Cost Optimization for Pavement Management at the Project-level. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Conference, Washington, USA.

Jawad, D., and Ozbay, K. (2006) An In-Depth Discussion of the Discount Rate in Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Transportation Projects. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Conference, Washington, USA.

Parker, N., Hussein, S., Ozbay, K., and Jawad, D. (2006) A Mechanistic-Empirical Performance-Based LCCA Approach to Direct Computation of Pavement Construction Quality Effects on Pavement Asset Preservation and Valuation. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation (ASCE Conference), Chicago, USA.

Charafdine, W. and Jawad, D. (2006) Cultural Heritage and Urban Development in Five Main Cities in Lebanon. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of Arab Architects Association, Aleppo, Syria.

Jawad, D. and Ozbay, K. (2005) The Cost Behavior of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Proceedings of The 8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - ITSC ´05, Vienna, Austria.

Jawad, D., Ozbay, K. and Nassif, H. (2005) Lifecycle Cost Optimization of Infrastructures. Materials Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructures Systems, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA.

Jawad, D. (2002) The Role of GIS in Post-War Reconstruction of Historic Cities in Lebanon. 2002 ESRI International Conference Proceedings, San Diego, USA, (republished in ARCNEWS in March 2003).