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 Mena Bebawy
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Mena Bebawy

Dr. Mena Bebawy is a graduate of Assiut University in Assiut, Egypt. Receiving a "Distinction with Honor", bachelor's degree in the field of Civil Engineering in June of 2000. Dr. Bebawy also served as a teaching assistant at Assiut University before joining the student body of Lawrence Technological University to pursue his master's degree. In 2007 Dr. Bebawy received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree while working as a research assistant and teaching assistant. In 2011 Dr. Bebawy received his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the University of Windsor, (Windsor, ON, Canada). His interests also include the research and study of Structural and Fire Protection Engineering. He continues his ongoing research in this area, broadening the scope of the Architectural Engineering discipline.

Education 

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON Canada
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Civil Engineering
Joint Research, PhD, 2011

Lawrence Technological University
Civil Engineering, MSCE, 2007

Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Civil Engineering, BS, 2000


LTU Appointments 

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department       01/2014-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Civil Engineering Department 08/2010-Present
Assistant Research Scientist  04/2011-12/2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 04/2011-12/2013
Research Associate 01/2007-04/2011
Research Assistant 07/2004-12/2006
Guest Lecturer 2007-2010
Teaching Assistant 2005-2006



Related Professional Activities & Experience 

PhD Candidate
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

05/2007-06/2011
Research Assistant
Faculty of Engineering
Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

09/2000-07/2004
Session Instructor
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

2010
Teaching Assistant
Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

2007-2010
Teaching Assistant
Faculty of Engineering
Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

2000-2004
Structural Engineer
Engineering Design & Consultation Office
Assiut, Egypt

2000-2004
Site Engineer, Trainee
Al-Salam Construction Inc.
Sohag, Egypt
1998-2000 



Professional Registrations

Publications

  1. Grace, N. F. and Bebawy, M., 2014, “Fire Protection for Beams with Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Flexural Strengthening Systems, ACI Structural Journal, V. 111.
  2. Grace, N. and Bebawy, M., 2014 “New Generation of Corrosion-Free and Long Lasting CFRP Prestressed Concrete Highway Bridges,” Proceedings of the US-Israel Workshop on: Industrial Ecology in Multi-Scale Design and Construction of Sustainable Built Environments, March 9-11, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  3. Grace, N., Ushijima, K., Rout, S., and Bebawy, M., 2014 “Performance of CFRP Stirrups in Prestressed Decked Bulb T Beams,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Submitted.
  4. Grace, N. F., Ushijima, K., Rout, S. K., and Bebawy, M., 2013 “Shear Performance of Decked Bulb T Beams Reinforced with CFRP Stirrups,” PCI convention and National Bridge Conference, Sept. 21-24, Grapevine, Texas.
  5. Grace, N. F., Ushijima, K., Rout, S. K., and Bebawy, M., 2013 “Shear Behavior of Prestresed Decked Bulb T Beams Reinforced with CFRP Stirrups,” Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures APFIS-2013, Melbourne, Australia.
  6. Grace, N. F., Ushijima, K., Baah, P. and Bebawy, M., 2013, “Behavior of CFRP Prestressed Decked Bulb-T Beam Bridge System,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 17, No. 4, July/Aug., pp. 497-506.
  7. Grace, N. F., Ushijima, K., and Bebawy, M., 2013 “CFCC Decked Bulb T Beam Bridge System for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” fib symposium, Tel-Aviv, Israel, April, pp. 463-466.
  8. Grace, N. F., Jensen, E., and Bebawy, M., 2012, “Optimal Transverse Post-tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-Side Box Beam Bridges,” PCI Journal, Vol. 57, No. 2, Spring, pp. 48-63.
  9. Grace, N. F., Enomoto, T., Baah, P. and Bebawy, M., 2012, “Flexural Behavior of CFRP Precast Prestressed Decked Bulb T Beams,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 16, No. 3, May/June, pp. 225-234
  10. Grace, N. F., Enomoto, T., Baah, P. and Bebawy, M., 2012, “Performance of Newly Developed CFRP Precast Prestressed Decked Bulb T Beams,” APFIS-2012 Conference, Hokkaido University, Japan.
  11. Grace, N. F., Enomoto, T., Baah, P. and Bebawy, M., 2012, “Innovative CFCC Prestressed Decked Bulb T Beam Bridge System,” 18th IABSE Congress, Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 19-21.
  12. Bebawy M., 2011, Effective Fire Protection Measures for Field Deployment of FRP Strengthened Concrete Beams, PHD Thesis, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada.
  13. Grace, N. F. and Bebawy, M. R., 2009, “Understanding Materials Technology Research,” Precast Solution Magazine, Spring 2009, Carmel, IN, U.S.A.
  14. Grace, N. F., Jensen, E., Matsager, V., Bebawy, M., Hanson, J., and Soliman, E., 2008, “Use of Un-bonded CFCC for Transverse Post-Tensioning of Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges”, Technical Report, Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI.
  15. Bebawy M., 2007, Optimum Transverse Post-tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-side Box Beam Bridges, Master’s Thesis, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.
  16. El-Amin, F. M., Abdel-khalek, M. F., and Bebawy, M., 2005, “Elastic-Plastic Behavior of Horizontally Curved Beams with Flat and Corrugated Webs under Pure Bending,” JES Journal, Faculty of Engineering-University of Assiut, Egypt. Vol. 33, No. 1, Jan., pp. 61-82.
  17. El-Amin, F. M., Abdel-khalek, M. F., and Bebawy, M., 2004, “Behavior of Plate Girders Curved in Plan with Corrugated Webs,” JES Journal, Faculty of Engineering-University of Assiut, Egypt. Vol. 32, No. 5, Nov., pp. 1893-1913.
  18. Grace, N. and Bebawy, M., 2010, “Fire Concern in Green Building in Desert Environment,” US-Egypt Workshop, Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment, Cairo, Egypt.


Professional and Scientific Society Membership

Member - Concrete Institute (ACI), Farmington Hills, MI


Fields of Experience

  1. Finite elements analysis & commercially available engineering software programs such as Abaqus and Sap.
  2. Conducting experimental/theoretical investigations in the area of Structural Engineering and Materials.
  3. Conducting fire research and simulating fire events using finite element methods
  4. Teaching undergraduate/graduate students in three different countries (Assiut University, Egypt [2000: 2004], Lawrence Technological University, U.S.A. [2004:2013] and University of Windsor, Canada [2007: 2011]).
  5. Co-Principal investigator in several research projects dealing with the development and implementation of CFRP materials in bridge construction.

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