Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Clemson University, 2023
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2019
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2016
Academic Appointments
  • Instructor of Record, Clemson University, Spring 2023
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Dr. Omar Abuodeh is an accomplished professional specializing in structural health monitoring and finite element modeling for civil/structural engineering structures. He combines these skills with machine learning techniques to drive comprehensive analyses and innovative contributions to the field. His interdisciplinary mindset and commitment to excellence make him an asset in complex infrastructure resiliency and engineering systems projects. Dr. Abuodeh has expertise in structural health monitoring, output-only operational modal analysis (OMA), finite element analysis (FEA), machine learning (ML) techniques, data-driven analysis, signal processing, Python automation, and interdisciplinary collaboration

During his Ph.D. studies at Clemson University, Dr. Abuodeh utilized Output-Only OMA techniques and FEA to identify the system dynamics of bridges using the signals measured by vehicles. Before that, he conducted validation studies of tested retrofitted reinforced concrete members using FEMs. This work extended to employing data-driven techniques like machine learning to analyze and quantify parameters affecting structural responses under varying loading conditions.

Dr. Abuodeh's commitment to interdisciplinary work is exemplified by his research involving signals obtained from vehicles to identify the system dynamics of bridges. His proficiency in Python enabled him to aggregate signal records and visualize the behavior of these interactions. Additionally, he automated FEMs using Python to conduct parametric studies, resulting in the development of efficient guidelines for bridge inspections with vehicles. Furthermore, Dr. Abuodeh's dedication to resilient infrastructure led him to receive a prestigious two-year NSF fellowship at Clemson University. During this fellowship, he collaborated with doctoral students from various departments to propose the South Carolina State Engagement Hub (SCSEH). This initiative aimed to address resiliency to climate change-related extreme events through interdisciplinary efforts. In his final year, Dr. Abuodeh served as an instructor of record, imparting his expertise in structural mechanics to undergraduate engineering students.