Dr. Nadim Wehbe is the interim department head and professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. Nadim joined the civil engineering faculty at SDSU in January 1998. He has taught courses in structural analysis and design and conducted research in the field of structural engineering. His early research efforts were focused on establishing the Lohr Structures Laboratory at SDSU. Since its establishment, the Lohr lab has been the site for numerous research studies involving full-scale testing of bridge, building, and industrial structural systems. Nadim’s main research interests include large-scale testing of structural systems, reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, earthquake-resistant structures, and advanced composites structural systems. Nadim is a registered professional engineer in the State of South Dakota and is a member of many professional organizations including: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee AFF50 (Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges). Nadim currently serves as the chair of ACI/ASCE Joint Committee 441: Reinforced Concrete Columns.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2014