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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Majdi Abou Najm

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Majdi Abou Najm
Assistant Professor

Primary Office
Office FS1 412
Extension: 3607


2009 - Present Purdue University PhD
1998 - Present American University of Beirut Master of Engineering (ME)
1998 - Present American University of Beirut Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

Work Experience

Feb 2012 - Present Assistant Professor American University of Beirut
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 Visiting Scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dec 2010 - Jan 2012 Research Assistant Professor Oregon State University
Dec 2008 - Dec 2010 Research Associate Purdue University, IN
2005 - 2008 Graduate Research Assistant Purdue University, IN
2000 - 2005 - -
1998 - 2000 Graduate Research Assistant American University of Beirut
1995 - 1997 Lab Assistant at the Soil Mechanics Lab American University of Beirut

Honors and Awards

2014 CSA feature article on Nondestructively Quantifying Macropore Volume using Shear-Thinning Fluid CSA
2014 SSSAJ Journal cover SSSAJ
2010 Certificate of Achievement, Purdue University, 2010: Founding officer for the Graduate Student Association in Purdue’s -
2010 Honorable Mention: EPA P3 2010 Projects Award Ceremony, Washington DC, for work on the project: Reduction of waste consumption and pollution in the corn masa production process -
2009 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, College of Engineering, Purdue University Perdue University
2008 Travel Award for the 2008 Kirkham conference University of California, Davis
2008 Travel Award for the first international conference on hydropedology Penn State
2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Award Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, Purdue University
0 Recipient of the Hariri Foundation scholarship covering all my undergraduate studies American University of Beirut
0 Special initiatives Fellowship Purdue University, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department