Abdul Razzaq Touqan

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Assistant Professor
Email Address
touqanar2000@najah.edu
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 88-2397

Dr. Abdul Razzaq Touqan

Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Tel: 970 9 2345113 ext. 2397 E-mail:  touqanar2000@najah.edu

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

Assistant professor, Civil Engineering Department, An- Najah National University, 1989 – Present

 

EDUCATION

  • 1985-1989, Ph.D. structures, civil engineering department, Stanford University, California, USA.
  • 1982-1983, Msc. civil engineering, structures, civil engineering department, Stanford University, California, USA.
  • 1975-1980, Bsc. civil engineering, first in civil engineering department, highest GPA in the university at year of graduation, university of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
  • 1975, General Secondary certificateexams (Tawjihi), first in Nablus and fourth at West Bank, with excellent avg. 95.2%, AssalaheyaSecondary School, Nablus, West Bank.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • 1989 – Present, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, An- Najah National University, Nablus, West Bank.
  • 1984-1985, Department head, Civil Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, West Bank.
  • 1983-1984, Teacher, Civil Engineering Department, Bir Zeit University.
  • 1981-1982, teaching and research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Bir Zeit University
  • 1980-1981, teaching and research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

 

 

ADDITIONAL CAREER EXPERIENCE - PART TIME

 

  • 1979, Training engineer, Bechtel Company (power division), San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 1986-1988, teaching and research Assistant, Stanford University, California, USA.
  • 1986-1987, Consultant failure analysis company Palo Alto, California, USA.

 

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

• MS Office

• SAP, ETABS, SAFE software

 

 

AWARDS

 

  • Full doctoral scholarship award at Stanford University, Amideast, An-Najah National University, 1985-89.
  • Full MSC scholarship award at Stanford University, Amideast, Bir-Zeit University, 1982-83.
  • Full BSC scholarship at Jordan University, Ministry of education at Jordan, 1975-1980.

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

BSC Courses: serving different departments and one serving  university requirements (engineering and society (الهندسة والمجتمع)), the following is a list of courses given in the civil engineering department

  • Analysis Courses: Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Structural Analysis 2 and 3, Failure Analysis, Computer Applications (3D Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures),
  • Design Courses: Reinforced Concrete 1, 2, and 3, Steel Design, System Design Fundamentals.
  • Design Project 1 and 2: supervised over seventy undergraduate projects in several areas in structural analysis and design.
  • General courses: Introduction to engineering, Engineering verses in the Holy Quran (الإعجاز الهندسي في القرءان الكريم).

Master Courses:

  • Analysis courses: Matrix Analysis of Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Multi Story Analysis and Design, Plastic Analysis and Design, Failure Analysis.
  • Design Courses: Advanced Reinforced Concrete, System Design Fundamentals

Master Thesis:

Supervised six students in several areas of seismic analysis, evaluations, failure analysis and rehabilitation

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

First and second author of several textbooks and research papers in fields of structures, computer and Islam.  The following are few examples:

 

REFEREED JOURNALS:

 

  • M. Abu-Hilal and A.R. Touqan: ‘Conceptual Understanding of Mass and Stiffness fixed points of discrete vibrational systems”, Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Vol.4, No.4, pp.433-442, 2010.
  • Samir Helou and Dynamic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Structures with Masonry Walls”, An-Najah University Journal for Research Natural sciences, Vol. 22, 2008.

 

 

BOOKS:

  • Solution manual for the book “Vibration Problems in Engineering”, John Wiley and Sons 1990.
  • Programming in Fortran 77, First author together with Ali Hamad and Khalid Salah

 

REFEREED CONFERENCES:

  • Abdul R. Touqan, “Three Dimensional Response Spectrum Soil Structure Modeling Versus Conceptual Understanding To Illustrate Seismic Response Of Structures”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1020, pp. 1143-1150

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request

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Institution
salahia school
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
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Sub speciality
Duration
1973 - 1975
Institution
‘university of jordan
Country
Jordan
Degree
BSc
Faculty
engineering
Department
civil
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courses
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1975 - 1980
Institution
stanford university
Country
United States of America
Degree
MSc
Faculty
engineering
Department
civil
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courses
Speciality
structural
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Duration
1982 - 1983
Institution
stanford university
Country
United States of America
Degree
PhD
Faculty
engineering
Department
civil
Thesis
P-delta effects in Portal frames
Speciality
structural
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Duration
1985 - 1989
Country
United States of America
Institution
Bechtel
Position/Job Description
training engineer
Period
June 15, 1979 - Aug. 23, 1979
Country
Jordan
Institution
Joradan University
Position/Job Description
teaching and research assistant
Period
June 15, 1980 - Jan. 15, 1981
Country
Palestine
Institution
Bir-Zeit University
Position/Job Description
teaching and research assistant
Period
Jan. 15, 1981 - Sept. 1, 1982
Country
Palestine
Institution
Bir-Zeit University
Position/Job Description
lecturer
Period
June 30, 1983 - June 15, 1984
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Head of department
Period
Sept. 15, 1984 - Sept. 15, 1985
Country
United States of America
Institution
stanford
Position/Job Description
teaching and research assistant
Period
Sept. 15, 1986 - June 15, 1988
Country
Palestine
Institution
an-najah national university
Position/Job Description
assistant professor
Period
June 15, 1989 - May 22, 2016
  • Conference Paper The need for a supervisory party (peer review) in the reconstruction
  • Original research Simplified Conceptual Equation for Soil-Structure Interaction for Simple Structures on Dry Soils Due to Vertical Loads for Practical Purposes
  • Original research necessary steps for earthquake resistant design
  • Original research Importance of Returning Earth Axis to Its Original Direction
  • Conference Paper مجادلة الإختلاف بين الحق والباطل أو بين المعروف والمنكر
    • 2012-07-04
  • Conference Paper مدخل إلى تحقیق التوازن بین خلق االله تعالى وصناعة الإنسان التحدي الأعظم للتعلیم في القرن الحادي والعشرین
  • Original research Introduction To Balance Between The Creation of Allah And Human Industry - The Greatest Challenge of Education For The 21 Century
    • 2010-01-01
    • Abdul Razzaq Touqan
  • Original research Conceptual Understanding of Mass And Stiffness Fixed Points of Discrete Vibrational System
    • 2010-01-01
    • M. Abu-Hilal
    • Abdul Razzaq Touqan
  • Conference Paper Introduction to Balance between the Creation of Allah and Human Industry - The Greatest Challenge of Education for the 21 Century
  • Conference Paper The Effect of Shear Wall Distribution on the Dynamics of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Original research Dynamic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures With Masonry Walls
    • 2008-01-01
    • Samir Helou
    • Abdul Razzaq Touqan
  • Original research Three Dimensional Response Spectrum Soil Structure Modeling Versus Conceptual Understanding To Illustrate Seismic Response Of Structures
  • Original research A Scrutiny of The Equivalent Static Lateral Load Method of Design For Multistory Masonry Structures
  • Original research The Effect of Shear Wall Distribution on the Dynamics of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Book chapter Solution manual for the book “Vibration Problems in Engineering
    • 1990-01-01
  • Original research P-delta effects in portal frames
    • 1989-01-01
    • Abdel-Razzaq Touqan
  • Conference Paper Three Dimensional Response Spectrum Soil Structure Modeling Versus Conceptual Understanding To Illustrate Seismic Response Of Structures
  • Conference Paper مجادلة الإختلاف بين الحق والباطل
    • 1970-01-01
  • Conference Paper Soil-structure Interaction in Siesmic Analysis
  • Book chapter Programming in Fortran 77, First author together with Ali Hamad and Khalid Salah
    • 1970-01-01
  • Conference Paper منهاج التغيير من تحليل أنظمة ببعدين إلى تحليل أنظمة بثلاثة أبعاد
    • 1970-01-01
  • Conference Paper Stability Functions for Second Order Elastic Analysis
  • Conference Paper A Scrutiny of the Equivalent Static Lateral Load Method of Design for Multistory Masonry Structures