Dr. Reem Abdul-Rahman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Engineering – Civil Engineering

Dr. Reem Abdul-Rahman joined the Lebanese American University in September 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

She is working on the numerical modeling of the response of unreinforced concrete masonry infill walls under lateral earthquake loads and the experimental post-earthquake behavior of roman monuments.

Dr. Abdul-Rahman hold a civil engineering diploma from the Lebanese University (2012). She continued her graduate studies in France where she received the MS and PhD degrees in ‘Geo-mechanics, Civil engineering and risks’ and ‘Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering’ in 2014 and 2018, respectively, from Grenoble Alpes University.

She has a strong background in the experimental and numerical analysis of the behavior of concrete subjected to extreme loadings. The goal of her PhD was to find new methods and to develop new procedures to confine concrete samples before subjecting them to shear loading. Moreover, she worked during her master thesis on the numerical analysis of the pull-out test using FLac3D software devoted to geotechnical engineering problem. She also served at ULF and CityU Universities as a part time instructor.


  1. Abdul-Rahman, R., Saletti, D., Forquin, P. Accepted for publication. Experimental study of the static and dynamic behavior of pre-confined concrete subjected to shear loading. 2020.
  2. Abdul-Rahman, R., Saletti, D., Forquin, P. Experimental Investigation of the Confined Behavior of Concrete under Shear Loading at High Strain Rates. Proceedings 2018, 2, 496. https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05408
  3. Abdul-Rahman, R., Forquin, P., Decosne, J.L. “Experimental Analysis of the Shear Behavior of Concrete under High Confinement”, 9th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures FraMCoS-9. Berkeley, California. 2016. https://doi.org/10.21012/FC9.150