Mohamed Shwani, Adjunct Assistant Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Mohamed Shwani, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Utah State University
M.Sc. University of Utah
B.Sc. University of Salahaddin

Office: B-F2-18

Mohamed Shwani received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Utah State University in 2017, and before that, he got his MS.c. in Civil Engineering from University of Utah in 2014, and undergraduate degree from University of Salahaddin back in 1997.

Mohamed has three years teaching experience from University of Utah and Utah State University in United States of America, he taught many classes in both Engineering and Math & Statistics departments. In addition, he has more than 10 years’ experience working as civil engineer in the industry; he has worked in United Nation (UN, Habitat) and USAID.

Mohamed has conducted extensive experimental and analytical researches on mechanical properties of steel reinforcement, concrete and welded wire reinforcement (WWR) by investigating details to mitigate the effect of phenomenon called strain localization and to demonstrate that the WWR can be used safely in structural engineering application. His research extends into investigating the effect of galvanize and epoxy coating for conventional rebar and WWR on mechanical properties. Then he examine the effect of strain rating of different types of steel reinforcement on the mechanical properties.

Google Scholar Publications link:


  • Ductility of Concrete Members Reinforced with Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR)
  • Coating Effects on Ductility of Welded Wire Reinforcement.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 12/02/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • Member of American Institute of Steel Construction/ AISC 01/12/2013 - present. Position : Member.
  • Member of American Precast Concrete Institute/ PCI. 03/01/2017 - present. Position : Member.