Ahmed Suwaed had completed his BSc in Civil Engineering at Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1993. He then worked for one year in a civil engineering government agency specialised in building repairs. In 1997, Mr Suwaed was awarded an MSc Degree in Structural Engineering at Al-Nahrain University. As part of this degree he completed a dissertation entitled "Structural Analysis of Sunken-Tube Tunnels using Stiffness Method and Finite Element Method". Soon after, he was appointed an Assistant Lecturer at the Higher Institute in Regdaleen, Libya. He taught several subjects such as Structural Drawing, and Structural Materials, and supervised several final-year projects including Design of Slabs and Retaining Walls using STAAD III. He returned to Iraq in 2005 and worked as an Assistant Lecturer and Consultant Engineer at the University of Baghdad. He designed many buildings within the University (e.g. Al-Khwarizmi College of Engineering, College of Science for Women, Fine Arts College, and many other buildings). During his career he received several letters of Thanks and Appreciation from the President of the University of Baghdad, from the Scientific Assistant to the University President, and from the Dean of Media College.
Mr Suwaed received a PhD scholarship from the Iraqi Government to pursue his PhD studies at the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. He joined the School in April 2013. His research focuses on the integration of smart structural design and damage detection for steel-concrete composite bridges, under supervision of Dr Theodore Karavasilis and Dr Stana Zivanovic.
Mr Ahmed Suwead
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
T: +44(0)24 766 95808
A dot S dot H dot Suwaed at warwick dot ac dot uk