Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ghadir Haikal holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Tishreen University, Syria, and her masters and PhD degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously worked as a graduate research assistant at UIUC. Dr. Haikal has research interests in computational mechanics, nonlinear finite element methods, material modeling, structural analysis, and nonlinear dynamics. Her recent work has focused on the modeling of contact interfaces in complex engineering systems.