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Dr. Omar Otoom: Leading Researcher in Structural Engineering

🎉 Congratulations Dr. Omar Otoom on Winning the Best Researcher Award! 🏆 Your dedication to research, mentorship, and collaboration with international teams is truly commendable. This award is a testament to your outstanding work and the impact it has on the broader community.

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
    University of Southern Queensland, August 2022, QLD, Australia
  • M.Eng. Studies in Structural Engineering
    University of Sydney, August 2009, NSW, Australia
  • M.Eng. Science in Construction Management
    University of New South Wales, October 2003, NSW, Australia
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural)
    Jordan University of Science and Technology, June 2000

Professional Profile:

🎯 Summary: Skilled in enhancing research with accuracy and precision. Dedicated to executing protocols to meet study objectives and requirements. Looking to establish myself in a position where I can demonstrate my initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity to the best of my abilities. I believe that my skills, which include a calm demeanor and strong communication, will enable me to be successful.


Structural Design Engineer
Hychem Infrastructure Solutions, Brisbane, Australia
February 2023 – Present

  • Executed Material Take Off Orders for accurate project material estimates.
  • Developed Excel design calculation packages for FRP wrapping systems.
  • Communicated with engineers to acquire professional expertise.

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
February 2019 – June 2022

  • Thesis Title: Behavior of circular columns strengthened by glass fibre reinforced polymer wrapping system
  • Investigated flexural behavior of reinforced concrete and timber columns.
  • Developed finite element models using ABAQUS software.
  • Conducted parametric studies on axial and flexural behavior.

University Lecturer
Fahad Bin Sultan University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
September 2012 – September 2018

  • Taught courses in Construction Management, Engineering Economy, and more.
  • Utilized e-learning systems for course management.

Jerash Private University, Jerash, Jordan
February 2011 – September 2012

  • Taught courses in Construction Materials, Dynamics, and more.
  • Developed curriculum and course materials.

Project Manager
Gulf Engineering House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
January 2010 – October 2010

  • Reviewed design plans, prepared engineering reports.
  • Conducted on-site inspections.
  • Managed project updates and resource allocation.

Project Engineer and Supervisor
Ali Atoum for Engineering Consultations, Amman, Jordan
June 2000 – June 2002

  • Prepared construction plans and schedules.
  • Supervised multi-personnel operations.

💼 Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ABAQUS, Strand7, AutoCAD.
  • Strong presentation, communication, and teamwork skills.

📚 Publication Top Noted:

  • Flexural behaviour of circular reinforced concrete columns strengthened by GFRP wrapping system
  • Flexural behaviour of circular timber columns strengthened by GFRP wrapping system
  • Experimental and numerical evaluation of the compression behaviour of GFRP wrapped infill materials
  • Experimental and numerical analysis on the effectiveness of GFRP wrapping system on timber pile rehabilitation


Omar Otoom | Structural Engineering

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