السيرة الذاتية

نوفمبر 30th, -0001





















 

Dr. Jamal M. Elzebda


 


Islamic University – Gaza


P.O. Box 108


Tel. (970)-8-2842640


E-mail: jelzebda@mail.iugaza.edu



 


 


Current Position: Dean – Community Service & Continuing Education Deanship (CSCED), Islamic University-Gaza (IUG)


Date of Birth:                         1956


Nationality:                         Palestinian


 


Membership in Professional Societies:              


·        Treasurer of the Association of Engineers, Gaza Strip


·        Member of the University Board – IUG-Gaza


 


Key Qualifications:


·        Top Administration.


·        Project Management and Supervision.


·        Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics.


·        Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics.


·        Structural Engineering.


·        Software Development.


·        Curriculum Development.


 


Education:


Ø      Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, December 1986, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI & SU), Blacksburg, Virginia.


Ø      Advisors: University Distinguished Professor Ali H. Nayfeh and Professor Dean T. Mook.


Ø      Dissertation: “Two-Degree-Of-Freedom Subsonic Wing Rock and Non-linear Aerodynamic Interference”.


Ø      M.Sc. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, August 1982, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia.


Ø      Thesis:  “A study of The Wind Environment in A City  Center”.


Ø      B.Sc.  in Civil  Engineering, June 1981, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia.


 


Experience:


 


Aug. 2001-Aug. 2005


Dean, Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship (CSCED), the Islamic University of Gaza. Tasks Involved are:


Ø      Management of three different Departments: Projects and Training Department (TPD), Assistive Technology Center (ATC) for visually impaired students, and Information Technology Center (ITC). For more information browse:  http://www.iugaza.edu/Arabic/Services/Services.asp


 


Ø      Leadership in Designing, Planning, and Monitoring hundreds of training programs, and dozens of managerial and/or engineering projects. Some of these projects (about $ 2,500,000 in funding) are:


·    University IT Center of Excellence (Funded by Anera).


·    Training unemployed graduates (Funded by UNDP)


·    Protection and Preservation for El Samra Turkish Bath (funded by UNDP)


·    Developing the Top Management Program-Ministry of Environment Affairs (funded by UNDP)


·    Management and Control Program (Funded by SMDM project-Danish)


·    Capacity Building – Western Europe Staff (MOP, funded by Belgian Gov.)


·    Non-formal Education and Training (funded by GTZ)


·    Training of vocational and technical trainers – TOT (funded by GTZ).


·    Project Managers Training (funded by TAMKEEN) – 3 projects.


·    Training of 100 nurses and paramedics in pre-hospital emergency health services (funded by MARAM).


·    Training of 100 community-based, non-health professionals in pre-hospital emergency health services (funded by MARAM).


·    Health Management Development Program (Funded by British Council).


 


Ø      Supervised and designed the system analyses of the “Computer Generated Exam System, (CGES)”, used at the Islamic University. For more information go to:  http://www.iugaza.edu/Arabic/Services/CGES.asp.


Ø      Supervised and designed the system analyses of the “Project Management and Control” software (PMC); computer program that totally controls engineering projects.


Ø      Helping in setting up many policies concerning the university strategies.


Ø      Supervising M.Sc. thesis.


Ø      Supervising many graduation projects for graduating students in Civil Engineering (mainly software development in structural Analysis).


Ø      Teaching B.S and M.Sc. courses in Civil Engineering such as: Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Analysis, Visual Basic, Finite-Element Method, Advanced Finite Element method and Structural Dynamics.


 


Sep. 1994-Aug. 2001


Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, The Islamic University of Gaza. Tasks involved are:


Ø      Taught engineering courses; both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


Ø      Taught special courses in Visual Basic programming.


Ø      Developing special-purpose computer programs for Civil Engineering.


Ø      Supervising student graduation projects


 


Sept. 1991 – July 1996


Curriculum Coordinator and Senior Lead Teacher, U.A.E. University, AlAin, U.A.E. Tasks involved were:


Ø      Working with and directing teachers (about 100 teachers). I was in charge of the Academic Quality Control of the unit.


 


 


July 1991 ‑ Sept. 1991


Research Associate (Visitor), Engineering Science and Mechanics Dept., VPI & SU, Virginia, USA:


Ø      Short but intensive computational and analytical work to predict flow fields, aerodynamic loads, and stability derivatives  for the “Exploratory Wingship” at subsonic speed with Ground Effects. These stability derivatives are to be used to  study the aerodynamic control of the Wingship.


 


Aug. 1989 ‑ June 1991


Faculty of Mechanical Technology, Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, U.A.E. Activities involved:


Ø      Taught courses including: Electronics, Mathematics, and Computer-Aided-Drafting and Design (AutoCad).


Ø      Helped in designing the course requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Program.


 


January 1987 ‑ July 1989


Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Dept., VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Tasks involved were:


Ø      Taught engineering courses including: Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, and Vibrations. Teaching evaluation average:  3.8/4.0.


Ø      Developed a new analytical model describing subsonic wing rock of slender delta  wings.


 


June 1981 ‑ December 1986


Research  and  Teaching  Assistant, Engineering Science and  Mechanics Dept., VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA


Ø    Developed computer codes to simulate Subsonic Wing Rock of slender delta wings.


Ø    Developed computer codes to predict Unsteady Aerodynamic Interference for Multi‑surface configurations such as the X‑29A.


Ø    Conducted an experimental work in wind tunnel:  Modeling of High Rise  Buildings in  A City  Center.


 


Languages:




















 


Speaking


Reading


Writing


Arabic


Excellent


V. good


V. Good


English


Excellent


V. good


V. Good


 


 


Publications:


 


1.      “Unsteady Aerodynamic Interference for lifting surfaces”, J. M. Elzebda, D. T. Mook  and A. H. Nayfeh, AIAA paper, No.  85-1801-CP.  Presented at the AIAA 12th Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Snoemass, CO., August 19-21, 1985.


2.       “The Influence of an Additonal Degree of Freedom on Subsonic Wing Rock of Slender Delta Wings”, J.M. Elzebda, D. T.  Mook and A. H. Nayfeh, AIAA paper No. 87-0496. Presented at the Fluid Dynamics AIAA 25th Aerospace Science Meeting, Reno NV, January 12-15, 1987.


3.       “Steady and Unsteady Aerodynamic Interference in Closely Coupled Canard/Wing configurations’, J. M. Elzebda, D.T. Mook and A. H. Nayfeh. Proceedings of the forum on Unsteady Flow Separation, the 1987 ASME Applied Mechanics Bioengineering and Fluids Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, OH, June 14-17, 1987;  Vol. 52, pp.37-44.


4.       “Influence of Pitching Motion on Subsonic Wing Rock of slender Delta Wings”, J. M. Elzebda, D. T. Mook and A. H. Nayfeh. J. of Aircraft, Vol. 26, No. 6, June 1989, pp. 503-508.


5.       “Development of an Analytical Model of Wing Rock for Slender Delta Wings”, J. M. Elzebda, A. H. Nayfeh and D. T. Mook. J. of Aircraft Vol. 26, No. 8, August 1989, pp. 737-743.


6.       “Analytical Study of the Subsonic Wing Rock Phenomenon of Slender Delta Wings”, A. H. Nayfeh, J. M. Elzebda and D. T. Mook. J. of Aircraft, Vol. 26, No. 9, September 1989, pp. 805-809.


7.       “Numerical Simulation of Steady and Unsteady, Vorticity-Dominated Aerodynamic Interference”, J.M. Elzebda,  D. T. Mook and A. H. Nayfeh.  J. of Aircraft, Vol. 31, No. 5, Sept. – Oct. 1994, pp. 1031-1036.


8.       “An Improved Graphical Visualization for the Subsonic-Steady Aerodynamic of Delta Wings Using MATLAB”, Jamal M. Elzebda. Journal of the Islamic University-Gaza 2003.


 


Presentations:


 


1.      “Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Aerodynamic Interference”, J. M. Elzebda, D. T. Mook and A. H. Nayfeh, was given at the 39th annual meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Columbus, OH, November 23-25, 1986.


2.      “A Numerical Model of Unsteady Aerodynamic Interference”, J. M. Elzebda, D. T. Mook and A. H. Nayfeh, was given at the 10th U. S. National Congress of Applied mechanics conference, Austin, TX, June16-20, 1986.


3.      Attended and participated in seminars on regular basis in Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the ESM Dept. at VPI and SU.


 


Background:



  • Top Management skills.
  • Project Managements.
  • Curriculum Development and Administrative skills.
  • Advanced dynamics.
  • Incompressible and Compressible Fluid Mechanics.
  • Mechanical Vibrations and Vibrations of Continuous Media.
  • Advanced Structural Analysis.
  • Theory of Plates and Shells.
  • Finite-Element methods.
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations (Perturbation Methods).
  • Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.

 



  • Computing:

v     Computer programming (MATLAB, Visual Basic, C, C++, Fortran)


v     Software Development.


v     Computer Graphics (AutoCAD).


v     MS Office.


 


 


Awards:


 


1.      The Award for excellence in teaching: Academic year 1987-1988, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.


2.      The award for excellence in teaching; Academic year 1989-1990, Technology Department, Dubai men’s college, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, U. A. E.


 


References:


 


D. T. Mook, professor


ESM Department


VPI & SU


Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


(703) 231-6841


 


A. H. Nayfeh, University Distinguished Professor


ESM Department


VPI & SU


Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


(703) 231-6651


 


Mohammed Shabat, Professor


Vice President,


Administrative Affairs,


Islamic University, Gaza


(970)-8-2842640