Prof. Alshawabkeh is the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University and the Director of the PROTECT Center.


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1994
  • M.S., Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1990
  • B.E., Yarmouk University, 1988


  • 6/97-Date         Professor (7/07 – Date), Associate Professor (7/02 – 6/07), and Assistant Professor (6-97 – 6/02); Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4/2010             PI and Director, Northeastern University P42 Superfund Research Center, Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
  • 7/02-5/08         Graduate Director, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 8/01-6/07         Director: SoilBED facility, NU Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, NSF Sponsored Engineering Research Center
  • 8/05-6/06         Visiting Professor (Fulbright Scholar), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • 9/96-5/97         Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University (Polytec), Brooklyn, New York
  • 5/94-8/96         Technical Director, Electrokinetics Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; Activities: writing research proposals, reports, and design of remediation technologies.


  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • Electrokinetic and Electrochemical Processes
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Restoration

Honors and Awards:

  • 2012 ASCE Fellow
  • 2009 Transportation Research Board, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2005-2006 Fulbright Scholar – Jordan
  • 2004 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, NU
  • 2001 National Science Foundation CAREER Award


  • Professional Engineer: Louisiana

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow ’12)
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Jordan Engineer Society
  • The US Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research