Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structures), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
M.Sc. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Sana Amir did B.Sc Civil Engineering in 2006 from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan with distinction (seven gold medals). Soon after graduation, she started working as a Lecturer in UET Lahore and taught a variety of subjects related to Structural Engineering. She completed M.Sc. Civil Engineering (structures) from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in 2008. In 2009, she came to Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, to do her PhD on Compressive Membrane Action in Prestressed Concrete Deck Slabs. She has presented her work in many conferences around the world for example in Scotland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, India, Netherlands, Pakistan etc. After completing her doctorate, she returned to Pakistan and worked as an Assistant Professor in UET Lahore before joining American University in Dubai (AUD) as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in Fall 2015. Her research interests include compressive membrane action, prestressed concrete, punching shear in concrete slabs and deck slabs, seismic design of structures, durability of concrete etc. Some of her published work is listed below.
Nonlinear finite element analysis of transversely prestressed concrete deck slabs, The Second European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Euro-Med-Sec-2, Beirut, Lebanon, July 23-28, 2018.
Structural safety and reliability of old bridges, The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, IABSE 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 25-27, 2018.
Numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete deck slabs, The Ninth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC-09, Valencia, Spain July 24-29, 2017.
Nonlinear Analysis of the Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Structures considering Structural Deterioration, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICACEE-17), Late G. N. Sapkal College of Engineering, Nashik, India. 10-11 February 2017, 447-456pp.
Experiments on Punching Shear Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Decks, ACI Structural Journal, Volume: 113, Issue: 03, 627-636pp, May 2016.
Experimental and numerical investigation of the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete decks, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016.
Punching shear capacity of bridge decks regarding compressive membrane action, HERON 2015, Volume 60, Issue 3; Special issue: Shear in Concrete, Netherlands, 2015.
Experimental Investigation of the Bearing Capacity of Transversely Prestressed Concrete Deck Slabs, ISEC-8, Sydney, Australia, November 2015.
Structural safety of typical transversely prestressed concrete bridge decks in the Netherlands, fib 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2015.
Effect of confinement on bond strength and slip in high strength concrete, Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg, Volume 65, Issue 3, March 2015.