Dr. Faisal Shalabi




































RANK: Associate Professor




  Ph.D. Civil Engineering/ Geotechnical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA,  2001.

  M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan,  1992.

  B.Sc.  Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan,  1990.



  Tunneling and Underground Structures behavior

  Rock Mechanics and Behavior

  Deep Foundations

  Earth Materials Improvement

  Earth Dams


  2016-Present     Coordinator of:  Saudi ARAMCO Chair on Asphalt Pavement


  2016- Present   Member of: Saudi Railway Chair


  2014- 2018          Member of the University Scientific Council - KFU, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.  


  2011- Present   Assoc. Prof. & CEE Dept. Chairman -  KFU, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.


  2009- 2011           Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., KFU, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.


  2008-2009            Associate Professor / Assistant Dean of Engineering for Industrial Relations.

                                     Department of Civil Engineering/Geotechnical

                                     Hashemite University / Jordan


     2001-2008            Assistant Professor / Department of Civil Engineering/ Geotechnical

                                         Hashemite University / Jordan.





  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Keffayat U. Khan, Jevid M. Khan, Mohammad Alsuliman, Ibrahim Almostafa, Ward Mahmoud, Naif Alomran. “Cement-Stabilized Waste Sand as Sustainable Construction Materials for Foundations and Highway Roads”. Paper Submitted to journal of Building and Construction Materials.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi. (2017). “Interaction of Twin Circular Shallow Tunnels in Soils- Parametric Study”. Open Journal of Civil Engineering (OJCE), Scientific Research Publications, Vol. 7, Issue 1, P.100-115.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Ibrahim M. Asi, and  Hisham Y. Qassrawi. (2017) “Effect of by-product Steel Slag on the Engineering Properties of Clay Soils”, Journal of King Saud University: Engineering Sciences, 29 (2017), 394-399.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Edward J. Cording, and Stanley Paul. (2016) Sealant behavior of gasketed segmental tunnel lining - conceptual model”. Geomechanics and Tunnelling. Ernst & Sohn. A Wiley Brand. Vol. 9, No. 4, P. 345-355.



  • Rafiq M. Choudhry, Mohammed Al-Fozan, Abdulrahman Al-Barrak, Faisal I. Shalabi, Ziad N. Shatnawi, & Muhammad I. Khan. (2015). “Study on the Combination Mode of Design and Supervision in Construction Project Consulting Service in Saudi Arabia” . Proc. of the Third Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2015. Zurich, Switzerland.



  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Talat A. Bader. (2014) "Effect of sand densification due to pile-driven on pile side resistance, "International Journal of Civil Engineering (IJCE), Vol. 3, Issue 1, Jan 2014, 17-30


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Edward J. Cording, and Stanley Paul. (2012) "Concrete segment tunnel lining sealant performance under earthquake loading", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 31: 50-60.


  • F. Shalabi, I. Asi, and H. Qasrawi. (2010) "Use of steel slag to improve the engineering properties of base-course materials". Proc. Of the Int. Engineering Conference on Hot Arid Regions. Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Omar Al Hattamleh, Faisal Al-Shalabi, Hussam Al Qablab, Taleb Al-Rousan (2010) "Effect of grain crushing and bedding plane inclination on Aqaba sand behavior". Bull Eng Geol Environ. 69:41–49.


  • Omar Al Hattamleh, B. Muhunthan and Faisal Shalabi. (2009), "Numerical simulation of fabric anisotropy and strain localization of sand under simple shear", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. DOI: 10.1002/nag.768.


  • Hisham Y. Qasrawy, Faisal I. Shalabi, and Ibrahim M. Asi. (2009)" Use of low CaO unprocessed steel slag in concrete as fine aggregate". Construction & Building Materials. 23 (2009) 1118–1125.


  • Asi, Ibrahim, Shalabi, Faisal, and Naji, Jamil (2009) "Use of basalt in asphalt concrete mixes" Construction & Building Materials. 23 (2009) 498–506.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Husam A. Al-Qablan, and Omar H. Al-Hattamleh. (2009) " Elasto-plastic behavior of Raghadan Tunnel based on RMR and Hoek-Brown classifications". Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal. 27:237–248. DOI 10.1007/s10706-008-9225-0.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Edward J. Cording, and Stanley Paul (2007) "Sealant behavior of gasketed-segmental concrete tunnel lining". Paper published in the 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece. June 25-28.


  • Qasrqai, Hisham Y., Shalabi, Faisal I, and Asi, Ibrahim M. (2007) "Effect of unprocessed Steel Slag on the strength of concrete when used as Fine Aggregate". Paper published in ACI-KC 2nd International Conference, Kuwait.


  • Ibrahim M. Asi, Hisham Y. Qasrqai, and Faisal I. Shalabi (2007) "Use of Steel Slag Aggregate in Asphalt Concrete Mixes". Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 34: 902-911.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Edward J. Cording, and Omer Al-Hatamleh (2007) "Estimation of Rock Engineering Properties Using Hardness Tests". Engineering Geology Journal. 90. 138-147.


  • Shalabi, F. (2005). “FE Analysis of Time-Dependent Behavior and Excavation Sequence of Tunneling in Squeezing Ground Using Two Different Creep Models”. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 20(3), 271-279.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi, Edward J. Cording, (2005). "3D-Finite Element Analysis of Segmental Concrete Tunnel Lining Deformation and Moments under the Effect of Static and Earthquake Loading". Proc. 11th  IACMAG Conference, Torino, Italy. 19-24 June.


  • Shalabi, F. (2004). “Assessment of Tunnel Design Based on Different Empirical Approaches: Case Study in Jordan”, Proc. Int. Conf. On Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Technology, Mansoura-Egypt.


  • Abdullah Assa’ad, Faisal I. Shalabi (2004). “Strength Improvement of Compacted Fly Ash-Soil Mix Using Lime and Cement”. Dirasat, 31 (2), 205-214.


  • Cording, E. J., Paul, S., and , Shalabi, F., (2001),” Performance of Concrete Segments Gaskets for the Inland Feeder Tunnel”, Unpublished Report, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi (2001). "Behavior of Gasketed Segmental Concrete Tunnel Lining" Ph.D. Thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.


  • Azm S. Al-Homoud, and Faisal I. Shalabi (2000). “Shear Strength of Compacted Soils”. Highway Research Bulletin. Indian Road Congress. No. 62.


  • Cording, E. J., Paul, S., Rood, M., Shalabi, F., and Lee, S. (1998), “Testing Program for Selection of the Joint System for Concrete Segments for the LA Metro Red Line Extension Tunnel”. Unpublished Report, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.


  • Faisal I. Shalabi (1992). "Unconsolidated Undrained Shear Strength of Some Selected Compacted Soils in Jordan. Master Thesis. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.