Marwan Nader is Technical Director of T.Y. Lin International's Bridge Line of Business and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction of long-span bridges.
Currently serving as Lead Design Engineer for the New Champlain Bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Montréal, Canada, Marwan was recently Lead Designer and Project Manager for the award-winning Self-Anchored Suspension Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. He was also Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the detailed design of the cable dehumidification system for the main suspension cables of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge in Maryland. This is the first cable dehumidification system of its kind to be installed in North America. Other important projects include the Panama Canal Second Crossing, the Bandra Worli Bridge in India, and the Wadi Abdoun Bridge in Jordan.
Marwan earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), focusing on the seismic performance of steel structures. In 2014, he was appointed to the UC Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Advisory Council, a select committee of professional engineers, leaders in business and higher education, and government/policy officials dedicated to contributing to a dynamic, robust civil and environmental engineering profession and furthering the important role of engineering education and research for addressing societal problems. He was also inducted into the 2015 Class of the CEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
In 2016, the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) honored Marwan with the IABMAS Senior Prize in recognition of his significant contributions to bridge engineering. He received a Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from his alma mater, the American University of Beirut, in 2014. Marwan also won the ASCE Arthur M. Wellington Award in 2004.