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.
Marwan recently served as Lead Designer and Project Manager for the new, award-winning Self-Anchored Suspension Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Other important projects include the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit, 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, focusing on the seismic performance of steel structures. He serves on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB), AFF020 Committee on Steel Bridges, which is tasked with keeping the transportation community current on national/international research related to the design, rating and rehabilitation of steel bridges.
Chair of the Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Cable-Supported Bridges Committee, Marwan is also a Board member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and active in the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), the primary earthquake engineering research arm of the State of California, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), the American Welding Society (AWS), and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Marwan was recently appointed to the University of California, Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council. This select committee of professional engineers, business leaders, academic/higher education leaders, and government/policy officials is 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 received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award from the American University of Beirut, as well as the 2004 ASCE Arthur M. Wellington Award.