Dr. Issam Tawk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is the projects coordinator of the BS, BE, and MS program.

Dr. Issam Tawk earned his Master of Mechanical Engineering at the Lebanese University in 2003. He then enrolled in a DEA (Diplome dEtudes Approfondies) at SUPAERO (Ecole Supérieure dAéronautique), Toulouse, France. He pursued his PhD at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), in collaboration with SUPAERO and Eurocopter.

In September 2008, Dr. Tawk joined Airbus industry, on the A350XWB program development, in the MLGB team (Main Landing Gear Bay), as a stress engineer. He was there responsible for stress calculation of the central part of the Main Landing Gear Bay. He was managing and guiding the (Risk Sharing Partners) stress calculation team. He was also initiating and monitoring studies and analysis conducted by subcontractors.

In February 2010, Dr. Tawk came back to Lebanon, where he was recruited by the University of Balamand, as full time Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2017.

Since he joined UOB, he developed and contributed in the establishing of a new composites Laboratory, with autoclave curing technology, the first in Lebanon.

In terms of university services, Dr. Tawk took part in different committees such as: University Commencement Committee, Engineering Projects and Thesis Committee. Dr. Tawk also participated in student co-curricular activities: he has been a member of the music band “Soundz good” and participated in two international concerts (Antalya, 2014 and 2015). He is currently the advisor of The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) at UOB.

Honors & Awards
1st prize winner at the 10th Annual Conference for Engineering and Architectural Graduates in North Lebanon. Project: Carbon Fiber Flare Magazine. Students: Fadel Audi, Elena Lakis – July 28, 2018
2nd prize poster winner at LIRA 11 Conference and Exhibition, Cold Bending Steel Beams: a State-of The-Art Engineering Solution that meets industry challenges Unesco, Beirut, 17-19 December 2015
2nd prize poster winner at JNC17 “Numerical study of the influence of impact velocity on the resistance of helicopter blades to oblique impacts” Poitiers, France, June 2011
3rd prize poster winner at the fifth exhibition of the final engineering project organized by Order Of Engineering, Tripoli, Lebanon, July 2011