Amal Bakchan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Alabama. Her research couples engineering modelling approaches with qualitative analysis methods to gain new insights into socio-technical infrastructure systems (primarily water-sector infrastructure) to improve access to basic services for underserved communities in the US and developing nations. Through exploring the epistemic uncertainty of these systems’ operating environments—e.g., social, financial, institutional—her research seeks to achieve inclusive humanitarian response and development strategies, improve infrastructure resilience for equitable service provision, and maintain sustainable living conditions in these communities.
Amal holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Beirut Arab University.
Biography current as of September 8, 2021