Dr. Nawari (Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE) has more than twenty years of experience in design, teaching and research specializing in Building Structures and Building Information Modeling. Currently, he is an associate professor and teaches graduate and undergraduate Architectural Structures, Structural Modeling and Building Information Modeling courses at the University of Florida. He has written and co-authored over 70 publications and three books. He is an active member of the US National Building Information Modeling Standard Committee (NBIMS), BIM committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and co-chair the subcommittee on BIM in education and many other professional and technical societies. He is a board certified professional engineer in the state of Florida and Ohio with significant design and built experience.

Dr. Nawari received a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for teaching and research in Kuwait. He conducted research and taught in Kuwait for ten months during fall 2014 and spring 2015.