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Dr. Nighat Yasmin

nighat-yasmin_001-2.jpgPrincipal Lecturer
Graphics Coordinator

General Engineering
121 Lever Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-2542

Personal Webpage:

Meet Dr. Yasmin

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 2100 - Engineering Graphics for Civil Engineering
    • *New course developed: An engineering graphics course focused on civil engineering problems.
  • ENGR 2080 - Engineering Graphics and Machine Design
  • CE 2010 - Civil Engineering Statics
  • CE 2080 - Civil Engineering Dynamics
  • EG 2090 - Introduction to Engineering Computer Graphics
  • EM 2010 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • EM 2020 - Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
  • CE 2510 - Analysis Technique in Civil Engineering


  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Mississippi
  • M.S., Computer and Information Science, University of Mississippi
  • M.Sc, Civil Engineering, University of Alberta
  • B.Sc, Civil Engineering, N-W.F.P. University of Engineering and Technology
  • B.Sc, Physics and Mathematics, University of Peshawar


  • Principal Lecturer - Clemson University/General Engineering (2022- Present)
  • Senior Lecturer - Clemson University/General Engineering (2012-2022)
  • Lecturer - Clemson University/General Engineering (2006-2012)
  • Lecturer - Clemson University/Civil Engineering (May 2006-August 2006)
  • Lecturer - Clemson University/Civil Engineering (May 2004-June 2005)
  • Research Associate - National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE), University of Mississippi (1999-2003)
  • Research Assistant - National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE), University of Mississippi (1997-1999)
  • Teaching Assistant - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alberta (1990-1993)

Research Interests/Expertise

  • Engineering Graphics:
    AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor: 
    2D and 3D visualization, geometric modeling and surface modeling.
  • Rapid Manufacturing:
    Rapid Prototyping, SLA.
  • Languages used for Programming:
    C, C++, Java, FORTRAN, FORTRAN90, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Pascal, HTML, SQL, mSQL, CGI, Lite, and RESOLVE
  • Database:
    Developed databases using Microsoft Access and Oracle, programmed using SQL, mSQL and Lite scripting language, and database system for Palm Computers.
  • Web Page Development:
    Developed web pages using HTML, Java, CGI, and mSQL.
  • Packages Developed:
    CCHE3D-GUI using Visual C++, OpenGL, and MFC. HydroVision using C, PHIGS, and TCL/TK.

Professional Activities

  • Member Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society in the Computing Sciences

Selected Publications


  • Yasmin, N. “Introduction to AutoCAD 2023 for Civil Engineering Applications”, Published by Schroff Development Corporation (SDC), Pages 824, ISBN: 978-1-63057-521-2, July 2022.
  • Yasmin, N. “Introduction to AutoCAD 2022 for Civil Engineering Applications”, Published by Schroff Development Corporation (SDC), Pages 811, ISBN: 978-1-63057-443-7, September 2021.


  • Rahul Renu, Anthony Garland, Sarah Grigg, John Minor, Nighat Yasmin, “Improving Engineering Graphics Grading Using a Shape Similarity Algorithm– An Initial Investigation”, ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. August 21-24, 2016.
  • Yasmin, N., "Integrating Performance Profiles and Verification Conditions with Functionality Verification", Proceedings of the RESOLVE Workshop 2013: Progress towards Software Verification, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, June 03-04, 2013.
  • Yasmin, N. "Development and Implementation of an Administration Tool for Adler Lab", Technical Report No.: TR1999-12, Department of Computer and Information Science, The University of Mississippi, July 1999.
  • Hicks, F. E., Steffler, P. M., and Yasmin, N. "One-Dimensional Dam-Break Solutions for Variable Width Channels", Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 2, 1996.
  • Rajaratnam, N., and Yasmin, N. "Fronts of Circular Jets", Journal of Water, Maritime and Energy, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol. 96, No. 1, 1992.