Bestun J. Shwan has a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering, unsaturated soil mechanics, graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr. Shwan holds the postion of head of the Geotechnical Engineering Department (DGEN). Shwan acted as a lecturer in DGEN since 2007. 

Dr. Shwan is resposnsible to teach several topics such as:
1. Foundation Engineering
2. Tunnel Engineering
3. Soil Mechanics II
4. Soil Physics

Dr. Shwan has two main fields of research:
1. Unsaturated soil mechanics
2. Computational analysis