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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering (Civil and Urban Engineering), Dr. Mohamed

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
15 May 2024


The Future-Generation of Resilient and Infrastructure Design Technology Hub (Future-GRID TecH) in the Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit two motivated Post-Doctoral Associates. The candidates will work under the supervision of Future-GRID TecH director Dr. Mohamed Moustafa to carry out cutting-edge research in the broad area of future structures and resilient infrastructure systems with interest in applications of new and emerging technologies. Particular areas of interest include:

  • advanced construction and reinforcement materials (e.g. UHPC, ECC, SMA)
  • UHPC mix development, material characterization, modeling, and structural design
  • structural 3D concrete printing
  • computational mechanics and structural topology optimization
  • vision-based structural health monitoring
  • autonomous and drone-based infrastructure inspection and vibration monitoring
  • performance-based wind engineering and wind tunnel testing
  • real-time hybrid simulation and cyber-physical systems and experimental methods 

Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, or related field such as Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Nuclear Engineering, and Material Science. Other required qualifications include: strong communication and presentation skills; a track record in writing and publishing peer-reviewed journal publications; and previous or relevant experience in mentoring or supervising undergraduate student research or junior graduate students.

A formal training, education, or certification in a secondary area (beyond the main PhD focus) such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, robotics, UAVs, additive manufacturing, computational fluid dynamics, etc. is a plus. Other preferred qualifications include: expertise in programming and coding (preferably using Python and C ) and GUI development; expertise in computational mechanics and finite element simulation and modeling; expertise in laboratory and multi-scale experimental testing at the material, component, and structural levels. 

The candidates will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists and undergraduate students, conduct high-quality “innovative and independent” experimental, analytical, and/or computational research, publish research work and results in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences, mentor undergraduate students, and participate in writing research grant proposals.

To be considered, all applicants must submit the following documents in PDF format via Interfolio:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae with full publication list
  • statement of research interests and plan
  • three sample (recent and/or most relevant) journal publications
  • contact details of two references

The terms of employment include a highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, and educational subsidies for children (if applicable). Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the positions are filled.

If you have any questions or require more information, please email:


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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