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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Sand Hazards and Opportunities in Resilience, Energy

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
15 May 2024


The Center for Sand Hazards and Opportunities in Resilience, Energy, and Sustainability (SHORES) and the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seek to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on a fascinating project focused on the geomechanical modeling for energy applications. The position will be directly supervised by Professor Mostafa Mobasher and will involve strong collaboration with the SHORES multidisciplinary research teams.

The project will be focused on advanced modeling of coupled fracture/damage of geomechanical materials when subjected a range of multiphysical loading regimes including hydraulic, thermal, and chemical processes. The direct applications of these research will be aimed at enhanced modeling of hydraulic fracturing and carbon sequestration. The project activities will involve the development of the theory and implementation of the advanced mechanics and numerical models as well as constitutive model calibration and validation based on physical experimental data.

Required Qualifications:

A successful applicant must have a PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Applicants are expected to demonstrate research experience in the fields of computational mechanics and computational geomechanics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Experience in modeling geomechanical systems
  • Experience in modeling hydraulic fracturing and carbon sequestration
  • Experience in Multiphysics modeling in solid mechanics framework
  • Experience in non-linear solid material response and fracture modeling
  • Experience in machine-learning modeling for solid mechanics applications
  • Experience in the development and coupling of numerical methods for solid mechanics modeling

 Post-Doctoral Associate Employment at NYUAD:

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, and educational subsidies for children as well as other benefits. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for at least two references, all in PDF format.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mostafa Mobasher at

 About NYUAD:

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

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