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  • Tarek Abdoun, Program Head of Civil and Urban Engineering; Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: tarek.abdoun@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

  • Kemal Celik, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kemal.celik@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Construction materials, energy efficiency, sustainable and functional structural materials

  • Ali Diabat, Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: Diabat@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Purdue University

    Research Interests: optimization and operations, logistics, supply chain management, healthcare management, production p...

  • Borja García de Soto, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: garcia.de.soto@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich

    Research Interests: construction automation, cybersecurity in the AEC industry, artificial intelligence, lean constructi...

  • Saif Jabari, Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sej7@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Research Interests: data analysis, theoretical traffic flow modeling

  • Daniel Johnson, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: djj2026@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Nottingham

    Research Interests: Water treatment, wastewater treatment, membrane technology, atomic force microscopy, colloid and int...

  • Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering; Program Head of Urbanization; Global Network Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYU Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: smm17@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: transportation infrastructure management

  • Monica Menendez, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs; Director of the Research Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES); Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: monica.menendez@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: monitoring, modeling, and control of multimodal transportation systems, considering new technologies...

  • Mostafa Mobasher, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mostafa.mobasher@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: Computational methods; fracture mechanics; finite elements; multiphysics, material modeling

  • Mohamed Moustafa, Visiting Associate Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: mohamed.moustafa@nyu.edu
    Education: BS Ain Sham University, Egypt; MS University of California, Berkeley; PhD University of California, ...

    Research Interests: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC); accelerated bridge construction (ABC); vision-based structur...

  • Khaled Shahin, Clinical Associate Professor of Civil & Urban Engineering; Coordinator of Engineering Assessment Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kos3@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Dalhousie University

    Research Interests: computational structural mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics of adhesively bonded joints, mech...

  • Rita Leal Sousa, Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rita.sousa@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: Tunneling automation, natural threat risk assessment, soil erosion, stochastic modeling

  • Athanasios Triantafyllou, Visiting Global Distinguished Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: thanasis.triantafillou@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: Advanced Structural Materials; Innovative Retrofitting of Structures