Research Areas: computational structural mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics of adhesively bonded joints, mechanics of fiber reinforced polymer composites, risk and reliability-based structural design methods
Khaled Shahin is a senior Civil Engineering lecturer at NYU Abu Dhabi, specializing in structural mechanics and fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials. Before joining NYUAD, Shahin served as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Abu Dhabi University, UAE, and prior to that as a senior research engineer at Lloyd’s Register - Martec Ltd. in Halifax, Canada. While at Lloyd’s Register, Shahin completed a two-year postdoctoral industrial R&D fellowship focusing on the reliability-based design of marine composite structures.
This fellowship was funded in part by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Shahin received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. As a graduate student, he was the recipient of numerous national academic awards, including the prestigious Killam Predoctoral Scholarship.
His research interests include computational structural mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics of adhesively bonded joints, mechanics of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, and risk and reliability-based structural design methods.
Research and Academic Experience
New York University Abu Dhabi, Senior Lecturer of Engineering and Coordinator of Engineering Academic Computing- 2014 to present
New York University Abu Dhabi, Visiting Senior Lecturer of Engineering- Fall 2013
Abu Dhabi Uniersity- 2011 to 2013
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Part-time Lecturer- 2004 to 2010
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Teaching Assistant- 2001 to 2004
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Graduate Student Researcher- 2001 to 2008
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Undergraduate Student Researcher- 2000 to 2001
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Industrial R&D Fellowship 2008-2010
Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (Engineers Nova Scotia), Engineer-in-training (EIT) member, 2008 – present.
Attended the Introduction to ABAQUS workshop at SIMULIA Central, Minneapolis, MN, August 11-15, 2014.
Participated in the ABET Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL) workshop, Baltimore, MD, August 2-7, 2014.
Attended the ABET Program Assessment Workshop held in conjunction with the ASEE Northeast Regional Conference, Northfield, VT, March 14, 2013.
Attended the “How to Qualify for ABET Accreditation” workshop, organized by the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education and the Association of Arab Universities, Amman, Jordan, November 4 - 5, 2012.
Finite element software packages
ABAQUS, ANSYS, ETABS, HyperMesh, LS-DYNA, NISA, SAP 2000 and TRIDENT
C and Fortran
Mathematical Modeling Programs
MATLAB, Maple and Mathematica