Mohamed Moustafa

Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS Ain Sham University, Egypt; MS University of California, Berkeley; PhD University of California, Berkeley; Certificate in Engineering and Business for Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC); accelerated bridge construction (ABC); vision-based structural health monitoring; multi-scale experimental structural testing; hybrid simulation; performance-based design and engineering; Future-GRID Technology Hub

Mostafa Mobasher is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at NYUAD. He holds Associated Affiliations with the Civil and Urban Engineering and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments at New York University, Tandon School of Engineering. Mobasher leads the Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) Lab at NYUAD. The lab’s research is focused on modeling fracture and multi-physical response of manmade and natural materials across spatial and temporal scales. Mobasher’s research contributes to the development of a wide range of numerical models to address the needs for non-linear modeling of materials subjected to mechanical and multi-physical loading scenarios. More recently, the CSM lab’s research scope was expanded to explore the integration between the Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches along with well-established computational methods such as Finite Element Method (FEM). The outcomes of this research support various engineering applications including Infrastructure Integrity and Resilience, Energy, Automotive and Aerospace applications. Mobasher is also a Co-PI and the leader of the Energy Research Theme for Sand Hazards and Opportunities for Resilience, Energy, and Sustainability (SHORES), one of the NYUAD Research Institute Centers.

Mobasher received his PhD and MPhil Degrees from Columbia University in Engineering Mechanics in 2017. He also holds an MSc in Structural Engineering from Cairo University and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University and The British University in Egypt. Prior to joining NYUAD, Mobasher was an Associate at the Applied Science Practice of the multidisciplinary consultancy firm Thornton Tomasetti based in New York, USA. Mobasher was also one of the developers of VistaMat, a software package that aids high-fidelity failure modeling of materials.

Mobasher’s research has received funding from various sources, including Sandooq Al Watan, NYUAD Institute, and other industrial grants. He currently serves on several committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), where has been recently named to the class of Future Leaders.

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