Global Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Professor Abdoun is the Thomas Iovino Chair Professor, Director, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Geo-Centrifuge Center, and Global Distinguished Professor at NYUAD.
Professor Abdoun's research interests cover geotechnical engineering, Advanced Field Monitoring, Centrifuge; Full-scale Testing, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Satellite-Based InSAR Remote sensing, Hurricane loading, and offshore systems.
Professor Abdoun received several awards from professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for best journal publication, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Excellence in Research Prize, and the US Army “Commander’s Award and Medal for Public Service.” He is also the recipient of several educational society awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) north region “Outstanding Teaching Award. He authored over 200 technical publications.