Post Doctoral Fellow, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location AE      

Organization Name Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering      

About University            

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

Brief Description            

To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research on computational modelling of tire-pavement interaction aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.

Since the Postdoctoral experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

Detailed Description            

Strategic Responsibilities

Be responsible for the computational modeling, participate and utilize the results of laboratory/field tests for the simulation of tire-pavement interaction and the prediction of the influence of test wheel temperature on skid resistance measurements

Operational Responsibilities

  1. Develop a 3-D finite-element based thermo-mechanical tire-pavement interaction computational framework that can be used to predict the influence of temperature on skid resistance measurements.
  2. Calibrate and validate the computational framework by laboratory tests and skid resistance tests in UAE pavements.

Job Requirements            

Required Qualifications

PhD on computational mechanics.

Required Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in computational contact mechanics and modeling of the tire-pavement interaction using Abaqus.

How To Apply            

CV + Research Interest Statement 

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