Research Associate, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Location        AE

Organization Name        Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the 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. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research on developing reliable experimental and computational techniques to account for the influence of asphalt pavement temperature on skid resistance measurements in UAE. The Research Assistant tries his/her best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance his/her 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, and the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda.

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

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.

Calibrate and validate the computational framework by laboratory tests and skid resistance tests in UAE pavements.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications
MSc on Computational Mechanics, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

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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