Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Smart Engineering Materials

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM), New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a post-doctoral associate to work on the development, characterization, and applications of novel self-healing cements with a dual capability of self-monitoring/sensing through the integration of smart technologies.

The successful applicant will work on four main areas: (i) development of novel self-healing cementitious materials through chemical and/or bio-mineralization, (ii) design and assessing of the performance of piezoelectric materials endowed with high sensitivity, resistance to polarization under a wide temperature range, and durability under the highly basic environment of concrete, (iii) development of structural-health-monitoring networks specifically for the oil and gas industry, and (iv) consolidation of the results  to formulate and assess the performance of self-monitoring and self-healing cementitious composites. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have experience in the development and performance assessment of self-healing construction materials and structural health monitoring. Excellent experimental skills relevant to the project (in particular, characterization of construction materials, electromechanical admittance, electrical impedance, and guided wave propagation) are favored. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science, or closely related fields. Candidates with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities are preferred.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Kindly note it is mandatory for all applicants to apply for this position through Interfolio only. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. 

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