Team Leader
 
 
Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Program
Deparment of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Building A, First Floor
P.O. Box 54224
Abu Dhabi, UAE 54224
Phone: 00971- 280-9162
Fax: 00971- 280-9901
E-mail: rabualrub@masdar.ac.ae
   
 
 
Current Members
 
 
Isa Kolo
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2013
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, International Islamic University,
Malaysia, 2013
Research Topic:
Computational Modeling of Rock Fracture
   
 
 
Swalahuddini A. Mohamed
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2014
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya,
2010
Research Topic:
Computational Modeling of Hydrofracking
   
 
 
Ammar A. Alsheghri
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, 2013
Research Topic:
Self-healing materials
   
 
 
Diab W. Abueidda
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Sharjah,
UAE, 2013
Research Topic:
Modeling interpenetrating phase composites
   
 
 
Najmul Abid
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham,
Malaysia, 2013
Research Topic:
Modeling of advanced high strength steels
   
 
 
Ahmad S. Dalaq
Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi,
UAE, since 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Sharjah,
UAE, 2013
Research Topic:
Modeling interpenetrating phase composites
   
 
 
Hao Pan
Education:
Ph.D., Materials Science, Masdar Institute, since 2012
M.S., Materials Science, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, 2012
B.S., Materials Science, Shandong University, China, 2010
Research Topic:
Advanced forming concepts of metal foam sandwich
composites

   
 
Former Members
 
 
Sun-Myung Kim, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
M.S., Structural Engineering, Sejong University, Korea, 2003
B.S., Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, Korea,
2001
Research Topic:
Multiscale constitutive and computational modeling of
cementitious nanocomposites
   
 
 
Masoud Darabi, Ph.D
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011
M.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology,
Tehran, Iran, 2008
B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology,
Tehran, Iran, 2002
Research Topic:
Modeling of particulate composites
   
 
 
Mahmood Ettehad, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
M.S., Materials Science, University of Tehran,
Tehran, Iran, 2008
B.S., Materials Science, Shahid Chamran University,
Ahvaz, Iran, 2006
Research Topic:
Multiresolution analysis of advanced high strength steels
   
 
 
Ardeshir H. Tehrani, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
M.S., Civil Engineering, Khaje University of Technology,
Iran, 2003
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran,
Tehran, Iran, 2000
Research Topic:
Damage evolution in nanocomposite polymers
   
 
 
Maryam Shakiba, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
M.S., Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology,
Iran, 2008
B.S., Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology,
Iran, 2006
Research Topic:
Moisture damage continuum modeling of soft materials
   
 
 
Taesun You, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas, 2009
B.S., Civil Engineering, Hanyang University,
Korea, 2003
Research Topic:
Multiscale modeling of particulate composites
   
 
 
Arash Sabz
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011-2012
MBA., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2008
B.S., Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and
Technology, Iran, 2005
Research Topic:

Multiresolution analysis of nanoparticle matrix composites.

   
 
 
Eisa Rahmani
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011-2012
M.S.., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2010
B.S., Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology,
Iran, 2007
Research Topic:

Multi-scale modeling of oxidative aging in soft composites.

   
 
 

Parisa Khodabakhshi
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Jan. 2012-August 2012
M.S., Civil Engineering,Sharif University of Technology,
Iran, 2009
B.S., Civil Engineering,Sharif University of Technology,
Iran, 2007
Research Topic:
Carbon nanotube/nanofiber reinforced concrete

     
 
 
Mahsa Arasto
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology,
Iran, 2010
Research Topic:

Micromechanical modeling of microdamage healing in soft materials

     
 
 
Noor A. Masad
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
B.S., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and
Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2011
Research Topic:

Mesomechanical damage modeling of concrete at cryogentic temperatures

     
 
 
Sara C. Diaz
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas, USA, 2010
Research Topic:

Mesomechanical modeling of advanced high strength steels with micro/nano particles

   
 
 
Benjamin Garza
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
Texas, USA, 2010
Research Topic:
Carbon nanotubes/nanofibers cementitious composite
   
 
 
Bryan M. Tyson
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas, 2008
Research Topic:
Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Reinforcement for Improving the Flexural Strength and Fracture Toughness of Portland Cement Paste
   
 
 
Chien-Wei Huang, Ph.D.
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008
M.Sc., Civil Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University,
Taiwan, 2001
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, I-Shou University, Taiwan, 1999
Research Topic:

Constitutive and finite element modeling of asphaltic materials and pavement systems.

   
 
 
Ahmad I. Ashour
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011
B.S., Civil Engineering, The Hashemiate University,
Jordan, 2008
Research Thesis:

Carbon Nano-filaments for Enhancing the Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional Nanocomposite Cementitious Materials

   
 
 
Abu N. M. Faruk
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Univ of Eng & Tech,
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2007
Research Thesis:

Predicting size effects and determining length scales in small scale metallic volumes.

   
 
 
Michael A. Graham
Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009
B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas, 2007
Research Thesis:
Damaged viscoelastic-viscoplastic model for asphalt mixes.
   
 
 
 
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