Thank you for your interest in my work and your intention to join my lab. Please refer to the following sections for more information:


Generally, I’m interested in working with students with excellent coding and simulation backgrounds. A strong mathematical/statistical foundation is preferred but not necessary. The followings skills will distinguish your resume from others in my evaluation:(1) A record of scholarly publication (quality over quantity), (2) Modeling & simulation experience in dynamic simulations of novel structural systems against earthquakes, (3) Advanced coding experience (e.g. Python, C++, C#, R, MATLAB) and working knowledge of FE software (e.g., Ansys, Abaqus, LS Dyna), (4) Coding experience in OpenSees (TCL- or Python-baseD) is highly preferred, (5) familiarity with machine learning is a plus but not necessary (we can work on this!).

Ph.D. Opportunities

I have open positions for 1 Ph.D. student in my lab, starting Fall 2023.

M.S. Opportunities

I’m currently recruiting 1 MS student for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

I’m always interested in working with motivated undergraduate researchers who wants to explore academic research (or get a feeling about graduate school). There are also opportunities to support these students through USU Engineering graduate research program. I will be glad to discuss how I can provide mentorship and prepare you for research positions in academia/industry/grad school.


I’m always looking forward to meaningful academic collaboration and industry partnership in my research areas. If you want to discuss such opportunities, please send me an email here: mohsen.zaker [at] usu [.edu]