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 not recruiting any MS students. This can change in near future so please check the section to get notified if an opportunity arises.

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). Unfortunately, currently, I cannot support these opportunities financially. Nonetheless, if you have your own funding/ are not looking for a funded REU, 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]