Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Masoud Hayatdavoodi is a Post-Doctoral research fellow in coastal and ocean engineering in the Ocean and Resources Engineering (ORE) department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He earned a Ph.D. degree from the ORE department in December 2013, with the honor of the Outstanding Graduate Student award. The main theme of Dr. Hayatdavoodi's Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research includes the assessment of coastal bridge and port vulnerability to tsunami and storm surge, for which he received the Link Foundation Ocean Engineering scholarship, the largest student prize in ocean engineering in the world. Dr. Hayatdavoodi and his Ph.D. advisor, Professor R.C. Ertekin, have recently developed a nonlinear model to calculate tsunami and storm wave loads on submerged deck of coastal bridges by use of the Green-Naghdi nonlinear shallow-water wave equations. He has a number of publications on several research topics including nonlinear shallow-water wave theories, wave loads on coastal structures, hydrodynamics, experimental fluid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Hayatdavoodi holds a Master's degree in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program) from Sharif University of Technology in Iran.