Mohammed F. Daqaq

Mohammed F. Daqaq is a Global Network Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the current Associate Dean of Engineering at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2001, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2003, and 2006, respectively. In 2006, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University as an Assistant Professor. He went through the ranks to become a tenured Associate Professor in 2012. In 2016, Mohammed was named the D. W. Reynolds Endowed Scholar of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. In 2017, Mohammed joined the ranks of New York University, Abu Dhabi. 

Mohammed’s research focuses on the application of various nonlinear phenomena to improve the performance of power generation systems, micro-electromechanical systems, and vibration assisted manufacturing processes. In particular, his current research promotes using Origami principles to create novel engineering structures with enhanced capabilities. He has published more than 150 papers in archival journals, and conference proceedings.

Mohammed’s research has been funded through several grants from ADEK and the National Science Foundation including the prestigious CAREER award. His research has also been recognized at the international level through several awards including the 2016 C. D. Mote Jr. Early Career Award from the ASME Design Division, the 2014 Gary Anderson Early Achievement Awardfrom the ASME Aerospace Division, the 2014 Eastman Chemical Award for research excellence, and the 2012 Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. Mohammed ranks in the top 0.5% scientists in the field of Acoustics according to Stanford’s University 2020 ranking of scientists in their respective fields. Mohammed is a Fellow of the ASME and serves as the editor of the Journal Methods X (Energy, ElSevier) and as a subject editor of the Journal Nonlinear Dynamics (Nature).

Most research interests for a scientist

Renewable Energy

Wave and Vibration Energy Harvesting


  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy