Column Base Connections with Stiffeners
Niloufar is a Structural Engineering Ph.D. student who specializes in structural steel connections. Niloufar's expertise encompasses all aspects of steel structure design, detailing and construction requirements in seismic zones. She is working on experimental and analytical aspects of steel beam to beam, beam to column, and column base connections.
Statistical Analysis in PBEE
Jawad has a broad-based engineering background in the areas of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis, Ground Motion Analysis, Seismic Design of Structures, and Problem-solving. He is proficient with the tools and techniques of Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He is determined to implement earned skills and knowledge for the rapid mitigation of hazards posed by Earthquakes
Damping Models for Buildings
Yijun (Jim) Xiang
Jim specializes in building and bridge structure modeling, seismic design of structures, seismic hazard analysis, ground motion signal analysis, and engineering optimization techniques. He is proficient in statistical analysis including machine learning techniques.
Performance Prediction Equations
Marta De Bortoli
Ph.D. Candidate & Bridge Engineer at Arup
Performance-Based Assessment of Bridge Structures
Dr. Wooseok Kim
Former Visiting Scholar (2019-20)
Currently: Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Chungnam National University
Dr. WooSeok Kim earned his Ph.D. from Penn State Univ. After finishing his Ph.D. study, he worked, as a bridge design engineer, at Parsons Brinckerhoff. He is an Associate Professor at Chungnam National Univ. in South Korea since 2011 and joined PBEE Lab as a visiting research associate in 2019. His research interest includes design and analysis of bridges, bridge maintenance, preservation and management, risk and uncertainty analysis, and force protection.
Source-Based Ground Motion Simulation Validation (Buildings)
Site-Based Ground Motion Simulation Validation
Former Visiting Scholar (2018-19)
Currently: Ph.D. Candidate, American University of Beirut
Sarah's areas of experience include earthquake hazard analysis and ground motion interpretation. Her research interests lie in the field of performance-based earthquake engineering, seismic risk assessment, and structural reliability. Sarah is skilled in statistical analysis and structural modeling and conversant with different programming languages.
Column Base Connections, SMRFs
Dr. Pablo Torres Rodas
Former Graduate Student (2014-2018)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Pablo is experienced and knowledgeable in the theories and principles of Structural Engineering. He is interested in the development of analytical models for steel structure components and systems for Earthquake Engineering.
Mega-thrust Earthquakes, Ground Motion Duration
Miguel Medalla Riquelme
Former Visiting Scholar (2017-2018)
Currently: Ph.D. Candidate, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Miguel is an SE, MEng, PhD (c) with more than 10 years of practical experience in seismic design of structures and 5 years teaching undergraduate and graduate courses of structural design. His work emphasizes in the seismic design of steel building for industrial facilities (mining, cellulose, port, etc.). Miguel gathers experience in traditional seismic design and advanced seismic design (Isolation and dissipation seismic device). In terms of research, Miguel has experience in PBEE (design, modeling, analysis, reliability) of steel structures subjected to crustal and long duration megathrust subduction earthquakes.
PBEE of Bridges
Dr. Bahareh Mobasher
Former Graduate Student (2010-2016)
Currently: Bridge Engineer, Caltrans
Bahareh's research focused on the quantification of California ordinary bridge performance variability modeling uncertainties. She developed modeling techniques for capturing the main aspects of the behavior of the exterior shear keys, and the effect of soil pile structure interaction on bridge response. She has been working at STV focusing on California high-speed rail projects. She joined Arup’s Los Angeles office as a full-time Bridge/Structural Engineer and recently joined Caltrans as a bridge engineer.
Former Graduate Student (2010-2012)
Source-based Ground Motion Simulation Validation (Buildings)
Dr. Carmine Galasso
Former Post-Doctoral Fellow (2011-2012)
Currently: Associate Professor, University College London
Dr Carmine Galasso is an Associate Professor in Catastrophe Risk Engineering with a joint appointment in the UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering and the UCL's Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction. He is also Deputy Director of the UCL’s Earthquake and People Interaction Centre (EPICentre), and Degree Programme Director for the MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management.
PBEE of Skewed Bridges
Dr. Peyman Kaviani
Former Graduate Student (2008-2011)
Currently: Bridge Engineer, Caltrans
Experienced Professional engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the government. Skilled in Bridge Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, and Structural Dynamics. Ph.D. dissertation focused in performance-based seismic assessment of skewed bridges.