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Faculty Profile

Mehrdad Sasani

421 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2001
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 1987
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 1985


  • Professional Engineer: California

Research & Scholarship Interests

Concrete structures; progressive collapse of structures; earthquake engineering; structural reliability
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College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2015 Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2006 CAREER Development Award, National Science Foundation

Professional Affiliations

  • ACI-369: Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation
  • ACI-374: Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • International Joint Committee on Structural Safety
  • MBTA Certification Committee for concrete licensing program.
  • Structural Committee of BSCES
  • Structural Engineering Institute
  • Structural Engineers Emergency Response program in Massachusetts
  • Structural Systems and Hazards Mitigation of Structures program: Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation

Selected Publications

  • L. Keyvani, M. Sasani "Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Progressive Collapse Resistance of a Flat-slab Posttensioned Parking Garage", Journal
    of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 2015, 04015030 
  • E. Livingston, M. Sasani, M. Bazan, S. Sagiroglu "Progressive Collapse Resistance of RC Beams", Engineering Structures, 959, 2015, 61-70 
  • S. Sagiroglu, M. Sasani "Progressive Collapse Resisting Mechanisms of Reinforced Concrete Structures and Effects of Initial Damage locations",
    Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 140(3), 2014, 1-12 
  • J.A. Murray, M. Sasani "Seismic Shear-axial Failure of Reinforced Concrete Columns Versus System Level Structural Collapse", Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis, 32, 2013, 382-401 
  • M. Sasani, S. Sagiroglu "Gravity Load Redistribution and Progressive Collapse Resistance of a 20-story RC Structure Following Loss of an
    Interior Column", Structural Journal, ACI, 107(6), 2010, 636-644
  • Sasani, M. (2008). "Response of a reinforced concrete infilled-frame structure to removal of two adjacent columns," J. Engineering Structures, 30(9), 2478-2491.
  • Sasani, M. and Sagiroglu, S. (2008). "Progressive collapse resistance of hotel San Diego,"J. Structural Engineering, 134(3), 478-488.
  • Sasani, M. and Sagiroglu, S. (2008). "Progressive collapse of RC structures: A multihazard perspective," Structural Journal, 105(1), 96-103.
  • Sasani, M. and Kropelnicki, J. (2008). "Progressive collapse analysis of an RC structure,"The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 17(4), 757-772.
  • Sasani, M., Bazan, M., and Sagiroglu, S. (2007). "Experimental and analytical progressive collapse evaluation of an actual RC structure," Structural Journal, 104(6), 731-739.
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Related News

May 20, 2015

CEE Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

April 28, 2015

An interdisciplinary team of Northeastern CEE professors and those from Tufts have received a $1.1M NSF grant to develop a decision and design framework for multi-hazard resilient and sustainable buildings.

March 9, 2015

CIV Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani was named a fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) for his research in progressive collapses of concrete structures.