Assistant Teaching Professor Leila Keyvani Someh and Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani won the 2016 Clemens Herschel Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society...
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- PhD, Structural Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2001
- MS, Structural Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 1987
- BS, Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 1985
- Professional Engineer: Massachusetts and California
- 2016 BSCES/ASCE Clemens Herschel outstanding paper award
- 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
- ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD): Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee (RRMC)
- ASCE/SEI-7: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, Codes & Standards Division
- ASCE/SEI-41: Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings Standards, Codes and Standards Division
- ASCE/SEI: Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation of Building Structures, Codes and Standards Division
- ACI-377 (Chair): Performance-Based Structural Integrity & Resilience of Concrete Structures
- ACI-374: Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings
- MEAER (Chair), Massachusetts Engineers and Architects Emergency Response committee, http://MEAER.org
- Editorial Board Member (Associate Editor) of Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE
- SEI Boston Chapter of BSCES, Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section
- Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
- International Joint Committee on Structural Safety
- MBTA Certification Committee for concrete licensing program.
- Structural Engineering Institute
- M. Joyner, M. Sasani, “A multihazard risk-based resilience analysis of east and west coast buildings designed to current codes,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 2018.
- J.A. Murray, M. Sasani, “Seismic Hybrid Simulation of a Nonductile RC Building with Severe Damage to Multiple Columns,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 46, 2017, 733–752.
- J.A. Murray, M. Sasani, “Collapse Resistance of a 7-Story Structure With Multiple Shear-Axial Column Failures Using Hybrid Simulation,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 04017012, 143(5), 2017, 1-13.
- C. Wan, C. Audi, M. Sasani, “Modeling Floor Systems for Collapse Analysis,” Engineering Structures, 127, 2016, 278–286.
- J.A. Murray, M. Sasani, “Near-collapse Response of Existing RC Building under Severe Pulse Type Ground Motion using Hybrid Simulation, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 45(7), 2016,1109–1127
- L. Keyvani, M. Sasani, “Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Progressive Collapse Resistance of a Flat-slab Posttensioned Parking Garage,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 141(11), 2015, 1-8.
- 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.
- L., Keyvani, M., Sasani, Y., Mirzaei, “Compressive Membrane Action in Progressive Collapse Resistance of RC Flat Plates, Engineering Structures, 59, 2014, 554–564.
- 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.
- M. Sasani, S. Sagiroglu, “Progressive collapse resistance of hotel San Diego," J. Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(3), 2008, 478-488.
- M. Sasani, J. Kropelnicki, “Progressive Collapse Analysis of an RC Structure,” The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 17(4), 2008, 757-772.
- M. Sasani, M. Bazan, S. Sagiroglu, “Experimental and analytical progressive collapse evaluation of actual reinforced concrete structure,” Structural Journal, ACI, 104(6), 2007, 731-739.
- M. Sasani, “Life-safety and near-collapse capacity models for seismic shear behavior of RC columns,” Structural Journal, ACI, 104(1), 2007, 30-38.
- M. Sasani, N., Makris, B. A. Bolt, “Damping in shear beam structures and estimation of drift response,” Journal Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 132(8), 2006, 851-858.
- M. Sasani, A. Der-Kiureghian, V. V. Bertero, “Seismic fragility of short period reinforced concrete structural walls under near-source ground motions” Structural Safety, 24(4), 2002, 123-138.
- M. Sasani, E. P. Popov, “Seismic energy dissipators for RC panels: Analytical studies,” Journal Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 127(8), 2001, 835-843.
- M. Sasani, A. Der-Kiureghian “Seismic fragility of reinforced concrete structural walls: displacement approach,” Journal Structural Engineering, ASCE, 127(2), 2001, 219-228.
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CEE Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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.