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Faculty Profile

Mishac K. Yegian

COE Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
617.373.2448
401 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1973
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1971

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer: Massachusetts

Research & Scholarship Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering; soil dynamics; geosynthetics; seismic response of landfills; base isolation; liquefaction; bridge engineering; use of shaking table in earthquake engineering
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 "Students Speak" Teaching Award
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Distinguished College of Engineering Professor, Northeastern University
  • 1998 Northeastern University, Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1991-1992 Northeastern University, Robert D. Klein Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Geotechnical Institute, ASCE, G-I
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • North American Geosynthetics Society
  • Seismological Society of America

Selected Publications

  • E. Eseller-Bayat, S. Gokyer, M.K. Yegian, A. Alshawabkeh. "Liquefaction Response of Partially Saturated Sands: Experimental Results", ASCE Journal of  Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139 (6), 2013
  • E. Eseller-Bayat, S. Gokyer, M.K. Yegian, A. Alshawabkeh. "Liquefaction Response of Partially Saturated Sands: An Empirical Model", ASCE Journal of  Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139 (6), 2013
  • E. Eseller-Bayat, S. Gokyer, M.K. Yegian, E. Ortakci, A. Alshawabkeh. "Design and Application of Simple Shear Liquefaction Box", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36 (3), 2013
  • E. Eseller-Bayat, S. Gokyer, M.K. Yegian, O. Deniz, A. Alshawabkeh. "Bender Elements and Bending Disks for Measurement of Shear and Compression Wave Velocities in Large Fully and Partially Saturated Sand Specimens", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36 (2), 2013

Related News

December 9, 2016

ASCE students watched as CEE Professor Mishac Yegian put their gingerbread houses on the earthquake simulator during the annual Struc­turally Stable Gin­ger­bread House Com­pe­ti...

July 7, 2016

CEE Professors Mishac Yegian and Akram Alshawabkeh were awarded a $342K NSF grant for "Field Application of Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) for Liquefaction Mitigation".

December 3, 2014

ASCE students gathered in a classroom in the basement of Snell Engineering and put their gingerbread houses to the shake test.