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Mishac K. Yegian

401 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • 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


  • 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, Earthquake Engineering Experimental Facility for Research and Public Outreach, Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures, 26, 2014, 379-387
  • 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, 1-8
  • 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, 1-9
  • 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, 872-879

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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.