Former and Current Graduate Students

Former Graduate Students









I. Ph.D.




Carrion-Cabrera, H.F.

Achieving Resilient Multi-Span Bridges by using Buckling-Restrained Braces

01/19 - 1/23


Kizilarslan, E.,

Cyclic Inelastic Behavior of Coupled Composite Sandwich Walls

06/17 - 10/21

Thornton Tomassetti

Kenarangi, H.

Contribution of Steel Casing to Single Shaft Foundation Structural Resistance

06/13 - 08/18


Wei, X.,

Buckling Restrained Braces Applications for Superstructure and Substructure Protection in Bridges

06/11 - 06/16

Michael Baker International

Shrestha L.,

Seismic Demands in Columns of Steel Frames

06/11 - 08/15


Imani, R.,

Post-Earthquake Fire Resistance of Ductile Concrete Filled Double-Skin Tube Columns

01/10 - 06/14


Dowden, D.

Resilient Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls

10/08 - 06/14

Michigan Technological University

Alzeni, Y.

Sandwich Composite Steel Plate Shear Walls

09/08 - 07/14

Alexandria University

Fouché, P.

Blast and Seismic Behavior of Concrete-Filled Double Skin Steel Tube and Modified Steel Jacketed Bridge Columns

05/07 - 05/14

Consultant, Haiti

Purba, R.H..

Seismic Performance of Steel Plate Shear Walls Considering Various Design Approaches

06/08 - 02/14

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Cui, S.

Seismic Performance of Buildings with Base Isolated Floors

05/06 - 04/12

Worley Parsons

El-Bahey, S.

Development of Structural Fuse Concepts for Bridges

05/07 - 08/10


Qu, B.,

Seismic Behavior and Design of Boundary Frame Members in Steel Plate Shear Walls

05/05 - 06/08


Fujikura, S.

Multi-Hazard Resistant Highway Bridges Piers

05/05 - 07/08

Utsunomiya University

Pollino, M.,

Rocking Steel Framed Systems

01/04 - 08/07

Case Western Reserve University

Berman, J.,

Seismic Retrofit of Large Bridges Braced Bent

10/02 - 03/06

University of Washington, Seattle

Vargas, R.

Enhancing Resilience using Passive Energy Dissipation Systems

05/02 - 02/06 

Technological University of Panama

Vian, D.

Passive Energy Dissipation using Metallic In-fills

06/00 - 11/05

PB (New York)

Lee, K.

Seismic Evaluation of Large Bridges Braced Bent

01/99 - 08/03

Chungnam National University

Sarraf, M.H.K.M.

Seismic Evaluation of Large Steel Truss Bridges

01/94 - 1/02 

MGE Engineering

Paquette, J.

Pseudo-dynamic Testing of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings having Flexible Wood Diaphragms

09/95 - 1/02 

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Zahrai, S.M.

Seismic Retrofit of Slab-on-Girder Steel Bridges using Ductile Diaphragms

09/92 - 12/97

Tehran University

Dicleli, M.

Effect of Extreme Gravity and Seismic Loads on Short to Medium Span Slab-on-Girder Steel Bridges

09/90 - 08/93

Middle East Technical University

Taghdi, M.

(co-supervised w/ M. Saatcioglu

Seismic Resistance of Steel-plate Reinforced Shear Walls

09/90 - 02/98

University of Tripoli

II. M.A.Sc.





Salado Castillo, J.G.

Seismic Resilience Quantification for a set of Buildings

09/19 - 08/20

Technological University of Panama

Qureshi, R.K.,

Effect of Seismic Duration on Steel Plate Shear Walls, Sept 2007 - now

09/15 - 8/16

Continued to Ph.D.

Keller, D.

Multi-Hazard Resistant Bridge Pier Concept

09/07 - 05/08

U.S. Department of State

Purba, R.H.

Design of Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls

08/05 - 08/06

University of Bandar Lampung

Pollino, Michael

Controlled Rocking of Deck Truss Piers Towers

09/01 - 01/04

Continued to Ph.D.

Berman, Jeffrey

Thin Steel Infill Walls as Passive Energy Dissipators for the Seismic Retrofit of Hospitals

09/00 - 10/02

Continued to Ph.D.

Bhagwagar, T.

Seismic Evaluation of Advanced Materials for Seismic Retrofit of Critical Buildings

03/99 - 03/00

Burns & McDonnell

Vian, D.

Shake-Table Testing to Instability Collapse of Steel Frames

12/98 - 05/00

Continued to Ph.D.

Chessman, K.

Seismic Behavior of Buildings having Riveted Stiffened Seat Angle Beam-to-Column Steel Connections

01/97 - 01/01

M & G Steel (Toronto)

Marson, J.

Competitive Steel Highway Bridge Pier Concept

09/96 - 1/00


Burke, S.

Ductility of corroded steel

01/96 - 04/01

La Farge NA (British Columbia)

Bisson, M.

Seismic Retrofit of Concrete Encased Riveted Stiffened Seat Angle Beam-to-Column Steel Connections

01/94 - 09/97

Harmer Podolak Engineering

Sarraf, M.H.K.M.

Seismic Behavior of Riveted Stiffened Seat Angle Beam-to-Column Steel Connections taken from an 83-Year Old Building

09/91 - 12/93

Continued to Ph.D.

Wang, N.

Normalized Energy-Based Methods to Predict the Seismic Energy Ductile Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Structures

01/91 - 01/93


Boussabah, L.

Impact of Engineering Modeling Assumptions on Assessing the Seismic Performance of Montgomery Block Building

01/91 - 01/93

Consultant (Ottawa)conn





III. M.S./M.Eng.





Stucki, C.,

Seismic Design of Temporary Bridges

06/16 - 05/17

Passero Associates

Fu, Y.,

Orientation of Diagonal Tension in Steel Plate Shear Walls

01/15 - 05/16

Continued to Ph.D.

Wang, F.,

Orientation of Diagonal Tension in Steel Plate Shear Walls having Different Aspect Ratios


Continued to Ph.D.

Ngeljaratan, L.

BRB Service Life in Bridge Application

04/13 - 06/14

Continued to Ph.D.

Zhang, S.

Seismic Performance of Bi-Directional Ductile Diaphragms

04/13 - 05/14


Krishnappa, N.

Simulation of Blast Load Effects on Wide Flange Sections

06/11 - 07/12

Angus Consulting Engineers

Hassan, M.

Demands on Composite Pile Shafts

04/13 - 01/14

Thornton Tomassetti, NYC

Powell, Jason

Seismic Design of Bridges with Steel Substructures using NCHRP 12-49 Proposed Specifications

01/00 - 06/00


Liu, J.

Aspects of Seismic Resistance of Steel Buildings

05/90 - 09/96


Taddei, P.

Implementation of Refined Physical Hysteretic Brace Element

09/93 - 09/95



IV. Post-Doctoral Researchers:

Polat, E.,

Design of Composite Walls

08/16 – 03/18

Munzur Üniversitesi

Gian-Paolo Cimellaro

Integrated Structural and Organizational Resilience

03/08 - 12/08

Polytechnic University of Turin

Warn, G.

Blast Resistance of Seismically-Designed Steel Plate Shear Walls

09/06 - 07/07

Penn State

Berman, J.

Cyclic Testing of a 3-Story Buckling Restrained Braced Frame with Novel Gusset Connection

03/06 - 06/06

University of Washington (Seattle)

Lopez-Garcia, D.

Multihazard-Resistant Bridge Wall Pier Concept

 09/04 - 06/05

 Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile