Research Projects Completed:
Presentations and Talks:
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Geotechnical Engineering
After school STEM Mentor, Education Fellowship program, teaching STEM to K-12 under Finding Math (Funded by NSF) and Junk Drawer Robotics (4-H) programs
From: September 2012 to May 2013
Teaching Experience (2006-2010):
- Soil Mechanics (undergraduate course in Civil Engineering)
- Foundation Engineering (undergraduate course in Civil Engineering)
- Mechanics of Materials (undergraduate course in Civil Engineering)
- Engineering Geology and Construction Materials (undergraduate course Construction Engineering)
- Road Construction (undergraduate course in Civil Engineering)
- Technical English for Students of Civil Engineering (undergraduate course Construction Engineering)
- Embankment Dams – Teaching Assistant (Graduate course in Geotechnical Engineering)
- Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics
- FLAC2D – Introductory and Advanced private course
- PLAXIS 2D - Introductory and Advanced private course
- PLAXIS 3D FOUNDATION - Introductory and Advanced private course
From: October 2006 to April 2010
Freelance Geotechnical Consultant
- Stability Analysis of Zarem Rood Embankment Dam, Khazarab Consulting Engineers*, 2009.
- Stability Analysis of Hozian Embankment Dam (Re-Analysis), Pars Rayab Co.*, 2007.
- 2D Stress-Strain Analysis, Limit Equilibrium Stability Analysis, and 2D FE Seepage Stability Analysis of Barandooz Embankment Dam, Abkhan Consulting Engineers*, Iran, 2007.
* Sub-contract to Dr. Reza Noorzad.
- Performed extensive limit equilibrium stability analysis of cofferdam of Barandooz, designed cofferdam slopes and geometry of clay core (using Geo-Slope), performed extensive stability analysis of Hozian embankment dam (Construction phase re-analysis using Geo-Slope).
- Performed two dimensional deformation analysis of Barandooz dam (using FLAC).
- Performed extensive finite element seepage analysis Barandooz Cofferdam, including design of cutoff walls (using FLAC).
From: March 2007 to July 2009
- Interpretation of geotechnical investigations, geotechnical boring and testing reports.
- Assistant to senior project manager for reclamation project of petroleum refinery project.
- Provided technical assistance to field engineers in vacuum consolidation project.
From: April 2004 to March 2006