Graduate Student Spotlight

March 2020 Spotlight

Alec Yeutter

Graduation: MS, March 2020
Institution: University of Washington
Contact Email: alecyeutter@gmail.com
Major Advisor:Professors Dawn Lehman and Charles Roeder
Dissertation Topic: New Connections for Concrete Filled Tube Columns in RC Construction

February 2020 Spotlight

Alireza Valikhani

Graduation: PhD, May 2020
Institution: Florida International University
Contact Email: avali023@fiu.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Atorod Azizinamini
Dissertation Topic: Retrofitting and Rehabilitation of Bridge Components Subjected to Predominantly Flexural Load Using Thin UHPC Shell

Negar Naeimi

Graduation: PhD, May 2020
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Contact Email: negar.naeimi@nevada.unr.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Moustafa
Dissertation Topic: Experimental Performance and Finite Element Modeling of Confined UHPC

Mohamadtaqi Baqersad, P.E.

Graduation: PhD, May 2020
Institution: Florida International University
Contact Email: mbaqe001@fiu.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Atorod Azizinamini
Research Topic: Development of Guide for Selection of Substructure and Foundation for ABC Projects

May 2019 Spotlight

Azadeh Jaberi

Graduation: PhD, July 2019
Institution: Florida International University
Contact Email: ajabe002@fiu.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Atorod Azizinamini
Dissertation Topic:  ABC Closure Joints: Detailing, Design and Service Life

Elmira Shoushtari

Graduation: PhD, August 2019
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Contact Email: sh.elmira88@gmail.com
Major Advisor: Dr. Saiid Saiidi
Dissertation Topic: Shake table studies of a two-span steel girder bridge system with ABC connection

April 2019 Spotlight

Mahsa Farzad, Ph.D.

Graduation: PhD, May 2019
Institution: Florida International University
Contact Email: mfarz003@fiu.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Atorod Azizinamini
Dissertation Topic: Retrofitting of Bridge Elements Subjected to Predominantly Axial Load Using UHPC

Jose Benjumea Royero, Ph.D.

Graduation: PhD, May 2019
Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Contact Email: jbenjumea@nevada.unr.edu
Major Advisor: Dr. Saiid Saiidi
Dissertation Topic: Experimental and Analytical Seismic Studies of a Two-Span Bridge System with Precast Concrete Elements and ABC Connections