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Nevada Medal


Saiidi Endowed Professorship Established at UNR


SMA/ECC SR-99 Bridge Honored
as Top 5 by ASCE

The shape memory alloy and engineered cementitious composite research that Prof. Saiidi pioneered and pursued over the past two decades and his cooperation with the Washington State Department of pransportation in design, specification preparation, and implementation of the technology in SR-99 Off-Ramp Bridge in Seattle led to selection of the project for the ASCE Honor of one of the Top Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievements for 2018. The project was honored at the 2019 ASCE OPAL Gala in Washington D.C. on March 14  Read more...


Saiidi Receives the Robert J. Lyman Award for PCI Journal Paper

At an awards luncheon held at a meeting of the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute in Chicago, IL, in October 2018, Saiidi along with co-authors: baker, Nakashoji, Bingle, Moore, and Khaleghi received the RJL ward for their paper “Precast concrete spliced-girder bridge in Washington State using superelastic materials in bridge columns to improve seismic resiliency: From research to practice,” which was published in the January-February 2018 issue of the PCI Journal.  The paper was selected for being the most worthy as a contribution to the advancement of the construction, production, and erection of precast and prestressed concrete.


Saiidi Receives US Patent for Deconstructible Column Plastic Hinges




Education is one of the most rewarding careers one can choose, and I am very pleased to have educated others and myself for over 40 years.  Research is a prominent component of higher education. I intend through this website to present the highlights of my research projects. 

M. Saiid Saiidi, PhD, PE