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Educational Record:

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

M.S. in Civil Engineering (Five-year program), Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests:

Earthquake engineering of bridges and buildings, large-scale concrete bridge component and system testing, field testing of highway bridges, analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures, application of advanced materials in earthquake engineering

Professional Experience:

Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Nevada Reno, 7/88-Present (UNR-Foundation Professor awarded 8/97)

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Nevada, Reno, 8/03-6/09

Visiting Scholar, Civil Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, 1/99- 2/99

Chairman, Civil Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 7/86 - 6/94 (on sabbatical 7/92-12/92)

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 7/83 - 6/88 (Tenured 7/84)

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 8/79 - 6/83

Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1/77 - 7/79