Dr. Mehdi Shokouhian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Morgan State University, Baltimore, United States. He was born in Tehran, Iran and got diploma in mathematics and physics in 1994. He graduated for Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering in 1999, and Master Degree in Structural Engineering in 2002 entitled "Optimal ordering in graph theory and algebraic graph theory using Ritz method" under supervision of Professor Ali Kaveh, which focused
on improving the patterns of sparse matrices in finite element methods for large-scale structures, not
only to reduce the cost of solution but also to make the processing of large
Dr. Shokouhian earned his PhD Degree in Structural Engineering at the Tsinghua University in Beijing China in January 2015, where he was granted a Full Scholarship from China Scholarship Council. His PhD research focused on ductility-based design and structural stability of high strength steel structures using theoretical, numerical and experimental methods and a part of his PhD research achievements was adopted in new version of Chinese Steel Design Code. He is also very interested in new generation of structural bracing systems for high rise buildings to achieve higher structural ductility and energy-dissipating capacity of steel structures in severe earthquakes. In 2015 he pursued his Postdoctoral at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University for two years. As Postdoctoral Researcher, he worked on different research projects including a project funded by Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant (MOWER) to develop design of offshore wind turbine with floating platform. Furthermore, he applied for several state and federal research grants as Co-PI to continue his research. He has contributed in some research projects and funding during his PhD research and Postdoc experience. Dr. Shokouhian has published several peer-reviewed journal papers since 2004 and participated in a number of international high ranking conferences.
Address: CBEIS 205, Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, United States.
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