Mehdi Shokouhian, Ph.D., M.ASCE

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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 matrices feasible.

   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. Dr. Shokouhian has been principal and co-principal investigator on many projects funded by federal and state agencies exceeding $1M. He has published more than 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings papers since 2004.

   As regards academic experiences, he is currently teaching undergraduates and graduate students at Morgan State University. He co-advising PhD students with research focus on seismic design and high performance structural materials. He was officially employed as 'Lecturer' in Islamic Azad University in 2002, he obtained considerable teaching experience for eight years (2002-2010) and he lectured several courses in Civil and Structural Engineering as well as Engineering Management as titles: 1) Design of Steel Structures, 2) Mechanics of Materials, 3) Vector Mechanics (Statics), 4) Analysis of Structures, 5) Design of Concrete Structures, 6) Computer Modeling in Civil Engineering Design, 7) Civil Engineering Surveying, 8) Project Management, 9) Construction Cost Estimating, 10) Civil and Road Construction Machinery, 11) Architectural Design, 12) Strengthening and Rehabilitation of Structures.

    Dr. Shokouhian has an extensive professional experience in analysis and design of heavy duty long span structures for industrial purposes as well as supervision and design team management. His professional career ranged from Junior Structural Designer to Senior Design Manager and Chairman of Boards of a Design and Construction Company which was established by him. Most of projects were designed by him and his team of experts were on designing of steel structures and overhead cranes for steel making factories as well as foundation design for complex machinery and equipment of steel continues production lines. Meanwhile he was chief manager of inspection and supervision in civil engineering department of Seven Diamonds industrial Company for six years.

Address: CBEIS 209, Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, United States. 

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