Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • CEE doctoral students celebrate commencement with their professors, from left: Dr. Yongxue Li, Dr. Riccardo Cappa, Professor Anne Lemnitzer, Dr. Peng Zhong, Professor Farzin Zareian, Dr. Bahareh Mobasher and Professor Lizhi Sun.

Structural Engineering

The Structures Program emphasizes the application of analytical and experimental approaches to the investigation of the effects of earthquakes and other extreme hazards on constructed facilities. Areas of specific interest include reliability of engineering systems, random vibration, passive, active and hybrid control of structural vibration, elastomeric and sliding base isolation systems, dynamic behavior of liquid storage tanks, seismic response of equipment and other secondary systems, liquefaction fragility of lifelines, the retrofitting of buildings and bridges, and stochastic fatigue, fracture and maintenance of structures.
 

Structural Engineering Faculty
 

Current Faculty


Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Anne Lemnitzer
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Mo Li
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Ayman Mosallam
Professor, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D. Catholic University of America
Structural and Earthquake Engineering
Advance Composites

Farzad Naeim
Adjunct Professor, Registered Professional Engineer (CA)
Registered Professional Engineer, Civil (CA)
Registered Structural Engineer (CA)
Ph.D. University of Southern California
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Lizhi Sun
Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Micro/nano-mechanics of Heterogeneous Composite Materials

Farzin Zareian
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University
Performance –based engineering, structural reliability, structural control

Emeritus Faculty


Alfredo H-S. Ang
Professor Emeritus, Registered Structural Engineer
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Reliability Engineering; Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Gerard C. Pardoen
Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D. Stanford University
Structural Analysis, Experimental Structural Dynamics

Robin Shepherd
Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D. University of Canterbury; D.Sc. University of Leeds
Structural Dynamics; Earthquake Resistant Design

Masanobu Shinozuka
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Columbia University
Earthquake and Structural Engineering

Roberto Villaverde
Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Jann N. Yang
Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
D.Sc., Columbia University
Control of Structural Systems; Stochastic Fatigue, Fracture and Maintainability

Plans of Study

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Civil Engineering

Farzin Zareian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
zareian@uci.edu
(949) 824-9866 (Phone) 
(949) 824-2117 (Fax)
 

Graduate Coordinator

April Heath
a.heath@uci.edu
(949) 824-0584 (Phone) 
(949) 824-2117 (Fax)