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Dr. Iraj H.P. Mamaghani
UND Civil Engineering
Upson II Room 260E
243 Centennial Drive Stop 8115
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8115
PH: (701) 777-3563
Areas of Interest: Structural Engineering
Joined the Civil Engineering Department: August 2002
1. Educational Background
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 3/1996.
M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. 3/1993.
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, (Honor) 7/1989.
2. Professional Experience
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UND, 8/2008–Present.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UND, 8/2002–7/2008.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 8/2000–7/2002.
Head of Research & Development Division, Advanced Constructive Designing Ltd.(ACD),Toyama/Japan, 8/1999–7/2000.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, 4/1996–7/1999.
3. Other Related Experience
Attending American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Design Educators’ Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, April 1-5, 2009.
Attending American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Design Educators’ Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1-6, 2008.
Journal Reviewer: Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, International Journal of Science and Technology, Scientica Iranica.
4. Consulting, patents, etc.
Attended and presented over 30 papers in international conferences during the past five years.
5. Professional Registration
Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), (P.Eng., January 2002–Present).
6. Principle Publications of Last Five Years
Mamaghan, I.H.P., Moretti, C., Dockter, B.A., Falken, L., and Tonneson, J. (2009). Evaluation of Penetrating Sealers for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., Paper number 09-0497, accepted for Publication (in Press).
Mamaghani, I.H.P., Montazeri, S., Nemati, N. (2009). Stability Evaluation of Thin-Walled Steel Tubular Columns Subjected to Cyclic Bidirectional Loading, Structural Stability Research Council, April1-5, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 451-470.
Mamaghani, I.H.P., Erdogan, E., Shokri, T., and Nemati, N. (2009). Inelastic Analysis and Ductility Evaluation of Partially Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns under Cyclic Loading, Structural Stability Research Council, April1-5, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 471-490.
Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2008). Seismic Design and Ductility Evaluation of Thin-Walled Steel Bridge Piers of Box Sections, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2050, Washington D.C., pp. 137-142.
Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2008) Inelastic Behavior of Thin Steel Plates Subjected to In-plane Cyclic Compression and Tension, Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), April 2-5, Nashville, Tennessee, pp. 1-18.
Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2007) Inelastic Cyclic Analysis and Stability Evaluation of Steel Braces of Box Sections. Structural Stability Research Council, San Antonio, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 565-584.
Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2007) Analysis of Underground Structures by Discrete Finite Element Method. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 21-25, Paper number 1748.
Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2006) Analysis of Masonry Bridges: Discrete Finite Element Method, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., ISBN 0309099862, Issue Number 1976, pp. 13-19.
Aydan, O., Tokashiki, N., and Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2005) Modeling and Analysis of Rock Systems by Discrete Finite Element Method. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying, Chishitsu-Chosa, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan, Vol. 106, pp. 8-15 (in Japanese).
Book Contribution: Mamaghani, I.H.P. (2009), Chapter 11: Stability of Angle Members: Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, 6th edition, Editor: Ronald Ziemian, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
7. Scientific and Professional Societies
Member of: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), ASCE/SEI Committee on Composite Construction, AISC Committee on Seismic Design, Chair of the SSRC Committee on Stability of Angle members, Served as a Member of Ph.D. thesis committee for a Ph.D. student, 2005-2009, (Thesis Advisor: Professor Dimos Polyzois, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada), Member of the International Scientific Committee for the 12th International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics Conference, October 1‑6, 2008, Goa, India.
8. Honors and Awards
Evaluation of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) for Use in North Dakota Transportation Projects: Sponsoring Agency: North Dakota Department of Transportation, Total $47,450.00 (September 2008-December 2009), Status: in progress.
Application of Sealing Agents in Concrete Durability of Infrastructure Systems. Sponsoring Agency: North Dakota Department of Transportation, Total: $47,450, 7/2005–4/2007.
9. Institutional/Professional Service Last Five Years
Faculty Advisor for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student’s Chapter at Civil Engineering Department (2004, present), Senator of UND Senate (Representing School of Engineering and Mines, 2005-2008), Full Member of the UND Graduate Faculty, Member of the Civil Engineering: Assessment Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Graduate Students’ Thesis Committee.
10. Time Percentages: (Teaching, Research, Service, Mechanical Engineering Program)
60%, 30%, 10%, 100%