Professional Service

  • ASCE. Role: Associate Editor. Associate Editor of ASCE Structural Engineering Journal. 03/01/2022 - present
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Organizer of papers submitted to the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. I looked for potential reviewers for 18 technical papers and followed up on the peer reviews. 12/01/2021 - 02/15/2022
  • Tall and Special Buildings Journal. Board Member. 07/01/2020 - present
  • PEER review journals. Peer review of 21 technical papers for the following journals: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (3 manuscripts) Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE (1) Engineering Structures (3) Journal of Constructional Steel Research (4) Tall and Special Buildings Journal (2) Annals of Nuclear Engineering (1) Mexican Society of Seismic Engineering, SMIS (1) Nuclear Engineering and Design (1) Bulleting of Earthquake Engineering (2) Engineering Science and Technology (1) Structures (2) . 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021
  • DOE. Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal . 02/2020 - 03/2020
  • Editorial journals. Role: Peer reviewer. Peer review of 10 technical papers for the following journals: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (1 manuscript) Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE (1) Engineering Structures (3) Journal of Constructional Steel Research (1) Earthquake Spectra (1) Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (1) Tall and Special Buildings Journal (1) Annals of Nuclear Engineering (1). 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020
  • NEUP. Role: Reviewer. Review of NEUP (Nuclear Energy University Program) pre-proposal. 11/2019 - present
  • SMiRT 25. SMiRT 25th Conference. Session D5-S14: Response of Structures, Systems, and Components 3. 08/2019 - 08/2019
  • Editorial Journals. Role: Peer reviewer. Peer review of 19 technical papers for the following journals: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (2 manuscripts) Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE (3) Journal of Structures (3) Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE (1) Engineering Structures (3) Journal of Building Engineering (2) American Concrete Institute, Structures Journal (1) Journal of Constructional Steel Research (1) Advances in Structural Engineering (1) Earthquake Spectra (1) Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (1) . 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • DOE. Review of NEUP (Nuclear Energy University Program) pre-proposal. 11/2018 - 11/2018
  • University of Utah. Role: Reviewer. SEED review. 10/2018 - 10/2018
  • DOE, Department of Energy. Role: Reviewer. Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal . 03/2018 - 03/2019
  • Editorial Journals. Role: Peer-reviewer. Peer review of 15 technical papers for the following journals: Journal of Tall and Special Buildings (2 manuscripts) Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (2) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (1) Revista Ingeneria Sismica (1) Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE (2) Engineering Structures (3) Journal of Vibration Control (1) American Concrete Institute, Structures Journal (1) Journal of Steel Structures and Construction (1) Iranian Journal of Science and Technology (1). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • ASCE. Role: Moderator. Moderator at the ASCE/SEI conference in Denver, CO. 04/07/2017 - 04/07/2017
  • Department of Energy. Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal . 03/08/2017 - 03/30/2017
  • Editorial Journals. Role: PEER Reviewer. Peer review of 15 technical papers for the following journals: Journal of Tall and Special Buildings (2 manuscripts) Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE (1) Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (3) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (1) Revista Ingeneria Sismica (1) Annals of Nuclear Engineering (1) Nuclear Engineering and Design (1) Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE (1) Engineering Structures (3) Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (1) . 01/09/2017 - 12/22/2017
  • Editorial Journals. Role: PEER Reviewer. Peer review of 13 technical papers for the following journals: Journal of Tall and Special Buildings (3 manuscripts) Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE (3) Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (3) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (2) Revista Ingeneria Sismica (1) Journal of Vibration and Control (1). 01/11/2016 - 12/16/2016
  • Mountain Plains Consortium. Peer review of MPC report. 11/2015 - 11/2015
  • Department of Energy. Role: Reviewer. Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal . 10/2015 - 10/2015
  • Nuclear Energy University Program. Review of three NEUP preproposals. 09/2015 - 10/2015
  • University of Utah. I organized a two-day MOOSE Workshop at the U of U campus. 01/06/2015 - 01/07/2015
  • American Concrete Institute. ACI 374 Committee. Technical lead to update of the document “Report on Structural Design and Detailing for High-Strength Concrete in Moderate to High Seismic Applications ACI ITG-4.3R-07.” . 01/2015 - 03/31/2017
  • U of U. Peer review of the following manuscripts: - Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering chapter . May 2015. - ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering manuscript. August 2014. - Tall and Special Buildings Journal manuscript. November 2014. - Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (BEE) manuscript. April 2014. - Iranian Journal manuscript. May 2014. - Scientia Iranica manuscript. June 2014. - Tall and Special Buildings Journal manuscript. June 2014. - ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering manuscript. January 2014. 01/2014 - 11/2014
  • Journals. I peer reviewed a paper for the Journal of Structural Engineering I peer reviewed a paper for the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal. 09/2013 - 12/2013
  • ACI 374 Committee. I am leading the update of the document “Report on Structural Design and Detailing for High-Strength Concrete in Moderate to High Seismic Applications ACI ITG-4.3R-07.” . 03/2013 - 06/2016
  • Nuclear Energy University Program. I peer reviewed five pre-proposals, and three proposals for NEUP. 02/2013 - 07/2013
  • Engineering Structures. Peer review of one manuscript. 05/2012 - 05/2012
  • ASCE Structural Engineering Journal. Peer review of two manuscripts. 04/2012 - 10/2012
  • EERI. Founder of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Local Chapterr. 03/2012 - 12/2012
  • Journal of Structural Engineering. Review of three manuscripts. 03/2012 - 10/2012
  • The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings. Review of three manuscripts. 02/2012 - 09/2012
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Role: Reviewer. Review of a technical manuscript for the Earthquake Spectra Journal. 08/2011 - 08/2011
  • Engineering Structures Journal. Role: Reviewer. Review of a technical manuscript. 07/2011 - 08/2011
  • American Society of Civil Engineers. Role: Reviewer. Review of two technical manuscripts for the structural engineering journal. 07/2011 - 07/2011
  • The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal. Review 6 technical manuscripts in 2011. 01/2011 - 12/2011
  • American Concrete Institute. ACI 349 member. Review changes from ACI 318 that are applicable to ACI 349 (nuclear facilities). 10/2010 - present
  • ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering . Technical peer reviewer. 10/2010 - 12/2010
  • The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal. Editorial board member/ PEER reviewer. 01/2010 - 12/2010

Honors & Awards

  • The Ben Jacobsen Kingfisher Bend Ranch Award for exceptional effectiveness in teaching. College of Engineering, 05/2015
  • Teacher of the Year Award in the CvEEN Department. University of the Utah, 05/2014
  • Elected as member of the American Concrete Institute ACI-374 Committee. 03/2014
  • Teacher of the Year Award in the CvEEN Department. University of the Utah, 05/2013
  • 2013 Milek Fellowship Award. Award of $120,000 to evaluate the effect of BRB boundary conditions on the seismic performance of braced frames. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 03/2013

Internal Service

  • Infrastructure committee. Member, 09/01/2021 - 12/31/2022. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • College of Engineering Research Incentive Seed Grant Program 2021. Reviewer, 12/29/2020 - 01/04/2021. College service.
  • Academic Senate. Member, 08/2019 - 05/2022. University service.
  • Safety committee. Member, 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022. Department service.
  • Executive committee. Member, 07/01/2019 - 09/30/2021. Department service.
  • Graduate admissions committee. Member, 07/01/2019 - 08/30/2021. Department service.
  • Graduate committee. Member, 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020. Department service.
  • Infrastructure Committee. Head of committee, 06/03/2019 - 08/30/2021. Department service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee. Member, 01/01/2019 - 08/13/2021. Department service.
  • Math committee. Member, 01/01/2019 - 12/30/2019. College service.
  • Graduate Application Review Committee. Member, 09/03/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Strategic Hiring and Planning Committee. 09/03/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 09/03/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Infrastructure Committee. Committee lead, 09/03/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee . Member, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Organized the EERI 2016 Distinguished Lecture titled: From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience, by Profersor Gregory Deierlein (Stanford University). Organizer, 07/25/2016 - 09/08/2016. Department service.
  • Organize the presentation "Restoration of Provo City Center Temple" by John Emery. 03/02/2016 - 03/02/2016. College service.
  • To evaluate and discuss the U of U library policies. Commmittee member, 01/04/2016 - 12/30/2017. University service.
  • Search structural faculty committee member. 10/2015 - 04/29/2016. Department service.
  • I made arrangements for bringing Prof. Christoph Adam as a visiting professor in fall 2013. 10/2013 - 12/2013. Department service.
  • Elected as a member of the diversity committee of the faculty governance at the U of U. 04/2013 - present. University service.
  • I was member of the lecturer search committee for the instructor of our courses of Strength of Materials, and Statics, among others. 03/2013 - 06/2013. Department service.
  • Infrastructure group committee. 01/2013 - 03/2014. Department service.
  • Graduate committee member. 08/2010 - present. Department service.

Outreach

  • Zoom Presentation at Nagoya University. Department of Civil Engineering. 03/22/2021 - present
  • Presentation at the Universidad Veracruzana. Veracruz, MX. October 17, 2020. Topic: Nonlinear Methods to Assess Structural Behavior.” . 10/17/2020 - present
  • Promoted the CvEEN Department and the College of Engineering during Mexican Conference. 09/17/2020 - present
  • Promoted the CvEEN Department and the College of Engineering during several presentations in Vienna, AT. 01/08/2018 - 05/02/2018
  • Promoted the CvEEN Department and the University of Utah during presentations to undergrad students and faculty at Nagoya University, Japan. 05/30/2017 - 06/20/2017
  • Coordinated the Towers event during the 2017 Utah Olympiad. 04/14/2017 - 04/15/2017
  • Shake Table demonstration at Dilworth Elementary Science Fair. 02/09/2017 - 03/09/2017
  • Collaborator on the Second Dilworth Elementary Chess Tournament. 02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017
  • Shake Table demonstration at Dilworth Elementary Science Fair. 02/2016 - 02/2016
  • Co-organizer of the first chess tournament at Dilworth Elementary school. 02/2016 - 02/2016
  • Assisted on the Olympiad for high school kids on April 14, 2012. 04/2012 - 04/2012
  • Presentation at Dilworth Elementary School to fifth grades. 10/2011 - present

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