Professional Service

  • ASCE. Role: Associate Editor. Associate Editor of ASCE Structural Engineering Journal. 2022 - present
  • Entity: 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. 2021 - 2022
  • Entity: Tall and Special Buildings Journal Board Member. 2020 - present
  • Entity: 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). 2020 - 2021
  • Entity: DOE Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal. 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Peer Reviewer. Entity: Editorial journals 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). 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NEUP Review of NEUP (Nuclear Energy University Program) pre-proposal. 2019 - present
  • Entity: SMiRT 25 SMiRT 25th Conference. Session D5-S14: Response of Structures, Systems, and Components 3. 2019 - 2019
  • Role: Peer Reviewer. Entity: Editorial Journals 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). 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: DOE Review of NEUP (Nuclear Energy University Program) pre-proposal. 2018 - 2018
  • University of Utah. Role: Reviewer. SEED review. 2018 - 2018
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DOE, Department of Energy Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal. 2018 - 2019
  • Role: Peer-Reviewer. Entity: Editorial Journals 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). 2018 - 2018
  • ASCE. Role: Moderator. Moderator at the ASCE/SEI conference in Denver, CO. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: Department of Energy Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal. 2017 - 2017
  • Role: Peer Reviewer. Entity: Editorial Journals 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). 2017 - 2017
  • Role: Peer Reviewer. Entity: Editorial Journals 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). 2016 - 2016
  • Entity: Mountain Plains Consortium Peer review of MPC report. 2015 - 2015
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Department of Energy Review of an SBIR/STTR proposal. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: Nuclear Energy University Program Review of three NEUP preproposals. 2015 - 2015
  • University of Utah. I organized a two-day MOOSE Workshop at the U of U campus. 2015 - 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.”. 2015 - 2017
  • Entity: 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. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: 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. 2013 - 2013
  • Entity: 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.”. 2013 - 2016
  • Entity: Nuclear Energy University Program I peer reviewed five pre-proposals, and three proposals for NEUP. 2013 - 2013
  • Entity: Engineering Structures Peer review of one manuscript. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: ASCE Structural Engineering Journal Peer review of two manuscripts. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: EERI Founder of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Utah Local Chapterr. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: Journal of Structural Engineering Review of three manuscripts. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Review of three manuscripts. 2012 - 2012
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Review of a technical manuscript for the Earthquake Spectra Journal. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Engineering Structures Journal Review of a technical manuscript. 2011 - 2011
  • American Society of Civil Engineers. Role: Reviewer. Review of two technical manuscripts for the structural engineering journal. 2011 - 2011
  • Entity: The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal Review 6 technical manuscripts in 2011. 2011 - 2011
  • American Concrete Institute. ACI 349 member. Review changes from ACI 318 that are applicable to ACI 349 (nuclear facilities). 2010 - present
  • Entity: ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Technical peer reviewer. 2010 - 2010
  • Entity: The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal Editorial board member/ PEER reviewer. 2010 - 2010

Honors & Awards

  • The Ben Jacobsen Kingfisher Bend Ranch Award for exceptional effectiveness in teaching. College of Engineering, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year Award in the CvEEN Department. University of the Utah, 2014
  • Elected as member of the American Concrete Institute ACI-374 Committee. 2014
  • Teacher of the Year Award in the CvEEN Department. University of the Utah, 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), 2013

Internal Service

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

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