Farzian Zareian, Ph.D.

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Distinguished Engineering Educator
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Awards:

-Outstanding Professor, Anthology Yearbook and the Senior Class of 2011. (May 28, 2011).
-Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of California - Irvine. (May 26, 2011).
-Professor of the Year, Engineering Student Council. (February 20, 2010).
-Outstanding 2007 Journal Paper, Los Angeles Tall Building Structural Design Council.
(May 9, 2008) for publication of “Prediction Collapse - How Realistic and Practical is it, and what can we learn from it”.
-Outstanding Leadership Award, University of Southern California. (April 2001)

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As a colleague of Dr. Zareian at UCI and as one who has witnessed his professional growth over the past 7 years, I cannot say enough about his professionalism, genuine commitment to education, and his unquestionable integrity and sense of Engineering and professional ethics.

Candidate Information

Name:
Farzian Zareian, Ph.D.
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
E4130 Engineering Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Supervisor:
Education:

-PhD, Stanford University, 2006.
Structural Engineering
Dissertation Title: Simplified Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
Advisor: Krawinkler, H.

-MS, Sharif University of Technology, 1997.
Major: Earthquake Engineering
Dissertation Title: Evaluation of Seismic Energy Demands of Structures
Advisor: Rahnama, M.

-BS, Sharif University of Technology, 1995.
Major: Civil Engineering

Experience:

-Assistant Professor UC-Irvine (2006-2011)
-Associate Professor UC-Irvine (2012-Present)
-Various consulting assignments related to Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Collapse Analysis, Structural Reliability, Structural Control.

Comments:

Simply stated, Professor Zareian has proven himself as an effective educator (judged based on all the teaching awards he has received and the feedback from his many students).  His contributions to research related to Earthquake and Structural integrity has received an extremely positive response from funding agencies who have supported his ideas as well as scientific peers who have evaluated his many peer-reviewed papers.

Contribution to the Profession:

Professor Zareian has been making contributions to the education of the new generation of Civil Engineers at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He has supervised an impressive number of M.S. and PhD students. In addition, Professor Zareian has been very active in student activities, notably the ASCE Student Chapter.

Dr Zareian’s work has contributed to the advancement of research in areas of Structural, and Earthquake Engineering, Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Collapse Analysis, Structural Reliability, and Structural Control.  His research has so far resulted in over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and another 50+ Conference/Workshop/Symposium Proceedings articles. Dr Zareian has presented his work at various conferences and workshops.

Support for his research ideas have come from a diverse group of funding agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC/USC)

Civic:

Dr. Zareian’s civic contributions have been in dissemination of knowledge and information to the public and schools about Earthquakes and their potential adverse impact on society. Dr. Zareian has also been asked to serve as member of Post-earthquake assessment teams to Chile, Japan and Iran.

Suggested Award Summary:

Simply stated, Professor Zareian has proven himself as an effective educator (judged based on all the teaching awards he has received and the feedback from his many students).  His contributions to research related to Earthquake and Structural integrity has received an extremely positive response from funding agencies who have supported his ideas as well as scientific peers who have evaluated his many peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Zareian’s civic contributions have been in dissemination of knowledge and information to the public and schools about Earthquakes and their potential adverse impact on society. Dr. Zareian has also been asked to serve as member of Post-earthquake assessment teams to Chile, Japan and Iran.

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1 Skimming the Waters of Newport Habor Sunset Ridge Park Lake Forest Sports Park Coyote Creek Class I Bikeway The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission Main Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation Project State Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase) 20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center Drive Tustin Ranch Road Extension Balboa Boulevard Beautification Park Place SR 57 Widening North Segment Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement Project Sand Canyon Avenue Grade Separation SR-57 Improvements Newport Forcemain Project Emergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1 Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B Project Newport Beach Civic Center & Park City of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion Project Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion Cerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase II New Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo Newport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal Project Brookhurst Street Widening Project I-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement Project Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail PCH/Del Prado Street Improvements Marina Park Newland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence System Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin Lincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana River Gilbert Street Improvements LAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECT ALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS Cow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1B West County Connectors Project Waste to Energy - Bowerman Power Project Glassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit Project Esencia, Rancho Mission Viejo Irvine Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge Orange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge Basin Stanton Central Park Jeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance Widening Peters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS Replacement Memory Lane Park, Santa Ana La Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound Widening Newport Beach Country Club Clubhouse 400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail Wall Myra 3 Stormwater Pump Station Sunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline Project Huntington Beach Senior Center In Central Park Newport Boulevard Widening Crown Valley Park Channel Entry Improvements Anaheim Convention Center Betterment VII Mackay Park Tesoro Zone II and Zone B Water Facilities Park Avenue Bridge over Grand Canal I-5/La Novia Roundabout Dairy Fork Wetland and Habitat Restoration Jeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion Project Tustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations Program Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater Management OCTA OC Bridges Program ABC Green Home 3.0 Project Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds Renovation Ortega Highway Emergency Repair Project The Tracks at Brea Baker Ranch City of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61 Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion Project Altair Irvine Village Pond Park/Veterans Park Renovation Mid-Basin Injection: Centennial Park Agua Chinon Corridor Tarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IV Rancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use Pavilion I-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista Hermosa Orange County Great Park Sports Complex Crawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & Reconstruction South Cove Development Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena Lido House Hotel Broadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint Gateway West Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 Relocation Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade Separation Los Patrones Parkway Rancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - Orange Environmental Nature Center Preschool Building 16

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E. Tasha M. Kamegai-Karadi Yazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP AP Eric Walker Gidti Ludesirishoti Victoria Pilko Pratanu Ghosh Steven R Marvin Phil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PE Victor Aguirre Kenneth H. Rosenfield, PE George A. Jurica, PE Tom Bogard Ravi Shah, PE, QSP/QSD Amy Choi, EIT Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SP Mujahid Chandoo Roxanne Follis Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E. Fred Minagar Jeffrey Okamoto, PE Harvey Gobas Chloe Gharios Kevin Onuma, P.E. Ryan Chamberlain Dr. Adrian Moore Michael Pierce, A.M.ASCE Remi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCE Thomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCE Karen Cervantes, S.M.ASCE Isamar Escobar, A.M.ASCE Kevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCE Douglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCE Jeremy Redman, PhD Christopher Haire Mojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCE OC Report Card Executive Committee Steven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCE William Bennett, P.E., M.ASCE Bruce Phillips, P.E. Brad Dybel, PE Bryant Wong Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Nestor Godinez, PE Professor Joel Lanning Elizabeth Ruedas Dave Lowe Wei Koo Bill Lawson Amber Ganapathy Bob Kallenbaugh State Senator Josh Newman Gary Urban Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar Clint Isa, PE Jason Fix, PE Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Amber Shah Ashlyn Alexander John C Hogan Marionne Philline Lapitan Dr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E. Kevin Du Mont, P.E. Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBA David Frattone, P.E. Lisa Bartlett Jennifer Bohen Gyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T. Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. Jared Lindo Janelle Gonzalez Marionne Philline Lapitan Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake Gabreelle Gonzalez, P.E. George A. Jurica, P.E. Jeff Braun, P.E. Representative Harley Rouda Jeremy R. Squire, P.E. Kathereen Shinkai, P.E. Mobility 21 Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., F.ASCE Dr. Lisa Star, Ph.D., P.E. Lisa M. Penna, P.E., F.ASCE, QSD Michael A. Kraman, P.E. Tapas Dutta, P.E., F.ASCE Andrew Pham, PE, City of Irvine Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans Farzian Zareian, Ph.D. Thomas T. Kim, PE Don Hoppe, PE Doug Staley, PE Ravi Shah, PE Mark Vukojevic, PE David Naish, PhD Lacy Kelly Gary L. Miller, PE Kenneth Rosenfield Andrew Easterling, EIT
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