Mehran Rahmani, PhD, PE, M. ASCE

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Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor
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Research Award ($74,800), CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development (SB 1), on project titled “A Practical Framework for Component-Level Structural Health Monitoring of the Gerald Desmond Bridge”, (Role: PI) 2021-2022.

Research Award ($75,000), CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development (SB 1), on project titled “Post-Earthquake Rapid Structural Damage Detection in Bridges Using Low-Density Sensor Arrays”, (Role: PI) 2020-2021

Research Award ($74,700), CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development (SB 1), on project titled “Evaluating financing mechanisms and economic benefits to fund grade separation projects”, (Role: co-PI) 2019-2020.

Research Award ($25,000), California State University Transportation Consortium (CSUTC), TRANSPORT program, on project titled “Wave method for structural health monitoring and damage detection in bridges”, (Role: PI) 2019-2020.

Research Award ($100,800), California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), on project titled “Locations for Future Intercity Passenger Rail Maintenance or Layover Facilities in CA”, (Role: co-PI) 2018-2019.

Teaching Assistantship Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2010-2012.

Research Assistantship Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (CMMI-0800399), PI: Prof. Todorovska, USC Strong Motion Research Group, 2009-2011.

Ranked 1st student (with highest GPA) among 70 undergraduate students in the Civil Engineering Department, University of Mazandaran, Class of 2006.

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Mehran Rahmani, PhD, PE, M. ASCE
ASCE Member?:

Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840


Ph.D. in Structural and Earthquake Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, 2014
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, 2012
M.S. in Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2009
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Mazandaran, Iran 2006


Researcher and Mentor in the field of structural and earthquake engineering (2009-present): More than a decade of research work in developing state-of-the-art methods for structural health monitoring and rapid damage detection in buildings and bridges

Forensic Structural Engineer (2014-2016):
Participated in forensic investigations and analysis of more than 15 damaged buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, affected by the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquake series.

Structural Project Engineer (2016-2017):
Lead reviewer of structural analysis, design, and construction drawings of the roof structure of the iconic SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles.

Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE), State of California, since 2016 (License #C-85599)
Licensed Disaster Service Worker, California Safety Assessment Program (SAP), since 2016 (ID#80831)


Please see attached Letter of Recommendation.

Contribution to the Profession:

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management,
California State University, Long Beach (2017- Present)

Project Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (2015-2017)

Senior Engineer, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (2014-2015)

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles (2009-2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles (2011-2014)


Concrete Canoe Team Faculty Advisor, ASCE CSULB Student Chapter (2017-Present)

Assisted students in preparing materials and equipment of the Concrete Design Demonstration for ASCE CSULB’s Fourth Annual Dream Big: A K-12 Civil Engineering Outreach Event, December 2021

Suggested Award Summary:

Dr. Mehran Rahmani joined the CSULB Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. He obtained his PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2014, MS in Electrical Engineering from USC in 2013, MS in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Iran) in 2009, and BS in Civil Engineering from University of Mazandaran (Iran) in 2006. Prior to joining CSULB, Dr. Rahmani worked as a Senior Engineer for Weidlinger Associates from 2014-15, and as a Project Engineer for Thornton Tomasetti from 2015-2017, working for the Forensic Engineering and Structural Design divisions. Dr. Rahmani is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California.

Dr. Rahmani’s research focuses on structural system identification, structural health monitoring and earthquake damage detection of buildings using sensory data. His PhD research was focused on developing a wave-based methodology for remote post-earthquake structural damage detection that is robust when applied to actual structures, and is calibrated using data from full-scale buildings. Dr. Rahmani’s research interests also include soil-structure interaction and seismic performance-based design. Dr. Rahmani has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed technical papers. He is an active member of professional societies including ASCE, EERI, and ACI, and also a technical reviewer for several earthquake engineering journals.

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