Current research group members
Sungmoon Jung, Ph.D
Sungmoon Jung is a professor at the joint college of engineering by Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Details of his work experience and research interests can be found from the C.V. below. His hobbies are mainly music, books, and movies, but he also enjoys biking.
Lee-Sak An, Ph.D.
Lee-Sak An received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Chungbuk National University, South Korea, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2022. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, he is working in FAMU-FSU College of Engineering as a postdoctoral scholar since September 2022. He has research interests in 1) probabilistic fatigue life prediction of steel structures, 2) corrosion fatigue process, and 3) load effects on structural systems by vehicle and wind. He possesses various technical skills such as fatigue evaluation including crack propagation analysis, fatigue testing, three-dimensional wind tunnel testing, finite element analysis, etc. His hobbies are Kendo (Japanese martial art), Xiangqi (Chinese chess), and books.
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/leesakan
Co-Advisor: Dr. Kampmann
Olayiwola is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He completed four years of his undergraduate studies at The Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. Based on his outstanding academic performance he had the opportunity to complete the final year of his bachelor’s degree at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, through a student exchange program in 2015. In 2018, he earned his master’s degree in Civil Engineering at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a specialty in Structural Engineering. His current research focuses on the evaluation of GFRP spirals in corrosion resistant concrete piles. Other research interests include, but are not limited to bridge engineering, static and dynamic load testing and analysis of bridges, prestressed concrete elements, construction materials, and emerging reinforcements for concrete structures. He enjoys cooking and watching soccer.
Nasrollah is a Ph.D. student in the civil and environmental engineering department at Florida State University. His current research is about the effect of terrain on wind loading on buildings. He received his master degree in earthquake engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, with a major focus on the behavior of masonry structures. He also received his bachelor degree in civil engineering from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran. Additionally, Nasrollah had over 3 years of working experience as a structural designer with a main focus on the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures. He enjoys mountain climbing, hiking, watching soccer games, listening to music and reading poetry books.
Farhad Farzaneh is a Ph.D. student in the civil and environmental engineering department at the Florida State University. He received his B.sc in mechanical engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 2015. His M.sc in mechanical engineering in the field of solid mechanics was awarded from University of Tehran in 2017. He is the author of research conference papers concerning the dynamic loading and stability analysis of thin walled structures. His research area encompasses Impact mechanics, Structural stability, Numerical simulation, Crashworthiness, Applied computational mechanics and finite element methods.
Co-Advisor: Dr. Huang
Mengdi Ma is a Ph.D. student in the civil and environmental engineering department at Florida State University. She has earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Hydraulic Engineering, Southeast University in Nanjing, China. Her specialty is Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering. Her research direction is hydrodynamics and its numerical simulation. She had research experiences including the establishment of the hydrodynamic model and the evaluation of regulation effect in offshore. In daily life, she enjoys painting and eating delicious food.
Co-Advisor: Dr. Zhang
Mohammadhossein received his BS degrees in Civil Engineering from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran as the first rank student in the class. He studied the effect of different cement brands on the compressive strength growth of concrete. As an MS student at the Sharif University of Technology, he ranked second among structural engineering students while researching the mechanical properties of Rammed Earth, a green soil-based building material, as his MS thesis topic and the effect of harsh environments on FRP materials. His research culminated in two research papers. He is mostly interested in the response of artificial sustainable building materials to different load types, environmental conditions, and variations in their mixtures. In his current Ph.D. research, he investigates the mechanical and microstructural response of 3D printed concrete to creep loading. He loves cooking and watching movies.
Mohamad completed his master’s degree in the field of biomechanics from Iran University of Science and Technology. He is author of 2 journal papers in the field of biomechanics. He also completed his bachelor of science in the filed of mechanics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran. Mohamad has experience in Iran’s metal industries for 3 years. Large deformation analysis and metal forming process was his research interest in industrial field. He also had experience in the field of amusement rides. Finite element, kinematic and dynamic analysis of special amusement rides was his specialty. His research interests lie in the area of finite element, plasticity, large-scale deformation and structural mechanics. He enjoys watching movies, tv shows and sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball and F1 race).
Zihan Mahmood Nahian
Co-Advisor: Dr. Fernandez-Caban
Zihan Mahmood Nahian is a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida State University. He completed his B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh. During his undergrad, he was involved in a research project on improving the durability of concrete made with different indigenous aggregates. He also contributed to another research on utilizing the clay burnt brick aggregate for making high-strength concrete. He has the experience of working as a lecturer in two different institutions namely, Uttara University and IUT. His current research will focus on the application of machine learning methods for the design of structures. He enjoys movies, documentaries, non-fiction books and likes to participate in sporting activities.
Reza Alishahi is a MS student in civil and environmental engineering department at FSU. His current research topic is application of artificial neural networks for satellite image recognition for hurricane damage risk assessment. He’s currently a practicing Bridge Engineer with Standards group within Structural Design office at Florida Department of Transportation central office. He also has extensive background in software development for engineering applications such as design, analysis, load rating and asset management of transportation structures using programming languages such as C# (.Net Framework), Python, VBScript, and Java. He previously obtained his BSc from K.N.Toosi University of technology, Iran and MPhil from Curtin University, Australia both in Civil Engineering. He enjoys watching movies, soccer, hiking also he’s a big fan of futuristic/sci-fi books.
Michelle Brijana Grand is a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering student from Caracas, Venezuela. She pursued her B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2020 as a Garnet and Gold Scholar and achieved Honors in the Major through a research thesis. Her thesis focused on the manufacture and mechanical performance of recycled plastic sandwich core structures. Michelle's research interests encompass mechanics of materials, finite element analysis, design optimization, architecture and building science, and climate change structural resilience. Upon graduation, she worked as an Engineering Intern for Ardurra. She currently resides in Vancouver, CA, and loves to explore the great outdoors and attractions of beautiful British Columbia. Her aspiration is to continue to research as a Ph.D. student.
Alumni of the research group
Sean Martin, Ph.D., 2022
Sejin Kim, Postdoc 2022
MohammadReza Seyedi, Ph.D., Postdoc 2022
Fabrice Taondeyande, M.S. 2022
Md Mobasshir Rashid, M.S. 2022
Camryn Sikora, Undergrad Researcher in 2019-2021
Grzegorz Dolzyk, Ph.D. 2020
Seung-Yong Ok, Visiting Scholar 2019-20
Grzegorz Kakareko, Ph.D. 2019
Crisol Ortiz-Socas, Undergrad Researcher in 2019
Se-Jin Jeon, Visiting Scholar 2019
Ryan McDugle, M.S. 2018
Gholamreza Amirinia, Ph.D. 2017
Kakit Fung, Ph.D. 2017
Anwer Al-Kaimakchi, M.S. 2017
Do Young Moon, Visiting Scholar 2016-17
Ran Xu, M.S. 2016
Paola Vasquez, M.S. 2016
Michal Gleba, M.S. 2015
Ho-Kyung Kim, Visiting Scholar 2015
Hyun Woo Park, Visiting Scholar 2015
Jae-Yo Kim, Visiting Scholar 2015
Atul Patil, Ph.D. 2015
Bejoy P. Alduse, Ph.D. 2014
Larissa Ferreira, M.S. 2015
Bronislaw Gepner, Ph.D. 2014
Juhyoung Kim, Visiting Scholar 2014
Seyamend Armaghani, M.S. 2014
GyeHee Lee, Visiting Scholar 2012-13
Joshua Turley, M.S. 2013
Sungryul Kim, Visiting Scholar 2012-13
Gustavo Munoz, M.S. 2012
Inho Yeo, Visiting Scholar 2011-12
Michael Wicker, M.Eng 2012, Researcher in 2011-12
Chris Roberts, Undergrad Researcher in 2011-12
Jude Rosilien, Undergrad Researcher in 2011
Austin Stilson, Undergrad Researcher in 2010-11
Michael Schellhammer, M.S. 2011
Jeyre Lewis, M.S. 2011
Steven Sullivan, Undergrad Researcher in 2010
Dongmei Tan, Visiting Scholar 2010
Rob Barthelemy, M.S. 2009