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.
MohammadReza Seyedi, Ph.D.
Reza completed his Ph.D. at Florida State University and a master’s degree in automotive engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology and Bahonar respectively. His research interests lie in the area of vehicle safety, finite element, autonomous vehicles, and structural mechanics ranging from theory to design to implementation. His Ph.D. thesis was about rollover crashworthiness of the bus where he utilized experimental and computational methods to evaluate the vehicle and occupant responses during different crash scenarios. Reza also had an industrial experience for 3 years in the analysis of amusement ride structures and industrial machines. He enjoys playing (poorly) and watching soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis, listening to music (classic, jazz, and instrumental), poker, and non-fiction books.
Personal web page: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~seyedmo/
Sejin Kim, Ph.D.
Sejin received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea and has worked in the Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering as a postdoctoral fellow. His research interests include wind-induced disaster prevention, vehicle safety, structural health monitoring of infrastructure, etc. His thesis topic was about evaluating the risk level of vehicles on a long-span bridge for strong winds and suggesting risk mitigation measures. He possesses technical skills, including dynamic vehicle analysis, wind tunnel testing, bridge buffeting analysis, wind environmental analysis, etc. He is currently working in FAMU-FSU College of Engineering as a postdoctoral scholar since June 1, 2021. His hobby is watching soccer games, movies, listening music, and reading books.
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.
Sean Martin, P.E.
Sean received his BS and MS degrees from Florida State University. He has worked as an engineer while at times teaching in Tallahassee Community College. Mr. Martin is currently a Professor of Practice of the department. He is working toward PhD as a part-time student. His research topic is to investigate wind turbines for low-wind resource regions such as Florida.
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.
Jason Stauffer, P.E.
Jason received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New Mexico State University. He is a segmental bridge engineer with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of post-tensioned concrete segmental bridges. He is proficient with multiple structural analysis software programs including LARSA 4D, RISA 3D, spColumn, MicroStation, and FBPier. In his spare time, Jason enjoys hiking, gardening, playing cribbage.
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.
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.
Fabrice Taondeyande is a M.S student in civil and environmental engineering department at FSU. His current research topic is to study how surface roughness immediately upwind of a mid-rise building influences the wind loading. He has a bachelor’s degree in hydraulic engineering from the International Institute of Water and Environment (2iE), Burkina Faso, prior to coming to Florida State University where he awarded another bachelor’s in civil engineering. His senior design project was on the resurfacing of state road 430 in Daytona beach under the sponsor of FDOT. He also has extensive background in irrigation system design and planning.
Md Mobasshir Rashid
Md Mobasshir Rashid is currently doing his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Florida State University. He completed his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2017. Before coming to USA, he has been appointed in Lecturer position in Uttara University, Dhaka. His research focus mainly involves the study of how autonomous vehicles have an impact on the safety of road users such as pedestrian and bi-cyclists. His undergraduate thesis was to determine the comfort level of public buses in Dhaka by using Arduino micro-controller and other related sensors. In his free time, Mobasshir specially watches movies and tv series. He is also very fond of football and cricket matches.
Camryn Sikora is a sophomore at Florida State pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She’s a member of iStructE and ASCE, and is interested in structural engineering and design. She enjoys painting, going to the beach, and making playlists.
Alumni of the research group
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