Principal Investigator

Ertugrul Taciroglu 
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
BS, Istanbul Technical University, 1993

Chair, CEE Department, UCLA
Section Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
Associate Editor, Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
Advisory Board Member, Structural Control & Health Monitoring
Editorial Board Member, EERI Earthquake Spectra

Post-doctoral Researchers

FaridGhahariFarid Ghahari
PhD, Sharif University of Technology, 2013
Research Areas: System identification, soil-structure interaction, inverse problems
Personal Web Page | Google Scholar | CV 


AlpKarakocAlp Karakoc
PhD, Aalto University, Finland, 2013
Research Areas: Computational mechanics, constitutive modeling, material system design
ResearchGate | CV

Graduate Researchers

BarbarosCetinerBarbaros Cetiner
BS, Istanbul Technical University, 2012
MS, Bogazici University, 2013
Research Topic: Regional seismic risk assessment of transportation networks. Personal Web Page | CV

ArastooDasmehArastoo Dasmeh
BS, University of Tehran, 2014
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
Research Topic: Performance-based seismic assessment and design of earth-retaining structures. Personal Web Page | CV

RezaGhotbiAbdoulreza Ghotbi

BS, University of Mazandaran, 2004
MS, California State University, Long Beach, 2014
Research Topic: Performance-based seismic assessment of non-ductile reinforced concrete buildings. Personal Web Page | CV



Henan Mao
BS, Anhui Jianzhu University, 2015
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
Research Topic: Advanced modeling of base isolation devices
Personal Web Page | CV


Zeyu NiZeyu Ni
BS,China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing
Research Topic: Development of omni-directional pile-soil macroelements | CV


Arezoo Razavizadeh
BS, University of Tehran, 2010
MS, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain & University of Minho, Portugal, 2013
Research Topic: Constitutive modeling of Natural Hydraulic Lime | CV

WenyangZhangWenyang Zhang
BS, Tongji University, 2014
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
Research Topic: Wave propagation, constitutive modeling, soil-structure interaction. Personal Web Page | CV

Visiting Scholars

ShugangTianShugang Tian
PhD, Tongji University, ongoing [currently, Visiting Ph.D. Student, UCLA]
MS, Northwest A&F University, China, 2013
Research Topic: Performance-based assessment of immersed tube tunnels CV

Ji ZhangJiZhang
PhD, Tongji University, ongoing [currently, Visiting Ph.D. Student, UCLA]
BS, Tongji University, 2011
Research Topic: Loading-history-based track-bridge Interaction | CV


Xiaomin Xue
Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Research Topic: Modeling and characterization of ferroelectric materials | CV


MengchengLiuMengchen Liu
Professor, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Research Topic: Development of constitutve models for long-term inelastic behavior of railroad ballast | CV