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Parisa Shokouhi

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Acoustics
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration

411D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

pxs990@psu.edu

814-863-0678

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Research Areas:

Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations

Interest Areas:

Stress wave propagation in fractured media, nondestructive evaluation (linear and nonlinear ultrasonic testing), structural health monitoring (acoustic emission), machine learning and data analytics, seismic metamaterials

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2000
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2003
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2006

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Samantha McGuigan, Andrea Paola Arguelles, Anne-Francoise Obaton, Alkan M. Donmez, Jacques Riviere and Parisa Shokouhi, 2021, "Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for quality control of geometrically complex additively manufactured components", Additive Manufacturing, 39
  • Anurup Guha, Michael Aynardi, Parisa Shokouhi and Clifford J. Lissenden, 2021, "Identification of long-range ultrasonic guided wave characteristics in cortical bone by modelling", Ultrasonics, 114
  • Clifford J Lissenden, Chris Hakoda and Parisa Shokouhi, 2021, "Control of low-frequency Lamb wave propagation in plates by boundary condition manipulation", Journal of Applied Physics
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jiang Jin, Clay Wood, Jacques Riviere, Ben Madara, Derek Elsworth and Chris J Marone, 2020, "Dynamic stressing of naturally fractured rocks: on the relation between transient changes in permeability and elastic wave velocity", Geophysical Research Letters, 47, (1)
  • Jiang Jin, Paul Johnson and Parisa Shokouhi, 2020, "An integrated analytical and experimental study of contact acoustic nonlinearity at rough interfaces of fatigue cracks", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 135, pp. 103769
  • Anurup Guha, Michael Aynardi, Parisa Shokouhi and Clifford J. Lissenden, 2020, "Shear-actuation and vibrometer reception of penetrating ultrasonic guided wave modes in human tibia", 10, (23)
  • David C Bolton, Parisa Shokouhi, Bertrand Rouet-Leduc, Claudia Hulbert, Jacques Riviere, Chris J Marone and Paul A Johnson, 2019, "Characterizing Acoustic Signals and Searching for Precursors during the Laboratory Seismic Cycle Using Unsupervised Machine Learning", Seismological Research Letters, 90, (3), pp. 1088-1098
  • L Ostrovsky, A Lebedev, Jacques Riviere, Parisa Shokouhi, C Wu, M A Stuber Geesey and P A Johnson, 2019, "Long-Time Relaxation Induced by Dynamic Forcing in Geomaterials", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, (5), pp. 5003-5013
  • Chris Hakoda, Clifford J Lissenden and Parisa Shokouhi, 2019, "Clamping Resonators for Low-Frequency S0 Lamb Wave Reflection", Applied Sciences, 9, (2), pp. 257-265
  • Jiang Jin and Parisa Shokouhi, 2019, "A data-driven approach to construct a quantitative relationship between microstructural features of fatigue cracks and contact acoustic nonlinearity", AIP Advances, 9, (8), pp. 085222
  • Jiang Jin, Weilun Xi, Jacques Riviere and Parisa Shokouhi, 2019, "Single-Impact Nonlinear Resonant Acoustic Spectroscopy for Monitoring the Progressive Alkali--Silica Reaction in Concrete", Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 38, (3), pp. 77
  • Sara Ghahramani, Yingjun Guan, Aleksandra Radlinska and Parisa Shokouhi, 2018, "Carbonation-Induced Microstructural Evolution of Alkali-Activated Slag (AAS) Revealed by Nonlinear Resonant Acoustic Spectroscopy (NRAS)", ASTM Journal: Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 7, (1), pp. 576-598
  • Jiang Jin, Jacques Riviere, Yoshikazu Ohara and Parisa Shokouhi, 2018, "Dynamic Acousto-Elastic Response of Single Fatigue Cracks with Different Microstructural Features: An Experimental Investigation", Journal of Applied Physics, 124, (7), pp. 075303
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jacques Rivière, Robert A Guyer and Paul A Johnson, 2017, "Slow Dynamics of Consolidated Granular Systems: Multi-scale Relaxation", 111, (25)
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jacques Riviere, Pierre-Yves Le Bas and T.J. Ulrich, 2017, "Dynamic Acousto-Elastic Testing of Concrete with a Coda Wave Probe: Comparison with Standard Linear and Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques", Ultrasonics, 81, pp. 59-65
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jacques Riviere, Pierre-Yves Le Bas and T.J. Ulrich, 2017, "Nonlinear Acoustic Testing for Concrete Materials Evaluation", Materials Evaluation, 75, (1), pp. 84-93
  • Jiang Jin, Maria G. Moreno, Jacques Riviere and Parisa Shokouhi, 2017, "Impact-Based Nonlinear Acoustic Testing for Characterizing Distributed Damage in Concrete", Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Jacques Riviere, Lucas Pimienta, Marco Scuderi, Thibault Candela, Parisa Shokouhi, Alexander Schubnel, Jerome Fortin, Chris J Marone and Paul A. Johnson, 2016, "Frequency Dependence of Nonlinear Elasticity in Berea Sandstone", Geophysical Research Letters, 43, pp. 3226-3236
  • Amir Manafpour, Travis Hopper, Farshad Rajabipour, Aleksandra Radlinska, Gordon P Warn, Parisa Shokouhi, Dennis Morian and Shervin Jahangirnejad, 2016, "Field Investigation of In-Service Performance of Concrete Bridge Decks in Pennsylvania", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2577), pp. 1–7
  • Joshua White, Kyle T. Wieghaus, Madhu M. Karthik and Parisa Shokouhi, 2016, "Nondestructive Testing Methods for Underwater Tunnel Linings: Practical Application at Chesapeake Channel Tunnel", Journal of Infrastructure Systems, pp. B4016011-1-11
  • René Heideklang and Parisa Shokouhi, 2016, "Decision-Level Fusion of Spatially Scattered Multi-Modal Data for Nondestructive Inspection of Surface Defects", Sensors, 16, (105), pp. 21
  • Jacques Rivière, Parisa Shokouhi, Robert A Guyer and Paul A Johnson, 2015, "A Set of Measures for the Systematic Classification of the Nonlinear Elastic Behavior of Disparate Rocks", Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120, (3), pp. 1587–1604
  • Christoph Völker and Parisa Shokouhi, 2015, "Clustering Based Multi Sensor Data Fusion for Honeycomb Detection in Concrete", Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 34, (4), pp. 1–10
  • Christoph Völker and Parisa Shokouhi, 2015, "Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Approach for Automatic Honeycomb Detection in Concrete", NDT & E International, 71, pp. 54–60
  • René Heideklang and Parisa Shokouhi, 2015, "Multi-Sensor Image Fusion at Signal Level for Improved Near-Surface Crack Detection", NDT & E International, 71, pp. 16–22
  • Joshua White, Stefan Hurlebaus, Parisa Shokouhi and Andrew Wimsatt, 2014, "Use of Ultrasonic Tomography to Detect Structural Impairment in Tunnel Linings", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2407, (2), pp. 12
  • Joshua White, Stefan Hurlebaus, Parisa Shokouhi, Andreas Wittwer and Andrew Wimsatt, 2014, "Noncontact Techniques for Monitoring of Tunnel Linings", Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, 1, (2), pp. 15
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Julia Wolf and Herbert Wiggenhauser, 2013, "Detection of Delamination in Concrete Bridge Decks by Joint Amplitude and Phase Analysis of Ultrasonic Array Measurements", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19, (3), pp. 11
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Andreas Zoega, Herbert Wiggenhauser and Gregor Fischer, 2012, "Surface Wave Velocity-Stress Relationship in Uniaxially Loaded Concrete", ACI Materials Journal, 109, (2), pp. 141–148
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jens Wöstmann, Gerhard Schneider, Boris Milmann, Alexander Taffe and Herbert Wiggenhauser, 2011, "Nondestructive Detection of Delamination in Concrete Slabs: Multiple-Method Investigation", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2251), pp. 103–113
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Andreas Zoega and Herbert Wiggenhauser, 2010, "Nondestructive Investigation of Stress-Induced Damage in Concrete", Advances in Civil Engineering, 2010
  • A Zoega, Parisa Shokouhi and H Wiggenhauser, 2009, "Propagation Time of Elastic Surface Waves on Concrete Specimens under Uniaxial Loads", Journal of Structural Engineering, 36, (1), pp. 11–15
  • Manuel Celaya, Parisa Shokouhi and Soheil Nazarian, 2007, "Assessment of Debonding in Concrete Slabs Using Seismic Methods", Transportation research record: journal of the transportation research board, (2016), pp. 65–75
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Nenad Gucunski, Ali Maher and Sameh Zaghloul, 2005, "Wavelet-based Multiresolution Analysis of Pavement Profiles as a Diagnostic Tool", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (1940), pp. 79–88
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Nenad Gucunski and Ali Maher, 2003, "Application of Wavelets in Detection of Cavities under Pavements by Surface Waves", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (1860), pp. 57–65
  • Agnimitra Sengupta, Sukran Ilgin Guler and Parisa Shokouhi, , "Interpreting impact echo data to predict condition rating of concrete bridge decks: a machine learning approach", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering

Conference Proceedings

  • Anurup Guha, Michael Aynardi, Parisa Shokouhi and Clifford J. Lissenden, 2020, "Experimental investigation of low frequency vibration in synthetic tibial cortical bone"
  • Prabhakaran Manogharan, Clay Wood, Jacques Riviere, Derek Elsworth, Chris J Marone and Parisa Shokouhi, 2020, "Elastodynamic nonlinear response of dry intact, fractured and saturated rock"
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Jiang Jin, Prabhakaran Manogharan, Clay Wood, Jacques Riviere, Derek Elsworth and Chris J Marone, 2020, "An experimental investigation of the coupling between elastodynamic and hydraulic properties of naturally fractured rock at the laboratory scale"
  • Anurup Guha, Michael Aynardi, Parisa Shokouhi and Clifford J. Lissenden, 2020, "Material and geometric effects on ultrasonic guided wave propagation in long bones", 11381
  • Chris Hakoda, Joseph Rose, Parisa Shokouhi and Clifford J Lissenden, 2018, "Using Floquet Periodicity to Easily Calculate Dispersion Curves and Wave Structures of Homogeneous Waveguides", AIP Conference Proceedings, 1949, (1), pp. 10
  • Monica C. Jurado, Parisa Shokouhi, Manuel Celaya and Soheil Nazarian, 2018, "Quantifying Anisotropy In Asphalt Pavement Using an Ultrasonic Method", pp. 19
  • L Ostrovsky, A Lebedev, Jacques Riviere, Parisa Shokouhi, C Wu, M A Stuber Geesey and P A Johnson, 2018, "Nonlinear Relaxation in Geomaterials: New Results", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America (ASA), pp. 5
  • Clifford J Lissenden and Parisa Shokouhi, 2017, "EMAT Generated Shear Horizontal Wave Interactions with Defects in Welded Steel Plate Structure"
  • René Heideklang and Parisa Shokouhi, 2016, "Fusion of Multi -Sensory Non- Destructive Testing Data for Reliable Detection of Surface Cracks: Signal Level vs. Decision Level", AIP Publishing LLC, 1706, pp. 1-7
  • Christoph Völker and Parisa Shokouhi, 2015, "Data Aggregation for Improved Honeycomb Detection in Concrete Using Machine Learning – Based Algorithms", pp. 8
  • Joshua White, Stefan Hurlebaus, Parisa Shokouhi and Andrew Wimsatt, 2015, "Nondestructive Testing Methods for Underwater Tunnel Linings: Practical Application at Chesapeake Channel Tunnel", NDT.net, pp. 4
  • René Heideklang and Parisa Shokouhi, 2014, "Quantitative Multi-Modal NDT Data Analysis", AIP Publishing LLC, 1581, (1), pp. 1928–1932
  • Parisa Shokouhi and Anna Lorenz, 2014, "Ultrasonic Investigation of Damage Progression in Concrete", AIP Publishing LLC, 1581, (1), pp. 917–924
  • Parisa Shokouhi, 2013, "Stress-and Damage-Induced Changes in Coda Wave Velocities in Concrete", American Institute of Physics, 1511, (1), pp. 382–389
  • Kolkoori, SR, Parisa Shokouhi, C Hoehne, M-U Rahman, M Kreutzbruck and J Prager, 2013, "A Commparative Study of Ray Tracing and CIVA Simulation for Ultrasonic Examination of Anisotropic Inhomogeneous Austenitic Welds", American Institute of Physics, 1511, (1), pp. 1043–1050
  • René Heideklang and Parisa Shokouhi, 2013, "Application of Data Fusion in Nondestructive Testing (NDT)", pp. 835–841
  • Joshua White, Julia Wolf, Parisa Shokouhi, Stefan Hurlebaus and Andrew Wimsatt, 2013, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Linings at Hanging Lake Tunnel"
  • Parisa Shokouhi and Herbert Wiggenhauser, 2012, "Multiprobe Ultrasonic Testing for Detection of Delamination in Concrete Bridge Decks", Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
  • Parisa Shokouhi and Ernst Niederleithinger, 2012, "Damage Characterization in Concrete Using Diffuse Ultrasound", American Institute of Physics, 1430, (1), pp. 1477–1484
  • Parisa Shokouhi, 2012, "Monitoring of Progressive Microcracking in Concrete Using Diffuse Ultrasound", 6th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, pp. 1–8
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Ernst Niederleithinger, Andreas Zoega, Andreas Barner and Dieter Schöne, 2010, "Using Ultrasonic Coda Wave Interferometry for Monitoring Stress-Induced Changes in Concrete"
  • Parisa Shokouhi, 2009, "Two-channel Impact-Echo", NDT.net, pp. 1-8
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Ruediger Feldmann and Herbert Wiggenhauser, 2008, "Stress Dependency of Sonic Velocity in Concrete under Uniaxial Load", Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, pp. 15
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Nenad Gucunski and Ali Maher, 2006, "Applicability and Limitations of Impact Echo in Bridge Deck Condition Monitoring"
  • Nenad Gucunski, S Zaghlouol, Ali Maher, Rambod Hadidi and Parisa Shokouhi, 2006, "Development of Seasonal Variation Models of Pavement Properties Using Seismic Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Techniques", GeoCongress 2006, ASCE, pp. 1-6
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Nenad Gucunski and Ali Maher, 2006, "Time–Frequency Techniques for the Impact-Echo Data Analysis and Interpretations", The 9th European NDT conference (ECNDT 2006), Berlin, NDT.net, pp. 1-10
  • Nicholas P Vitillo, Sameh Zaghloul, Rambod Hadidi, Parisa Shokouhi and Nenad Gucunski, 2006, "Development of Paving Layer Modulus Temperature Correction Models for Seismic Pavement Analyzer in New Jersey", Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, pp. 19
  • Nenad Gucunski and Parisa Shokouhi, 2004, "SASW Dispersion Curve Generation by Wavelet Transform", Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Colorado springs, Colorado, pp. 1532–1543
  • Nenad Gucunski and Parisa Shokouhi, 2004, "Detection and Characterization of Cavities under the Airfield Pavements by Wavelet Analysis of Surface Waves", Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference, Atlantic City

Abstracts

  • Clay Wood, Prabhakaran Manogharan, Sheng Zhi, Andrew P. Rathbun, Jacques Riviere, Derek Elsworth, Chris J Marone and Parisa Shokouhi, 2020, "The Relation Between Fracture Aperture and Hydro-mechanical Properties: An Experimental and Analytical Approach"
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Vrushali Sanjay Girkar, Alireza Sepehrinezhad, Srisharan Shreedharan, Jacques Riviere, Chris J Marone and Daniel Kifer, 2020, "Deep learning of the precursory signatures in active source seismic data for improved prediction of laboratory earthquake"
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Vikas Kumar Girkar, Sumedha Prathipati and Daniel Kifer, 2020, "A physics-informed deep learning method for prediction of CO2 storage site response"
  • David Chas Bolton, Srisharan Shreedharan, Jacques Riviere, Parisa Shokouhi and Chris J Marone, 2019, "Frequency content of lab earthquakes for the spectrum of failure modes, from slow slip to elastodynamic rupture"
  • Prabhakaran Manogharan, Clay Wood, Jiang Jin, Jacques Riviere, Derek Elsworth, Chris J Marone and Parisa Shokouhi, 2019, "Influence of Fracture Roughness on the Elastodynamic and Hydraulic Properties of Fractured Rock"
  • GAO Linying, Parisa Shokouhi, Chris J Marone and Jacques Riviere, 2019, "Investigating the Nonlinear Elastic Behavior of Unconsolidated Granular Media with Dynamic Acousto-Elastic Testing"
  • Clay Wood, Prabhakaran Manogharan, Jiang Jin, Jacques Riviere, Derek Elsworth, Chris J Marone and Parisa Shokouhi, 2019, "The Influence of Fracture Aperture on Permeability and Elastic Nonlinearity: An Integrated Analytical and Empirical Investigation"
  • Alireza Sepehrinezhad, Srisharan Shreedharan, Chris J Marone, Daniel Kifer and Parisa Shokouhi, , "Learning from laboratory earthquakes: a multi-task and transfer learning approach to active source seismic monitoring"
  • Parisa Shokouhi and Sarah E Zappe, , "Work in Progress: Leveraging Inquiry-Based Simulated Laboratory Exercises in a Virtual Classroom Environment"

Other

  • Brian E. Anderson, Marcel Remillieux, Sylvain Haupert, Y. Ohara, Parisa Shokouhi, Colton R. Lake and T. J. Ulrich, 2014, "Technical Report on the Status of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques for Non-Destructive, U.S. Department of Energy and Used Fuel Campaign"
  • Andrew Wimsatt, Joshua White, Chin Leung, Tom Scullion, Stefan Hurlebaus, Dan Zollinger, Zachary Grasley, Soheil Nazarian, Hoda Azari, Deren Yuan and Parisa Shokouhi, 2014, "Mapping Voids, Debonding, Delaminations, Moisture, and Other Defects behind or within Tunnel Linings"
  • Nenad Gucunski, A. Imani, F. Romero, S. Nazarian, D. Yuan, H. Wiggenhauser, Parisa Shokouhi, A. Taffe and D. Kutrubes, 2013, "Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration"
  • Parisa Shokouhi and Nenad Gucunski, 2007, "Application of Impact Echo in Long Term Condition Monitoring of Concrete Bridge Decks—A Numerical Study", Geotechnical Special Publication 164: nnovative Applications of Geophysics in Civil Engineering, pp. 1–12
  • Nenad Gucunski, Rambod Hadidi, Sam Zaghloul, Ali Maher and Parisa Shokouhi, 2006, "Seasonal and Temperature Adjustment Models of Pavement Properties from Seismic Nondestructive Evaluation", Geotechnical Spacial Publication 154: Pavement Mechanics and Performance, 154, pp. 15-21
  • Nenad Gucunski, FA Romero, Parisa Shokouhi and J Makresias, 2005, "Complementary Impact Echo and Ground Penetrating Radar Evaluation of Bridge Decks on I-84 Interchange in Connecticut", Geotechnical Special Publication 133, Geo-Frontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1–10
  • Parisa Shokouhi, Nenad Gucunski and Ali Maher, 2005, "Dynamic Signatures of Cavities and Buried Objects Obtained from Surface Wave Testing", Geotechnical Special Publication 133, Geo-Frontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1-15
  • Nenad Gucunski and Parisa Shokouhi, 2005, "Wavelet Transforms in Surface Wave Analysis", Geotechnical Special Publication 134, Geo-Frontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1-17
  • Sameh Zaghloul, Nenad Gucunski, Hudson Jackson, Ivana Marukic and Parisa Shokouhi, 2005, "Ride Quality Follow-Up"
  • Nenad Gucunski, Rambod Hadidi and Parisa Shokouhi, 2004, "Demonstration of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)(NJDOT Statewide GPR Pilot Project)"

Research Projects

  •   - May 2021, "Integrate a virtual laboratory environment in EMCH/MATSE 440," (Sponsor: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence: Teaching Transformation & Innovation Grants).
  • September 2018 - March 2019, "DOT SBIR Phase I Nondestructive Determination of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels," (Sponsor: FBS Incorporated, GuidedWave / from US Department of Transportation).

Honors and Awards

  • Presentation – 2nd place Award to Colin Williams (Advisee), ESM TODAY, February 2021 - February 2021
  • Presentation – 3rd place Award to Daniel Giraldo Guzman (Ph.D. Advisee), ESM TODAY, February 2021 - February 2021
  • Frank Fenlon Thesis Award to Colin Williams (Advisee), Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State, 2021 - 2021
  • Presentation – 1st place Award to Prabhakaran Manogharan (Ph.D. advisee), ESM TODAY, February 2021 - February 2021
  • Presentation – 1st place Award to Prabhakaran Manogharan (Ph.D. advisee), ESM TODAY, February 2020 - February 2020
  • 2020 ASNT Fcaulty Grant, American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), 2020 - 2020
  • Poster – 1st place Award to Daniel Giraldo Guzman (Ph.D. Advisee), Student Poster Competition, Penn State Center for Acoustcis and Vibration (CAV), 2020 - 2020
  • Honorable Mention to Colin Williams (Advisee), NSF GRFP, 2020 - 2020
  • Discovery Grant to Colin Williams (Advisee), Penn State, 2020 - 2020
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis (placed 3rd) Award to Alexis Gawelko (Advisee), Penn State University Libraries, 2019 - 2019
  • ASNT Travel grant to Jiang Jin (PhD advisee), American Society for Nondestructive Testing, April 2019
  • 2019 ASNT Fellowship Award, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 2019 - 2019
  • Longenecker and Associates scholarship to Prabhakaran Manogharan (PhD advisee), Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State, August 2019
  • 2019 ASNT Fellowship Award to Prabhakaran Manogharan (PhD advisee), American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 2019 - 2019
  • Editor's Pick for Jin et al. 2018, JAP - Journal of Applied Physics, 2018
  • CMT Laboratories Graduate Scholarship to Jiang Jin (PhD advisee), Civil Engineering, Penn State, 2017
  • Leo P. Russell Graduate Fellowship to Jiang Jin (PhD advisee), Civil Engineering, Penn State, 2017
  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, July 2008 - August 2010
  • Outstanding Performance Award 2007-2008 for Outstanding Performance in Securing External Funding, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, February 2008
  • Best Research Paper Award, SAGEEP 2006 - Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 2006
  • 2004 University Transportation Center (UTC) Outstanding Student of the Year Award, USDOT – US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, January 2005
  • Doctoral Research Fellowship, CAIT – Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, January 2005 - December 2005
  • Honor Student (the 5th highest G.P.A. among 100+ students), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2000 - 2000
  • Finalist, National Mathematics Olympiad, Tehran, Iran, 1994 - 1994

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Faculty (Opportunity Hire) Search Committee, 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, ESM Strategic Planning, April 2020
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, CIES (The Consortium for Integrated Energy Systems) College Faculty Search Committee, October 2020 - March 2021
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Qualifying (Candidacy) Exam - Mechanics, August 2019 - December 2020
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Dean Schwartz Strategic Initiatives (2018-2019): Sensors, March 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Graduate Student Recruitment Admissions, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Undergraduate Curriculum, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, ESM Mentoring Committee, August 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Candidacy Exam, August 2018 - May 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Teaching Evaluation, August 2017 - June 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, ESM Faculty Search Committee (Ultrasonics), September 2017 - December 2017
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, CEE Faculty Search Committee (Structures), September 2014 - March 2015
  • Other, Reviewer, April 2015
  • Other, Judge, April 2015
  • Other, Reviewer, July 2019
  • Other, Judge, April 2018
  • Other, Judge, April 2019
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, ESM Today, February 2019
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, ESM Today, February 2018
  • Other, Judge, March 2019
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Representative, CoE Recruitment Graduate Open House, February 2019
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, ESM Today, February 2021
  • Other, Judge, March 2020
  • Other, Judge, March 2021
  • Other, Panelist, March 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, ASNT Research Council, 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, A session on "Spectral Analysis of Surface Waves for Pavement Evaluation", Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2009 - January 2009
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, A session on "laboratory geophysics", American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 2020
  • Other, Organizer, Vice chairperson, ASNT - American Society for Nondestructive Testing, March 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, A session on “Laboratory Geophysics for Rock Characterization", ARMA 2019 -Annual US Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, A session on "laboratory geophysics", American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 2019
  • Other, Other, Vice chairperson, ASNT - American Society for Nondestructive Testing, April 2019
  • Other, Other, Vice chairperson, ASNT - American Society for Nondestructive Testing, November 2017
 


 

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