Featured Research Assistant for May 2017: Farshid Hosseini

Kaela BerryBlog, Research Assistant

Farshid Hosseini is a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Bora Gencturk. His research focuses on next generation seismic resistant structural systems using high-performance materials such as engineered cementitious composites (ECC) and super-elastic alloys (SEAs). He implemented these high-performance materials in bridge columns and beam-column joints in an innovative way to improve their seismic performance and damage tolerance. As part of his PhD program, Farshid tested several bridge columns and beam-column joints using a state of the art testing units capable of applying complex loading scenarios. Currently, he is working on numerical modeling of the tested specimens.

Farshid was born and raised in Iran. He received his Master’s degree in structural engineering and Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Sharif University of Technology (Iran) and Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran), respectively. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, as a second major, from Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran). He transferred to USC from University of Houston in 2016 and expected to graduate in 2017.

Farshid is passionate about wildlife and nature. In his spare time, he likes to go on road trips and try different food. He is also interested in mountaineering and has climbed a 15,784-ft mountain.

 

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