Farzad Naeim

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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Purdue University Global
  • Doctoral Degree, University of Southern California
  • Master's Degree, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Tehran

Biography


Dr. Naeim has over 40 years of experience in structural analysis, design, peer review, research and development, and seismic retrofit design of buildings. He has special expertise in the application of performance-based design methodologies, design of systems with seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices and seismic instrumentation and health monitoring of structures. He is a Past President of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), current member of California Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB), current Chair of California Strong Motion Instrumentation Advisory Committee (SMIAC), current President of Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council (LATBSDC) and current President of International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). Dr. Naeim is the primary author of the LATBSDC performance-based design guidelines and a co-author of PEER-TBI performance-based design guidelines for tall buildings. Citing his contributions to performance-based seismic design of tall buildings and other structures, he was elected to National Academy of Engineering in 2022.



Awards


  • 2022 National Academy of Engineering Elected to National Academy of Engineering
  • 2021 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) George Housner Medal
  • 2019 Structural Engineers Association of Southern California SEAOSC SB Barnes Research Award
  • 2019 American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Life Member
  • 2017 Seismological Society of America, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and COSMOS Bruce Bolt Medal for worldwide contribution to seismic safety
  • 2015 University of Southern California University of Southern California Distinguished Senior Alumni Award
  • 2014 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Los Angeles Tall Building Structural Design Council's President's Award for vision and outstanding contributions to advancing performance-based design of tall buildings
  • 2013 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Award for Structural Engineering Excellence
  • 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies ACEC British Columbia Award for Engineering Excellence
  • 2012 Structural Engineers Association of California Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering Research
  • 2012 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Honorary Member
  • 2012 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 2011 Journal Paper Award
  • 2011 Structural Engineers Association of Southern California S.B. Barnes Award
  • 2010 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering for chairing external peer review of Performance Based Design Guidelines for British Columbia Schools
  • 2010 University of Southern California, Civil Engineering Department 2009-2010 Teaching Award
  • 2007 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Fazlur Khan Life-Time Achievement Medal
  • 2007 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 2006 Journal Paper Award
  • 2006 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 2005 Journal Paper Award
  • 2002 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 2001 Journal Paper Award
  • 2000 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 1999 Journal Paper Award
  • 2000 SAC Joint Venture Major Contribution Recognition Award
  • 1999 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 1998 Journal Paper Award
  • 1999 Structural Engineers Association of California Superior Structural Engineering Award of Excellence for Eiffel Tower II, Las Vegas
  • 1998 Southern California Earthquake Center Outstanding Outreach Award
  • 1998 Structural Engineers Association of California Superior Structural Engineering Award of Excellence for CSULB Physical Education Center
  • 1997 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 1996 Journal Paper Award
  • 1996 Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Outstanding 1995 Journal Paper Award
Appointments

Office
  • RTH 312
  • Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering
  • 3710 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-2837
  • naeim@usc.edu

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