Department of Civil Engineering (CE)

The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) ranks among the largest and most prestigious CE degree programs in Iran. This department ranks among the nation's top 10 Civil Engineering departments and has so far provided over 3000 alumni (2300 B.Sc., 650 M.Sc. and 60 Ph.D.). With a distinguished record in teaching, the Department of Civil Engineering has had a leading role in civil engineering education in Iran. Regarding research and entrepreneurship, this department has excelled in discovery, innovation and industrial corporations, nationwide. Moreover, by providing high-quality services to the profession in the holy city of Mashhad, the great Khorasan region and the entire country, it has an outstanding record of engagement.
Since its opening in 1978, the Department of Civil Engineering has stimulated the advancement of the CE profession, pioneering in Transportation, Materials, Structures, Land Surveying, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Construction, Environmental Engineering, and Geomatics. The CE Department continues to lead as we face the challenges of the 21th Century, ranking in or near the top ten each year in national surveys. But our vision is greater.
The Department of Civil Engineering started the M.Sc. program in 1988. Currently, M.Sc. degrees are awarded in most areas of civil engineering namely: Structures, Hydraulic Structures, Geotechnics, Transportation, Environment, Earthquake, Water Resources, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems.
The Ph.D. program has been started in the Department of Civil Engineering since 1998. Currently, Ph.D. degrees are awarded in selected areas of civil engineering namely: Structures, Water and Hydraulic Structure, Geotechnics, Transportation, Environment.

Head of the Department of Civil Engineering (CE)
Shanaz Danesh
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Civil Engineering (CE)
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Water Resources Engineering and Management
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Water and Hydraulic Structure
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Remote Sensing
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Construction Engineering and Management
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Academic staff

Ali Abbasi
Assistant Professor
Saeed Abrishami
Assistant Professor
Ahmad Aftabi Sani
Assistant Professor
Ali Akhtarpour
Assistant Professor
Seyed Yaser Banihashemi
Assistant Professor
Jafar Bolouri Bazaz
Associate Professor
Shanaz Danesh
Associate Professor
Mohammad Reza Esfahani
Hossein Etemadfard
Assistant Professor
Mahmoud Faghfour Maghrebi
Mansour Ghalehnovi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Reza Jaefarzadeh
Abbas Karamodin
Associate Professor
Seyed Mohsen Karrabi
Assistant Professor
Mojtaba Maghrebi
Assistant Professor
Abolfazl Mohamadzadeh Moghaddam
Assistant Professor
Mohaamad Rezaiee Pajand
Ali Sahaf
Assistant Professor
Seyed Ehsan Seyedi Hosseininia
Associate Professor
Rouzbeh Shad
Assistant Professor
Farzad Shahabian Moghadam
Hashem Shariatmadar
Associate Professor
Mohammad Shokouhian
Associate Professor
Ahmad Shooshtari
Assistant Professor
Mohammadreza Tavakkolizadeh
Assistant Professor
Seyed Ali Ziaee


Recent journal articles

Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Masoodi, A. (2018). Exact natural frequencies and buckling load of functionally graded material tapered beam-columns considering semi-rigid connections. Journal of Vibration and Control, 24 (9), 1787-1808.
Vatanchiyan Yazdi, M., & Shooshtari, A. (2018). Investigation of Soil–Structure Interaction Effects on Seismic Response of a 5 MW Wind Turbine. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 16 (1), 1-17.
M. Moradi, A. R. Bagherieh, & Esfahani, M. (2018). DAMAGE AND PLASTICITY CONSTANTS OF CONVENTIONAL AND HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE PART I: STATISTICAL OPTIMIZATION USING GENETIC ALGORITHM. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, 8 (1), 77-99.
M. Moradi, A. R. Bagherieh, & Esfahani, M. (2018). Damage and plasticity constants of conventional and high-strength concrete part II: STATISTICAL EQUATION DEVELOPMENT USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, 8 (1), 137-158.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Estiri, H. (2018). Comparative analysis of three-dimensional frames by dynamic relaxation methods. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 25 (6), 451-466.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Rajabzadeh Safaei, N. (2018). Nonlocal static analysis of a functionally graded material curved nanobeam. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 25 (7), 539-547.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Naserian, R. (2018). Geometrical nonlinear analysis based on optimization technique. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 53 (1), 32-48.
Yaghoobi, S., & Shooshtari, A. (2018). Joint slip investigation based on finite element modelling verified by experimental results on wind turbine lattice towers. Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 12 (3), 341-351.
Behnam, A., & Esfahani, M. (2018). PREDICTION OF BIAXIAL BENDING BEHAVIOR OF STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE BEAM-COLUMNS BY ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, 8 (3), 381-399.
Sabzi, J., & Esfahani, M. (2018). Effects of tensile steel bars arrangement on concrete cover separation of RC beams strengthened by CFRP sheets. Construction and Building Materials, 162 (1), 470-479.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Arabi, E. (2018). A triangular shell element for geometrically nonlinear analysis. Acta Mechanica, 229 (1), 323-342.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Gharaei Moghaddam, N. (2018). Using co-rotational method for cracked frame analysis. Meccanica, 53 (8), 2121-2143.
Naeini, M., & Akhtarpour, A. (2018). Numerical analysis of seismic stability of a high centerline tailings dam. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 107 (0), 179-194.
Dareyni, M., Mohamadzadeh Moghaddam, A., & Delarami, A. (2018). Effect of cationic asphalt emulsion as an admixture on transport properties of roller-compacted concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 163 (67), 724-733.
M. Rakhshanimehr, S. R. Mousavi, Esfahani, M., & S. Farahi Shahri (2018). Establishment and experimental validation of an updated predictive equation for the development and lap-spliced length of GFRP bars in concrete. Materials and Structures, 51 (15), 1-17.
Nasseh, S., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Ghafoori, M., O. Asghari, & Bolouri Bazaz, J. (2018). Investigation of spatial variability of SPT data in Mashhad City (NE Iran) using a geostatistical approach. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 77 (0), 441-455.
Khodabakhshian, A., Jorge De Brito, Ghalehnovi, M., & Asadi, E. (2018). Mechanical, environmental and economic performance of structural concrete containing silica fume and marble industry waste powder. Construction and Building Materials, 169 (0), 237-251.
Haji Kazemi, H. (2018). A new and simple analytical approach to determining the natural frequencies of framed tube structures. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 65 (1), 0-0.
Akhtarpour, A., & Salari, M. (2018). The Deformation Mechanism of a High Rockfill Dam during the Construction and First Impounding. Scientia Iranica, 0 (0), 0-0.
Naeini, M., & Akhtarpour, A. (2018). A numerical investigation on coupled hydro mechanical behaviour of a high centreline tailings dam. Journal of South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 60 (3), 49-60.
Ahmadi, A., & Seyedi Hosseininia, S. (2018). An experimental investigation on stable arch formation in cohesionless granular materials using developed trapdoor test. Powder Technology, 330 (1), 137-146.
Khazaee, A., & Ghalehnovi, M. (2018). Bearing stiffness of UHPC; an experimental investigation and a comparative study of regression and SVR-ABC models. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 16 (1), 145-158.
A. Kamali Yazdi, & Shooshtari, A. (2018). The stiffness matrix of cracked finite elements: Introducing shortcomings in applying stiffness approach and proposing a solution. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 191 (1), 412-425.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Aftabi Sani, A., & Kazemiyan, M. (2018). Free vibration analysis of concrete arch dams by quadratic ideal-coupled method. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 65 (1), 69-79.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Gharaei Moghaddam, N. (2018). Two new triangular finite elements containing stable open cracks. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 65 (1), 99-110.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Aftabi Sani, A., & Hozhabrossadati, S. (2018). Vibration suppression of a double-beam system by a two beam system by a two-degree-of-freedom mass-spring system. Smart Structures and Systems, 21 (3), 349-358.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Afsharimoghadam, H. (2018). An incremental iterative solution procedure without predictor step. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 0 (0), 1-30.
Mehdi Yousefi, & Ghalehnovi, M. (2018). Finite element model for interlayer behavior of double skin steel-concrete-steel sandwich structure with corrugated-strip shear connectors. Steel and Composite Structures, 27 (1), 123-133.
Seyedi Hosseininia, S., & (2018). Numerical simulation of two-tier geosynthetic-reinforced-soil walls using two-phase approach. Computers And Geotechnics, 100 (0), 15-29.
Jalali Yazdi, A., Maghrebi, M., & Bolouri Bazaz, J. (2018). Mathematical model to optimally solve the lift planning problem in high-rise construction projects. Automation in Construction, 92 (1), 120-132.
Gheibi, M., Karrabi, S., Shakerian, M., & Mirahmadi, M. (2018). Life cycle assessment of concrete production with a focus on air pollutants and the desired risk parameters using genetic algorithm. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, 16 (1), 89-98.
Gheibi, M., Karrabi, S., & Dadvar, A. (2018). Controlling Air Pollution in a City: A Perspective from SOAR-PESTLE Analysis. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 14 (4), 480-488.
Mohamadzadeh Moghaddam, A., & Barakchi, M. (2018). Investigating the relationship between driver’s ticket frequency and demographic, behavioral and personal factors; which drivers commit more offences. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, 10 (12), 10-20.
M. Reza Hossein, Maghrebi, M., A. Akbarnezhad, Igor Martek, & M. Arashpour (2018). Analysis of Citation Networks in Building Information Modeling Research. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 188 (14), 1-13.
Akhtarpour, A., & M. Mortezaee (2018). Dynamic Response of a Tall Building Next to Deep Excavation Considering Soil-Structure Interaction. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering-Building And Housing, 0 (0), 0-0.
Ramezani, A., & Esfahani, M. (2018). Evaluation of Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Severe Environmental Conditions. Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 51 (1), 119-130.
H. Asefi, S. Lim, Maghrebi, M., & S. Shahparvari (2018). Mathematical modelling and heuristic approaches to the location-routing problem of a cost-effective integrated solid waste management. Annals of Operations Research, 0 (0), 0-0.
Nm, S., Mohamadzadeh Moghaddam, A., Sahaf, A., & Pourreza, H. (2018). Second-Order Statistical Texture Representation of Asphalt Pavement Distress Images Based on Local Binary Pattern in Spatial and Wavelet Domain. Journal of Rehabilitation in Civil Engineering, 0 (0), 1-21.
Rezaee Azariani, H., Esfahani, M., & Shariatmadar, H. (2018). Behavior of exterior concrete beam-column joints reinforced with Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) bars. Steel and Composite Structures, 28 (1), 83-98.
Mohamadzadeh Moghaddam, A. (2018). Identification of accident-prone sections in roadways with incomplete and uncertain inspection-based information: a distributed hazard index based on evidential reasoning approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 178 (25), 278-289.
Salari, M., Akhtarpour, A., & Ekrami Fard, A. (2018). Hydraulic Fracturing: a main cause of initiating internal erosion in a high earth-rockfill dam. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 0 (0), 0-0.
Azadvar, M., Haji Kazemi, H., & Karamodin, A. (2018). structural damage control with interval type-2 fuzzy logic controller. AUT Journal of Civil Engineering, 2018 (2), 125-134.
Hozhabrossadati, S., N. Challamel, Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Aftabi Sani, A. (2018). Application of Green’s function method to bending of stress gradient nanobeams. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 143 (1), 209-217.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Gharaei Moghaddam, N. (2018). Force-based curved beam elements with open radial edge cracks. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 0 (0), 1-13.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Masoodi, A., & Arabi, E. (2018). On the shell thickness-stretching effects using seven-parameter triangular element. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 0 (0), 1-23.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Mokhtari, M., & Masoodi, A. (2018). Stability and free vibration analysis of tapered sandwich columns with functionally graded core and flexible connections. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 0 (0), 1-20.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Masoodi, A., & Mokhtari, M. (2018). Static analysis of functionally graded non-prismatic sandwich beams. Advances in Computational Design, 3 (2), 165-190.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Rajabzadeh Safaei, N., & S. M. Hozhabrossadati (2018). Three-dimensional deformations of a curved circular beam subjected to thermo-mechanical loading using green’s function method. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 142 (0), 163-175.
Ghorbani, S., Taji, I., Tavakkolizadeh, M., Davoodi, A., & Jorge De Brito (2018). Improving corrosion resistance of steel rebars in concrete with marble and granite waste dust as partial cement replacement. Construction and Building Materials, 185 (1), 110-119.
Jahangir, H., & Esfahani, M. (2018). Numerical Study of Bond – Slip Mechanism in Advanced Externally Bonded Strengthening Composites. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 22 (11), 4509-4518.
Saravani, S., Shad, R., & Marjan Ghaemi (2018). Iterative adaptive Despeckling SAR image using anisotropic diffusion filter and Bayesian estimation denoising in wavelet domain. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 77 (297), 1-18.
Kadkhodaei, M., & Shad, R. (2018). Analysis and Evaluation of Traffic Congestion Control Methods in Touristic Metropolis Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Civil Engineering Journal, 4 (3), 602-608.
M. Karkon, & Rezaiee Pajand, M. (2018). Finite Element Analysis of Orthotropic Thin Plates Using Analytical Solution. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology-Transactions of Civil Engineering, 0 (0), 1-11.
Maghami, A., Shahabian Moghadam, F., & Hosseini, S. (2018). Path following techniques for geometrically nonlinear structures based on Multi-point methods. Computers & Structures, 208 (1), 130-142.
Hamid_reza Chaboki, Ghalehnovi, M., Karimipour, A., & Jorge De Brito (2018). Experimental study on the flexural behaviour and ductility ratio of steel fibres coarse recycled aggregate concrete beams. Construction and Building Materials, 186 (1), 400-422.
Erfani, S., Danesh, S., Karrabi, S., Shad, R., & Samaneh Nemati (2018). Using applied operations research and geographical information systems to evaluate effective factors in storage service of municipal solid waste management systems. Waste Management, 79 (2018), 346-355.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Masoodi, A. (2018). Stability Analysis of Frame Having FG Tapered Beam–Column. International Journal of Steel Structures, 0 (0), 0-0.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Kazemiyan, M., & Aftabi Sani, A. (2018). Solving coupled beam-fluid interaction by DTM. Ocean Engineering, 167 (1), 380-396.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Masoodi, A., & Arabi, E. (2018). Geometrically nonlinear analysis of FG doubly-curved and hyperbolical shells via laminated by new element. Steel and Composite Structures, 28 (3), 389-401.
Hamidreza Bolouri Bazaz, Akhtarpour, A., & Saeed Kharaghani (2018). A study on the efficiency of a Capped Hardening Elasto-plastic Model for soft clays. Soils and Foundations, (0), 0-0.
Ghalehnovi, M., Jorge De Brito (2018). Performance of Concrete with Waste Granite Powder: The Effect of Superplasticizers. Applied Sciences, 8 (10), 1-20.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Mokhtari, M., & Masoodi, A. (2018). A novel cable element for nonlinear thermo-elastic analysis. Engineering Structures, 167 (1), 431-444.
Entezami, A., & Shariatmadar, H. (2018). An unsupervised learning approach by novel damage indices in structural health monitoring for damage localization and quantification. Structural Health Monitoring, 17 (2), 325-345.
Farsude, M., & Faghfour Maghrebi, M. (2018). Impact of Mean Velocity Accuracy on the Estimation of Rating Curves in Compound Channels. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 64 (0), 242-251.
Saghafi, M., & Shariatmadar, H. (2018). Enhancement of seismic performance of beam-column joint connections using high performance fiber reinforced cementitious composites. Construction and Building Materials, 180 (1), 665-680.
Entezami, A., Shariatmadar, H., & Karamodin, A. (2018). Data-driven damage diagnosis under environmental and operational variability by novel statistical pattern recognition methods. Structural Health Monitoring, 0 (0), 1-28.
Ghorbani, B., E. Sadrossadat, Bolouri Bazaz, J., & Rahimzadeh Oskooei, P. (2018). Numerical ANFIS-Based Formulation for Prediction of the Ultimate Axial Load Bearing Capacity of Piles Through CPT Data. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 36 (4), 2057-2076.
M. Moradi, A. R. Bagherieh, & Esfahani, M. (2018). Tensile modeling of steel fiber reinforced concrete. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering-Building And Housing, (), -.
M. H. Ghadiri Rad, Shahabian Moghadam, F., & Hosseini, S. (2018). A Geometrically Non-linear Stochastic Analysis of Two-dimensional Structures made of Neo-hookean Hyperelastic Materials Uusing MLPG Method: Considering Uncertainty in Mechanical Properties. AUT Journal of Civil Engineering, 2 (2), 209-218.
Sepehr, S., Shahnavaz, B., Asoodeh, A., & Karrabi, S. (2018). Biodegradation of Phenol by Cold-Tolerant Bacteria Isolated from Alpine Soils of Binaloud Mountains in Iran. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, (0), 0-0.
Rezaee Azariani, H., Shariatmadar, H., & Esfahani, M. (2018). Exterior Concrete Beam-column Connection Reinforced with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers -GFRP- bars under CyclicL loading. AUT Journal of Civil Engineering, 2 (2), 161-176.
Siamak Golnargesi, Shariatmadar, H., & Hessam Meshkat Razavi (2018). Seismic control of buildings with active tuned mass damper through interval type-2 fuzzy logic controller including soil–structure interaction. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering-Building And Housing, 19 (2), 177-188.
Daneshvar, M., & Karamodin, A. (2018). Investigating the behavior factor of coupled concrete shear walls with steel coupling beam. Scientia Iranica, (0), 0-0.
Entezami, A., Shariatmadar, H., & Karamodin, A. (2018). An improvement on feature extraction via time series modeling for structural health monitoring based on unsupervised learning methods. Scientia Iranica, (0), 0-0.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Mokhtari, M. (2018). Size dependent buckling analysis of nano sandwich beams by two schemes. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, (0), 0-0.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Masoodi, A., & Bambaeechee, M. (2018). Tapered beam–column analysis by analytical solution. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings, (0), 0-0.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., & Arabi, E. (2018). On the Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Composite Axisymmetric Shells. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, 4 (5), 402-419.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Masoodi, A., & Alepeighambar Moghadam, A. (2018). Lateral-torsional buckling of functionally graded tapered I-beams considering lateral bracing. Steel and Composite Structures, 28 (4), 403-414.
Rezaiee Pajand, M., Esfehani, A., & Karimi-rad, M. (2018). Highly accurate family of time integration method. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 67 (6), 603-616.
Yaghoobi, S., & Shooshtari, A. (2018). Joint Slip Formulation Based on Experimental Results in Wind Turbine Lattice Towers. Journal of Structural Engineering, 144 (6), 1-12.

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