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Ahmadreza Mortezaie

Ahmadreza Mortezaie

Ph.D. Student
5750 Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593
USA

Email: armortezaie@ucla.edu

Advisor: Professor Mladen Vucetic

Education   ::   Research   ::   Publications   ::   Awards and Honors   ::   Professional Affiliations   ::   Interests
Education
  • Ph.D., (2012), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S., (2010), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S., (2004), Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
  • B.S., (2000), Amir Kabir University (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Research
  • Cyclic threshold strains in clays versus sands and the change of secant shear modulus and pore water pressure at small cyclic
Publications
  • Mortezaie, A., and Vucetic, M., 2012, “Small-strain cyclic testing with standard NGI simple shear device,” ASTM (Accepted).
  • Mortezaie, A., and Vucetic, M., 2012, “Effect of vertical stress and loading frequency on cyclic II degradation and pore water pressure of clay in NGI simple shear device,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, (Accepted).
  • Mortezaie, A., and Vucetic, M., 2012, “Cyclic degradation and pore water pressure in sands at small cyclic strains,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, (Accepted).
  • Mortezaie, A., and Vucetic, M., 2012, “Change of the secant shear modulus and pore water pressure and corresponding cyclic threshold strains in clays and sands in the cyclic strain-controlled simple shear test,” UCLA Research Report, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Mortezaie, A.R. (Oct. 2003), "Case Study of Right Abutment Slope of Latian Dam," 4th Iran Conference on Hydraulics Research, Shiraz, Iran, 1219-1227
  • Mortezaie, A.R. (May 2004), "Effects of Non Pretension Anchors in Stone Slope Stabilization, Case Study of Right Abutment Slope of Latian Dam," 1st Iran National Civil Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran.
Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Ph.D. student for the Civil Engineering award, UCLA, 2011-2012
  • TA of the Year, ASCE at UCLA, 2011-2012
  • TA of the Year, ASCE at UCLA, 2010-2011
  • Member of the Student Presidential Group, Geo-Institute of ASCE, 2008 & 2009
  • Founder and Former President, California Geotechnical Engineering Association (CalGeo) Student Chapter at UCLA, 2008 & 2009
  • PEER Sponsorship to EERI Seminars/Workshops, 2008 & 2009
  • ASCE LA Section, Geotechnical Eng. Technical Group Scholarship, 2008
  • Fugro West Scholarship, 2007
  • CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), 2007
  • Intercultural Ambassador Scholarship Program, 2006
  • ISO9000:2000 Internal Quality Auditing - EAQA
  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP)
  • Iranian National Committee on Large Dams (IRCOLD)
  • Iranian Construction Engineers Organization
Interests
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

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