Mehran Mazari

Mehran Mazari
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Office Location: ET A-215
Phone: (323) 332-1823 Email: mmazari2@calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

Mehran Mazari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, specializing in Transportation Infrastructures and Materials. His research interests include sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructures, transportation geotechnics and pavement materials, and non-destrcutive evaluation of transportation infrastrcutures. He has been actively involved in a number of national and state research projects. He is the member of three technical committees at Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Science and Engineering and the young member of Highway Pavement Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

He is the founding director of Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Infrastrcuture (SITI) research lab at California State University Los Angeles. For more information please visit: http://mehranmazari.wixsite.com/siti


TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Highway and Airfield Pavement Design
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Engineering and Design

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
  • Resilient Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Materials and Pavements
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluation (NDE) of Transportation Infrastructure
  • Modulus-Based Characterization of Infrastructure Materials

PUBLICATIONS​

  1. M. Mazari, S. Nazarian, (2017) "Mechanistic Approach for Construction Quality Management of Compacted Geomaterials," Transportation Geotechnics Journal, Elsevier. (In Press, Accepted Manuscript)
  2. M. Mazari, C. Tirado, S. Nazarian, R. Aldouri, (2017) "Impact of Geospatial Classification Method on Interpretation of Intelligent Compaction Data," Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (In Press)
  3. M. Mazari, C. Tirado, L. Lemus, and S. Nazarian, (2017) "Evaluating Stiffness Parameters of Unbound Geomaterial Layers Using Intelligent Compaction, Plate Load Test and Light Weight Deflectometer," International Conference on Highway Pavements & Airfield Technology, ASCE, Philadelphia, PA.
  4. L. Lemus, C. Tirado, S. Nazarian, M. Mazari, (2017) "Improving Compaction Quality of Unbound Pavement Layers Using Continuous Compaction Control," International Conference on Highway Pavements & Airfield Technology, ASCE, Philadelphia, PA.
  5. Y.B. Valenzuela, R. Rosas, M. Mazari, M. Risse, T. Rodriguez-Nikl, (2017) "Resilience of Road Infrastructure in Response to Extreme Weather Events," International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, New York City, NY, 2017.
  6. M. Mazari, D. Rodriguez. (2016) "A Novel Approach for Prediction of Pavement Roughness Using a Hybrid Gene Expression Programming-Neural Network Technique", Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 448-455.
  7. M. Mazari, C. Tirado, I. Abdallah and S. Nazarian. (2016) "Mechanistic Estimation of Light Weight Deflectometer Target Field Modulus for Construction Quality Control", Geotechnical Testing Journal, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 965-976.
  8. M. Mazari, Abdallah, I., Garibay, J. and Nazarian, S. (2016) "Correlating Nonlinear Parameters of Resilient Modulus Models for Unbound Geomaterials," Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 143, pp.862-869.
  9. M. Mazari, D. Rouse, B. Davis, M. Mustafa and A. Yousuf (2016) "Visualization of Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Data," Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, Vol. 3, No. 7, pp. 1541-1550.
  10. Anjan Kumar, S., M. Mazari, Garibay, J., AlDouri, R.E., Nazarian, S. and Si, J., (2016) "Compaction Quality Monitoring of Lime-Stabilized Clayey Subgrade Using Intelligent Compaction Technology," International Conference on Transportation and Development 2016 pp. 778-790.
  11. M. Mazari, Beltran, J., Aldouri, R., Chang, G., Si, J. and Nazarian, S., (2016) "Evaluation and Harmonization of Intelligent Compaction Systems," International Conference on Transportation and Development 2016, pp. 838-846.
  12. Olague, P.B., Nazarian, S., Kreinovich, V. Gholamy, A., and M. Mazari, (2016) "How to Estimate Resilient Modulus for Unbound Aggregate Materials: A Theoretical Explanation of an Empirical Formula," World Conference on Soft Computing, Berkeley, CA.
  13. M. Mazari, I. Abdallah, E. Navarro, J. Garibay, and S. Nazarian. (2016) "Effect of Compaction Method on Nonlinear Resilient Modulus Constitutive Model Parameters for Unbound Subgrade Soils", Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress, Phoenix, AZ. (Abstract & Presentation)
  14. I. Abdallah, M. Mazari, N. Rodarte, J. Garibay and S. Nazarian. (2016) "Relating Field and Laboratory Moduli of Compacted Subgrade Soils using Seismic Tests", Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress, Phoenix, AZ. (Abstract & Presentation)
  15. C. Tirado, M. Mazari, C. Carrasco, S. Nazarian. (2015) "Evaluating Influence Depth of Light Weight Deflectometer through Finite Element Modeling", Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  16. M. Mazari, J. Garibay, I. Abdallah, S. Nazarian. (2015) "Effects of Moisture Variation on Resilient and Seismic Moduli of Unbound Fine-Grained Materials", Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  17. M. Mazari, Y. Niazi. (2015) "Modeling the Effect of Filler Materials on Performance of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Genetic Programming", Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  18. M. Mazari, J. Velarde, A. L. Lopez, and S. Nazarian (2015) "Investigating modulus-moisture-density correlations for compacted subgrade soils," Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development, pp. 325-330.
  19. C. Tirado, M. Mazari, C. Carrasco, S. Nazarian. (2015) "Simulating Response of Different Lightweight Deflectometer Testing Using Finite Element Modeling", Transportation Research Board, 94th Annual Meeting, No. 15-2228.
  20. Nazarian, S., M. Mazari, Abdallah, I.N., Puppala, A.J. and Mohammad, L.N., (2015). "Modulus-Based Construction Specification for Compaction of Earthwork and Unbound Aggregate," Research Results Digest, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of National Academies.
  21. M. Mazari, E. Navarro, I. N. Abdallah, and S. Nazarian, (2014) "Comparison of Numerical and Experimental Responses of Pavement Systems under Various Constitutive Models". Soils and Foundation: Journal of the Japanese Geotechnical Society, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.sandf.2013.12.004.
  22. M. J. Sotelo, M. Mazari, and S. Nazarian, (2014), "Evaluation of Three Moisture and Density Devices on Unbound Pavement Materials", Proceedings of 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.
  23. C. Tirado, M. Mazari, C. Carrasco, and S. Nazarian, (2014), "A Rapid Algorithm for Considering Nonlinear Material Response of Flexible Pavement Layers for Prediction of Pavement Distress", Proceedings of 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.
  24. M. J. Sotelo, M. Mazari, and S. Nazarian, (2014), "Variability of Moisture Content Measurement Devices on Subgrade Soils", Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Atlanta, GA.  
  25. M. Mazari, E. Navarro, J. Garibay, I. N. Abdallah, and S. Nazarian, (2013), "Correlating the Resilient Modulus and Seismic Modulus of Subgrade Materials Incorporating Moisture and Density Variations", Proceedings of Airfield and Highway Pavement 2013: Sustainable and Efficient Pavements, ASCE, Los Angeles, CA.
  26. M. Mazari, G. Garcia, J. Garibay, I. Abdallah, and S. Nazarian, (2013) "Impact of Modulus Based Device Variability on Quality Control of Compacted Geomaterials Using Measurement System Analysis", Proceedings of 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.
  27. M. Mazari, E. Navarro, I. N. Abdallah, and S. Nazarian, (2012) "Role of Resilient Modulus Constitutive Models on Response of Pavements", Advances in Transportation Geotechnics 2, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (2nd ICTG), Hokkaido, Japan.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017 - Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellowship Award – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2017 - Professor Training Fellowship Award – National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University
  • 2015 - Outstanding Younger Member Paper Award, “International Highway and Airfield Pavement Conference” from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI)
  • 2014 - Paper Award, “2014 T&DI/ASCE-LTPP International Data Analysis Contest” from Federal Highway Administration and American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2014 - International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship
  • 2013 - Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2013 - Graduate Research Elevator Pitch Competition Award, University of Texas at El Paso, Graduate School
  • 2012 - Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2012 - Cotton Memorial Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at El Paso, Graduate School

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Faculty Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Faculty Advisor, International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship Program
  • Faculty Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Civil Engineering Club Outreach
  • Organizing Member, Young Transportations Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE), 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics 2016 (3rd ICTG)
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB, a division of National Research Council)
    • Standing Committee on Transportation Earthworks - AFS10
    • Standing Committee on Aggregates – AFD70
    • Standing Committee on Engineering Behavior of Unsaturated Soils – AFP60
  • Young Member, Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE - Highway Pavement Committee
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of:
    • International Road Federation (IRF)
    • Engineers Without Borders (EWB), USA
    • Young Members Council at Transportation Research Board (TRB)

For more information please visit: http://mehranmazari.wixsite.com/siti

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