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 Amiri, Daniel  

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Daniel Amiri
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kaprielian Hall, 223
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel:  (213) 740-0572
Fax: (213) 744-1426

PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling
  • Fatigue Analysis of Structural Components
  • Soil-Structure Interaction


Ph.D. Structural/Earthquake 2009-Present USC
M.Sc. Civil Engng 2011 USC
M.Sc. Structural Engng 2008 Sharif
B.Sc. Civil Engng 2006 Sharif

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant at Civil Engineering Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 01/2011-Present

Awards and Honors

  • Received Best Graduate Award of APSIH, “Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage” 2012
  • Engineer-in-Training, California 2012
  • Honored as the Best Teaching Assistant of the Department, USC 2011
  • Awarded a 2-year Provost’s PhD Fellowship, USC 2009
  • Won “Tavakoli Prize” for Best Student in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 2007
  • Member of “Iran's National Elites Foundation” since 2007
  • Silver Medal, National Civil Engineering Olympiad, Iran 2007
  • Ranked 1st in Nationwide Universities Entrance Exam for M.S. Program in Civil Engng, Iran 2006
  • Ranked 1st among all Civil Engineering Graduates, Sharif University of Technology 2005