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CLMI Research Group

The research of our laboratory is supported by a group of talented and dedicated graduate and undergraduate students. We are always looking for highly-motivated students who are interested in computational modeling, damage and fracture of materials, and structural mechanics. Please contact Tim Truster directly and also consider open posting on the announcements page.


Current Team Members


Amirfarzad Behnam

Degree Program: Doctoral (Anticipated May 2022)
Previous Degrees

  • BS, Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), 2009
  • MS, Civil-Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Institute, Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), Tehran, Iran, 2011
  • PhD, Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran, 2017


Siavash Amirrahmat

Title: Research Associate II
Previous Degree(s):

  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2013
  • MS, Civil-Earthquake Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, 2016
  • PhD, Geotechnical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020


Undergraduate Researchers

  • Ahmed Elnasri
  • Ethan McCutcheon