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Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh

Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Dr. Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh’s area of research interests are on structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, finite element analysis, and structural health monitoring. His works are published in various major structural engineering journals and presented in national and international conferences. He was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers’ J. James R. Croes Medal for his work that was published on the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics.
Dr. Aghagholizadeh earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining LMU as Assistant Professor, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California. He worked as a lecturer at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Dr. Aghagholizadeh is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.).

Phone: (310) 338-5880
Email: Mehrdad.Aghagholizadeh@lmu.edu
Office: Pereira Hall 130

Education (1)

University of Central Florida: Ph.D., Civil Engineering 2018


Areas of Expertise (7)

Performance-Based Design

Structural Health Monitoring

Earthquake Engineering

Structural Engineering

Structural Dynamics

Structural Retrofit

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Industry Expertise (3)

Civil Engineering



Accomplishments (1)

J. James R. Croes Medal (professional)


This prize was established by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on October 1, 1912, and is named in honor of the first recipient of the Norman Medal, John James Robertson Croes, Past President, ASCE. The practical value of the research and its impact on engineering practice are essential considerations to award the medal.

Affiliations (4)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Media Appearances (1)

Structural Engineer Studies Seismic Resilience, Earthquake Engineering

LMU Campus News  online

Growing up in Iran, which is located in a high seismic activity region, Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh, assistant professor of structural engineering, developed an interest in earthquakes at a young age and knows firsthand the destruction and casualties seismic activity can cause, especially for developing countries.

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Courses (3)

ENGR 2001 Statics


CIVL 3350 Structural Analysis and Design


CIVL 3360 Structural Dynamics and Seismic Systems