Biography

Dr. Assadollahi is a native Memphian and a 2005 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. Dr. Assadollahi earned a BS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural engineering from Christian Brothers University in 2009. He also earned a BS in Mathematics from Christian Brothers University in 2009, concentrating in applied differential equations. He earned a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis in 2010 with a concentration in structural seismic engineering. Dr. Assadollahi completed his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis with a concentration in geo-structures in 2013. Dr. Assadollahi teaches a variety of courses across the Geotechnical and Structural engineering disciplines of Civil Engineering. His research spans both Geotechnical and Structural Engineering and includes minimization of cost and CO2 emissions associated with the design of reinforced concrete foundation systems subject to biaxial uplift using a Big Bang-Big Crunch algorithm; finite element analysis; structural dynamics; and seismic analysis of building structures. Additionally, he is active in research with several undergraduate students in sustainable soil remediation projects, groundwater contamination, and sustainable aggregate replacement in concrete mix design. Dr. Assadollahi is a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee.

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering & Mathematics, Christian Brothers University
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis