Celebrate 50 Years
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering


  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, 2006
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 2009
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2013

Selected Recent Publications

  • A. Hedayat, L. Pyrak-Nolte, A. Bobet, 2014, “Precursors to Shear Failure of Rock Discontinuities,” Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 5467-5475, doi: 10.1002/2014GL060848.
  • A. Hedayat, L. Pyrak-Nolte, A. Bobet, 2014, “Detection and Quantification of Slip Along Non-Uniform Frictional Discontinuities Using Digital Image Correlation,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37(5), doi: 10.1520/GTJ20130141.
  • A. Hedayat, L. Pyrak-Nolte, A. Bobet, 2014, “Multi-Modal Monitoring of Slip Along Frictional Discontinuities,” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 47(5), 1575-1587, doi: 10.1007/s00603-014-0588-7.

Dong Chen

Academic Interests

Rock Mechanics, Applied Geophysics, Fracture Mechanics, Tunneling, Underground Construction.