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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, “Multi-modal Monitoring of Slip along Frictional Discontinuities,” Proceedings of the 47th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, June 23-26, 2013.
  • A. Hedayat, A. Bobet, L. Pyrak-Nolte, “Monitoring Slip Initiation and Propagation along Frictional Interfaces with Seismic Wave Transmission,” Proceedings of the 46th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, June 24-27, 2012.
  • A. Fahimifar, A. Hedayat, “Elasto-plastic Analysis in Conventional Tunnelling Excavation,” Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 163, No. 1, pp. 34-45, 2009.

Dong Chen

Academic Interests

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