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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Somayeh Nassiri

Somayeh Nassiri

Assistant Professor

Office:

PACCAR 248

Phone:

(509) 335-7455

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Research website

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 2011
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz 2004

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Washington State University, 2014-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Alberta, 2011-2014
  • Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, 2008-2011

Awards

  • Exceptional Professor Award for dedication to student learning and success, Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU), May 2015

Research Interests

  • Concrete pavement design, construction, repair and maintenance
  • Concrete material characterization
  • Pavement performance monitoring using instrumentation and non-destructive testing

Teaching

  • Pavement Design
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Pavement Design

Publications

  • Nassiri, S., & J.M., Vandenbossche. Identifying Zero-Stress Time for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements, accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (in press).
  • Tavafzadeh, N., S., Nassiri, M.H., Shafiee, & A., Bayat. Evaluation of Bottom Ash as Pavement Insulation Layer, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (in press).
  • Norouzi, M., S., Nassiri, & A., Bayat. Evaluation of Seasonal Variation in Mechanistic Responses of Flexible Pavements through Use of Falling-Weight Deflectometer Data, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2369, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, 30–37.
  • Nassiri, S., & J.M., Vandenbossche. (2011) Establishing Built-in Temperature Gradient for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements in Pennsylvania, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 5 (4), 245-256.
  • Nassiri, S., & J.M., Vandenbossche. Establishing Permanent Curl/Warp in Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements, Proc, 10th Int’l Conference on Concrete Pavements, July 6-9, 2012, Quebec City, QC.
  • Vandenbossche, J.M., S., Nassiri, L.C., Ramirez, & J.A., Sherwood. (2012) Evaluating the Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements Performance Models of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 13 (2), 235-248.