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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Pouria Bahmani

Pouria Bahmani

Assistant Professor




(509) 335-7607


(509) 335-7632


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2015
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering-Structural Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2008

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer, State of California, License No. 84369
  • Professional Engineer, State of Washington, License No. 54651
  • Professional Engineer, State of Oregon, License No. 93040
  • Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin, License No. 47763

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, 2019-2022
  • Structural Engineer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Seattle, WA, 2018-2019
  • Structural Engineer, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Tacoma/Seattle, WA, 2015-2018

Research Interests

  • Performance-Based Engineering (Seismic and Wind)
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
  • Innovative Hybrid Structural Systems and Technologies
  • Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Structures
  • Dynamic Response of Mass Timber Structures
  • Numerical Analysis and Non-linear Structural Dynamics
  • Full-Scale Static, Cyclic, and Dynamic Testing of Structural Systems


  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Design of Timber Structures
  • Advanced Design of Timber Structures


  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J.W., Pryor, S.E., Mochizuki, G.L. (2020). “Performance-based seismic retrofit procedure with shake table validation”, Engineering Structures, Volume 205, 15 February 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.110012
  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J.W., Iqbal, A., Rammer, D. (2017). “Mass Timber Rocking Panel Retrofit of a Four-Story Soft-Story Building with Full-Scale Shake Table Validation”, MDPI Buildings. 2017, 7(2), 48; DOI: 10.3390/buildings7020048
  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J., Mochizuki, G., Gershfeld, M., and Pryor, S. (2015). “Experimental Seismic Collapse Study of a Full-Scale, 4-Story, Soft-Story, Wood-Frame Building.” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000166
  • Bahmani, P. and van de Lindt, J. (2014). “Experimental and Numerical Assessment of Woodframe Sheathing Layer Combinations for Use in Strength-Based and Performance-Based Design.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001134.
  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J., Gershfeld, M., Mochizuki, G., Pryor, S., and Rammer, D. (2014). “Experimental Seismic Behavior of a Full-Scale Four-Story Soft-Story Wood-Frame Building with Retrofits. I: Building Design, Retrofit Methodology, and Numerical Validation.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001207.
  • van de Lindt, J., Bahmani, P., Mochizuki, G., Pryor, S., Gershfeld, M., Tian, J., Symans, M., and Rammer, D. (2014). “Experimental Seismic Behavior of a Full-Scale Four-Story Soft-Story Wood-Frame Building with Retrofits. II: Shake Table Test Results.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001206.
  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J., and Dao, T. (2013). “Displacement-Based Design of Buildings with Torsion: Theory and Verification.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000896.
  • Shao, X., van de Lindt, J., Bahmani, P., Pang, W., Ziaei, E., Symans, M., Tian, J, and Dao, T. (2014). “Real-Time Hybrid Simulation of a Multi-Story Wood Shear Wall with First-Story Experimental Substructure Incorporating a Rate-Dependent Seismic Energy Dissipation Device”, Journal of Smart Structures and Systems. DOI: 10.12989/sss.2014.14.6.1031
  • Wehbe, N., Bahmani, P., and Wehbe, A. (2013). “Behavior of Concrete/Cold Formed Steel Composite Beams: Experimental Development of a Novel Structural System,” International Journal of Concrete Structure and Materials, Vol.7, No.1, pp.51–59, March 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s40069-013-0031-6
  • Jennings, E., van de Lindt, J., Ziaei, E., Bahmani, P., Park, S., Shao, X., Pang, W., Rammer, D., Mochizuki, G., and Gershfeld, M. (2015). “Full-Scale Experimental Verification of Soft-Story-Only Retrofits using Hybrid Testing”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering. DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2014.975896
  • Jennings, E., Ziaei, E., Pang, W., van de Lindt, J., Shao, X., Bahmani, P. (2015) “Full-Scale Experimental Investigation of Second-Story Collapse Behavior in a Wood-frame Building with an Over-Retrofitted First Story”, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000736