Shideh Dashti
Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics

Office: ECOT 514

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (2009)
  • M.S. University of California at Berkeley (2005)
  • B.S. Cornell University (2004)

Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Recognition, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering.
  • 2015 Departmental Young Researcher Award, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, CU Boulder
  • 2015-16 Dean’s Faculty Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, CU Boulder
  • 2015 National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award
  • 2014 Departmental Teaching Award, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, CU Boulder
  • 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2004–2005 UC Berkeley Graduate Fellowship in GeoEngineering
  • 2004 Magna cum Laude distinction, Cornell University
  • 2004 Distinguished Leadership Award, Cornell University

Professional Affiliations:

  • The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), member of board of directors, http://www.usucger.org/
  • Committee Member of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE TC 104)
  • Journal Editorial Board: Soils and Foundations
  • Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (EESD) Committee of ASCE
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • GeoEngineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER)

Interests:

  • Centrifuge Modeling
  • Seismic soil-structure interaction and structure-soil-structure interaction
  • Seismic response of underground structures in dense urban environments
  • Consequences of liquefaction
  • Performance-based design of liquefaction remediation techniques
  • Interdisciplinary research involving sensing technologies and information technology in earthquake engineering

Latest Publications:

  1. Deniz, D., Arneson, E.E., Liel, A.B., Dashti, S., Javernick-Will, A. (2016). “Flood Loss Models for Residential Buildings, Based on the 2013 Colorado Floods,”  Natural Hazards, 85(2), 977-1003. DOI:10.1007/s11069-016-2615-3.
  2. Hushmand, A., Dashti, S., Davis, C., McCartney, J.S., Hushmand, B. (2016). “A Centrifuge Study of the Influence of Site Response, Relative Stiffness, and Kinematic Constraints on the Seismic Performance of Buried Reservoir Structures,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Journal, 88, 427-438.
  3. Hushmand, A., Dashti, S., Davis, C., Hushmand, B., McCartney, J., Hu, J., Lee, Y. (2016). “Seismic Performance of Underground Reservoir Structures: Insight from Centrifuge Modeling on the Influence of Backfill Soil Type and Geometry,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001544 , 04016058.
  4. Karimi, Z., and Dashti, S. (2016). “Seismic Performance of Structures on Liquefiable Soils: Insight from Numerical Simulations and Centrifuge Experiments,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001479.
  5. Hushmand, A., Dashti, S., Davis, C., Hushmand, B., Zhang, M., Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J., Lee, Y., Hu, J. (2016). “Seismic Performance of Underground Reservoir Structures: Insight from Centrifuge Modeling on the Influence of Structure Stiffness,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001477.
  6. Hashash, Y., Dashti, S., Romero Arduz, M.I., Ghayoomi, M., and Musgrove, M. (2015). “Evaluation of 1-D Seismic Site Response Modeling of Sand using Centrifuge Experiments,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Journal, 78, 19-31.
  7. Karimi, Z., and Dashti, S. (2016). “Numerical and Centrifuge Modeling of Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction on Liquefiable Ground,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 04015061(14), 1-14.
  8. Dashti, S., Bray, J.D., Reilly, J., Glaser, S., Bayen, A., Ervasti, M. (2014). “Evaluating the Reliability of Mobile Phones as Seismic Monitoring Instruments,” Earthquake Spectra Journal, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 30(2), 1-22.
  9. Dashti, S., Bray, J.D., Pestana, J., Riemer, M.R., and Wilson, D. (2010). “Centrifuge Testing to Evaluate and Mitigate Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement Mechanisms,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 136 (7), 918-929.
  10. Dashti, S., Bray, J.D., Pestana, J.M., Riemer, M.R. and Wilson, D. (2010). “Mechanisms of Seismically-Induced Settlement of Buildings with Shallow Foundations on Liquefiable Soil,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 136 (1), 151-164.