Meysam Mashayekhi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering
University of Isfahan
E-mail: m.mashayekhi@cet.ui.ac.ir
Phone: +98-313-793-5301
Academic Background
Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Delaware, Newark, USA. (2018).
M.Sc., Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of
Technology, Tehran, Iran (2007).
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technol-
ogy, Tehran, Iran (2005).
Research Interests
• Development and implementation of constitutive models for geomatrials
• Computational geomechanics, Continuum mechanics
• Reinforced soils, Polymeric materials
• Energy geostructures
Publications
1. Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., Meehan, C. L., Adams, M. T., and Nicks, J.
E. “Simulation of aggregate behavior in low confinement geotechnical applications”,
Computers and Geotechnics, 2020, 125:103678.
2. Kaliakin, V.N., Nieto-Leal, A. and Mashayekhi, M., “Modeling the Time- and
Temperature-Dependent Response of Cohesive Soils in a Generalized Bounding Sur-
face Framework,” Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 2018; 5: 250-286.
(2018 Fumio Tatsuoka Best Paper Award.)
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3. Kaliakin, V. N. and Mashayekhi, M., “Extending the Generalized Bounding Surface
Model for Saturated Cohesive Soils to Non-Isothermal Conditions,” Engineering Me-
chanics Institute, Pasadena, CA, June 2019.
4. Nieto Leal A, Kaliakin V.N., Mashayekhi, M., “Improved rotational hardening rule
for cohesive soils and definition of inherent anisotropy,” International Journal for Nu-
merical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2018; 42: 469-487.
5. Nieto-Leal, A., Mashayekhi, M. and Kaliakin, V.N., “Insight into rotational hard-
ening rules: a new proposition,” 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Paris, France,
July 2017.
6. Kaliakin, V.N. Mashayekhi, M. and Nieto-Leal, A., “The Time- and Temperature-
Related Behavior of Clays: Microscopic Considerations and Macroscopic Modeling,”
Chapter 1 in Clays and Clay Minerals: Geological Origin, Mechanical Properties and
Industrial Applications. Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century, 2014; 1-44.
7. Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., Meehan, C. L., Adams, M. T., and Nicks, J. E.,
“Numerical Modeling of Structural Backfills for Transportation Infrastructure,” Eighth
International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (Geocongress),
Philadelphia, PA, March 2019.
8. Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., Meehan, C. L., Adams, M. T., and Nicks, J. E.,
“Development of improved Finite Element model for GRS systems,” (In preparation).
Invited Lectures and Posters
1. Kaliakin, V. N. and Mashayekhi, M., “Geosynthetic Reinforced Systems and Their
Finite Element Simulation” Technology Camp, Facultad de Ingenierá, Universidad Mil-
itar Nueva Granada, Cajicá, Colombia, October 2017.
2. Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., Meehan, C. L., Adams, M. T., and Nicks, J.
E., “Implications of Numerical Modeling of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures,”
AFS20, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling Committee Meeting, Transporta-
tion Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washignton, D.C., January 2017.
3. Kaliakin, V. N. and Mashayekhi, M., “Numerical Simulation of Geosynthetic Re-
inforced Soil Systems” Technology Camp, Facultad de Ingenierá, Universidad Militar
Nueva Granada, Cajicá, Colombia, October 2017.
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Mashayekhi, M., Adams, M. T., Nicks, J. E., Kaliakin, V. N., and Meehan, C.
L., “Numerical Modeling of Performance Test in Geosynthetic Reinforced Structures:
Building Blocks for the Next Generation of GRS Design.” Turner-Fairbank Highway
Research Center, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA, February 2017.
5.
Kaliakin, V. N. and Mashayekhi, M., “Geomechanical Challenges Associated with
Modeling and Analyzing Renewable Energy Facilities”, Roundtable discussion on “In-
novation and Challenges in the Construction of the Ground and Foundations of Re-
newable Energy Facilities”, World Scientific and Engineering Congress (WSEC-2017),
“Energy of the future: innovative scenarios and methods of their implementation,”
World EXPO 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017.
6.
Kaliakin, V. N., Khabbazian, M. and Mashayekhi, M., “Some Robust Geosynthetic
Methodologies for use in the Geotechnical Infrastructure,” International Geotechnical
Seminar of TC 305 (“Geotechnical Infrastructure of Megacities and New Capitals”), L.
N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017.
7.
Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., Meehan, C. L., Nicks, J. E., and Adams, M.
T. (2017).
“Numerical Modeling of Performance Test for Geosynthetic Reinforced
Structures,” Delaware Valley Geo-Institute Meeting, Villanova University, Villanova,
PA, March 2017.
8.
Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., and Meehan, C. L. (2016). “Thermomechanical
Modeling of Cohesive Soils,” Delaware Valley Geo-Institute Meeting, Villanova Univer-
sity, Villanova, PA, February 2016 (poster presentation).
9.
Kaliakin, V.N. Mashayekhi, M. and Nieto-Leal, A., “Constitutive Models for Co-
hesive Soils-Synthesis and Expansion,” Keynote Lecture: The First Kazakhstan-USA
Geotechnical Engineering Workshop, July 2015.
10. Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V. N., and Meehan, C. L. (2014).
“Energy GeoStruc-
tures: Challenges & Opportunities,” Delaware Valley Geo-Institute Meeting, Villanova
University, Villanova, PA, February 2014 (poster presentation).
Working experience
University of Isfahan, Assistant professor, Department of Civil and Transportation Engineer-
ing, Isfahan, Iran.
2020-Now
Federal Highway Administration (Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center), Research En-
gineer, McLean, VA.
2018-2019
Federal Highway Administration (Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center), Visiting Scholar,
Numerical modeling of GRS systems at large strains.
2016-2017
Seco, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Gotvand dam, Khuzestan, Iran.
2008-2011
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Delta Offshore Co. Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical design of marine pipeline for seawa-
ter intake, South Pars gas field, Iran.
2010-2011
Kasra Co. Geotechnical Engineer, Design of geotechnical structures (foundation systems) for
residential and commercial applications, Tehran, Iran.
2008-2010
Int. ARSA Co. Geotechnical Engineer, Zemkan dam, Kermanshah, Iran and AKPC petro-
chemical structures, Mahshahr, Iran
2005-2007
Teaching and Mentoring Experiences
• Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering, University
of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
- Course taught:
∗ Introduction to Finite Element Method
∗ Soil Mechanics
∗ Soil Mechanics (Laboratory)
∗ Pavement Design
∗ Construction Materials and Concrete technology
∗ Construction Materials and Concrete technology (Laboratory)
• Teacher Assistance, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University
of Delaware, Newark, DE. Course: Soil Mechanics and Introduction to Finite Element
Method (2013 to 2015).
Memberships
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers
• Deep Foundation Institute
• International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
• Geo-Instituite of ASCE
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