President – Mohammad Aghajani-Delavar
Mohammad Aghajani is a graduate of the University of Tehran, Iran, with a B.S. in civil engineering and M.S. in Structural Engineering, and is currently a third-year Ph.D. student of structural engineering at Texas A&M University. During his graduate studies, he conducted research in various areas, including computational modeling of softening/collapse in RC structures, nonlinear analysis, Shape Memory Alloys in offshore structures, and seismic soil-structure interaction, and worked as a structural engineer at a first-grade consultant engineering company during his M.S. program. His present research includes vulnerability analysis of 3D concrete printed buildings, development of innovative earthquake-resistant structural systems, and computational modeling of structures. These areas have the potential of revolutionizing the construction industry and housing market. He is also a president of the Persian Student Association at Texas A&M University from 2019 which serves more than 100 students through cultural, recreational and social activities. He takes pride in providing the best opportunities and services for the members in record time. Mohammad expects to graduate in Fall 2022. In his free time, Mohammad enjoys playing soccer, socializing with friends, hiking, cooking, and watching movies.
Vice President – Negar Mohammadgholibeyki
Negar M.G.Beyki is a graduate of Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) , Iran, with a B.S. in
civil engineering and a M.S. in Structural Engineering. She is currently a third-year Ph.D. student of structural engineering at Texas A&M University. In her M.S. program, she conducted research on the nonlinear
structural modeling and analysis, structural control and energy dissipation systems, structural damping, and health monitoring, resulting in three journal publications. She also worked as a structural engineer in a consultant company as a structural designer of hospitals and emergency rooms. Her current research area includes performance-based design and assessment, system functionality, community resilience, functional recovery of retrofits and new designs for buildings and lifelines. The ultimate goal of her research area is to enhance the well-being of communities after natural or man-made hazards by developing resilient building and system designs. She was also an officer of the Persian Student Association at Texas A&M University from Fall 2019 to Spring 2021, serving more than 100 students through cultural, recreational and social activities. Negar expects to graduate in Fall 2022. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, hanging out with friends, reading books, watching movies, and going to the gym.
Treasurer – Ehsan Jalilifar
Ehsan Jalilifar is a graduate of the University of Tehran with a M.S. in Earthquake Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is currently working on his Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering at Texas A&M University. Ehsan was employed as a Teacher Assistant since his junior year until he successfully defended his Masters’ thesis in the field of “Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment”. Also, he was the president of “Student Scientific Association” and coordinated this student organization during his Master’s program. Currently, he is working on “The Response of Aged Timber Structures due to Seismic and Wind (hurricane) Loads” under the supervision of Dr. Maria Koliou. Ehsan is expecting to graduate in May 2022. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball, camping, cooking and hanging out with friends.