Kamran M. Nemati's

Teaching and Research Experience


University of Washington, Seattle 
Departments of Construction Management and
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
September 1998 - Present
Associate Professor

Construction Methods and Materials II with Laboratory (CM 323). This is a laboratory-oriented construction class that attempts to familiarize students with both the physical behavior of common construction materials and the processes through which those materials are used in the construction process: Analysis of building methods for structural, non-structural, and design, with emphasis on effects of material properties on constructability and performance. Includes integrated hands-on laboratory activities and written summaries relating laboratory-measured properties to constructability and performance.

Concrete Technology (CM 425). An introductory course to the properties and behavior of concrete, focusing on uses of concrete as a building material and new techniques for concrete construction. Properties of concrete in fresh state, in early age state, and in hardened state; strength, elastic behavior, creep, shrinkage, and durability to chemical and physical attacks; chemical admixtures, mineral admixtures, mix designs, the use of maturity meters; and recent advancements in concrete technology such as: high-strength, high-workability, and high-performance concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete, and roller-compacted concrete.

Heavy Construction Techniques (CM 428). Study of the materials, techniques, and methods used in heavy/civil construction. The study of the materials, methods and techniques used in site work, highway, utility, and other heavy construction projects will be covered. Concrete as a construction material, earthwork, foundations, rigid and flexible pavements, bridges, dams, and tunnels are included. This course will focus on techniques, concepts, and procedures related to site preparation, excavation, backfill, compaction, underground utilities, road/highway and bridge construction. Emphasis is placed on solving real world issues.

Soils and Foundations (CM 432). Origin, classification, and physical properties of soil as used in engineering and construction applications, together with loads and stresses of soil on, and from, the more common types of engineering structures.

Computer Applications in Construction (CM 422). Introduction to the use of automated programs for planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects. Focused on the use of Primavera Project Planner and Timberline Cost Estimating softwares.

Construction Equipment Management (CM 332). Study of the basic principles, practices and techniques used in the construction industry for selecting and managing construction equipment. The course focuses on understanding the time value of money, estimating equipment ownership and operating costs, selecting the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and estimating equipment production.

Advanced Construction Techniques (CM 510). Study of techniques and practices used in complex construction projects, including industrial and high-rise structures, deep foundations, dams and bridges, tunnelling and shotcretes, and other complex construction issues.

Temporary Structures (CM 420 and CM 580). Study of materials, methods, and techniques associated with temporary structures used in various construction operations, such as concrete formwork, scaffolding, underpinning, cofferdams, slurry trenches, earth-retaining structures, and dewatering systems.

The University of Tokyo, Japan 
Graduate School of Engineering
Building Materials Engineering Laboratory
April 2006 - December 2006
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Visiting Professor

Application of Bayesian statistical framework to construct probabilistic models for the elastic modulus of concrete.
Influence of admixtures and curing conditions on the modulus of elasticity of concrete.

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
June 2005 - March 2006
Invited Visiting Professor

As an invited visiting professor, taught graduate courses on advanced topics in civil engineering.

University of California at Berkeley 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Division of Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials 
January 1995 - August 1998
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Investigating fracture mechanics of concrete. Topics of investigation include: using the molten metal alloy injection method to investigate fractures of concrete, application of stereology to analyze compressive stress-induced microcracks in concrete, fracture analysis of concrete using scanning electron microscopy, effect of confinement on the fracture behavior of concrete under compression, and development of micromechanical models to simulate crack growth in concrete.

San Francisco State University 
School of Engineering
Spring Semesters, 1996 - Spring Semester 1997 
Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Mechanics of Solids (Engineering 309). Introduction to the mechanics of deformable solids; elastic and ultimate resistance of materials; stress and deformation analysis for bars, shafts, beams, and columns; combined stresses; energy methods; statically indeterminate systems; elastic stability and buckling.

Steel Structures (Engineering 426). Behavior and design of structural members and connections using Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods: tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns; typical shear and moment connections, welded and bolted. Behavior and characteristics of steel structural systems.

Reinforced Concrete Structures (Engineering 425). Introduction to materials and methods of reinforced concrete construction; behavior and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs considering deflections, flexure, shear and anchorage; behavior and design of columns including slenderness effects; design of spread footings; design of lateral load resisting frames and walls for earthquake effects.

Aalborg University, Denmark 
Department of Civil Engineering 
Department of Building Technology and Structural Engineering
Summer, 1996
Visiting Research Fellow

Applied finite element code "DIANA" (DIsplacement method ANAlyser) to fracture mechanics of concrete. In particular modeled the pullout effect of reinforcement in reinforced concrete.

Santa Clara University 
Department of Civil Engineering 
Fall Quarter 1995
Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering

Teaching Civil Engineering Materials (CE 115). The course covered origin, manufacture, and processing of such construction materials as asphalt, cement, concrete, steel, polymers, and wood. The course involves discussion and laboratory analysis and evaluation of such properties of these materials as elasticity, plasticity, fracture, and porosity under a wide range of thermal and environmental conditions.

University of California at Berkeley 
Department of Civil Engineering 
1990 - 1994
Teaching/Research Assistant

Served as a teaching assistant for the courses of Properties of Civil Engineering Materials, Advanced Concrete Construction, Polymers in Engineering, and Fire Protection Engineering. As a research assistant conducted laboratory experiments preserving compressive stress-induced microcracks in concrete under load using Wood's metal.

Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine 
University of London, England, U.K. 
Department of Materials 
1992 - 1993
Visiting Research Fellow

Applied Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Kontron interactive image analysis system to study the fractures in concrete. Using backscatter images obtained from scanning electron microscopy, employed advanced image analysis techniques to investigate crack interaction, orientation, density, length, branching, and interfacial cracking in concrete under different loading and confining conditions.


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