Research Group

Principal Investigator:

Shabnam J. Semnani

Assistant Professor

Department of Structural Engineering

University of California, San Diego


  • Email: ssemnani at ucsd dot edu


  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2018)

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship (2017)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (2014)
  • Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship – Honorable Mention (2014)