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Leila Keyvani Someh

Assistant Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil & Environmental Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 377 SN
  • 617.373.2890

Research Focus

Resilience Engineering, Engineering Education, Evidence-Based Teaching, Pedagogy, Progressive Collapse

Education

  • PhD (2015), Structural Engineering, Northeastern University
  • BS-MS (2009),  Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz

Honors & Awards

2017 Full-time Faculty Professional Development Fund Recipient

2016 BSCES Clemens Herschel Award

Teaching Interests

  • Resilience Engineering
  • Cornerstone of Engineering
  • Engineering and Design
  • Problem Solving and Applications
  • Arduino
  • Structural Anlysis
  • Engineering Mechanics

Professional Affiliations

 

  • The American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

 

Research Overview

Resilience Engineering, Engineering Education, Evidence-Based Teaching, Pedagogy, Progressive Collapse

Research Centers and Institutes

Global Resiliency Institute

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Keyvani, L. and Schulte-Grahame, K. (2019), “Preparing First-Year Engineering Students for a Career where Communication Skills Matter.” Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida.
  • Keyvani, L. Contributing author (with others), (2018, and 2019), Northeastern’s Cornerstones of Engineering, and  Programming for Engineering Course Pack, Top Hat, Electronic, interactive college-level textbook, and instructional guide.
  • Ebrahimi, H.; Keyvani, L.; Norato, J.; and Vaziri, A. (2018). “Blast-Resilience of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels.” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 144,1-9.
  • Schulte-Grahame, K. and Keyvani, L. (2018). “GIFTS: Preparing First Year Engineering Students for a Career where Communication Skills Matter!”, FYEE Conference proceeding, New Jersey, NY.
  • Keyvani, L. and Sasani, M. (2016). “Response of a post-tensioned floor following a column loss.” ACI SP-309 Structural integrity and resilience. 1-18.
  • Keyvani, L. and Sasani, M. (2015). “Analytical and experimental evaluation of progressive collapse resistance of a flat slab posttensioned parking garage.” J. Struct. Eng., ASCE. 04015030.
  • Keyvani, L., Sasani, M., and Mirzaei, Y. (2014). “Compressive membrane action in progressive collapse resistance of RC flat plates.” Eng. Struct., 59, 554-564.
Preparing First-Year Engineering Students for a Career where Communication Skills Matter.

Faculty

Nov 21, 2016

Keyvani and Sasani Win 2016 BSCES Clemens Herschel Award

Assistant Teaching Professor Leila Keyvani Someh and Associate Professor Mehrdad Sasani won the 2016 Clemens Herschel Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of their paper “Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Progressive Collapse Resistance of a Flat-Slab Posttensioned Parking Garage”. This award celebrates individuals who have […]

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