Team Members

 

Mohammad Reza GHIASIAN

Ph.D. Candidate 2022

Originally from Iran, Mohammad graduated from University of Tehran in 2018 with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and since May 2018 he is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering. His research focuses on the form finding and design of efficient and ecofriendly  coastal structures as well as the role of green infrastructure such as coral reefs on storm surge and waves.

 

Jan LIN

B. Sc. in Civil Engineering 2022

Originally from Dania Beach Florida, Jan is an undergraduate student pursuing a B. Sc. in Civil Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. His research as an undergraduate assistant focuses on modifying the cell-decomposition algorithm related with the morphogenesis of tensegrity systems so that it maximizes the number of cells while minimizing the numbers of other unicellular organisms.

Claire BISSON

B. Sc. in Environmental Engineering 2023

Originally from Wilmington Delaware, Claire is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering. She is now working as an undergraduate research assistant, focusing on the design of efficient and ecofriendly coastal structures as well as the role of green infrastructure such as coral reefs on storm surge and waves.

 

Piermaria CAPONI

Ph.D. Candidate 2020

Originally from Italy, Piermaria graduated from University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a B.Sc./M.Sc in Architectural Engineering and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from NYU - Tandon School of Engineering. Since October 2017, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Engineering - Architecture and Urban Planning - focusing on the dialectic form finding of buildings during the conceptual phase.

Tara HABIBI

Ph.D. Candidate 2024

Originally from Iran, Tara graduated from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2019 with a M.Sc. in Structural Engineering and since February  2020 is a Ph.D. candidate in Structural Engineering at EPFL. Her research focuses on developing FRP bending-active load-bearing structures for temporary or permanent building roof structures, vertical axis wind turbines, rockfall and avalanche barriers.

Former Members

Ph.D. Students and Visiting Scholars

 

Dr. Omar ALOUI

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Nizar BEL HADJ ALI

Fulbright Scholar

Graduate Students and/or Research Assistants

 

Riccardo BARICCI

Zachary OTTEN

 

Samantha MOREL

 

Albert ZABBAN

Joel AMENDOLARA

Undergraduate Students and/or Research Assistants

 

Erron ESTRADO

 

Jessica FLORES

 

Brianna WOOLFOLK