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Rozbeh Moghaddam

Rozbeh Moghaddam

Academic Information

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Academic Focus: Geotechnical Engineering


Research Interests

Rozbeh Moghaddam received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Professional) Degree from Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN) in 2003 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern New Mexico University in 2011. He joined the doctoral program in civil engineering at Texas Tech University in the Fall Semester of 2012. Prior to joining Texas Tech, Rozbeh has gained more than six years of experience as a geotechnical practitioner from projects he has worked on in both U.S. and Mexico. In addition, he has served as an instructor/adjunct professor at the school of engineering at IPN as well as at the Eastern New Mexico University. While studying for his doctoral degree at Texas Tech Rozbeh has had the opportunity to work on two research projects, one involving load rating of in-service bridge class culverts and the other involving evaluation of reliability of the Texas Cone Penetration (TCP) test method for designing deep foundations. This evaluation was based on comparison of measured axial load capacities on 30 driven piles and 40 drilled shafts with load capacities predicted using TCP data. The data required for the study were collected from full scale load tests conducted in Texas and five neighboring states. Currently, Rozbeh is pursuing research on the development of a Load and Resistance Factor (LRFD) based design method for driven pile and drilled shaft foundations with specific emphasis on serviceability criteria.