Ali Shafiee

Ali Shafiee

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering

Courses Taught

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics II
  • Slope Stability and Earth Dams


  • Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, UCLA
  • MS, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, University of Tehran
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Shiraz University

Selected Publications

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  1. Shafiee, A., R Dabiri and F Askari (2017). “Dynamic Properties of Firoozkooh Sand-Silt Mixtures” Journal of Seismology & Earthquake Engineering (JSEE), 19(4), 273-284.
  2. Yniesta, S., Brandenberg, S.J. and Shafiee, A. (2017). “ARCS: A one dimensional nonlinear soil model for ground response analysis.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 102, 75-85.
  3. Shafiee, A., JP Stewart, R Venugopal and SJ Brandenberg (2017). “Adaption of broadband simple shear device for constant volume and stress-controlled testing,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 40(1), 15-28
  4. Shafiee, A, JP Stewart, and SJ Brandenberg (2014). “Reset of secondary compression clock for peat by cyclic straining,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141 (3), 02815001.
  5. Shafiee, A, SJ Brandenberg, and JP Stewart (2013). “Laboratory investigation of the pre- and post-cyclic volume change properties of Sherman Island peat,” Geo-Congress 2013, San Diego.
  6. Stewart, JP, SJ Brandenberg, and A Shafiee (2013). "Laboratory evaluation of seismic failure mechanisms of levees on peat," UCLA-SGEL 2013/04, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, UCLA.
  7. Shafiee, A, M Kamalian, MK Jafari, and H Hamzehloo (2011). “Ground motion studies for microzonation in Iran,” Natural Hazards, 59(1), 481-505.
  8. Shafiee, A, M Bahador, and R Bahrami (2008). “Application of fuzzy set theory to evaluate the effect of pore pressure build-up on the seismic stability of Karkheh embankment dam, Iran,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 12(8), 1296-1313.
  9. Shafiee, A (2008). “The influence of clay core composition on the seismic stability of embankment dams,” ICE Geotechnical Journal,61(6), 283-290.
  10. Shafiee, A (2008). “Permeability of granule-clay mixtures,” Engineering Geology, 97(3-4), 199-208.
  11. Shafiee, A, and A Azadi (2007). “Shear-wave velocity characteristics of geologic units throughout Tehran City, Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 29, 105-115.
  12. Jafari, MK and A Shafiee (2004). “Mechanical behavior of compacted composite clays,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(6), 1152-1167.
  13. Jafari, MK, A Shafiee, and A Razmkhah (2002). “Dynamic properties of fine grained soils in south of Tehran”, JSEE, 4(1), 25-35.