Gholamreza Moghimi, Ph.D.

Dr. Moghimi

Reza Moghimi, Ph.D.

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Office Location: Embrey Engineering Building Room 301A


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  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University


Reza Moghimi is serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Department at SMU Lyle. His research interests focus on the structural dynamics and seismic protections of structures using damping and isolation systems. Dr. Moghimi has collaborated in NSF and FDOT funded projects and published several journal and conference papers.

Honors and Awards

  • Received an Outstanding Graduate Student Award during my Ph.D.
    The Outstanding Graduate Student Award is awarded to a graduate student in recognition of exceptional contributions to research and academic achievement in their field of study.


  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics

  • Finite Element Analysis

  • Seismic Protection of Structures

  • Earthquake Engineering

Recent Publications

  • Makris, N., Moghimi, G., Godat, E., & Vu, T. (2023). Mechanical analogue for cities. Royal Society Open Science, 10(3), 220943.
  • Moghimi, G., & Makris, N. (2022). Seismic Response of Yielding Multistory Steel Buildings Equipped with Pressurized Sand Dampers. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 148(7), 04022071.

  • Moghimi, G., & Makris, N. (2021). Seismic response of yielding structures equipped with inerters. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 141, 106474.

  • Makris, N., Palios, X., Moghimi, G., & Bousias, S. (2021). Pressurized sand damper for earthquake and wind engineering: Design, testing, and characterization. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 147(4), 04021014.

  • Makris, N., & Moghimi, G. (2019). Displacements and forces in structures with inerters when subjected to earthquakes. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 145(2), 04018260.