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Hossein Ataei, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Construction Engineering and Management Program

Civil and Materials Engineering

Contact

Building & Room:

3091 ERF

Address:

842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-7941

About

Dr. Hossein Ataei is a faculty member at the UIC Department of Civil and Materials Engineering where he is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil Engineering and in Construction Engineering and Management and oversees the Construction Engineering and Management program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada (Provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec) and in the United States (States of Nevada, Texas and Wyoming). He has the industry experience in the fields of structural design of civil infrastructure systems; business administration of heavy civil projects and project controls of large-scale civil infrastructure for large global Engineering-Procurement and Construction firms including Bechtel Corporation and Kiewit Infrastructure Group. He has also been with KPMG LLP with Risk Advisory consulting services for capital construction and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ataei was teaching at Syracuse University and at California State University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves on national ASCE committees of Construction Claims Avoidance and Resolution, Construction Research Council and on Forensic Engineering Education. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and holds three Masters degrees in Civil Engineering; Construction Management; and in Business Administration.

 

Research Interests

  • Design of Structures and Civil Infrastructure Systems for Dynamic Loads and Manmade Threats
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Integrated Construction Project Management; Optimization methodologies for construction projects given the multitude of constraints including the project scope, budget, schedule, risk, quality, human resources, communication, procurement and the stakeholder management
  • Critical Interrelated Civil Infrastructure Systems
  • Professional Engineering Education and Engineering Ethics

Selected Publications

BOOKS:

  • Hossein Ataei, PhD, PE and Mohammadhossein Mamaghani, EIT, Finite Element Analysis Applications and Solved Problems using ABAQUS, , 1st Edition, Amazon Publishing, 2017 (ISBN-13: 978-1544625270; ISBN-10: 1544625278)

PROCEEDINGS:

  • Ozevin D., Ataei H., Modares M., Gurgun A.P., Yazdani S., Singh A., Proceedings of the Tenth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC 10), Chicago, Illinois, United States, May 20-25, 2019 (ISBN: 978-0-9960437-6-2)

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • Ataei H., Kalbasi Anaraki K., (2017), “A Proposed Structural Design Method Considering Fluid Viscous Damper Degradation”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Wiley Online Library, Vol 27, Issue 15, 2018 (doi: 10.1002/tal.1512)
  • Ataei H., (2015), “Experimental Study of Rubber Tire Aggregates Effect on Compressive & Dynamic Load-Bearing Properties of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Springer, 18(4), pp. 665 – 676 (doi: 10.1007/s10163-015-0362-2)
  • Ataei H., (2015), “An Energy-Based Approach in Predicting Failure of the Glazing Systems Subjected to the Manmade Hazards”, Journal of Advances in Material Science and Applications, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 42 – 52 (doi: 10.5963/AMSA0402002)
  • Ataei H., Taherkhani F., (2015), “Stochastic evaluation of mortgage default losses resulting from flood damages and different mortgage arrangements for post-Katrina Louisiana houses”, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 207 – 222 (doi: 10.1108/IJHMA-09-2013-0052)
  • Ataei H., Taherkhani F., (2015), “Analysis of Canadian Consumer Spending Patterns towards Green Products”, International Journal of Marketing Studies, Canadian Center of Science and Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 19 – 26
  • Ataei H., Anderson J.C., (2014), “Computational Modeling of Failure Patterns of Glass Panels with Imperfections Subjected to Air Blast”, Advances in Material Science and Applications, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 109 – 119 (doi: 10.5963/AMSA0303002)
  • Ataei H., Anderson J.C., (2014), “Post-Failure Analysis of the Glazing Systems Subjected to Air Blast”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Science, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 209 – 218

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE PAPERS:

  • H. Ataei, “Globalization and the Construction Engineering and Management Education”, Tenth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC 10), Chicago, IL, USA, 2019
  • H. Ataei, F. Taherkhani, “The Brexit and Its Economic Impacts on Construction Industry”, Tenth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC 10), Chicago, IL, USA, 2019
  • H. Ataei, M. Mahamid, D. Ozevin, A. Taghipour-Anvari, “Lessons Learned from the Deadliest Earthquake of 2017: Study of Damage and the Crisis Response Preparedness”, Forensic Engineering 8th Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Austin, TX, USA, pp. 957 – 966, 2018
  • H. Ataei, K. Kalbasi Anaraki, “Seismic Evaluation of Dual Steel Frames with Brace Buckling Consideration”, Structures2018 Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fort Worth, TX, USA, pp. 21 – 29, 2018
  • H. Ataei, M. Mamaghani and E.M. Lui, “Proposed Framework for Performance-Based Seismic Design of Highway Bridges”, Structures2017 Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Denver, CO, USA, pp. 240 – 253, 2017
  • H. Ataei, M. Mamaghani and K. Kalbasi Anaraki, “Seismic Response Study of Degraded Viscous Damping Systems for Tall Buildings in China”, Structures2017 Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Denver, CO, USA, pp. 434 – 446, 2017
  • H. Ataei, K. Kalbasi Anaraki and R. Ma, “Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Terephthalate Particle-Based Concrete Pavements”, ASCE International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • H.Ataei, C. Narahari, “Quality Management for Rubber Tire Concrete Applications in Highway and Airfield Pavements Construction”, ASCE International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • H. Ataei, O. Salem, “Teaching Professional Engineering Ethics in Civil and Construction Engineering”, Proceedings of the ASEE 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • H. Ataei, O. Salem, “Construction Regulations and Organizational Management – A Case Study of a New Course Introduction to the Civil Engineering”, Proceedings of the ASEE 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, New Orleans, LA, 2016
  • H. Ataei, “Integrative Approaches in Teaching the Engineering Senior Design Capstone Project Course”, 2016 ASEE St Lawrence Section Conference, Ithaca, NY, 2016
  • M. Mamaghani, H. Ataei, S.K. Bhatia and E.M. Lui, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Adobe Structures Strengthened by Synthetic Nylons, 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016), Montreal, Canada, 2016
  • B. Yan, T. Bai, R. Aboutaha, and H. Ataei, “Finite Element Analysis into the Flexural Response of CFRP Strengthened Prestressed Concrete Girders”, 31st ASC Technical Conference and ASTM D30 Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 2016
  • T. Bai, B. Yan, H. Ataei, and R. Aboutaha, “Strength and Ductility of CFRP Strengthened of Highway PC Girders: An FEM Investigation”, 8th International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, 2016
  • Ataei H., Niazy A.M., “Structural Buckling Analysis of Arched Structures using Finite Element Analysis”, 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Miami, FL, USA, pp. 824 – 834, 2015
  • Ataei H., Mamaghani M.H., Aboutaha R.S., “Finite Element Analysis of Cable-Stayed Suspension Bridges Failure due to an Anchorage Room Fire”, 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Miami, FL, USA, pp. 736 – 745, 2015
  • Yan B., Zhang H., Ataei H., Aboutaha R.S., “Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Concrete Highway Bridges with CFRP Composites”, Joint Conference of the 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-12) & the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015), Nanjing, China, 2015
  • Ataei H., Anderson J.C., “Computational Modeling of Glass Panels for Mitigating the Injuries due to Air Blast”, Proceedings of 2013 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Los Angeles, CA, USA, pp. 57 – 64, 2013
  • Ataei H. “Sustainability and Effect of Rubber Tire Aggregates on Compressive & Dynamic Strength of Concrete Used for Highway & Airfield Pavement”, Proceedings of The Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Los Angeles, CA, USA, pp. 64 – 75, 2013
  • Ataei H., Anderson J.C., “Effect of Window Sizes and Glazing Panel Aspect Ratios on Mitigating the Injuries from Flying Glass due to Air Blast”, Proceedings of “Structures2013” Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 125 – 136, 2013
  • Ataei H., Anderson J.C., “Mitigating the Injuries from Flying Glass due to Air Blast”, Proceedings of the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 133 – 142, 2012

Professional Leadership

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

ABET Program Evaluator (PEV) for Civil Engineering and for Construction Engineering and Management Programs, ABET

Notable Honors

2019 and 2018, UIC College of Engineering Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2019, UIC College of Engineering Advising Award , University of Illinois at Chicago

2017, Dean's Award for Excellence in Engineering Educataion , Syracuse University

2013, Order of Arete Medal of Scholarship Contribution and Leadership, University of Southern California

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Master of Construction Management (M.C.M.), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.Sc.), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Licensures and Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the US:
    • Nevada
    • Texas
    • Wyoming
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PEng) in Canada:
    • British Columbia
    • Ontario
    • Quebec
  • Certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Certified International Project Manager (CIPM)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - Americal Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of the ASCE National Committees:
    • Claims Avoidance and Resolution Committee (CAR)
    • Construction Research Council (CRC)
    • Forensic Engineering Education Committee
  • Fellow - American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)
  • Member - American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Faculty Advisor - Construction Management Association of America (UIC Chapter)