Mehdei Kafaeikivi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Professor Kafaeikivi has been a member of the Pitt-Johnstown faculty since August 2015.  

Academic Experience:

  • Instructor - Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Teaching Assistant - The University of Akron, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Instructor - Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Instructor - Azad University - Iran

 Industrial Experience

  • Ista Mohasebe Pars Construction Company – Senior Structural Engineer
  • Namvaran Consulting Engineers - Structural Designer 
  • Parsab Consulting Engineers, Structural Consultants – Structural Designer

 Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Structural Engineering – University of Akron - May 2015
  • Master of Science in Earthquake Engineering- Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – Isfahan University of Technology

Professional Affiliation 

  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of Iranian Society of Civil Engineers
  • Professor Kafaeikivi is the co-author of several publications.

 Office:  224 Engineering & Science Building



  1. Kafaeikivi M, Roke D, Huang Q. (2016). ”Seismic performance assessment of self-centering dual systems with different configurations”.   Structures, Vol. 5: pp 88-100. doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2015.09.004.
  2. Kafaeikivi M, Roke D, Huang Q. (2013). ”Seismic performance assessment of dual systems combining conventional and self-centering concentrically-braced frames.” In: Deodatis G, Ellingwood BR, Frangopol DM, editors. Safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures. London: Taylor & Francis Group; 2013. p. 4177–84.
  3. Kafaeikivi M, Khoshnoudian F. (2011). “Evaluation of Proposed Lateral Load Pattern for Estimating Seismic Demands on RC-Tall Buildings with Shear Walls in Pushover Analysis”.   Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 14(6): pp 1017-1029. doi: 10.1260/1369-4332.14.6.1017.
  4. Kafaeikivi M, Roke D, Huang Q. (2015). ”Cost-Benefit Evaluation of self-centering dual systems with different configurations”. Structural Engineering. In preparation.