Dr. Mohsen “Zaker” Esteghamati

“StoStruct” Director [Bio]

Graduate researchers

Mohamed Ahmed

Ph.D. Student

Mohamed is currently a Ph.D. student in the civil & environmental engineering department at Utah State University, where he is working on automation and machine learning in earthquake engineering. Mohamed is from Egypt, where he got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the faculty of engineering at Cairo University, in 2017 and 2022, respectively. For over three years after his graduation, he worked as a structural design engineer for various infrastructures constructed in the middle east.

Undergraduate researchers

Max Masek

Max is a Civil Engineering student at USU. His research interests involve computer-aided analysis of seismic bracing systems in structures. In his free time, Max loves to hike, rock climb, and weight train. Max also participates in student clubs such as the USU Concrete Canoe Team and the USU EERI student chapter.

Henry Barth

Co-supervised with Dr. Banerji

Henry is an undergraduate student studying Civil Engineering at Utah State University. After receiving his degree in Civil Engineering, Henry will pursue a master’s degree in structural engineering. Henry is also pursuing a minor in landscape architecture. Henry has a passion for learning and wants to contribute to sustainable designs in the built environment. In his free time, Henry spends time with his wife and child, reads, or explores the outdoors.

Nicholas Leavitt

Co-supervised with Dr. Banerji

Nicholas is an undergraduate student in Civil Engineering at Utah State University. Growing up in Las Vegas, he always had an interest in engineering thanks to the influence of his father, who is a civil engineer for the City of Las Vegas. He intends to receive his bachelor’s with a focus in
structural engineering from USU to achieve his desire to help make the world more sustainable for others. In his free time, Nick loves to build Lego sets, go to the gym, and play music.