Ismail Farajpour

Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering Tech. & Nuclear Engineering
College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
South Carolina State University
300 College Street NE
Orangeburg SC 29117
Phone: 803-536-7081

Ismail Farajpour, Ph.D., E.I.T.


Clemson University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Structural Engineering, 2010 – 2013
University of Tabriz, Master of Science (MS), Structural Engineering, 1999 – 2002
University of Tabriz, Bachelor of Science (BS), Civil Engineering, 1995 – 1999
National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET),Diploma, Mathematics and Physics, 1991 – 1995

Academic Experience

August 2014 – Present, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, SC State University
June 2014 – July 2014, Instructor, Duke University
January 2014 – June 2014, Post-doctoral Research Assistant & Visiting Lecturer, Clemson University
August 2010 – December 2013, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Clemson University
August 2008 – August 2010, Structural Engineer, Zamin-Jarfab Consulting Engineers Co.
September 2006 – August 2010, Department Head & Lecturer, Seraj Higher Education Institute
September 2004 – July 2007, Lecturer, Azad University of Shabestar

Certifications or Professional Registrations

“E.I.T. (Engineer in Training)
South Carolina State Board of Registration

Major Publications and Presentations

I Farajpour, S Atamturktur, "Error and uncertainty analysis of inexact and imprecise computer models", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 27 (4), 407-418

I Farajpour, S Atamturktur, "Optimization-based strong coupling procedure for partitioned analysis", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 26 (5), 648-660

I Farajpour, S Atamturktur, "Partitioned analysis of coupled numerical models considering imprecise parameters and inexact models", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

S Atamturktur, T Li, MH Ramage, I Farajpour, "Load carrying capacity assessment of a scaled masonry dome: Simulations validated with non-destructive and destructive measurements", Construction and Building Materials 34, 418-429

I Farajpour, "Constrained optimization of structures with displacement constraints under various loading conditions", Advances in Engineering Software 41 (4), 580-589

SK Dalton, S Atamturktur, I Farajpour, CH Juang, "An optimization based approach for structural design considering safety, robustness, and cost", Engineering Structures 57, 356-363

I Farajpour, S Atamturktur, "Ranking Constituents of Coupled Models for Improved Performance", Topics in Experimental Dynamic Substructuring, Volume 2, 59-70

I Farajpour, "A coordinate descent based method for geometry optimization of trusses", Advances in Engineering Software 42 (3), 64-75

S Atamturktur, I Farajpour, "Resource allocation for code development in partitioned models", Engineering Computations 32 (7), 1981-2004

I Farajpour, S Atamturktur, "Analysis of Numerical Errors in Strongly Coupled Numerical Models", Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Volume 3, 409-418

HS Atamturktur, I Farajpour, "A combined experimental and numerical study", Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession

S Atamturktur, I Farajpour, S Prabhu, A Haydock, "Adaptively Weighted Support Vector Regression: Prognostic Application to a Historic Masonry Fort", Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities

S Atamturktur, Z Liu, CH Juang, I Farajpour, "Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frame Considering Connection Parameter Uncertainty", ASCE Structural Congress