Mahmood R. Soltani

Mahmood R. Soltani

Assistant Professor

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2267
    (309) 677-2944


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structural), Clemson University
M.S., Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Civil Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University

Professional Experience

  • Aug 2018 – present, Assistant Professor, Bradley University
  • Jan 2017  –  May 2018, Postdoctoral Researcher/Lecturer, Clemson University


  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Wood and Masonry Design
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials


Research Interests

  • Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and materials
  • Bridge engineering
  • Risk and reliability of civil engineering systems

Recent Publications

  • Soltani, M., AliloueeDolatabad, A., Akurang, E., and Abu-Abaileh, A. (2021, in-press). A Statistical Approach to Modeling the Reduced Flexural Capacity of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams. ACI Structural Journal.
  • Soltani, M., Abu-Abaileh, A., & Scott Rowe, B. (2021). Statistical Approach to Modeling Reduced Shear Capacity of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 26(2), 04020073.
  • Jonnalagadda, S., Sreedhara, S., Soltani, M., & Ross, B. E. (2021). Foam-void precast concrete double-tee members. PCI Journal, 66(1).
  • Attard, T. L., and Soltani, M. (2020). Mechanical behavior and composite action of two-wythe precast concrete sandwich beams via chemically hybridized intermediate layer. Composite Structures, 236, 111903.
  • Soltani, M., Safiey, A., and Brennan, A. (2019). A State-of-the-Art Review of Bending and Shear Behaviors of Corrosion-Damaged RC Beams, ACI Structural Journal, 116 (3), 53-64.
  • Soltani, M. (2018). Reliability analyses of interface shear transfer in AASHTO LRFD specifications model and an alternative model. PCI Journal, 63(5), 36-50.
  • Soltani, M., Ross, B. E., and Khademi, A. (2018). A Statistical Approach to Refine Design Codes for Interface Shear Transfer in Reinforced Concrete Members. ACI Structural Journal, 115(5), 1341-1352.
  • Soltani, M., Shakeri, E., and Zarrati, A. R. (2018). Development of a Risk Management Model for Power Tunnels Design Process. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 3(1), 67-74.

Recent Research Grants

  • A Statistical Approach to Model Reduced Mechanical Capacity of Corrosion Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams, PI, Bradley's Caterpillar Fellowship Program, Duration: 2019-2020.
  • Evaluation of Engineered Cementitious Composite for Interface Shear Transfer in Concrete Members, PI, Bradley's Special Emphasis (SE) Program, Duration: 2019-2020.
  • Reinforcing of Sulfur Concrete Members using Post-Tensioning Method for Planetary Applications, PI, Illinois Space Grant Consortium, Duration: 2019-2020


Voting Committee Member

  • Subcommittee 445-0D, Shear and Torsion-Shear Databases, American Concrete Institute (ACI) 


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Licensures and Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • Clemson University's Glenn Teaching Fellowship, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Clemson University's Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG), Graduate Student Government (GSG), Fall 2016


  • PE (Michigan)