Dr. Soliman's Structural Performance and Extreme Events Research Group

Welcome to Dr. Soliman’s Structural Performance Research Group within Oklahoma State University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Our group focuses on analysis of civil and marine infrastructure systems to address stressing problems facing their life-cycle performance, sustainability, and resilience to extreme events. Our research integrates large-scale testing, experimental mechanics, and probabilistic analysis to characterize system performance under combined actions of gradual deterioration and sudden extreme events. The group is funded by several entities at the state, federal, and private levels. These entities include the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Please visit the research page for more information on our research thrust.
  1. Group at ASCE Conference 2018
    Group at ASCE Conference 2018
    Dr. Soliman gave a presentation on Bridge Risk Assessment at the 2018 ASCE Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Pictured left to right: Christopher Waite, Leon Shen, Dr. Soliman, Omid Khandel, and Haider Ali
  2. Chistopher Waite competing in CEAT 3MT
    Chistopher Waite competing in CEAT 3MT
    Chistopher won 2nd place! Congratulations!
  3. Steel Connections 500 kip Test Frame
    Steel Connections 500 kip Test Frame
    Test frame used for behavior of steel connections with combination of bolts and welds project
  1. Latest News
    1/7/19 - The group welcomes new Ph.D student Maryam Taherirani 1/7/19 - The group welcomes new Ph.D student Mohammad Tamimi 10/23/18 - Christopher Waite places 2nd in the Oklahoma Transportation Research Day 8/22/2018 - The group is awarded the OCAST research grant: New Steel Connections for Seismic Retrofit and Strengthening of Bridges and Buildings
  2. Meet with Us
    Meet with Us
    April 3-5, 2019 - St. Louis, MO: NASCC: The Steel Conference April 24-27, 2019 - Orlando FL: ASCE Structures Congress August 4-7, 2019 - St. Louis: International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII) September 4-6, 2019 - New York City: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)