Kamran M. Nemati

Kamran M. Nemati

Associate Professor

Kamran M. Nemati is an Associate Professor in Construction Management and Adjunct Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.  He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was also a post-doctoral research fellow until August 1998. His Ph.D. thesis entitled: “Generation and Interaction of Compressive Stress-Induced Microcracks in Concrete.” His other graduate degrees are: Master of Science in civil engineering (Environmental Engineering); Master of Engineering in civil engineering (Geotechnical and Construction Engineering); and Master of City and Regional Planning (Urban Transportation Planning).

His main research interests include investigation of the behavior of plain and reinforced concrete materials, and, in particular, the development of improved concrete materials and technologies for structural applications. He has been active in the following research areas: fracture mechanics of concrete, application of stereology to analyze cracks in concrete, fracture analysis of concrete using scanning electron microscopy, effect of confinement on the fracture behavior of concrete, development of micromechanical models to simulate crack growth in concrete, accelerated construction techniques for pavements with portland cement concrete, and using sea water as mixing water in concrete.

He was a visiting research fellow at the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in London, England in 1992-93, and at Aalborg University in Denmark in 1996.  During 2005-2007 academic years he was a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, followed by a JSPS (Japan Society of the Promotion of Science) fellowship at the Building Material Engineering Laboratory at the University of Tokyo.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Concrete Institute (ACI), a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Washington and several other states, and has more than fourteen years of consulting engineering experience mostly with AECOM (formerly Kaiser Engineers, Inc.) in Oakland California.