Mojdeh A. Pajouh

Research Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln




Mojdeh Pajouh is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was Assistant Professor at University of Nevada-Las Vegas and had a two-year postdoctoral research experience at Nebraska Transportation Center (NTC) prior to this position. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, and a M.Sc. in Structural-Earthquake Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic. Her research interests include Design of Resilient Infrastructural Systems under Extreme Load Conditions through Computational Modeling and Large-scale/Real-scale Testing, Crashworthiness Analysis and Impact Engineering, Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction, Transportation Safety and Security Engineering, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Geotechnical Site Characterization. Also, she has been selected as a 2019 ASCE ExCEEd fellow.

Area of Interests

  1. Extreme Load Engineering:  Design of infrastructural components under extreme loads such as impact and blast through advanced non-linear computer modeling and real-scale testing.
  2. Transportation Safety: Component-level and full-scale vehicle-to-infrastructure system testing; crash reconstruction techniques; vehicle dynamics; dynamic material characterization; and occupant safety.
  3. Security Engineering and Physical Protection:  Design of anti-ram barrier systems through LS-DYNA modeling and testing
  4. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: Geo-seismic engineering; geophysical methods; site response analysis.
  5. Educational Engineering: Educational equity; diversity; leadership; capacity building; and culturally responsive teaching