Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Bijan  Mohraz 
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering  2013

Bijan Mohraz is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Lyle School of Engineering. Before joining SMU in 1974, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees. At SMU, he has served as associate dean of the School of Engineering and as chair of both Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments. His teaching and research concentrations are in structural and earthquake engineering. On leave from SMU from 1994 to 1998, Mohraz was a Visiting Scholar with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, working to advance knowledge in seismic design guidelines. The author of over 90 publications, he has served as a consultant to OSHA, Mobil Oil, Aerospace Corporation and others and as expert witness on structural failures and intellectual property. Mohraz is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He is founding editor of the Journal of Architectural Engineering. He has served as president of the Architectural Engineering Institute and on the Board of Directors of the Applied Technology Council. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering.