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Civil Engineering Graduate Students Association

CWRU Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association

The Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association is a student organization that promote the interactions among graduate students and provide liason between graduate students and department faculty.   The Association organizes activities such as seminars, professional development training,  picnic, etc.



Maryam Mortazavi, President

Ph.D. Candidate, Structural Engineering

Marine Structures, University of Tehran (MS), Iran

Civil Engineering (Structural), Isfahan University of Technology (BS), Iran


Yusheng(Bear) Jiang

Ph.D. Student, Geotechnical Engineering


Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech (MS)

Civil Engineering, University of Southern California (MS)

Civil Engineering, China University of Geoscience (BE)



Zhuoying (Zoey) Jiang,  VP for Communication

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical/Environmental Engineering

Materials Science, CWRU (MS)

Materials Physics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (BS)



Esmaeel Asadi

Ph.D. Candidate, Structural Engineering

MSc in Structural Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)



Kuan Huang

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University (MS)

Water Supply and Drainage Engineering, Hunan University, China (BS)


Kai Zhang

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Science (MS), Nankai University

Environmental Science(BS), Wuhan University of Technology

Jiajie Hu

Ph.D. Candidate, Smart Transportation/Computer Engineering

Civil Engineering (BS), Tianjin University



Ram Krishna Mazumder

Ph.D. Candidate, Structure Engineering

Risk Assessment and Management (PGD), University of Geneva

Earthquake Engineering (MS), University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Civil & Env Engg (BSc), SUST, Bangladesh

Yidan Gao

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Science (BS), Shandong University, China



Xinyao Li, VP for Financial Affairs

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical Engineering

Hydraulic engineering(MS), Tianjin University, China

Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering(BS),

Northwest A&F University, China

Xijin Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical and Materials

Architectural and Civil Engineering (MS) Hebei University of Technology, China

Civil Engineering (BS) Hebei University of Technology, China


Xudong Fan, Graduate Student Council Representative

Ph.D. Student, Geotechnical and Infrastructure Engineering

Structural engineering (MS), Tianjin University, China

Civil Engineering (BS) Central South University, China

Shifa Zhong, VP for Internal Affairs

Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering

Inorganic Chemistry (MS), Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Material Chemistry (BS), Ocean University of China, China




Weinan Li

Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering (MS), University of Detroit Mercy

Structural Engineering (BS), Huazhong University of Science and Technology