Mandro Eslami

Mandro Eslami


1567 Boelter Hall

Phone: (310) 562-2619


My research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering, centrifuge modeling, soil-foundation-structure interaction, ground improvement, constitutive modeling and numerical analysis, cyclic behavior of soils, and deep foundations.
1. Eslami, A., Moshfeghi, S., MolaAbasi, H., Eslami, M. (2019) “Piezocone and Cone Penetration Test (CPT and CPTu) Applications in Foundation Engineering.” Elsevier Publishing. 390pp.  ISBN: 978-0-08-102766-0.
Data Reports
1. Buenker, J., Brandenberg, S., Eslami, M., Abundis, D., Buckreis, T., Stewart, J., (2019) “Centrifuge Test on Bentonite Clay - Test UCLA JZB01”, in Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Effects on the Cyclic Failure Potential of Silts and Clays. DesignSafe-CI.
5. Eslami, A., Lotfi, S., Infante, J.A., Moshfeghi, S., and Eslami, M. (2019). “Pile Shaft Capacity from Cone Penetration Test (CPT) Records Considering Scale Effects.” International Journal of Geomechanics.
4. Eslami, M., Pradel, D., Brandenberg, S.J. (2018). “Experimental Mapping of Elastoplastic Surfaces for Sand Using Undrained Perturbations.” Soils and Foundations, Elsevier, Vol. 58(1), pp 160-171.
3. Eslami, M., Eslami, A. (2017). “Seawall Case Studies and Failure Analysis of Sloped Concrete walls under Static and Dynamic Loads.” Marine Georesources and Geotechnology. DOI: 10.1080/1064119X.2017.1317306.
2. Eslami, A., Veiskarami, M., Eslami, M. (2012). “Study on Optimized Piled Raft Foundations (PRF) Performance with Connected and Non-Connected Piles – Three Case Histories,” International Journal of Civil Engineering (IJCE), Vol. (10) 2.
1.Eslami, M., Aminikhah, A., Ahmadi, M. M. (2011). “A Comparative Study on Pile Group and Piled Raft foundations (PRF) Behavior under Seismic Loading.” Computational Methods in Civil Engineering Journal (CMCE), Vol. (2) 2.
Conference Papers and Abstracts
15. Eslami, M., Zarrabi, M., Yniesta, S. (2019). “Evaluation of Two Constitutive Models in Predicting Cyclic Behavior of a Natural Clay.” 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (7ICEGE), Rome, Italy.
14. Eslami, M., Zarrabi, M., Yniesta, S. (2019). “Performance of Bounding Surface Constitutive Models in Predicting Cyclic Behavior of Low-Plasticity Fine-Grained Soils.” Geo-Congress 2019, ASCE, Philadelphia, PA.
13. Rathje, E., Brandenberg, S., Padgett, J., Lowes, L., Mosqueda, G., Arduino, P., Eslami, M., Marafi, N. (2018). “Enhancing Earthquake Engineering Research through the Designsafe Cyberinfrastructure.” Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
12. Eslami, M., Brandenberg, S. J., Zhong, A. (2018). “Processing, Visualization, and Analysis of Direct Simple Shear Data Using Jupyter Notebooks in the DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure.” Proc. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V 2018 (GEESD V), June 10-13, Austin, Texas.
11. Eslami, M., Brandenberg, S. J., Stewart, J.P. (2018). “Cyclic Behavior of Low-Plasticity Fine-Grained Soils with Varying Pore-Fluid Salinity.” Proc. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V 2018 (GEESD V), June 10-13, Austin, Texas.
10. Eslami, M., Brandenberg, S.J., Pradel, D., Esteva, M. (2018). “Yield Surface Mapping and Triaxial Compression Test Data Curation.” Proceedings of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) 2018, Orlando, Florida. Accepted for publication.
9. Eslami, M., Esteva, M., Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “Direct Simple Shear Test Analysis Using Jupyter Notebooks on DesignSafe-CI.” Abstract IN21C-0054, Presented at 2017 Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union (AGU), New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.
8. Eslami, M., Pradel, D., Brandenberg, S.J. (2017). “Mapping of Yield and Plastic Potential Surfaces Using Undrained Perturbations in Triaxial Compression.” ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2017), MS 63 Minisymposia on “Recent Advances in Constitutive Modeling for Geotechnical Engineering”, San Diego, California, USA.
7. Esteva, M., Brandenberg, S.J., Eslami, M., Adair, A., Kulasekaaran, S.A. (2016).  “Modelling Natural Hazards Engineering Data to Cyberinfrastructure.” SciDataCon 2016 at International Data Week, Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research, paper No. 282, Denver, Colorado, USA.
6. Eslami, A., Lotfi. S., Eslami, M. (2013).  “Pile Shaft Capacity from Cone Penetration Test (CPT) Records; Considering Scale Effects.” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), Phoenix AZ, USA.
5. Eslami, M., Ahmadi, M.M. (2011). “Piled Raft Foundation (PRF) Systems Behavior under Earthquake Loading.” Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Civil Engineering (9ICCE), Isfahan, Iran.
4. Eslami, M., Hosseini, B., Eslami, A. (2010). “Structural and Geotechnical Aspects of Long Driven Piles for Urmiyeh Lake Causeway Bridge.” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), Hollywood, USA.
3. Eslami, A., Hosseini, B., Eslami, M. (2010). “Soil profiling by CPTu in soft, sensitive soils of Urmiyeh Lake in Iran.” 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, paper No. 47, Huntington Beach, CA, USA.
2. Eslami, A., Veiskarami, M. and Eslami, M. (2008). “Piled-Raft Foundation (PRF) Optimization Design with Connected and Disconnected Piles.” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), New York, NY, USA.
1. Eslami, M., Tavousi, Sh., (2008). “Vehicular Timber Bridges: Background, Recent Applications and Preservations of Short to Medium Spans.”, International Conference on Bridge Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ph.D., (2017), University of California Los Angeles
  • M.S., (2013), University of California Los Angeles
  • M.S., (2011), Sharif University of Technology
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA (2018-present)
  • Regional Manager, WGI | Geopier (2024 - present)
  • Project Engineer, GeoPentech Inc. (2018 - 2023)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA (2017 - 2018)