Maysam Kiani

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Maysam Kiani portrait

TTI Assistant Research Engineer
Infrastructure Protection
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
(979) 317-2693
[email protected]


Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2017
M.Sc., Earthquake Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, 2006


“Dr. Kiani has been involved in several federal and state roadside safety projects such as evaluating vehicle rollover initiators.”

Dr. Kiani is an associate transportation researcher at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is a registered engineer in the state of Texas. He has been involved in several federal and state roadside safety projects evaluating vehicle rollover initiators, investigating possible mitigation design strategies and performing crash simulations on various guardrail and median barrier systems.

Dr. Kiani leads multiple Roadside Safety Pooled Fund projects including the development of a simple thrie-beam system for roadside and median application as well as designing a shorter MASH TL-3 guardrail transition system.

Dr. Kiani has broad experience in advanced computer simulation modeling, roadside safety, structural engineering and data analysis using HyperMesh, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, Python and MatLab.

Research Interests

Finite Element Analysis, Roadside Safety, Impact Simulation, Vehicle Dynamics Simulation, Fatigue and Fracture Analysis, Computer Simulation