Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Monique Head

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
360H DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-6935
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PhD | 2007 | Civil (Structural) Engineering. Georgia Institute of Technology
MS | 2002 | Civil Engineering, University of Delaware
BS | 2000 | Civil Engineering, University of Delaware


Bridge and earthquake engineering; structural dynamics; large-scale experimental testing; analytical modeling and simulation; finite element analysis; performance-based design of concrete structures; and structural applications of composite materials


  • Bridges for the Future
  • Disasters
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural
  • Sustainability


 *= denotes grad/student co-author; **= postdoctoral researcher

  • *Zebarjad, L., Yahyai, M., Head, M., and Shokouhian, M. (2020). “Toward Optimizing Dynamic Characteristics of non-conventional TMDs in multi degree of freedom systems,” Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Civil Engineering, doi:10.1007/s40996-019-00338-z.
  • Yahyai, M., *Zebarjad, L., Head, M., and Shokouhian, M. (2019). “Optimum Parameters for Large Mass Ratio TMDs Using Frequency Response Function,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 24(1): 1-20.
  • *Chinaka, E., Shokouhian, M., Head, M., and Efe, S. (2019). “An Experimental Investigation of Bond Strength of AFRP Bars with Self-Consolidating Concrete,” Civil Engineering Design, 1(5-6): 148-160.
  • **Shokouhian, M., Head, M., Seo, J., *Schaffer, W., and *Adams, G. (2019). “Hydrodynamic Response of a Semi-submersible Platform to Support a Wind Turbine,” Elsevier, Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology, 1-16.
  • Seo, J., *Schaffer, W., Head, M., **Shokouhian, M., and Choi, E. (2018). “Integrated FEM and CFD Simulation for Offshore Wind Turbine Structural Response,” International Journal of Steel Structures, 1-13.
  • *Efe, S., **Shokouhian, M., Head, M., and *Chinaka, E. (2017). “Numerical Study on the Cyclic Response of AFRP Reinforced Column with Externally Unbonded Energy Dissipaters,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 14(2), 2018: 218-231.
  • **Shokouhian, M., Shi, Y., Head, M. (2016). “Interactive Buckling Failure Modes of Hybrid Steel Flexural Members,” Elsevier, Engineering Structures, 125:153-166,
  • *Pirayeh Gar, S., Mander, J., Head, M., and Hurlebaus, S. (2014). “FRP Slab Capacity Using Yield Line Theory,” J. Compos. Constr., 18(6).
  • *Pirayeh Gar, S., Head, M., Hurlebaus, S., and Mander, J. (2014). “Experimental Performance of AFRP Concrete Bridge Deck Slab with Full-Depth Precast Prestressed Panels,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19(4),
  • *Pirayeh Gar, S., Head, M., and Hurlebaus, S. (2013). “Computational Modeling of the Flexural Performance of an AFRP Prestressed Girder with a Composite Bridge Deck,” ACI Structural Journal, 110(6),
  • *Pirayeh Gar, S., Head, M., Hurlebaus, S., and Mander, J. (2013). “Comparative Experimental Performance of Bridge Deck Slabs with AFRP and Steel Precast Panels,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 17(6),
  • *Bisadi, V., Gardoni, P., and Head, M. (2013). “Decision Analysis for Elevating Bridge Decks with Steel Pedestals,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10(8), 1059-1067,
  • *Bisadi, V., Gardoni, P., and Head, M. (2013). “Probabilistic Demand Models and Fragility Estimates for Bridges Elevated with Steel Pedestals,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 139(9): 1515-1528, September 2013,

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