Shadravan - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Dr. Shideh Shadravan


University of Oklahoma
PhD,  Civil Engineering–Structural Engineering

University of Oklahoma
MS, Civil Engineering

Ferdowsi University
BS, Civil Engineering


Curriculum Vitae

C.V. (PDF)


Shideh is an Associate Professor specializing in creating, making and breaking structural designs with architects. As a researcher and engineering designer, she has explored the fields of concrete materials and steel structures in order to maintain a broad set of interests, knowledge and experiences. Shideh has over fifteen years of experience in design, construction, experimental testing on concrete slabs-on-ground and research in the behavior of cold-formed Z-purlin steel members. Prior to teaching, Shideh worked for the Department of Transportation as a project manager and design engineer, cost estimator and consultant engineer for municipal projects in Central Oklahoma.

Shideh brings these experiences to the structural courses that she teaches at the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys interacting with students, learning about their passions and interests and being involved in studio and industry course projects. Her objective is for students to gain a superior understanding of the application of structural concepts during the design process.

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Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Shadravan, S., (PI, 90% credit), Ramseyer, C., (Co-PI, 10% credit), “Improved Residential Foundations Using Chemically PreStressing Concrete,” Sponsored by Edward K. Rice, Industry, $50,000. (April 9, 2018 – December 31, 2019).

Shadravan, S. (Principal Investigator), Ramseyer, C. (Co-Principal Investigator), “APA Structural Sheathing Test Program,” Sponsored by The Engineered Wood Association, Non Profit, $18,000.00. (August 1, 2017-December 31, 2017).

Shadravan, S. (Principal Investigator), Ramseyer, C. (Co-Principal Investigator), “Investigation of anchor forces on residential wall systems due to tornado events,” Sponsored by Insurance Institute for Business    Home Safety, Non Profit, $59,000.00. (July 1, 2016-December 31, 2017).

Professional Credentials

BTES Liaison and Member, Building Technology Educators’ Society, Inc. (January 1, 2016 – Present).

Engineering Intern (E.I.), Oklahoma Board Certification Number 15288. (October 26, 2014-Present).

Member, American Institute of Steel Construction. (August 2005 – Present).

Selected Publications

Shadravan, S., Ramseyer, C. C. (2018). “Investigation of Wood Shear Walls Subjected to Lateral Load.” Elsevier-Structures, 16, 82-96. (Published)

Shadravan, S., Callahan, M. P., Obasade, Y. (2018). Blending Structural Application into Design Studios. OKC: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). (Accepted)

Shadravan, s., Ramseyer, C., Floyd, R. (2019). “Comparison of structural foam sheathing and oriented strand board panels of shear walls under lateral load.” Advances in Computational Design ACD, techno Press. (Accepted)

Shadravan, S., Emde, M., Ramseyer, C. C. (2019). “INVESTIGATION OF TORSIONAL BRACING OF COLD-FORMED STEEL ROOFING SYSTEMS.” Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance. (Accepted)

Shadravan, S., and Ramseyer, C. C. (2019), “Investigation of Design Values Computation of Wood Shear Walls Constructed with Structural Foam Sheathing.” Advances in Computational Design- Techno Press, An International Journal, July 2019.