Shideh Dashti, Ph.D., M. ASCE is an Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and the Acting Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She also directs a college-funded interdisciplinary research theme RISE: Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity. Shideh obtained her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and graduate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked briefly with ARUP and Bechtel on several engineering projects in the US and around the world. Her research team at CU studies: the interactions and interdependencies among infrastructure systems during earthquakes and other disasters; seismic performance of underground structures; consequences and mitigation of the liquefaction hazard facing structures in urban settings; and the intersection of resilience, sustainability, and social justice. She is the recipient of the 2018 Arthur Casagrande Award and the 2021 Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE.

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