Senior LecturerLocation: 248/151
PhD., Civil and Structural Engineering
National University of Malaysia / Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
MSc., Civil Engineering -Geotechnical Engineering
University of Central Tehran
BSc., Civil Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)
I ‘Ali Akbar Firoozi’ have a PhD in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University Kebangsaan (National) Malaysia (UKM) with a thesis titled ‘Evaluation of Improvement Potential of Nanomaterials for Stabilizing Clayey Soils’. My research involves an extensive study of potentially a new type of material (i.e. nanomaterials) to stabilise clay soils (kaolinite/illite) …. Feedstocks used in our research were nano-magnesium, nano-alumina, nano-copper, and nano-clay. Furthermore, a novel method was introduced to mix nanomaterials with soil mixtures. During my graduate training, I have been fortunate enough to become an expert on X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX).
In addition, I was a lecturer in several universities and during my academic research, I have published more than 70 papers and two books (Basic Soil Mechanic & Guideline for Seismic Microzonation and Dynamic Analysis of Site Effects on Amplification). My academic training and more than 18 years of experience working as a civil engineer groomed me to be an effective researcher and engineer. During my 18 years of work experience in Civil Engineering, I contributed to more than 100 projects as a project manager and designer.