Fariborz Tehrani

Position/Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department/Unit:
Civil and Geomatics Engineering
College:
Lyles College of Engineering
Email:
ftehrani@csufresno.edu
Office Phone:
559-278-1762
Fax:
559-278-7002
Education:
Ph.D., Eng., Ms., Civil Engineering, UCLA M.Sc., Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Areas of Expertise:
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Pavement Design and Construction, Construction Materials, Project Management, Engineering Education and Leadership
Accomplishments:
Authored and co-authored three books, as well as thirty-five technical articles and research reports; Contributed to the engineering design of more than fifty structures and infrastructures, management and planning of nearly $150 million projects, and development of several research proposals and projects.
Biography:
Dr. Farīborz Mohammadi Tehrānī (fa.rī.borz-mo.ham.ma.dī-teh.rā.nī), born 1967, is an Assistant Professor, Professional Civil Engineer, and Project Management Professional with academic and professional background in structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering and management. He earned his BSCE in 1990 from Sharif (Sha.rīf) University of Technology, in Tehran, his hometown. He researched on and developed software to design industrial steel frames using LRFD method, as an undergraduate project. While working as structural engineer, he finished his MS in Geotechnical Engineering in Amirkabir (amīr.ka.bīr) University of Technology, in Tehran, 1993. His thesis was on sliding seismic isolation, which he followed working on after graduation in other research institutes. This research resulted in a patented methodology, Sliding Foundation System with Safety Margin, which was applied in construction of a small building in 1998. From 1990 to 1998, Fariborz worked as structural engineer in different consultant firms, and held instruction positions in educational institutes and universities for both continuing education and undergraduate courses. Further, he served as mentor and advisor in undergraduate research projects. His last position in Tehran was technical manager, and head of research and development in Leca (līkā) Company, an international producer of lightweight-expanded-clay-aggregate products. He has also served as acting board member in Iranian Geotechnical Society, editorial board of Omran (um.rān) civil engineering magazine, and manager of an engineering workshop on natural disasters and earthquake mitigation. Fariborz has won three national awards for his publications, presentations and research activities in Iran. In 1998, Fariborz moved to Los Angeles and registered as Professional Civil Engineer in 1999. He resumed his graduate studies in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000 and earned his second master of science in Civil Engineering in 2002, the graduate degree of Engineer in 2003, focusing on Structural and Earthquake Engineering, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering in 2008. The title of his dissertation was Performance of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete in Beam-Column Connections. He has served as instructor, mentor, and teaching assistant in UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has also worked with several consulting firms in Southern California since 1999, and served as subject matter expert and panelist in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying since 2000, and Project Management Institute since 2010. He won the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada Scholarship in 2004, and the Superior Accomplishment Award at California Department of Transportation in 2009. Fariborz Tehrani has authored and co-authored three books, as well as thirty-five technical articles and research reports. His research and practice experiences include structural analysis and design, earthquake resistant design, building materials and construction, road and bridge design, and project management. He has contributed to the engineering design of more than fifty structures and infrastructures, management and planning of nearly $150 million projects, and development of several research proposals and projects. Fariborz holds membership of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Engineers Without Borders. He is currently an Assistant Professor in California State University, an instructor in UCLA Extension, and a lecturer in UCLA Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Further, he serves in American Concrete Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers as journal manuscript reviewer and California Pavement Preservation Task Group as panelist. He is also mentoring EWB student chapter in University of Southern California on multiple projects in Honduras.
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