M. Mehdi Mirzazadeh

Senior Consultant / Ph.D., P.Eng. / Toronto, Canada / Vancouver, Canada / Newfoundland, Canada / Regina, Canada / London, Canada / Ottawa, Canada / Montreal, Canada / Calgary, Canada / Nova Scotia, Canada

Background

Dr. Mehdi Mirzazadeh earned his Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering from Queen’s University. He holds an MASc. and BASc. in Mechanical Engineering (Solid and Structural Mechanics); MASc. from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered professional engineer with hands-on and multi-disciplinary industry and academic experience in structural and mechanical engineering.

He was directly involved in the design, fabrication, instrumentation, and static and fatigue testing of large-scale reinforced concrete elements and conducted hundreds of material tests on concrete and steel specimens. Dr. Mirzazadeh modelled and analyzed reinforced concrete using the finite element method (FEM) and studied the accuracy and performance of two progressive structural health monitoring technologies in assessing the structural performance of concrete structures.

Dr. Mirzazadeh started his work as a Structural/Bridge Intern involved in the analysis and design of movable truss bridges. After that, as a Project Manager, he conducted the structural and mechanical design of walk-in temperature and humidity-controlled rooms. Then, he worked as a Forensic Structural Engineer for almost 4 years conducting around 300 structural assessments and redesigning the damaged structures, mostly, residential and commercial buildings.

Dr. Mirzazadeh is the first author of 16 scientific and technical articles and papers, published in prestigious journals and conference proceedings. He has been serving as an invited technical peer-reviewer for several scientific journals in civil and structural engineering. Currently, he is a member of two committees of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Committee on Forensic Practices and Structures and Foundations Committee.

Education and Certifications

• Civil Engineering (Structural), Ph.D.: Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
• Mechanical Engineering (Solid & Structural Mechanics), M.A.Sc.: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
• Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), M.A.Sc.: Tehran Science and Research Azad University, Tehran, Iran
• Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics), BASc.: Tehran Central Azad University
• Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.): Professional Engineers Ontario
• Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI): National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)