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 (P.Eng.) in the Provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan 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 EIT 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 more than 400 site visits to make structural assessment, construction review, check safety of the temporary shoring systems and to determine the origin and cause of the failure of structural elements and other components within the buildings. He redesigned the collapsed and damaged buildings per Ontario Building Code (OBC) and/or National Building Code of Canada (NBC), and prepared, signed, and sealed reports and drawings for building permit applications. He also conducted assessments and investigations, and prepared reports for attorneys to be used at the courts of law.
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 four committees of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Committees on Forensic Practices and Investigations as well as Structures and Foundations and sustainability Committees.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Civil Engineering (Structural), Ph.D.: Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (2016)
• Mechanical Engineering (Solid & Structural Mechanics), M.A.Sc.: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2010)
• Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), M.A.Sc.: Tehran, Iran
• Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics), BASc.: Tehran, Iran
• Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.): Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
• Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.): The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
• Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI): National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)