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People



Former Post Doctoral Fellows

Golam Kabir

B.A.Sc. (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Resiliency and life cycle cost based assessment for aging infrastructure

Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Automotive, Materials Engineering, University of Windsor

Ima Rahmanian

Ima Rahmanian

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education, Iran)
M.A.Sc. (Structural Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK)
Ph.D. (Structural/Fire Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam, S.F. Stiemer (UBC)

Design optimization of concrete structures, seismic performance of hybrid timber-steel structures

Current position: Structural Engineer (EIT), Herold Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada

Goutam Mondal

BE (Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, India)
MTech (Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Dynamic analysis of RC structures and Soil-structure-interaction

Current position: Assistant Professor, School of Infrastructure, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

Qin Dong

Qin Dong

B.A.Sc. (Tsinghua University, China)
Visiting fellow (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Current position: Radio, Film and Television Design and Research Institute

Seyed Mahdi Modirzadeh

P. Rajeev

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
M.A.Sc. (Earthquake Engineering, Rose School in Pavia, Italy)
Ph.D. (Earthquake Engineering, Rose School in Pavia, Italy)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Seismic risk analysis and management for reinforced concrete buildings

Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University, Australia

 

Current Research Team

Doctoral Students

 

Selamawit Dege Dires

B.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia)
M.Sc. (Structural Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Ph.D. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Tall timber structures incorporating innovative energy dissipators

Konstantinos Skandalos

Konstantinos Skandalos

Diploma, B.Sc. & M.Sc. equivalent (Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Ph.D. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and A. Sextos (Bristol University)

Risk assessment of bridges carrying lifeline pipes

Ngandu Balekelay Celestin Balek

B.A.Sc. (University of Mbujimayi,Mbujimayi, Democratic Republic of Congo)
M.Sc. (UNESCO-IHE,Delft, The Netherlands)
Ph.D. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

System-based asset management and optimization

Nurbaiah Mohammad Noh

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University Teknology MARA, UiTM, Malaysia)
M.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University Teknology MARA, UiTM, Malaysia)
Ph.D. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Seismic Risk Assessment of Masonry-Infilled Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Matiyas. A.
                    Bezabeh

Matiyas Ayalew Bezabeh

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)
Ph.D. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and G. Bitsuamlak (UWO)

Multi-hazard resiliency framework for tall buildings

 

Masters' Students

 

Carmen

Carmen DiPasquale

B.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
M.A.Sc. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and T. Tannert (UNBC)

Performance of composite floors


Current position: Structural Engineer, SNT Engineering Ltd., Nelson, BC, Canada

Golam Kabir

Jayanthan Madheswaran

B.A.Sc. (Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai, India)
M.A.Sc. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Displacement-based design for innovative RC MRF incorporating CLT infill

Chris Pieper

Diploma (Civil Engineering Technology, Okanagan College, Kelowna)
B.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)
M.A.Sc. Student (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Timber-concrete hybrid buildings

Current position: EIT, Omega & Associates Engineering Ltd., Salmon Arm, BC


Former Undergraduate students

Russell Main

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Risk assessment of RC buildings

Julian Asselstine

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Seismic performance assessment of buildings and lifeline systems

Jamieson Clarke

B.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Use of Shape Memory Alloy to reduce vibration

Current position: Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

Graham Hurlburt

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Infrastructure life cycle modelling

Current position: Civil Engineer, Associated Engineering

 

Former Graduate Students

Gizachew A. Demissie

B.Sc. (Arbaminch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia)
M.Sc. (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Prediction of water distribution system pipes and isolation valves failure using Bayesian models with the consideration of soil corrosion and climate change

Heshmatollah Adib

B.A.Sc. (University of California Berkeley, CA, USA)
M.A.Sc. (San Jose State University, CA, USA)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and C. Ventura (UBC)

Effect of Bonding Variation and Component Combination on Dynamic Characteristics of Compound Semi-Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolator (CSB-CFREI)

Current position: President at EP&C Seismic Isolation Systems Inc.

Caleb Goertz

B.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Energy Based Seismic Design of a Multi-Storey Hybrid Building: Timber-Steel Core Walls

Current position: Design Engineer, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., Victoria, BC

Golam Kabir

B.A.Sc. (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Planning Repair and Replacement Program for Water Mains: A Bayesian Framework

Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Automotive, Materials Engineering, University of Windsor 

Oleg Shabarchin

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Ufa State Petroleum Technology University, Ufa, Russia)
M.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Induced Seismicity and Corrosion Vulnerability Assessment of Oil & Gas Pipelines Using a Bayesian Belief Network Model

Current position: Risk Engineer, Enbridge Gas, Markham, ON

Mahdi Yazdinezhad

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Khaje Nasireddin Toosi, Iran)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Mitigating torsional irregularity using cross laminated timber-reinforced concrete hybrid system

Current position: Structural Engineer, ROV Consulting, Kelowna, BC

Johannes Schneider

Johannes Schneider

Dipl. Ing. (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and S.F. Stiemer (UBC)

Conventional and novel timber steel hybrid connections: testing, performance and assessment

Current position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC

Tobias Fast

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Supervisor(s): S.F. Stiemer (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

Design considerations for mid-rise steel frame structures using wood-based flooring systems


Current position: Structural Engineer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY

Getnet Dubale

Getnet D. Betrie

B.Sc. (Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia)
M.Sc. (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): R. Sadiq (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

Sustainable mine waste management: A risk-based approach

Matiyas Ayalew Bezabeh

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and S.F. Stiemer (UBC)

Lateral behaviour and direct displacement based design of a novel hybrid structure: cross laminated timber infilled steel moment resisting frames

Current position: PhD student at UBC

Aman Bolar

Aman Bolar

B.A.Sc. (Bangalore University, Bangalore, India)
M.A.Sc. (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and R. Sadiq (UBC)


A Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Approach for Bridge Maintenance Management

Current position: Civil/Structural Engineer, WorleyParsons Canada, Edmonton, AB

Konrad Duerr

B.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Seismic vulnerability assessment and retrofit optimization of non-code conforming buildings with consideration of mainshock-aftershock earthquake 

Current position: Structural Engineer, WestEdge Engineering, Kamloops, BC

Dessalegn Amenu Hirpa

B.Sc.  (Mathematics, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
M.Sc. (Mathematics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
PGD.  (Mathematical Sciences, AIMS, South Africa)
M.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Supervisor(s): W. Hare (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

Derivative free optimization of horizontal road alignment

Current position: PhD student, Optimization, University of Waterloo

Sukanto Mondal

B.A.Sc. (Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (Optimization, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s):  Y. Lucet (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

Optimization of horizontal road alignment

Current position: Programmer, Navigator Multimedia Inc., Kelowna, BC

Eliab Kimutai

B.Sc. (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya)
M.A.Sc. (University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya)

Supervisor(s): D.Z. Oonge (UoN) and S. Tesfamariam

Modeling of Pipe Failure using Proportional Hazard Model

Current position: Water Supply and Irrigation Engineer, Bhundia Associates Consulting Engineers, Nairobi, Kenya

Jessica Buritica

B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and Mauricio Sanchez-Silva (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia)

Seismic vulnerability assessment of power transmission networks: A system thinking approach

Current position: Junior Developer- Risk Assessment at Redccom Ltda Colombia
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Tammeen Siraj

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Seismic risk assessment of high-voltage transformers using Bayesian belief networks

Current position: PhD student at Western University

Carla Dickof

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, The University of Alberta, Edmonton)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Supervisor(s): S.F. Stiemer (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

CLT infill in steel moment resisting frames as a hybrid seismic force resisting system

Current position: Structural Engineer, Fast & Epp, Vancouver, BC

Qusay Al-Chatti

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sarajah)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Decision tree based seismic retrofit selection for non-code conforming reinforced concrete buildings

Kasra Bigdeli

Kasra Bigdeli

B.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran)
M.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and W. Hare (UBC)

Optimal placement and design of passive damper connectors for adjacent structures

Current position: Mechanical Engineer, SunCentral Inc., Vancouver, BC

Samy Reza

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Alam (UBC) and S. Tesfamariam

Seismic performance of multi-span RC bridge with irregular column heights

Current position: Structural Engineer, DPM Consultants Ltd., Bangladesh

Nurul Alam

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam and S. Alam (UBC)

GIS-based multiple hazard risk assessment: A case study for the City of Kelowna

Current position: Project Manager, Structural Safety and Engineering under Disaster Management Initiative of Aga Khan Development Network-Geneva (http://www.akdn.org/)

Saurabh Goswami

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
M.A.Sc. (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)

Supervisor(s): Dr. U.K. Sharma (IIT Roorkee) and S. Tesfamariam

Development of correlation between UPV-rebound hammer-penetration resistance and break off tests for concrete

Seyed Mahdi
                    Modirzadeh

Seyed Mahdi Modirazdeh

B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran)
M.A.Sc. (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

Supervisor(s): S. Tesfamariam

Seismic vulnerability assessment of modern reinforced concrete buildings with irregularities

Current position: Office/Field Engineer, Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Group Co.

 

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