Alireza Azarbakht
Associate Professor, ARAK University, IRAN.


Curriculum Vitae


Alireza Azarbakht
Date of birth: 1977 Nationality: Iranian


Educational Background

  • 2007 Ph.D. in Earthquake Engineering
    International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
    Advisor: Professor Ghafory Ashtiany
    Co-Advisor: Dr Matjaz Dolsek
    Thesis: "Precedence List of Ground Motion Records for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis"
    Research visit: University of Ljubljana, 2006-2007.


  • 2002 M.S. in Earthquake Engineering
    International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
    Advisor: Dr A.S. Moghadam
    Thesis: "Seismic Reliability of Refinery Steel Structures"
    (Top Student, available at: http://www.iiees.ac.ir/English/Graduate/eng_gr_top.html).


  • 2000 B.S. in Civil Engineering
    University of Zanjan.

Teaching Experience

    B.S.
  • Structural Analysis 1&2
  • Structural Concrete Design 1&2
  • Concrete Project
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Masonry Structures
  • Reliability of Structures
  • M.S.
  • Advance Mathematics
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis
  • Dynamic of Structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Ph.D.
  • Advance Mathematics

Research projects


  • "Selection of ground motion records for nonlinear time-history analysis based on spectrum characteristics". IIEES, 2007.
  • "Challenges on the selection of spectrum compatible ground motion records for seismic design of structures". ARAK University,
  • "Conceptual comparison between Code No.360 and ASCE 41-06 for seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry buildings".
  • "Inelastic Spectra for Reinforced Concrete Frames based on Near-Source and Ordinary Ground Motion Records". ARAK University, 2009.

Professional Experience

  • Project Engineer of "Seismic Crisis Management of Tehran Common Residential Buildings", SARZAMIN Consulting Engineers, 2008.
  • Project Manager of "Blast wave monitoring at Chogha-Zanbil heritage area", SARZAMIN Consulting Engineers, 2007.
  • Project Manager of "Seismic Rehabilitation of the Science-Faculty of Beheshti-University (over 6000 m2)", SARZAMIN Consulting Engineers, 2007.
  • Project Manager of "Seismic Rehabilitation of Tehran Three Major Hospitals (over 48000 m2)", SARZAMIN Consulting Engineers, 2005-2007.
  • Project Manager of "Seismic Rehabilitation of Tehran Schools (over 60000 m2)", SARZAMIN Consulting Engineers, 2004-2007 (including the first school which was retrofitted in IRAN).
  • Project Engineer of "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Tehran Water Distribution System", Tehran-Berkeley Consulting Engineers, 2004-2005.
  • Project Engineer of "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Shiraz Petrochemical Complex", IIEES, 2003-2004.
  • Project Engineer of "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Tehran Refinery Complex", IIEES, 2001-2003.
  • Project Manager of "Seismic Hazard Study of five Provinces of IRAN", YEKAN Consulting Engineers, 2001.
  • Project Engineer of "Design of Molding Platform of IRANKHODRO Car Company", ERAMKHAHAN Company, 2001.
  • Design of Over 50.000 m2 Housing Buildings for Private Clients.