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Welcome to the website for the Moradi research group at Ryerson University. Our research and teaching are related to the analysis, design, and performance-based assessment of structures. We develop innovative solutions using new structural systems and materials for protecting buildings and bridges from damage under natural hazards and extreme loading. This research leads to enhancing the resilience and sustainability of urban areas. Specific research topics of interest are: (1) seismic response, fragility, and performance-based life-cycle assessment of structures; (2) earthquake-resistant steel buildings with self-centering systems/materials, including controlled-rocking steel braced frames, steel moment frames with post-tensioned beam-column connections, steel frames equipped with smart materials, Shape Memory Alloys; (3) design evaluation of buckling-restrained steel braced frames; (4) finite element simulation and development of high-fidelity computer models, and (5) multi-criteria optimization, sensitivity analysis, and surrogate model development using statistical design of experiment.

Dr. Moradi joined the faculty in the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson University in 2017 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia’s School of Engineering. He also holds MSc and BSc degrees in Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering, respectively, from KN Toosi University of Technology and Razi University. He is a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE), Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Research Interests:

  • Structural and Earthquake Engineering
  • Analysis, Design, and Performance-Based Assessment of Structures
  • Damage Mitigation of Buildings and Bridges under Natural Hazards and Extreme Loading
  • Innovative Systems and Materials for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Steel Structures
  • Multi-Criteria Optimization and Design of Experiments
  • Finite Element Simulation and Computational Modeling