Mehdi S. Zarghamee, Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois and Sc.M. in Mathematics from MIT. Dr. Zarghamee has over 35 years of consulting engineering experience, and about 11 years of academic experience as a Professor and later Chancellor of the Arya-Mehr (now Sharif) University of Technology, Teheran, Iran. His engineering experience includes analysis and design of precision structures, infrastructures, wind, seismic and fire effects on buildings, and many areas in engineering mechanics. He was the principle investigator for the structural modeling of the 9/11 collapse of World Trade Center towers subjected to aircraft impact damage and pursuant fire for NIST. Dr. Zarghamee is the Vice Chair of the Standards Committee of SEI on Fiber Composite and Polymeric Structures and was the Project Coordinator for the development of pre-standard on pultruded fiber reinforced plastic structures for SEI. His research in pipeline infrastructures has led to many standards on pipelines and tanks. He is a recipient of several awards including the Bechtel Award of ASCE for his contributions to pipeline engineering. Dr. Zarghamee has published more than 150 technical articles in journals and conference proceedings.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013