Sher Ali Mirza received his Ph.D. in structural engineering from University of Texas at Austin and is professor emeritus of civil engineering at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada. He has served on various technical and professional committees of ACI, ASCE, and CSCE and extensively contributed to the development of many technical reports, special publications, standards, and design handbooks. Dr. Mirza conducts fundamental research and has published extensively on reinforced concrete and composite steel-concrete structures. His research and publications contributed significantly to the understanding of structural concrete behavior, led to the development of several innovative design and testing procedures, and made an impact on structural engineering practice. The North American structural codes of practice have used the results of his pioneering research on structural safety. He invented Confined Capping System for compressive strength testing of high-performance concrete for which he holds American and Canadian patents. He developed methods that are widely used for design of bridges employing inverted T-girders. His research on structural stability produced more rational and integrated designs of structural concrete columns and frames. A fellow of six American, Canadian, and European learned societies, he is recipient of ACI R.C. Reese Structural Research Award, ACI J.W. Kelly Award for Professional Service, PEO Engineering Medal for Research and Development, CSCE A.B. Sanderson Award for Contributions to Structural Engineering, and Order of Ontario among others.
Ph.D., P.Eng, F.CAE, F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013