is a senior bridge engineer with Parsons Transportation Group. His main areas of interest include bridge design and rehabilitation, performance evaluation of in-service structures, bridge load rating and load testing, structural mechanics and refined analysis. In addition to bridge experience, Amir was also involved with precast prestressed concrete industry providing engineering services for design, inspection, and evaluation of parking garages. He also worked as a structural engineer in the building sector, prior to attending graduate school. Amir is an active member of several professional organizations and has served on a number of technical committees on bridge design and evaluation for TRB, ACI, PCI, and ASCE. Amir received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia, after receiving his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Iran. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of California and Virginia.