Dr. Fariborz M. Tehrani is a Full Professor and Director with more than three decades of academic and industry background in engineering design, management, education, and leadership. His research and practice experiences focus on sustainable and resilient structural engineering, mechanics, and materials (SR-SEMM). Dr. Fariborz Tehrani has contributed to publishing ten books, nearly eighty papers, and technical reports; and presented nearly a hundred papers and posters. His research on sliding seismic isolation resulted in a patented methodology, the Sliding Foundation System with Safety Margin, applied in the construction of a small building in 1998. He has contributed to the engineering design of more than fifty structures and infrastructures; management and planning of nearly $150 million in projects; and delivering several research projects funded by NSF, DOT, and other public and private sources. Fariborz is a Fellow ASCE, the Director of the ESCSI, a voting member of several ACI and ASTM Committees, the EMI’s Liaison in the ASCE STC, and the Vice Chair of the ORC. Dr. Tehrani has served in NCEES, PMI, CHESC, and EMI as a panelist and subject matter expert, the ISI Academic Committee Chair, and an ASEE PSW director. He has also served as the ISI Academic Committee Chair and EWB professional mentor in USC, UCSD, and Cal Poly SLO on multiple projects in Honduras, Ontario, and Nicaragua. Dr. Tehrani received the 2015 ASCE Region 9 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for leading the Student Chapter from 2010 to 2015, the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award, and two 2019 ASCE Research Awards from Fresno Chapter and San Francisco Section for two projects. Fariborz received a BSc from the Sharif University of Technology, an MSc from the Amirkabir University of Technology, and an MS, Degree of Engineering, Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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