Afshin Moslehi Tabar received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 1997. Then after, he got his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the same university in 1999 and 2006, respectively. His research interests consist of seismic rehabilitation and structural dynamic and stability analysis. Moreover, he is proficient in the formulation of nonlinear numerical structural analyses using both civil-engineering practice tools and high-fidelity finite element model implementations like CSi solutions, ABAQUS and ANSYS. He has worked on the modelling and implementation of different steel connections like RBS and RWS.
Afshin’s professional career spans more than 24 years. He is a first-ranked Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in the design of new buildings, as well as the rehabilitation of existing buildings and bridges. He has addressed borderline problems in civil engineering like modular construction, top-down construction of buildings and seismic retrofit of building and bridge structures.
He has been involved in the design of seismic rehabilitation of some unique old structures in Iran, including: the Qotour bridge as the longest arch steel truss railroad bridge in Iran rehabilitated using nonlinear viscous damper; and the rehabilitation of stone bridges using external post-tensioning. He has currently focused on the Modern Modular Construction (MMC) using the Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) modules connected with steel inter-locking connections under the supervision of Professor Tsavdaridis.