Amir joined GRI’s pavement group in December of 2017. He has eight years of experience in civil, geotechnical, and pavement engineering research and consulting projects to the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Center for Asphalt Technology, TriMet, Boeing, and many state departments of transportation. He specializes in asphalt material/soil characterization, pavement mix design, pavement design, pavement condition evaluation and field investigations including Falling Weight Deflection (FWD) testing, coring, Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing, Pavement Condition Index (PCI) surveys for roadway and airport pavements, and pavement preservation techniques. As a Research Assistant at North Carolina State University, he was in charge of developing a new testing method to evaluate the fatigue properties of asphalt mixtures (AASHTO TP-107), modification of the indirect tension testing of circular samples for AASHTO, calibration of newly developed design procedure (FLEX-PAVE) for FHWA, and evaluation of current pavement preservation techniques for NCDOT.
BS Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
MS Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
PhD Civil Engineering (Pavement Engineering), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Professional Engineer: California