Dr. Mehdi Ebadi is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta in the Laboratory of Dr. Carlos Cruz Noguez. He works on the seismic design of masonry shear walls.
Dr. Ebadi obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Ottawa in July 2017. During his Ph.D., Dr. Ebadi worked on different projects related to the vibration in timber structures and floors (e.g. glulam beam and deck element floors). After graduating, his focus shifted to hybrid timber concrete composite floors and he collaborated in the development of a new hold-down device for high rise Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) shear walls.
His interest in seismic design of structures, including masonry shear walls, stems from his childhood where he had observed severe damages, due to high magnitude earthquakes, to the masonry brick buildings in Iran, his home country.
Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. Ebadi taught various civil and structural engineering courses to undergraduate students in Iran.