Pedram Mortazavi

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Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Dr. Pedram Mortazavi's research is primarily focused on the development of advanced resilient structural systems, along with their experimental validation and codification. He has extensive expertise in structural resilience, large-scale testing, steel structures, passive control systems such as damping and isolation devices, advanced simulation methods, hybrid simulation, and multi-platform simulations.

Mortazavi is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also has extensive consulting experience, having worked at several consulting and R&D firms such as J. L. Richards and Associates Ltd., CAST CONNEX, and DIALOG. Mortazavi obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Science and Culture in Iran in 2011. He received his master of applied science degree in structural engineering from Carleton University in 2014 and his PhD degree in structural and earthquake engineering from the University of Toronto in 2023.