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Ata Radfar

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Career Aspirations:

My career aspirations are to find a stimulating and challenging position which builds on my university skills and knowledge, as well as professional experience. I am an ambitious individual who wants to learn and develop under the guidance of those who are at the top of their field and then use those skills to become an expert myself.


Doctoral Candidate, University of Louisville Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, U.S.A., Aug. 2011- Present.

Master of Science in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Sep. 2008- March 2011, Mashhad, Iran. Master Thesis Seismic Analysis of Anchored Wall with FLAC3D.”

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST), Sep. 2002- Oct. 2007, Tehran, Iran.

Publications :

Gandomi A.H., Tabatabaie S.M., Moradian M.H., Radfar A. and Alavi A.H., “A New Prediction Model for Load Capacity of Castellated Steel Beams,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 67(7): 1096-1105, 2011.

Software proficiencies:

  • Geotechnical Engineering Software: FLAC3D, Snail, Plaxis 2D, EERA, NERA, Geostudio, and Slide AutoCAD,

  • Civil Engineering Software: Sap, Etabs, Safe, and ArcGIS 

  • Earthquake Data Analysis: Seismosignal


Research Focus :

  • Geo Environmental
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Soil Reinforcement, Improvement and Stabilization
  • Computer-Aided Analysis and Design
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Laboratory and In-Situ Soil Testing
  • Geo Environmental


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