Head of Structural Engineering Laboratory Empa
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Dr Masoud Motavalli is a Professor at Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Professor at the University of Tehran, lecturer at ETH-Zurich and Adjunct Professor at Monash University in Australia. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich in 1992. His laboratory at Empa is one of the largest structural engineering laboratories for carrying out full scale structural tests in Europe. His research interests are the application of advanced materials such as multi layered fiber reinforced polymers and shape memory alloys in civil engineering structures, micro and macro mechanical behavior of these materials, rehabilitation and repair of existing structures with post-tensioned advanced materials. He is a council member of IIFC and ISHMII, Member of the ASCE Committee on Performance Based Design and Evaluation, as well as member of the editorial board of several journals such as Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. He organized or co-organized several successful international conferences, such as CICE2008 in Zurich, SHMII2009 in Zurich, SMAR2011 in Dubai, SMAR2013 in Istanbul and SMAR2015 in Antalya and SMAR2017 in Zurich.
• Advanced materials in Civil Engineering Structures • Rehabilitation and repair of existing structures with post-tensioned advanced materials