Dr. Shahverdi is a scientist at Empa, Switzerland where he is involved in different research projects, supervising students, and teaching at ETHZ. Dr. Shahverdi obtained his PhD degree (Thesis title: Mixed-mode static and fatigue failure criteria for adhesively-bonded FRP joints) from EPFL, Switzerland in 2013. His research and teaching interests are: Composite materials, Shape memory alloys, Numerical simulation, Lightweight structures, Application of advanced materials in civil engineering, Solid mechanics, Fatigue and fracture mechanics, Micromechanics, Brittle fracture, Design and conducting of experiments, and Structural design.
Dr. Shahverdi has been many times awarded for his greatest effort for innovation, success and high quality research during his academic career. He has received: the innovation award at Empa 2014, PhD fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation 2009, first place award by American Concrete Institute (ACI), Washington, D.C. USA 2004. Furthermore he was honored by “Minister of Science, Research and Technology” and President of K.N.Toosi University of Technology in 2004.
Iron-based shape memory alloys for civil engineering structures: An overview
Construction and Building Materials (2014) 63 281-293