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Ali Imanpour, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor


Civil and Environmental Engineering

About Me

Ali Imanpour joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2017. Prof. Imanpour was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University before joining the University of Alberta. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a structural engineer for the Deputy of Research at the University of Tehran, Iran. Prof. Imanpour is a licensed professional engineer in Alberta and Québec. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of structures. His current research activities include the development of seismic design procedures for steel framed structures using analytical and experimental methods. He is also interested in the development of sustainable and resilient structural systems including rocking steel frames, prefabricated steel panels and composite steel-timber structures. Research positions are available for MSc and PhD students along these research areas.


Research Interests

  • Stability of structures
  • Nonlinear simulation techniques
  • Seismic design of steel structures
  • Large-scale structural testing
  • Connection behaviour
  • Sustainable structural systems
  • Seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings

Please visit Structures group website for the research projects currently in progress, list of publications and available research positions for students interested in pursuing their graduate studies (MSc/PhD) along the above research areas.