Mahdi has more than ten years of academic and professional experience in Australia, including active participation in a number of challenging research and industrial initiatives. His fields of expertise expand over various disciplines with a particular focus on computational mechanics, and he is especially well-known for his work on nonlinear analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. He is also an advocate for performance-based seismic analysis and design of structures. Mahdi has multiple journal and conference publications in the field, and he has been invited as a guest speaker for various national and international events.
What do you enjoy about engineering?
Our lives are so closely tied to engineering. Where we call home or workplace is founded upon structural engineering. Being able to see the direct outcome of my work or contribution to our community was one of the reasons I stepped into this engineering field. The curiosity for understanding engineering problems, especially in structural engineering with its extensive impacts on every human’s life and safety, is what drives me. And the hope for finding practical solutions gives me the courage to take up any challenge and explore, even beyond my comfort zone, by means of knowledge and wings of desire.