Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Elyas Ghafoori

Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Elyas Ghafoori
Appelstraße 9a
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Elyas Ghafoori
Appelstraße 9a
30167 Hannover

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professional positions
    • Since 2022: Executive Director of Institute for Steel Construction (Institut für Stahlbau), Leibniz University Hannover
    • Since 2022: Deputy Head of Test Centre for Supporting Structures (Testzentrum Tragstrukturen Hannover - TTH), Hannover
    • Since 2022: University Professor (W3) of “Steel, Composite and Lightweight Construction” at Leibniz University Hannover
    • 2019-2022: ETH Lecturer, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK), ETH Zürich, Zürich
    • 2015-2022: Leader of "Sustainable Metallic Structures (SUMS)" group, Structural Engineering Laboratory, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), ETH domain, Dübendorf, Zürich
    • 2021: Visiting Scientist, TU Delft, Delft
    • 2021: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London
    • 2021: Visiting Research Fellow, Advanced Structures Group, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
    • Since 2021: Visiting Fellow, Welding Engineering & Laser Processing Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield
    • 2019: Visiting Fellow, Department of Structural Engineering, Colleague of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai
    • 2017-2018: Part-time Scientist, Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure, Smart Structures Laboratory, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
    • 2014-2015: Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne
    • 2012-2015: PhD Study, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich (Thesis on “Fatigue Strengthening of Metallic Members using Un-bonded and Bonded CFRP Laminates”). PhD Supervisors: Mario Fontana, Masoud Motavalli, Alain Nussbaumer./ Research assistant at Structural Engineering Laboratory, Empa.
    • 2008-2012: M.Sc. Study, School of Engineering (STI), EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne
    • 2004-2008: B.Sc. Study, Faculty of Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
  • Prices and Awards
    • 2021: Best Paper, "ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering" in Materials and Structural Response
    • 2019: "Mirko Roš Medal" for the "Best Paper" from SMAR 2019 Conference, Potsdam, Germany
    • 2018: "Best Paper Award" from "International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)", CICE2018, Paris
    • 2018: Third Place Award (People's Choice Award) in the IIFC Photo Competition, CICE2018, Paris
    • 2016: ETH Honor Medal for the Best PhD (summa cum laude)’, ETH Zürich, Zürich
    • 2016: “Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer” awarded by the journals of “Thin-Walled Structures”
    • 2014: "2014 ASME Young Engineer Award" from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • 2014: First Place Award from the ‘Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA)’, C. Boschmann, Empa /ETH Zürich
  • Memberships
    • Since 2021: Member of Swiss Advanced Manufacturing Community
    • Since 2018: Member of European Convention for Constructional Steelwork - Technical Committee 6 (ECCS-TC6 Fatigue), CEN TC250 SC3 “Eurocode 3”
    • Since 2018: Member of Executive Committee (ExCom) of SMAR Conference series
    • Since 2012: Member of the ‘International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
    • 2016-2019: Member of International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)
    • 2016-2020: Member of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
    • Member of scientific committees in several conferences including Eurosteel, CICE, SMAR, APFIS, etc.
    • Member of editorial boards in different journals, including ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, International Journal of Structural Integrity, MPDI Modelling in Engineering Structures, Engineering Structures (Elsevier), etc.