Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Iman Hajirasouliha

Senior Lecturer

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Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
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Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Dr Hajirasouliha obtained his PhD in 2006 with a distinction grade from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, which is one of the leading technological universities in the Middle East. His research led to the development of an advanced optimisation theory in the field of performance-based design of structures that was awarded the “Tavakoli Prize” for conducting original research at Sharif University of Technology and “Distinguished Young Researcher Award” by the Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association. In 2008, he was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie individual fellowship (IIF) at The University of Sheffield on optimum strengthening of deficient RC buildings using FRP composites. From 2010 to 2012, Dr Hajirasouliha was a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Nottingham, where he was convener of “Advanced Concrete Structures” and “Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics” modules. In 2012, Dr Hajirasouliha was appointed Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at The University of Sheffield.

Dr Hajirasouliha’s main research interests are Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Performance-Based Design, Optimisation, Structural Strengthening, and Soil-Structure Interaction. He is currently a member the department's  Concrete and Earthquake Engineering research group.

Research project(s)

COST Action TU1207

Action TU1207 leverages the already large amount of work carried out on the use of composite reinforcement for structural applications by individual research teams and existing learned groups. Action TU1207 was established in 2013 and operated until 2017. During these four years the Action aimed: to coordinate European research in...


Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete
Anagennisi: Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete An estimated one billion tyres are discarded each year. Post-Consumer tyre arisings for EU countries (2010) are 3.4M tonnes per year. At the moment nearly 50% of all recycled tyres/components still end up as fuel, in low grade applications or in...