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Resume Updated: 20 May 2009
Ali Alavinasab
Tel: (001) 315-212-4298 Fax:
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Clarkson University
Potsdam NY 13699-5725

Seeking a position that utilizes my strengths in engineering analysis and design, especially computational mechanics
Employment History
Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering 2005-2009
Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York
Developed a finite element model of nanostructures with micro and nano scale features Developed an analytical model based on the nonlocal elasticity theory for implementing the effect of nano scale in modeling of nanocomposites Developed a model to obtain the effective mechanical properties of randomly distributed self-healing composite materials
Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering 2004-2005
Waterloo University
Waterloo, Canada
Created a novel active control method for control of structures under earthquake loading based on the energy approach
Structural Engineer 2000-2004
MOSHANIR Consulting Engineering
1) Led various projects in finite element modeling and detailed design of power plant structures 2) Analyzed and designed various concrete components of Masjed-soleyman and Kouhrang hydro-power plant 3) Developed a computer code to design hydropower concrete structures based on the ACI building code and using the ANSYS analysis results 4) Investigated the effect of wind on large dome structures using ANSYS Software. The findings were compared with the requirements of different building codes 5) Analyzed the foundation of the Kouhrang Power plant under dynamic loading using the sub-structuring approach in Finite Element method 6) Performed the seismic vulnerability assessment of Hamedan gas power plant based on FEMA seismic code 7) Assessed the overall seismic performance of the plant by evaluating the drawings, performing site walk-downs and carrying out seismic analysis of different components
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, ABD Expected in July 2009
GPA 4.0/4.0
Dissertation: "Modeling of nanocomposites based on computational and non-local elasticity approaches"

Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran
MSc Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, September 1999
Thesis: "Optimal design of steel structures under earthquake loading"

Gilan University, Tehran
BS Civil Engineering, September 1997
Description Proficiency Experience
FEA analysis Expert >5 Years
CAD modeling Advanced 2-3 Years
CFD analysis Intermediate <1 Year
FORTRAN programming Advanced 2-3 Years
Mechanical design Intermediate 2-3 Years
Additional Skill Info
Five years of progressive experience in structural engineering Experienced in failure analysis, mechanics of materials, structural dynamics, and vibration control Proficient in ABAQUS, ANSYS, ProE, Microsoft Office, and FORTRAN and MATLAB programming Experienced in different design codes, such as the American building code, ACI, and AISC Capability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills Detail oriented and team worker with excellent communication skills
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