Dr Kashani is an Associate Professor in Structural and Earthquake Engineering in Infrastructure Research Group within the School of Engineering at University of Southampton. Here you can find detailed information about my research interests, my previous, and current ongoing research projects.
Our work focuses on the development and use of advanced computational and experimental techniques for structural assessment and evaluation of civil infrastructures under extreme loading and environmental and man-made hazards.
Dr Kashani joined the University of Southampton as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in January 2017, and promoted to Associate Professor in March 2018. Prior to his current role he was a Lecturer at Bristol University Department of Civil Engineering from September 2013 to December 2016. He received his PhD from the University of Bristol in May 2014. Dr Kashani was a visiting scholar at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle collaborating with Prof Laura Lowes in 2013. He holds an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey in 2006 where he completed a thesis in probabilistic modelling of chloride induced corrosion of reinforced concrete structures. He earned his BSc(Hons) in Construction Engineering from the Shahid Rajaee University in Tehran in 2005.
Dr Kashani also has extensive experience in industry and worked on several iconic and multidisciplinary civil engineering projects. He was part of the structural engineering design team of the award winning London Olympic Cable Car (Emirates Arline) which won the Institution of Structural Engineers award for Infrastructure and Transportation Structures in 2013. He is currently an external specialised consultant/advisor for Jacobs Engineering in London in structural performance assessment and evaluation of ageing railway and highway bridges in the UK.