ESCSI appoints Dr. Fariborz Tehrani as new director

Kerry Clines

March 16, 2018

Fariborz Tehrani of ESCSI
Fairborz Tehrani Ph.D., PE, ENV SP, PMP, SAP DSW. Photo courtesy of Fresno State.

The Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute (ESCSI) appointed a new director, Fariborz Tehrani, Ph.D., PE, ENV SP, PMP, SAP DSW.  Tehrani brings nearly 30 years of experience in the structural and geotechnical engineering industry to his new role.

“Fariborz’s academic and professional background in the engineering industry along with his work with lightweight aggregate internationally will bring a vast and essential knowledge base to this key technical role,” said Timothy Wolfe, ESCSI Board of Directors Chair, in a press release.

Tehrani started as a structural engineer in consulting firms and held instructional positions in educational institutes. He worked for the California Department of Transportation for 10 years; and authored and co-authored three books, as well as 46 technical articles and research reports. Tehrani’s research and experiences focus on resilient-sustainable infrastructures and include structural analysis and design, earthquake resistant design, building materials and construction, road and bridge design, and project management. He has contributed to the engineering design of more than 50 structures and infrastructures, management and planning of nearly $150 million projects, and development of several research proposals and projects. Tehrani currently serves as an Associate Professor at California State University Fresno College of Engineering.

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