Mr. Pedram Mortazavi, M.A.Sc, P.Eng.
Mr. Pedram Mortazavi, M.A.Sc, P.Eng.Ph.D. Candidate | Departement of Civil Engineering
President | Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Chapter
University of Toronto

Pedram is a Ph.D. candidate in structural engineering under the supervision of Professors Constantin Christopoulos and Oh-Sung Kwon, at the University of Toronto.

Pedram is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G.J. Jackson Fellowship. His academic, background and extensive expertise in steel industry distinguished him from the many outstanding submissions received.

Pedram’s research focuses on experimental validation and performance assessment of Cast Steel Replaceable Link Elements in Steel Eccentric Braced Frame (EBF) structures. His project aims at the development of off-the-shelf Cast Replaceable Link Beams that when used will overcome the challenges associated with design and construction of EBFs, through replaceability and highly increased ductility.

Upon completion, the research will provide a more resilient design of EBFs and enhance their performance attributes under extreme loads. The structural advantages of these systems will be of interest to the structural engineering community and will benefit the Canadian infrastructure.

2018-2019 G. J. Jackson Fellowship