Kian Karimi

PhD, P.Eng., PE
Instructor, Civil Engineering
School of Construction and the Environment

Work Experience

Dr. Karimi is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada (P.Eng.) and in the state of California, USA (P.E.) with over 10 years of practical experience in the consulting environment. Kian’s diverse experience encompasses design of residential, commercial and industrial buildings and infrastructure with expertise in seismic design. He has acted in the capacity of project engineer and project manager through all project phases from concept level planning to detailed design, cost estimate, tendering, contract administration and construction field inspections.

During the course of his PhD studies, Dr. Karimi studied application of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) in upgrading structures and has co-authored several technical publications in peer-reviewed journals in this area.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Structural Specialization, McMaster University, Canada, 2011.
Research Topic: Performance of FRP-encased Steel-Concrete Composite Columns

M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Seismic Specialization, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005

B.ASc., Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran, 2003

Professional Registrations

P.Eng., British Columbia, Canada

P.E., State of California, USA

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