Dr. Karimi is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada (P.Eng.) and in the states of California and Washington, USA (P.E.) 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 ColumnsM.Sc., Civil Engineering, Seismic Specialization, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005B.ASc., Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran, 2003
Selected Journal Papers:● Tayyeby, K., Sun, M., Karimi, K. (2020), Residual stresses of heat-treated and hot-dip galvanized RHS cold-formed by different methods, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Article in Press.● Daneshvar, S., Sun, M., and Karimi, K. (2019), Galvanized RHS X-connections. I: Effects of vent and drain holes on SCFs, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Article in Press.● Karimi, K., Tait, M. J., and El-Dakhakhni, W. W. (2013), Analytical modeling and design of a novel FRP-encased steel-concrete composite column with various slenderness ratios, Journal of Engineering Structures, 46: 526-534.● Karimi, K., El-Dakhakhni, W. W., and Tait, M. J. (2012), Behavior of Slender Steel‐Concrete Composite Columns Wrapped with FRP Jackets, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 26(5), 590-599.● Karimi, K., Tait, M. J., and El-Dakhakhni, W. W. (2012), Influence of slenderness on the behavior of a FRP encased steel-concrete composite column, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 16(1):100-109.● Karimi, K., Tait, M. J., and El-Dakhakhni, W. W. (2011), Testing and modeling of a novel FRP-encased steel- concrete composite column, Journal of Composite Structures, 93(5): 1463-1473.● Karimi, K., El-Dakhakhni, W. W., and Tait, M. J. (2011), Performance enhancement of steel columns using concrete-filled composite jackets, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 25(3): 189-201. (nominated for the Outstanding Paper award)● Bakhshi, A., and Karimi, K. (2007), Performance evaluation of masonry buildings using probabilistic approach, Journal of Scientia Iranica, 14.● Bakhshi, A., Tavallali, H., and Karimi, K. (2007), Evaluation of Structural Damage Using Simplified Methods, European Earthquake Engineering Journal, EEE 3/07.Selected Conference Presentations:● Karimi, K., Tait, M. J., and El-Dakhakhni, W. W. (2010), Experimental Investigation of two novel FRP retrofit schemes for strengthening steel columns, Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada.● Karimi K., Tait, M. J., and El-Dakhakhni W. W. (2009), A novel retrofit technique for strengthening steel columns using FRP, Proceeding of the CSCE Annual Conference, St. John’s, Canada.● Karimi, K., and Bakhshi, A. (2006), Development of fragility curves for unreinforced masonry buildings before and after upgrading using analytical method, Proceedings of the First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (1st ECEES), Geneva, Switzerland.