Masoud Motavalli is the Head of the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, EMPA and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich. He is a Professor at the University of Tehran, Iran, Faculty of Civil Engineering, as well as Adjunct Professor at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich in 1992. His laboratory at EMPA is one of the largest structural engineering laboratories for carrying out full scale structural tests in Europe. His research interests are the application of advanced materials such as multi layered fibre reinforced polymers and shape memory alloys in civil engineering structures, micro and macro mechanical behaviour of these materials, rehabilitation and repair of existing structures with post-tensioned advanced materials. He is a council member of IIFC and ISHMII, Member of the ASCE Committee on Performance Based Design and Evaluation, as well as member of the editorial board of several journals such as Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. He organized or co-organized several successful international conferences, such as CICE2008 in Zurich, SHMII2009 in Zurich and SMAR2011 in Dubai.
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