A practicing structural engineer and software developer, Dr. Bijan Aalami, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University, is an internationally renowned educationalist and leader in the analysis and design of concrete structures with specialization in post-tensioning. A native of Iran, he graduated from University of London (Imperial College), held positions as professor and Vice-Chancellor of Arya-Mehr (now Sharif) University, followed by appointments as professor of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University.

Professor Bijan has made decisive contributions to the understanding, behavior and design of post-tensioned buildings and bridges. Bijan was recognized as the first Life Member of the Post-Tensioning Institute, for his decades of contribution to the post-tensioning industry. A Life Member of ASCE; honorary member of the Argentine Institute of Structural Engineers, he has been holding educational courses and engineering webinars throughout the United States. Bijan is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, and a registered Structural Engineer in California. He received the American Concrete Institute's Design Award (2003) for the "application of advanced engineering to a notable concrete structure." Bijan's contribution to the industry was recognized through his initiation in the Hall of Fame of the Post-Tensioning Institute.

As Principal of former ADAPT Corporation – a structural engineering firm in California that specialized in design of concrete structures, and provided design software for consulting firms, Bijan actively engaged for over 30 years in the design and construction of numerous concrete buildings, bridges and special structures, in particular post-tensioning. A renowned world leader and teacher in the design of concrete buildings, bridges, and special structures, through his worldwide educational courses in over 40 countries, Bijan has enriched the practice of thousands of engineers in North and Latin America, Far East, Europe, and Middle East. His extensive publications on concrete design, in particular post-tensioning, are the principal resource for practical design of conventionally reinforced or post-tensioned buildings and bridges. Dr Bijan was the project leader of the software suite ADAPT, now RISA-ADAPT that is serving the concrete design engineers in over 75 countries worldwide.

Dr Aalami and his family live in Palo Alto, California

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