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Ali Ashrafi

Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP BD+C Principal


Ali Ashrafi is a member of our Forensics practice and its Advanced Analytics group. He has a depth of experience in structural design and modifications, seismic and wind performance-based design, advanced analytics, nonlinear and dynamic analysis, deconstruction engineering, emergency response and forensic investigation. He specializes in performance-based fire engineering and uses a range of advanced analysis tools to predict how structures will behave during a fire. Ali has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2011, teaching the course Earthquake and Wind Engineering. He is the author of numerous technical papers and articles and is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences and events. He also serves as a reviewer for several technical journals and a member of two ASCE committees.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

M.Sc., Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Ali enjoys the breadth of engineering. One day he’s designing a new structure and the next, he’s taking down one that is obsolete.