Ali Amini, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a senior geotechnical engineer with over 18 years of experience in subsurface site investigation, geotechnical and structural design work. He has carried out geotechnical analysis and design for a variety of structures in varying soil types including bridges, buildings and dams. His experience in geotechnical analysis and design includes site characterization, ground improvement, numerical modelling and dynamic analysis of soil-structure interaction, site specific seismic response analysis, liquefaction assessment, pile design, pile driving, slope stability and settlement assessment. His interest in research includes in-situ testing, ground improvement for liquefaction mitigation and pile load testing. In addition to geotechnical design work, he had been involved in structural analysis and design of steel and concrete structures and underground subway stations.
2007- Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1992- M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
1988- B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Awards & Scholarships
- 1999-2002 Great Grant Scholarship, from Science Council of British Columbia
- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
- Vancouver Geotechnical Society
- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Teaching / Seminars
- 2010 University of British Columbia, CIVL311, Soil Mechanics 2, a third year under-graduate course.
- 2008 University of British Columbia Civil 411 Case Histories’ Class (invited lecturer)
- 2002 Sessional Lecturer for UBC Civil 410-403-430 Integrated Course
- 1999-2000 Teaching Assistant for UBC Civil 410.
- 2000-2003 Teaching Assistant for UBC Civil 577