Ph.D., University at Buffalo (UB), Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2014


Structural and Earthquake Engineering


Application of Pattern Recognition Algorithms and Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for the Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Structures


M.S., Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Sept. 2008-July 2010


Earthquake Engineering


Investigation on the Seismic Performance of the Steel Moment Resisting Frames Equipped with Shape Memory Alloy connections


B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Sept. 2004-July 2008


Civil Engineering


 Ultrasonics Research Scientist, Mistras Group Inc., Products & Systems Division, Feb 2015-present

 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Civil, Struct. & Environ. Eng., University at Buffalo, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2015

 Adjunct Instructor, Dept. Civil, Struct. & Environ. Eng., University at Buffalo, Aug. 2014-Dec. 2014

 Research Assistant, Smart Structures Research Laboratory, University at Buffalo, Jan. 2011-Sept. 2014

 Teaching Assistant, Dept. Civil, Structural, and Environmental Eng., University at Buffalo, summer 2013

 Project Manager & Design Reviewer, Sedaghat Machine Co., Tehran, Iran, July 2009-July 2010

 Junior Design Engineer, Arbita Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran, April 2008- July 2010



 SHM/NDE toward smart structures and materials

 Infrastructure: Power plants, airplanes, pipelines, bridges, railroads

 Materials: composites, concrete, metals

 Data processing: digital signal/image processing, stochastic analysis, pattern recognition and data mining

 Prognosis, repair and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure



Acoustic emission Ultrasonic Oscilloscopes

Laser Ultrasound

Shaking tables

Hydraulic actuators

PID controllers


Infrared thermography Microwave NDT

String potentiometers

Strain Gauges

National Instruments TM PXI

NI Compact DAQ

Krypton 3D remote sensing system

Modal analysis


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Alireza Farhidzadeh, Ph.D.

Ultrasonic Research Scientist

Mistras Group Inc.

Products & System Division, 195 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA 08550

Office phone: 609-716-4029


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Received Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering with emphasis on Nondestructive Testing (NDT), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), and structural vibration control for civil, petrochemical, and aeronautical structures. Worked for more than 5 years on NDT of metals and composites used in airplanes, pipelines, reinforced/prestressed concrete, and steel bridges, using ultrasound, acoustic emission, and infrared thermography. Published multiple highly cited ISI journal papers and numerous conference articles. Serves as a peer reviewer for internationally-circulated journals. Provides detailed and comprehensive NDT/SHM consultant to manufacturers, facility operators, inspection contractors, and asset owners.