Dr Ashkan Hashemi

PhD, MSc, BSc

Biography

Ashkan has been a postdoctoral research fellow after he graduated with a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UoA. He also has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering form University of Tehran, Iran. His PhD thesis has been awarded a place in the “Dean’s list” for the best PhD thesis.

His research interests lie in the areas of resilient seismic solutions, earthquake engineering and earthquake resistant multi-story hybrid structures. His research findings have been recognised internationally through patents, top world-class scientific journal publications and international conferences.

Ashkan also has over nine years of invaluable practical experience achieved through his involvement in professional engineering projects as Structural Engineer, Head of Research and Development Office and Head of Engineering Office. 

Research | Current

Damage avoirdance resilient seismic concept for steel braces

Damage avoidance resilient seismic concept for steel Moment Resisting Frames (MRFs)

Seismic resilient Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) platform construction

Distinctions/Honours

Awarded a place in the "Dean's list" for the best PhD thesis

Awarded the doctoral scholorship from New Zealand Earthquake Comission (EQC) co-branded by New Zealand Center for Earthquake Resilience (Quake CoRE)

Awarded the University of Auckland postgraduate publication scholorship

Areas of expertise

Resilient seismic solutions for steel, reinforced concrete, timber and hybrid structures

Damage avoidance structural systems

Self-cenering earthquake resistant structural systems

Energy dissipation devices

Structural engineering

Earthquake engineering

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structures

Timber Engineering

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC)                                                       
Member

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)                                                       
Member

New Zealand Timber Design Society (TDS)                                                         
Member

Engineering New Zealand
Member

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hashemi, A., Zarnani, P., Masoudnia, R., & Quenneville, P. (2017). Seismic resilient lateral load resisting system for timber structures. Construction and Building Materials, 149, 432-443. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.05.112
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville, Reza Masoudnia
  • Hashemi, A., Zarnani, P., Masoudnia, R., & Quenneville, P. (2017). Seismic resistant rocking coupled walls with innovative Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) joints. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 129, 215-226. 10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.11.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville, Reza Masoudnia
  • Hashemi, A. (2017). Seismic Resilient Multi-story Timber Structures with Passive Damping The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Hashemi, A., Masoudnia, R., & Quenneville, P. (2016). A numerical study of coupled timber walls with slip friction damping devices. Construction and Building Materials, 121, 373-385. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.05.160
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville, Reza Masoudnia
  • Masoudnia, R., Hashemi, A., & Quenneville, P. (2016). Evaluation of effective flange width in the CLT composite T-beams. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville, Reza Masoudnia
  • Quenneville, P., Hashemi, A., & Msoudnia, R. (2016). Seismic performance of hybrid self-centering steel-timber rocking core walls with slip friction connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 126, 201-231. 10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.07.022
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville, Reza Masoudnia
  • Hashemi, A., Attarnejad, R., & Zarinkamar, S. (2013). Basic displacement functions in dynamic analysis of an arch dam as a curved beam resting on a continues elastic foundation. ECCOMAS Thematic Conference - COMPDYN 2013: 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Proceedings - An IACM Special Interest Conference.