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Ali Shahbazian

Ali Shahbazian, PhD, PE


Ali joined Shannon & Wilson in 2009 after completing his Ph.D. degree and research concentrated on earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.  Ali is a geotechnical engineer and extensively involved in various projects in geotechnical earthquake engineering and seismic risk assessment.  His expertise includes probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis, seismology engineering, time history ground motion development, site-specific ground motion analysis, seismic design spectrum for high-risk buildings and infrastructure, and earthquake-induced liquefaction hazard. He also has experience in construction observation, site excavation, drilling, and pile installation reporting.


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis, 2009
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1999
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, 1996


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Washington, California
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