Mehdi Zarghamee

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Dr. Mehdi Shaghaghi Zarghamee (Persian : مهدی شقاقی ضرغامی) is a former Chancellor of Arya Mehr University of Technology (currently Sharif University of Technology) in Iran, former Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, and founder of the Isfahan University of Technology. [1] Dr. Zarghamee currently works as Senior Principal in the Division of Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.. [2] Most notably, was the principal investigator for the structural modeling of the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center Towers for the NIST.

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a pluricentric language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.

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Dr. Zarghamee earned his Ph.D. [3] in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois and his S.M. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [4]

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References

  1. http://www.suta.org/
  2. http://www.sgh.com/
  3. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/60283 Thesis (Ph.D.) "Free and Forced Vibrations of Spherical Shells", University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,1965
  4. http://wtc.nist.gov/solicitations/wtc_awardR0044.htm
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hossein Nasr
Chancellor of Sharif University of Technology
1975-1977
Succeeded by
Alireza Mehran