Dr. Taheri teaches courses in mechanics of materials, computations, finite element method (linear and non-linear), fracture mechanics and fatigue, and fiber-reinforced plastics. Dr. Taheri is mainly interested in understanding and modelling of structural and materials response with computational and experimental methods to offer cost-effective solutions. He has expertise in developing effective design and experimental programs for specific case studies. He has long record of experience in computational mechanics and experimental characterization (static & dynamic) of fiber-reinforced composite materials; structural rehabilitation and vibration-based damage detection of structures using smart sensors and materials; fatigue, and fracture of materials; characterization of impact response and other highly nonlinear events of structural materials. Dr. Taheri worked in industry for eight years before joining the Civil Engineering department in 1994. He has also been engaged in several consulting projects commissioned by prestigious entities such as the Canadian Space Agency, and the Defence Research Laboratories, as well as other industries. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the province of Nova Scotia. He is also a member of ASME and AAM.
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