School of Engineering

Bijan O. Aalami, PhD

Professor of Civil Engineering (Retired)

Discipline: Structural & Earthquake
Bijan Aalami


  • PhD Structural Engineering, University of London 1966
  • DIC Diploma of Imperial College, London 1966
  • BSc Civil Engineering, University of London 1962


A practicing structural engineer and software developer at retirement from SFSU, Dr. Bijan Aalami is an internationally renowned educationalist and leader in the analysis and design of concrete structures with specialization in post-tensioning. A native of Iran, he held positions as professor and Vice-Chancellor of Arya-Mehr (now Sharif) University, before joining the faculty at SFSU. A member of the former Imperial Academy of Sciences in Iran, honorary member of the Argentine Institute of Structural Engineers, Bijan is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, and a registered Structural Engineer in California. He received the American Concrete Institute’s Design Award (2003) for the “application of advanced engineering to a notable concrete structure.” In 2003, Bijan’s contribution to the industry was recognized through his initiation in the Hall of Fame of the Post-Tensioning Institute. Dr Bijan is the founder, and for over 20 years was the project leader of the software suite ADAPT that is serving the concrete design engineers in over 75 countries worldwide.

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