Dr. Saman Ali Abdullah
Education: PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering
Position: Treasure of ACI-KURDISTAN chapter
Job Location: Professor at the Sulaimani University
Area of interest: behavior and design of earthquake- and wind-resistant concrete structures; seismic evaluation, retrofit, and repair of existing buildings; and large-scale laboratory testing.
Short Bio: He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles and a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq. He received his BS from the University of Sulaimani; his MS from California State University, Fullerton, CA; and his PhD from University of California, Los Angeles. He is a voting member of a number of ACI committees and sub-committees, including:
- ACI Committee 374, Performance-Based Seismic Design;
- ACI Subcommittees 318-H, Seismic Provisions (Structural Concrete Building Code);
- ACI Subcommittees 318-W, Wind Provisions (Structural Concrete Building Code); and
- ACI Committee 369-F, Retrofit (Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation).
He has extensive experience related to design and evaluation of tall buildings in regions of low to high seismicity.