Hosein Tahghighi


DegreeGraduated inMajorUniversity
BSc1997Civil EngineeringThe University of Tehran
MSc1999Civil Engineering- Earthquake EngineeringThe University of Tehran
Ph.D2005Civil Engineering- Structural Earthquake EngThe University of Tokyo
Post Doctoral2007Civil Engineering- Engineering SeismologyThe University of Tokyo

Employment Information

Faculty/DepartmentPosition/RankEmployment TypeCooperation TypeGrade
University of KashanAssociate Professor of Civil EngineeringTenuredFull Time

Work Experience

Dean of Faculty

Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan, Iran (2016 – 2018)


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan, Iran (2012 – 2014).


Head of Civil Engineering Department 

University of Kashan, Iran (2009 – 2012).

   - The initiator and founder of Undergraduate program in Civil Engineering.
   - The initiator and founder of Master program in Structural Engineering.
   - The initiator and founder of Building Material Laboratory.

   - The initiator and founder of Concrete Technology Laboratory.

   - The initiator and founder of Soil Mechanics Laboratory.


Head of Open and Electronic Education Center

University of Kashan, Iran (2008 – 2009).

  - The initiator and founder of OEE Center


Professinal Engineer in Civil Engineeing

- Iranian Construction Engineers Organization (From 2001)

- Research Excellence Award, University of Kashan, 2016.

- Academic Excellence Award, University of Kashan, 2015.

- Academic Excellence Award, University of Kashan, 2012.

- Research Excellence Award, University of Kashan, 2011.

- Post Doctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2007.

- Scholarship for Post Graduate Research, University of Tokyo, 2005.

- Scholarship for Ph.D. study on abroad, Ranked first, nationwide exam, Iran MSRT, 2002.

- Ranked first, Ph.D. entrance exam, Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Tehran, 1999.

- Ranked first, M.Sc. degree, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 1999.

- Honors graduate, B.Sc. degree, Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Tehran, 1997.

- Ranked 86th in Iranian nationwide university entrance exam out of over half Million applicants in the field of Mathematics and Physics, 1993.

- Ranked first, Mathematics and Physics Diploma at High school, Isfahan state, Iran, 1993.

  • Dynamics and Control of Structures
  • SoilStructure Interaction
  • Structural Seismic Analysis
  • Structural Seismic Design
  • Lifeline and Special Structures Earthquake Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology
  • Earthquake Risk and Hazard Assessment
  • Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Structures

Professional Civil Engineer, 2001-present.

Design, Supervision, Construction, and Retrofitting of Civil Structures.


Postdoctoral Researcher.

University of Tokyo, Japan (2005 – 2008).


Structural Design Engineer, Mahaab Ghods Consulting Eng., Tehran, Iran, 1999-2001.

Structural Supervisor, Tehran Abad Saaz Inc., Tehran, Iran, 1996

Structural Supervisor, Omran Kashan Eng. Inc., Kashan, Iran, 1995


Invited reviewer for scientific papers

  • Amirkabir Journal of Civil Engineering
  • ASCE's International Journal of Geomechanics
  • Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquakes and Structures
  • International Journal of Geomechanics
  • Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Civil Engineering
  • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
  • Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Journal of Earthquake Engineering
  • Journal of Energy Management
  • Journal of Ferdowsi Civil Engineering
  • Journal of Steel and Structure
  • Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering
  • Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering
  • Modares Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Sharif Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • National and International Conferences on Civil Engineering


- Statics

- Mechanics of Materials

- Design of Steel Structures

- Project of Steel Structures

- Design of RC Structures I

- Design of RC Structures II

- Project of RC Structures

- Fundamental of Earthquake Engineering

- Fundamental of Wind and Earthquake Eng.

- Structural Dynamics and Control

- Earthquake Engineering

- Design of Earthquake-Reistant Buildings

- Seismic Design of Structures

- Seminar and Research Method

- Training

- Bachelor of Science project