Treasurer, IASMiRT Advisory Board
Bechtel Corporation, USA

Farhang Ostadan has more than 30 years’ experience in earthquake engineering.  As Chief Engineer for Bechtel, he has overall responsibility and manages the efforts of a large and diverse group of specialists in locations across the US and around the globe involving major transportation projects, power and energy related projects, petrochemical and nuclear projects.  He has worked on design on numerous standard nuclear power plant designs including the new modular reactors.  Mr. Ostadan has published over 50 technical papers on topics relating to earthquake engineering. Mr. Ostadan co-developed a method for dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis (SASSI) currently in use by the industry worldwide.  He is a frequent lecturer at the universities and research organizations.