Doctor Ahmad Firouzianhaji

Contact Details


Dr Ahmad Firouzianhaji joined the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering in 2016 as a postdoctoral research fellow, and has since become a lecturer for the centre. Holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering, Dr Firouzianhaji completed his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2016. He has been also working as full time engineer since 2012 and was involved in several engineering projects in Australia, NZ, South East Asia and North America from design to construction.

His field of research and interests are cold formed steel structures and earthquake engineering.

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise

  • Structural Connections
  • Cold formed steel structures
  • Composite Structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis


Dr Firouzianhaji is currently involved in a project entitled Optimization of cold formed steel storage rack systems.

Selected Publications

Firouzianhaji, A., Saleh, A. & Samali, B. (2013). Finite element modeling of a beam-column connection in industrial storage racking structures.Proceedings of the 22nd AustralasianConference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACSM 22(pp 813-818). Sydney, Australia: CRC Press.

Firouzianhaji, A., Saleh, A., & Samali. B. (2014). Non-Linear Analysis of base Plate Connections used in Industrial Pallet rack Structures. Paper presented a the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Firouzianhaji, A., Saleh, A., & Samali, B. (2014). Stability Analysis of steel storage rack structures. Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23) (pp 583-588). Byron Bay, Australia.

Firouzianhaji, A., Saleh, A., & Samali, B. (2015). Non-Linear Behaviour of Boltless Beam to Upright Connections in Cold Formed Steel Storage Racks. Paper presented at the International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS’2015), Lisbon, Portugal.