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Sahand Sartipi is a highly skilled structural engineer with a specialization in concrete and steel design. With several years of experience in the industry, Sahand has developed comprehensive expertise in the design and detailing of steel and concrete structures.

His passion for innovation and research has led him to delve into specific niches such as the design of adhesive bonded anchors, composite structures, and glass structures, broadening his knowledge and contributing to the advancement of the field. Sahand's commitment to precision, technical proficiency, and attention to detail make him a valuable asset in delivering robust and efficient structural solutions.

  • Scientific Researcher 2021-Present

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Supervisors: Prof. Jan Belis, Prof. Roman Wan-Wendner

  • Master Of Science in Structural Engineering 2017-2020

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique), Tehran, Iran.

Supervisors: Prof. Siamak Epackachi, Prof. Saeed Erfani

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 2012-2017

Jundi Shapur University of Technology, Dezful, Iran.

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience



Site Engineer (Part-time) and Internship

Faradid Gharn Engineering Consulting Firm, Ahvaz, Iran.

Select Activities:

  • Supervision of foundation construction for a 22 story building (Mehr Tower) including casting concrete (900 m3), soil stabilization, drainage, shotcrete wall, nailing, pile and micropile construction,
  • Construction supervision of multiple concrete structures including foundations, beams, columns, slabs, and connections for non-structural components,
  • Construction supervision of several masonry structures,
  • In charge of quality control for pre-made and cast-in-site concrete,
  • In charge of planning logistics for on-site operations,
  • In charge of negotiating prices for procurement of necessary equipment for the construction sites.
  • Performing and checking concrete structure designs prepared by other engineers. Reviewed technical drawings and prepared reports.
  • Calculated cost estimation of projects based on design and provided optimized solutions for the purchase of the materials. Optimized several designs based on cost estimates,
  • Acted as a liaison between contractors, investors, and designers.

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience



Structural Engineer

Arseh Engineering Consulting Firm, Tehran, Iran.

Select Activities:

  • Structural designer of multiple concrete structures ranging from 6-12 stories based on ACI 318-14 using ETABS software and detailing using Revit Structure. Checking selected elements of the design using hand calculations,
  • In charge of the design of multiple mid-size steel moment frame structures and detailing using Tekla structures and ETABS,
  • Design of post-installed anchorage systems (adhesive) for the installation of support structures based on ACI 318-14,
  • Design of post-installed anchorage systems (mechanical) for the installation of façade elements.

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience



Scientific Researcher

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Select Activities:

Teaching Assistant: Prestressed Concrete and Slabs

  • Conducted research on the behavior of composite elements primarily with adhesives,
  • Investigated the behavior of glass structures bonded to concrete,
  • Investigation of the long-term and short-term behavior of FRP and steel sheets bonded to concrete for the purposes of rehabilitation of concrete structures,
  • Investigated the long-term behavior of adhesive bonded anchorage systems,
  • Carried out research on the behavior of masonry bricks bonded to steel profiles utilized for the façade of masonry structures.

Curriculum Vitae:

Technical Skills


Engineering Programs

  • Tekla Structures
  • SAP2000
  • SAFE
  • SCIA
  • CIVIL 3D
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CAD and 3D Software

  • AutoCAD
  • Sketch-up
  • Revit Structures
  • Rhino 3D
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Programming Languages

  • Python
  • C++


  • MS-Office
  • Minitab
  • R
  • Grapher
  • Photoshop

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Curriculum Vitae:

Soft Skills


Language Proficiency

  • English (Full Professional Proficiency)
  • Persian (Native Speaker)
  • Dutch (Basic)

Soft Skills:

  • Team-Working,
  • Detail-Oriented,
  • Stress-resistant,
  • Multitasking,
  • Quick Learner,
  • Eager to learn new skills,
  • Open to travel.

Curriculum Vitae:

Publications and Honors


  • Sartipi, S, Emrani, SMR, Epackachi, S, Erfani, S. Experimental study on the tensile response of postinstalled adhesive anchor connections in reinforced and plain concrete beams. Structural Concrete. 2022; 23: 2542– 2561.
  • Oña Vera, AC, Sartipi, S, Botte, W, Wan-Wendner, R. Experimental investigation of the influence of embedment depth on the sustained load performance of adhesive anchors. “Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems”. CRC Press. 2022.
  • Oña Vera, AC, Ninčević, K, Boumakis, I, Botte, W, Sartipi, S, Wan-Wendner, R. Sustained Load Performance of Bonded Anchors Embedded in Concrete. Bond in Concrete. Stuttgart, Germany. 2022.
  • Sartipi, S. & Epackachi, S. Finite element modeling of quadruple adhesive bonded anchors under tensile loading, 12th National Congress on Civil Engineering, 2020. Tabriz, Iran
  • Kaleybar, R. S., Sartipi, S., & Tehrani, P. Effects of Vertical Irregularities on Seismic Shear Demands of Columns in Steel Moment Frames, 3rd International Conference on Applied Researches in Structural Engineering and Construction Management, 2019. Tehran, Iran.

  • Kaleybar, R. S., Sartipi, S., & Tehrani, P. Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Islamabad's Imam Khomeini Hospital, 11th National Congress on Civil Engineering, 2019. Shiraz, Iran. (In Persian)

Persian Gulf Building

  • Function: Residential
  • Structure Type: Reinforced Concrete Frame + Shear Wall
  • Design Code: ACI 318-14
  • Total Number of Floors: 9
  • ‌Built Area: 6570 sqm
  • Area: 1200 sqm
  • The Persian Gulf residential building is a 9-story, concrete structure sponsored by the private sector. The building is located in Ahvaz, Iran. The construction started on 11/2018 and finished on 04/2021. The building was officially opened in Summer 2021.
  • The responsibilities associated with this project included the design and detailing of the structure including the foundation, frames, slabs, shear, and retaining walls.
  • The foundation is located at an elevation of -4 m from street level which required special considerations for soil stabilization and drainage of underground water.

Structure Design


Construction Supevision

Mehr Tower

  • Function: Commercial
  • Structure Type: Steel
  • Design Code: AISC 303 - AISC 360
  • Total Number of Floors: 22
  • ‌Built Area: 21980 sqm
  • Area: 1100 sqm
  • The Mehr commercial tower is the tallest tower in western Iran standing at a height of 90 m. The construction began in late 2016 and is still ongoing. The official opening is scheduled for late 2023.
  • The responsibilities associated with this project included supervision and planning of different stages of foundation construction including 72 piles with a diameter of 1.5 m and depths of 21-25 m. Other considerations included soil stabilization using a combination of shotcrete and nailing methods and stabilization of surrounding structures using a micropile system.

Foundation Construction Supervision

Casting Supervision

Pile Construction

Ahvaz General Hospital

  • Function: Hospital
  • Structure Type: Reinforced Concrete Frame
  • Design Code: ACI 318-14
  • Total Number of Floors: 4
  • ‌Built Area: 10870 sqm
  • Area: 2500 sqm
  • Ahvaz General Hospital was designed as a 4 story concrete structure with special considerations toward performance during seismic events. The Hospital is currently undergoing feasibility and zoning studies for a suitable location to be determined.
  • A performance-based design method was used to investigate the behavior of the structure to ensure serviceability conditions in case of extreme demand,
  • The scope of responsibilities included detailing all components, calculating the maximum actions, and design of components such as the foundation, beams, columns, one-way slabs, and retaining wall. Special considerations were given to the building due to its sensitive function.

Structure Design


Construction Supevision

Tensile behavior of chemical anchorage systems

  • Research type: Master Thesis
  • Design Standards: Eurocode 2 | ACI 318-14 | FIB Bulletin 90
  • Research location: Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Funded by: Iranian National Science Foundation (INSF)
  • ‌Research Duration: 2017-2020
  • Chemically bonded anchorage systems are often used in retrofitting and repair of structures. Prior to this project, the behavior of these anchorage systems in narrow concrete elements such as beams was never investigated. In this project, anchors in configurations of 1, 4, and 6 anchors were embedded in elements resembling regular beams and tested in tension.
  • The results indicate that embedding new elements in beams has a negative effect on the capacity of the beam itself. Also, the effects of reinforcement on the capacity of group anchors depend on the configuration by which the anchors are applied.

The behavior of adhesively bonded composite structures

  • Research type: Industry Projects,
  • Design Standards: Eurocode 2 | FIB Bulletin 90,
  • Research location: Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium,
  • Funded by: Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory,
  • ‌Research Duration: 2021-present.
  • Industrial adhesives are commonly used in the creation of composite elements for structures. Chemical anchors and FRP-strengthened concrete elements are good examples of such systems. In this project, the behavior of several types of adhesively bonded composite elements such as glass-concrete or FRP concrete was investigated.
  • The results help provide an understanding of the interaction of different materials bonded via adhesives. Also, it will provide a basis for the selection of proper adhesives for the connection of material depending on the properties of the substrates.

Longterm Behavior of anchorage systems embedded in concrete

  • Research type: Industry Projects,
  • Design Standards: Eurocode 2 | FIB Bulletin 90,
  • Research location: Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium,
  • Funded by: Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory,
  • ‌Research Duration: 2021-present.
  • The short-term behavior of adhesive bonded anchors has been the subject of numerous investigations in the past. Still, to this date, very few researchers have attempted to study the behavior and capacity of these systems under sustained load as long-term experiments generally are costly. In this research, a new approach is used to extrapolate the behavior of these anchors up to 30 years in service using the results of long-term experiments ranging from a few hours to a few months.
  • The results of this study will help provide a basis for understanding the load reduction ratios for anchors and in general bonded elements subjected to long-term sustained loading.
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Sahand Sartipi

Structural Engineer

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