Ali Imanpour, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
(780) 248-1913
6-306 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Area of Study / Keywords

Structural Engineering


Ali Imanpour joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2017. Prof. Imanpour was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University before joining the University of Alberta. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a structural engineer for the Deputy of Research at the University of Tehran, Iran. Prof. Imanpour is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Alberta. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of structures. His current research activities include the development of seismic design procedures for steel framed structures using analytical and experimental methods, and the application of machine learning in structural and earthquake engineering. He is also interested in the development of resilient structural systems for seismic and wind applications.


Research Interests

  • Seismic design of steel structures
  • Stability of structures
  • Connection behaviour
  • Nonlinear simulation techniques
  • Large-scale structural testing
  • Application of machine learning in structural and earthquake engineering

Please visit The Steel Centre website for the research projects currently in progress.


CIV E 374 - Structural Design I

Introduction to limit states design, common framing systems, design loads, and load path evaluation. Behaviour and design of steel members and connections. Prerequisite: CIV E 372.

CIV E 479 - Structural Design III

Detailed design of a structure which requires students, working in teams, to exercise creativity, to make design assumptions and to complete the structural design based on a synthesis of technical knowledge acquired in this and other structural engineering courses. Course lectures focus on seismic load calculation; design of concrete, reinforced masonry and timber elements; bridge design; and advanced structural steel design. Prerequisite: CIV E 474. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E 779 - Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering

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