Aali Alizadeh, PhD, P.Eng. | CEO and Co-Founder

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Aali R. Alizadeh, CEO & Co-Founder of Giatec

Dr. Alizadeh has over 15 years of experience in the development and commercialization of technologies related to concrete materials. He brings unique expertise on the durability of concrete at the nano-level, particularly when it relates to infrastructure exposed to harsh environmental conditions. In 2010, this work awarded him the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal, the most prestigious award that students enrolled in Canadian schools can receive.

Prior to co-founding Giatec in 2010, Dr. Alizadeh co-established Construction Materials Institute at the University of Tehran, which is now operating with about 30 employees. The institute strives to provide knowledge-based services and efficient technologies to the construction industry as well as to equip engineers of the future with superior skills and expertise in concrete durability, performance, and various technologies.

Most recently, Dr. Alizadeh has been honoured with the National Capital Region's Forty Under 40 award, which recognizes accomplished business leaders who are under the age of 40 and give back to their community.

Licences/Certification

Professional Engineer – Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
July 2011 – Present

Education

  • 2006-2009 University of Ottawa
    PhD, Civil Engineering
  • 2001-2004 University of Tehran
    M.Sc., Civil Engineering
  • 1997-2001 University of Tehran
    B.Sc., Civil Engineering; Chemistry

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2017 Financial Entrepreneur of the Year
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2017 Forty Under 40
    Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal
  • 2011 OCRI Researcher of the Year
    Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation
  • 2010 Governor General's Academic Gold Medal
    The Governor General of Canada
  • 2009 Doctoral Research Award
    University of Ottawa
  • 2009 Excellence Scholarship
    University of Ottawa
  • 2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Organizations

Patents

  1. Electrical methods and systems for concrete testing - May 13, 2015
  2. Electrical methods and systems for concrete testing - January 30, 2014

Volunteer Work

  • January 2017 - Present: Domain Expert in Construction
    IoT ONE
  • June 2017 - Present: Member of Faculty of Engineering Alumni Advisory Board
    University of Ottawa
  • January 2006 - January 2010: Engineer in Residence
    PEO - Professional Engineers Ontario
  • 2007 - 2008: Engineer
    National Research Council Canada
  • June 2002 - June 2008: Co-Founder, Administrator, Advisor
    IAESTE Iran

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Azerbaijani
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