Pouria Ghods, PhD, P.Eng. | President and Co-Founder
Dr. Ghods has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering projects related to the inspection and condition assessment of reinforced concrete structures such as bridges. He has extensive knowledge of the concrete industry and has developed a strong network through interactions with the leaders in the construction industry. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Ghods' unique expertise on the corrosion of steel is at the heart of Giatec’s technologies. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the 2011 OCRI Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work at Giatec, Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Corrosion Division, NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Foundation Academic Award and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Prior to co-founding Giatec, he co-established Construction Materials Institute to provide knowledge-based services to the construction industry.
Professional Engineer – Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
May 2012 – Present
2010-2012 University of British Columbia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Engineering
2005-2010 Carleton University
PhD, Civil Engineering
2001-2004 University of Tehran
M.Sc., Concrete Materials Engineering
1997-2001 University of Tehran
B. Eng., Civil Engineering