Rahim (Ray) Ghorbani, Ph.D., P.E., is a Forensic Engineer with Haag Engineering Co. Dr. Ghorbani is an experienced engineer with three year’s experience in forensic engineering and another nine year’s experience in structural design. Most recently, he worked as a Structural Forensic Engineer, assessing damage to residential and commercial properties. Dr. Ghorbani also worked as a Senior Structural/Bridge Engineer where he analyzed and designed multiple roadway structures including bridges and retaining walls. As a Structural/Forensic Engineer, he inspected structures and facilities including dams, retaining walls, bridges and buildings to provide repair solutions and reports. He was the Lead Project Engineer providing engineering services and design for two 1 M cubic feet concrete tanks and multiple industrial buildings in Columbia, SC Water Treatment Plant. He also worked on Grande Dunes bridge in Myrtle Beach, SC and USC Hampton Street parking garage repairs in Columbia, SC. He worked as a research assistant at USC designing seismic strengthening and repair techniques and load testing scaled and full-scale structures in the lab.
Dr. Ghorbani earned a Doctorate in Structural Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran; and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran. He is a licensed P.E. in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, South Carolina, Texas, and Nevada. He is certified in safety inspections of in-service bridges (FHWA-NHI 130055) and has an Advanced Roofing Certification (Vale Training). He published six technical journal and conference papers and has presented at several conferences. He is an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (A.M.ASCE).