About Dr. Aminmansour
Professor Aminmansour is Chair of the Building Performance Program and a faculty member in the Structures Concentration. His primary areas of research/scholarship interest include design of steel and reinforced concrete structures as well as tall buildings.
He is a member of the Committee on Manuals of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The Committee is responsible for the technical contents of AISC’s Steel Construction Manual (AISC Manual) as well as the Seismic Design Manual. Dr. Aminmansour’s previous work have been adopted by AISC four times and included in the AISC Manual. Table 6-2 of the AISC Manual (referred to as the super table) used for design of members subject to axial, shear, flexure and combined forces is included in the AISC’s Steel Construction Manual (15th ed.) is his most recent work in the Manual. Professor Aminmansour serves on Task Committee 4 (TC 4) of the AISC Committee on Specifications. Dr. Aminmansour was honored by AISC with the organization’s 2015 Special Achievement Award for his technical contributions to the development of the AISC Manual.
Currently, Professor Aminmansour is developing Ready2Steel, a suite of web-based resources for structural steel design including an integrated and comprehensive textbook; powerful and flexible calculator for interactive design of structural steel and composite members; complete solutions of member designs with charts, tables, and formulas that can be saved and/or printed and is fully integrated with the latest AISC Specification.
Professor Aminmansour is a current member and past Chair of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) as well as a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). He is a member of the Editorial Board of CTBUH’s International Journal of High-Rise Buildings and serves on CTBUH’s Steering Committee of The Future Potential of Steel-Timber Composite Structures research project as well as Peer Review Panel of International Research Seed Funding. Dr. Aminmansour served as a member of the jury for CTBUH’s 2019 international tall building design competitions.
He has had numerous journal articles and presentations at international events. More recently, he was interviewed for a television documentary called Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future which aired on the Science Channel in the United States. The program has been shown in other countries as well.
Dr. Aminmansour was selected as one of four international team leaders by world-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to develop a preliminary structural design for their Mastaba project. Professor Mir Ali collaborated with Professor Aminmansour.
Professor Aminmansour is a former (2005-06) Academic Leadership Program Fellow of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). Per BTAA’s web site, “One of the most successful Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership initiatives is the Academic Leadership Program (ALP). Established in 1989, this intensive experience develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise.”
- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (structures), Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., Architectural Engineering (Structures Option), Pennsylvania State University
- M.A., Applied Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
- B.A., Mathematics, Kansas State University