FRF's First International Student Paper Competition
first International Student Paper Competition in Honor
of Professor Mehdi Ghalibafian, PhD, SE
Foundation, Inc. of California, United
The theme of this year's paper
competition is: 'Seismic Retrofit of Structures'
Deadline for Application
Form & Abstract: June 1, 2008
Deadline for Full Paper: September 1,
The Fanni Reunion Foundation, Inc. (FRF) is an association of
alumni, faculty, and staff of the School of
University of Tehran. FRF is a non-profit public benefit corporation,
established in the State of California.
The FRF's objectives for this competition include the following:
To create incentive and motivation for
graduate students to produce original and noteworthy work that contributes to the betterment of human
To promote research and active
involvement of graduate students in the field of seismic retrofit of structures. Such research is of vital
importance due to the fact that earthquakes have caused approximately ½ a million fatalities during the past decade
and over 8 million fatalities during the past millennium.
To acknowledge the services of
the Late Mehdi Ghalibafian, PhD, SE, an outstanding professor of Civil Engineering Department at
Fanni, University of
Tehran. As an engineering icon, he served humanity and the engineering community about ½ a century.
Professor Ghalibafian is credited with retrofitting over 300 major structures in Iran. He was a promoter
of reinforced concrete design technology in Iran. He was a great source of inspiration for Fanni
students and professionals in
the field of civil engineering.
The Rules, Application Form,
Instructions, and all other pertinent information, are available on the FRF website: www.FanniReunion.org
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