I am a chartered structural engineer with more than 20 years of engineering experience in the Middle East and United Kingdom. I am also a keen photographer, world explorer and Iranologist. I made this website initially as a portfolio of my bridge engineering works and later on, expanded it to share more of my knowledge and experience in my fields of interest; especially, engineering (structures, earthquake, computational mechanics of structures, bridges, etc), photography, travels around the world and Iranology.Find out more...
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Engineering related materials, including but not limited to the full text of my publications, photo galleries of my projects, especially in the fields of structural engineering, bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, computational mechanics of structures, etc can be found here.
I have started photography since I was a teenager and developed my skills later on under the tuition of a few award-winning international photographers. Here is a dedicated portfolio of my works as a keen hobbyist photographer.
To embrace the culture of inclusion and diversity, I have invested a significant portion of my life in learning about different cultures around the world, planning qualified trips and exploring the world. Here you can find a visual diary of my travels consisting my notes and photos I have taken.
Every single person in the world is truly entitled to possess and be proud of their own unique identity and heritage. Iran is certainly one of the most ancient countries in the world whose culture and heritage had significantly influenced and participated in the overall humankind civilisation. I have grown up in an Iranologist family and since my younger age, have had a keen interest in this field. Here I try to collect and share some information about this ancient country and her civilisation.
As the great contemporary Iranian author, Sadeq Hedayat, once said, In life there are certain sores that, like a canker, gnaw at the soul in solitude and diminish it... If I have decided that I should write, It is only because I should introduce myself to my shadow- a shadow which rests in a stooped position on the wall, and which appears to be voraciously swallowing all that I write down. It is for him that I want to do an experiment to see if we can know each other better... So, here is a link to my thoughts!
... As a Structures Team Leader, Sohail has managed a team of five structural engineers and three draftsmen successfully and developed a novel system of promotion to improve his colleagues efficiency... During Sohail's work with us, I have admired him for his valuable qualities and can confirm that he is a reliable, conscientious, honest, and team-player who always love to learn more and sincerely share his knowledge with his colleagues...
... A big thank you for all your continued hard work and efforts. You have been an invaluable member of the design leadership team and knowing that, I could trust you implicitly to do the right thing and flag up anything where you felt you needed extra help. I know it hasn't been easy and there have been many frustrations; but, you have done brilliantly in battling through and maintaining the standards required...
... Sohail has high standards and has spent many hours interviewing and testing candidates to find the right people to join the Structures team; so, Sohail is leaving behind a great team...
... It has certainly been a priveledge and honour to work with you. I have learnt a great deal from you - both in terms of technical expertise and managerial issues. You have pushed me into things which I didn’t think I’d like (e.g. recruiting etc), and have helped broaden my mind to new challenges... In the meantime, take heart in the fact that you are both a gifted engineer, and a very good manager. Indeed, you have been one of my best managers. You have qualities that are in great demand...
Shooting with Sohail was an absolute joy on each occasion. He's a very creative person and not just in the photography but also in locations, styling and themes too! After shooting together on several occasions we then collaborated on the covers of my novels and I was so delighted with the results. So many people have complimented the photography! We got so many great shots together, ranging from natural light on some shoots, to carefully crafted studio lighting on another. I thoroughly recommend shooting with Sohail!
I had a great shoot with Sohail, he really sets the seen and allows you time to get into character and play your role on camera. He is very welcoming and great fun, I would highly recommend him.
I've enjoyed the time spent with Sohail. How could I have not? He's extremely nice. See for yourself!