Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Hojjat Adeli
Hojjat Adeli

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board (2009-present)

Columbus, USA

Ohio State University

Hojjat Adeli received his Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering from Stanford University in 1976. He is currently the Abba G. Lichtenstein Professor of Civil Engineering at The Ohio State University. He has authored over 450 research publications including 14 books. He is a Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.
In 1998 with a former Ph.D. student, Dr. H.S. Park, he was awarded a U.S. patent for his neural dynamic optimization model. The model was used for fully automated optimum design of a 144-story superhighhrise building structure with over 20,000 members on a Connection Machine (supercomputer) with 512 nodes in 1998, a first at the time. The model and the design were presented in a ground-breaking book: Adeli, H. and Park, H.S., Neurocomputing for Design Automation, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1998.

Professor Adeli has been also working on active, semi-active, and hybrid vibration control technologies and creation of a new generation of smart highrise building structures where their health is continuously monitored and their vibrations are controlled through actuators and semi-active tuned liquid column dampers (TLCDs). These technologies are described in the following books:
Adeli, H. and Saleh, A., Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures - High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1999.
Adeli, H. and Jiang, X., Intelligent Infrastructure – Neural Networks, Wavelets, and Chaos Theory for Intelligent Transportation Systems and Smart Structures, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 2009.
Adeli, H. and Kim, H., Wavelet-Based Vibration Control of Smart Buildings and Bridges, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 2009.

Professor Adeli’s latest passion is creating his vision of sustainable tall buildings via smart structures technologies. He has delivered Keynote Lectures at 77 conferences held in 41 different countries including Sustainability via Smart Structures,  at the 9th  International Federation of Highrise Structures (IFHS) Conference on “Design and Construction of Safe and Sustainable Highrise Structures,” Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, April, 15, 2010.