Dr Alireza A. Chiniforush commenced his collaboration with Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES) in March 2015. He mainly researches on sustainable construction systems with a particular focus in timber materials. He has received his PhD degree in "Structural Engineering and Construction Materials" from UNSW Sydney investigating "Serviceability of Steel-Timber Composite (STC) Floors". Alireza also holds M.Sc. degree in "Structural and Earthquake Engineering" from Sharif University of Technology investigating "Seismic Behavior of Brittle Masonry Shell Structures".