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Ray Ghorbani, PhD, PE

Structural Forensic Engineer


Phoenix, AZ Service Center
407 S. 107th Avenue
Suite A22
Tolleson, AZ





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Ghorbani holds a PhD degree in the field of Structural Engineering from University of South Carolina. During his PhD studies he worked on seismic retrofitting and strengthening of masonry structures using simple techniques and affordable materials. He is also specialized in implementing a non-contact full-field optical measuring technique called Digital Image Correlation on full-scale specimens such as masonry walls under lateral loads and roof shingles under high wind loads. After graduation in 2014, Dr. Ghorbani started his career as a structural/forensic engineer in South Carolina. His projects included design of residential, industrial and commercial buildings and structures with different materials as well as roof, framing, foundation and building envelope inspections. In 2016, Dr. Ghorbani became a Certified Bridge Inspector with the National Highway Institute. He is also experienced in design and inspection of roadway structures such as bridges, retaining walls and culverts.

    The following are areas of expertise for Mr. Ghorbani:

    • Structural Design
    • Seismic Design
    • Structural Inspections
    • Roofing Inspections
  • Education

    Doctor of Philosophy, Structural Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2014

    Master of Science, Structural Engineering, Sharif U. of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Amirkabir U. of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2005

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Arizona, 68762

    Professional Engineer, New Mexico, 25755

    Professional Engineer, Colorado, 56864

    Professional Engineer, Utah, 11703539-2202

    Professional Engineer, South Carolina, 35626

    Professional Engineer, Texas, 138372

    Certified in Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges; FHWA-NHI 130055

    Advanced Roofing Certification; Vale Training

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Design and Consulting
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Structural, Bridge
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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