Professor Kourosh Kayvani is the Global Managing Director – Design, Innovation & Eminence at Aurecon, covering a team of 7,000 people in engineering and infrastructure advisory practices across 25 countries.
Kourosh is a passionate champion of the engineering profession and its responsibility in shaping our collective future. As the Founding Dean of Aurecon’s Design Academy, he is developing the next generation of master engineer, who can integrate both design thinking with hard science.
In his 30 years as an engineer, Kourosh has played key roles in the engineering of many innovative, complex structures across the globe, including Wembley Stadium (UK), West Kowloon Terminus (Hong Kong), Barito Suspension Bridge (Indonesia) and in such projects in Australia as ANSTO OPAL nuclear reactor, the Sydney Hockey Stadium, and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel etc. He specialises in long-span structures, tall buildings, stadiums, seismic design and forensic engineering.
Kourosh graduated as a Civil Engineer from Tehran University and has a master’s degree and a PhD in Structural Engineering from UNSW Australia. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Australia. Kourosh is a Laureate of IABSE Prize awarded by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering for his work on long-span structures world-wide. Kourosh is the winner of the 2016 John Connell Gold Medal from the Structural College of Institution of Engineers Australia. He was also listed in Engineers Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers in 2009.
He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney; a Visiting Professional Fellow of UNSW; and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cape Town and travels the globe inspiring the brightest engineering minds.