2017-2018 Scholarship Competition Award Winners

CTRF wishes to thank the sponsors for the current scholarship program, namely Canadian Pacific Railway and CN, and many other individuals.

Alireza Mohammadi – Concordia University
Hamed Shahrokhi Shahraki – University of Waterloo


Canadian Pacific Railway Scholarship $5,000

Hamed Shahrokhi Shahraki – University of Waterloo

CN Scholarship $6,000

Alireza Mohammadi – Concordia University

Alireza Mohammadi is a PhD candidate at the Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) Department of Concordia University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering (from Iran). He is an experienced project manager in construction of infrastructures including Marine Structures, and Oil & Gas. For the accomplishments during his PhD study, Alireza won the Concordia Merit and TAC foundation awards. He was also nominated for Bourse d’études Alain Lamoureux.

In his research, Alireza works on Transportation Asset Management (TAM) to improve comfort, reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of transit systems with the focus on urban railway. The main objective of this research is to develop a comprehensive framework for managing subway transit systems that supports strategic decisions to maintain and expand metro-transit-trains in any metropolitan area. The expected results will be suitable for any transit agency including Bus-rapid-transit, Tramway and suburban trains. This research identifies and characterizes performance, and allocates resources on a strategic term to increase safety, security, and user’s satisfaction.