Hossein is a Staff Engineer II with WDP & Associates.

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Hossein Karagah

Hossein Karagah, Ph.D., E.I.T., Staff Engineer II
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Hossein specializes in structural analysis and design. He has a Ph.D. in civil engineering with an emphasis in assessing and retrofitting existing structural systems.

“As a forensic engineer, I encounter exciting and never-before-seen issues every day. Understanding the cause of these issues becomes extremely challenging sometime and defeating them requires proficiency in engineering and utilizing innovative approaches. Nevertheless, in WDP, I am certain that we are able to overcome those challenges collaboratively. When I look back to what we achieved afterwards is truly inspirational and advances me to undertake the next challenge.”

Years with WDP

Hossein joined WDP as an Staff Engineer II in May 2016.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2015
  • Master of Science, Earthquake Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001


  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate - 2016

Industry Engagements

  • American Concrete Association (ACI)
    • ACI Structural Health Monitoring and Instrumentation Committee (ACI-444)

Selected Technical Papers/Publications & National Speaking Engagements

  • “Inelastic Buckling Behavior of Steel H-Piles with Localized Severe Corrosion”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2016
  • “Experimental Investigation of Short Steel Columns with Localized Corrosion”, Thin-Walled Structures, 2015
  • “Numerical Investigation of H-shaped Short Steel Piles with Localized Severe Corrosion”, Engineering Structure, 2014

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