Hamed Hamidi was a visiting scholar at PSL. Before joining PSL, He has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Babol Noshirvani University of Technology. Hamed obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil-Earthquake Engineering from IUST with over 14 years of teaching and industry experiences. He was a visiting research scholar at EPFL, Switzerland. Hamed’s main research interest is on designing earthquake-resistant, seismic retrofitting, and performance-based plastic design of structures. Currently, he is conducting research in the field of earthquake engineering and dynamics of structures to investigate the performance of compression-only funicular structures and therefore contribute to the field of geometric methods of the structural design.