Pars University
Pars University
Hoshyar Nooshin


Emeritus Professor Hoshyar Nooshin started his academic career in May 1963 when he joined the Department of Civil Engineering of the Battersea College of Advanced Technology (predecessor of the University of Surrey) as an Assistant Lecturer. Subsequently, he held the positions of Lecturer, Reader and Professor, and carried on with his academic activities after retirement, as a part-time Professor. He became an Emeritus Professor in 2008, but he continues to be active in teaching and research. Currently, he is involved in the supervision of 4 research students. Also, the number of PhD Degrees awarded to his research students in the past is 36, with the main area of his research being the computer aided design of spatial structures.

Professor Nooshin was born in 1934 in Tehran, Iran. He received his first degree in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Tehran. Subsequently, he obtained a postgraduate degree of DIC in Structural Engineering from Imperial College, UK, and a Degree of PhD in the field of Spatial Structures from the University of London.

Professor Nooshin was the Director of the Space Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey for 28 years. He was the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Space Structures for 20 years. Also, he was a member of the executive council of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), as well as a member of the Advisory Board of this association for a number of years.

He is the originator of the concepts of formex algebra and has many publications in this area. His interests are mainly in the fields of structural engineering, mathematics and philosophy.



Space Structures

London University




Civil Engineering

Imperial College



BS. c

Civil Engineering

Technical University of Tehran

Tehran, Iran 



  • Member of Materials Surfaces & Structural Systems

Selected Publications

M.R. Chenaglou, H. Nooshin Estimation of semi-rigidity of connections in space structures using neural networks Proc. Asia-Pacific Conf. on Shell and Spatial Structures, ed. Tien T. Lan, publ. China Civ. Eng. Soc., Beijing, pp.238-246, May, 1996.

K. Ishikawa, H. Nooshin Improving the regularity of subdivisions of geodesic domes using the traviation process Proc. Asia-Pacific Conf. on Shell and Spatial Structures, ed. Tien T. Lan, publ. China Civ. Eng. Soc., Beijing, pp.358-365, May, 1996.

H. Nooshin A technique for surface generation Proc. Int. Symp. on Conceptual Design of Structures, ed. K.U. Bletzinger et al., publ. Inst. fur Konstruktion und Entwurf II, Stuttgart, pp.331-338, October, 1996.

H. Nooshin, F.G.A. Albermani, P.L. Disney Novational transformations Int. Assoc. Shell and Spatial Structures Colloquium: Structural Morphology - towards the new millennium, Univ. Nottingham, August, pp. 38-50, 1997 ISBN 0-85358-064-2.

H. Nooshin, P.L. Disney, O.C. Champion Computer-aided processing of polyhedric configurations Chapter 12 (pp.343-384) of Beyond the cube: the architecture of space frames and polyhedra ed. J.F. Gabriel, John Wiley & Sons, 1997 ISBN 0-471-12261-0.

H. Nooshin, H. Tomatsuri, M. Fujimoto Scallop domes Proc. IASS Int. Assoc. Shell and Spatial Structures Symp 1997: Design, Performance & Economics, Singapore, 10-14 November 1997, vol 2, pp.651-660 ISBN 981-00-8905-8.

H. Nooshin, K. Ishikawa, P.L. Disney, J.W. Butterworth The traviation process J. Int. Assoc. for Shell and Spatial Structures, vol. 38, no. 3, pp.165-176, 1997 ISSN 0304-3622.

H. Nooshin Space structures and configuration processing Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, vol. 1, no. 3, pp.329-336, 1998 ISSN 1365-0556.

H. Nooshin, Y. Kuroiwa, P.L. Disney A genetric method for regularisation of structural configurations Proc. IASS Int. Assoc. Space Structures - from recent past to next millennium, Madrid, 20-24 September 1999.

H. Nooshin, P. Disney Formex configuration processing I Int. J. Space Structures, vol. 15, no. 1, pp.1-52, 2000 ISSN 0266-3511.
O. Baverel, H. Nooshin, Y. Kuroiwa, G.A.R. Parke Nexorades Int. J. Space Structures, vol. 15, no. 2, pp.155-159, 2000 ISSN 0266-3511.

تاریخ ارسال: 1401/01/04

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