S. Asadollahi Dolatabad MSc (Saeid)

Professional Doctorate in Engineering

About Me

I am a PDEng trainee in the Construction Management & Engineering Department. Currently, I am working on a project to develop a safety system, based on using real-time visualization and geo-fencing, to protect high-pressure pipelines from excavation damages. Related to this topic, in the year 2016, I did a research work in the University of Twente, about all the existing underground utility safety technologies. My academic background is mostly about the Geo-Information Science and Civil Engineering aspects. In addition to my academic background, I also have worked for several years in different construction projects. all about my profession, I like my filed, my current work and its working environment.

Beside my professional life, I have a great family life with my lovely wife and daughter.


High Pressure Pipelines


The high-pressure underground pipelines are subject to damage during the excavation work. The geo-fencing-based safety system is a safety system that can help to reduce the number of high-pressure pipeline incidents. This safety system works based on using real-time visualization and geo-fencing. System creates a geo-fence around the pipes and at the same tracks the excavation equipment. If an excavation equipment carries out an excavation work close to the pipes, the system generates an alarm.

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2017 - Present: Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) trainee

                         University of Twente

2013 - 2015:     MSc, Geo-Information Science & Earth Observation,

                         University of Twente, ITC faculty.

1998-2003:       Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Iran.


2017 - Present: PDEng trainee, University of Twente.

Developing a geo-fencing-based safety system for high-pressure pipelines.

2016 - 2017:     Researcher, University of Twente.

Research about existing systems to protect underground utilities from excavation damage.

2012 - 2013:    Supervising Engineer, Water&Waste Water Company of Tehran, Iran.

Construction of domestic sewage network and waste water transmission pipelines.

2006 - 2012:    Supervising Engineer, Municipality of Tehran, Iran.

Construction of concrete underground tunnels for collecting urban flood and surface water.

2004 - 2006:    Technical and Vocational High school Teacher, Tehran, Iran.

Teaching theoretical and practical courses in the Construction field.


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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z204
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z204
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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