Dr. Zia Zafir

Dr. Zia Zafir was appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board on May 24, 2016. Dr. Zafir has been Vice President and Chief Seismic Engineer at Kleinfelder Inc. since 2010, where he has held several positions since 1994, including practice leader, principal engineer and staff engineer. He was a staff engineer at Geo Spectra Consulting Engineers Inc. from 1993 to 1994. Dr. Zafir earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.