Seyed Reza Omranian received his bachelor's degree in the field of Civil-Surveying Engineering in 2008. He worked as an engineer and surveyor at the construction company for three years during and after graduation. However, his strong tendency towards academic activities and desire to engage in novel research compelled him to continue his education. He pursued his post-graduate studies at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. He graduated in 2019 as a Ph.D. in the field of Pavement Engineering.
His research during M.Sc. and Ph.D. mainly focused on asphaltic concrete technology, composite mixture constituents and performance optimization, modelling, and early-stage distresses that affect pavement performance. He was also involved in other research topics such as including recycling asphalt pavement (RAP) and warm mix asphalt (WMA) in the road industry. He currently works as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp in the EMIB research group (Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings).