Professor and Chair
Florida International University
Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, P.E., Vasant H. Surti Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center and Chairperson of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. Dr. Azizinamini was a Distinguished College of Engineering Professor and Director of National Bridge Research Organization at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, before joining FIU in Jan 2011. His research focuses in bridge engineering and has carried out more than $40M in research as a Principal Investigator. He has developed several bridge engineering products and systems that are being used nationally and internationally. Among the bridge systems that he has developed are folded plate steel bridge system, composite systems and simple for dead and continuous for live load system for steel bridges. Under SHRP2 R19A he led the development of the first and most comprehensive document and devoted to service life design of concrete and steel bridges. He has published more than 200 technical publications related to structures and bridge engineering. He routinely gives keynote talks at major national and international bridge engineering conferences. He has received a number of national awards, including: 2015 White House Champion of Change: Transportation Innovator, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Special Achievement Award and several bridge innovation awards. He has organized and chaired numerous National Bridge Engineering Conferences and has taught more than 40 short courses to consultants and practitioners across the country on design of bridges.
• Structural and Bridge Engineering • Design of Concrete and Steel Bridges • Folded plate Bridge system • Innovative Bridge Design • Advanced Materials in Bridge system