Ali Mostafavi

Associate Professor

Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dwight Look College of Engineering

Texas A&M University


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2013.

​Master of Science in Industrial Administration (One Year Accelerated MBA), Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2011.

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2008. 
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 2006

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, August 2020-Present.

Assistant Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, August 2016-August 2020.

Assistant Professor, OHL School of Construction, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University, August 2013-August 2016.

​Graduate Assistant, SURF Program, College of Engineering, Purdue University, January 2013 - August 2013.

Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2009 -2012.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2009 -2011.

Research Assistant, Water and Environment Research and Development Office, Tehran, Iran, 2007-2008.

Assistant Project Manager, Huawei Technologies, Tehran, Iran, 2006-2007.

Bio Summary

Recent Awards:

  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2020.

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2019-2024

  • Best Paper Award, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability Track.

  • Engineering Genesis Award, College of Engineering, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, 2018.

  • Research Impact Award, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2018.

  • Early-Career Research Fellow, National Academies’ Gulf Research Program, 2017

  • Recipient of a Machine Learning Award from Amazon Web Services (for Research on Social Sensing Analytics in Disasters), 2017

  • Best Paper Award, ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference, 2015

  • Distinguished Professor Award, Construction Industry Institute, 2015


Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) at TAMU

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Texas A&M University

Faculty Fellow, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University

Faculty Affiliate of the Community Resilience Collaborative (CRC) at TAMU

Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) at TAMU

Professional Service and Leadership Roles:

Member, Infrastructure Resilience Division of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)

Member, Built Environment Community of Practice (CoP) of National Academy of Sciences

Member, Technical Advisory Committee of 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan (Texas General Land Office)

Member, Coastal Science and Engineering Collaborative (CSEC), US Army Corps of Engineers


Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE) and Journal of Infrastructure Systems (ASCE) 

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