Ali Mostafavi

Assistant Professor

Zachry Department of Civil 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

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

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.


Ali Mostafavi received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University in August 2013. He also holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (One-year accelerated MBA) degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Ali Mostafavi supervises the Urban Resilience, Networks, and Informatics. His research focuses on a system-of-systems paradigm that bridges the boundaries between complex systems science, network theory, and civil infrastructure systems to address sustainability and resilience challenges. He has been a principal investigator (PI/Co-PI) in multiple research projects funded by different agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Construction Industry Institute (CII), and Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX). He is also a member of the Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Academic Leadership Committee of CII. Ali Mostafavi has received multiple awards and honors for outstanding research, teaching, and service. His recent awards include the CII Distinguished Professor Award, Engineering News Record’s Top 20 under 40 in the Southeast Region, and the Best Paper Award of the 2015 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference.

Bio Summary

Recent Awards:

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

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