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About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. I received my two Masters in Construction Engineering and Management from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Construction Management from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran-Iran) by receiving the Excellent Master Thesis Award. The training I received in these diverse and robust research methods has helped me gain broad perspectives about the global challenges facing the construction industry and has enhanced my critical-thinking skills, both of which will serve me well in my doctoral studies.

Given my desire to become a well-known researcher who will make important contributions to my field, I am passionate for conducting breakthrough multidisciplinary studies. My multidisciplinary research primarily focuses on construction safety, decision-making, project delivery systems, procurement methods, team building, dispute resolution, and mixed methods research. Besides conducting research, I enjoy biking, watching movies, and traveling.

 

Education

  • Virginia Tech –  Civil Engineering – Ph.D., 2020
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln –  Construction Engineering and Management – M.S., 2017
  • Shahid Beheshti University – Project and Construction Management – M.S., 2013
  • Shahid Beheshti University – Architectural Engineering – B.S., 2011

 

Awards and Honors

  • 2017              Graduate Research Assistantship, Virginia Tech
  • 2018              Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Tech
  • 2016                CII Best Academic Research, Construction Industry Institute
  • 2016                Best Paper Award, Construction Research Congress (CRC)
  • 2016-2017       Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 2014-2016       Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 2016                Director’s Travel Grant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 2016                CII Grant to CII Annual Conference, Construction Industry Institute
  • 2016                College of Engineering Travel Fellowship, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 2015                Durham school Travel Grant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 2013                Ranked 1st among Graduated CM Students, Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2013                MSc Thesis award, Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2011                Master (2-year academic) Scholarship, Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2006                Ranked Top 2% in National Wide University Entrance Examination