Ardeshir Faghri, Ph.D., F.ASCE, is director of the Delaware Center for Transportation Research and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he specializes in transportation systems engineering, global positioning and geographical information systems, soft computing, and applied probability theory. Faghri has continuously served ASCE since 1976 and takes great pride in his current roles as a mentor to undergraduates and advisor to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate. Since he began as an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in 1990, he has advised over 60 graduate students and gone on to see them thrive in academic, government, and private sector positions all over the world. Faghri has won both the campus-wide as well as the College of Engineering Best Teacher award at the University of Delaware. Over the course of his professional career, Faghri has been honored with awards from the United States Department of Transportation, NASA, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the University of Delaware, among others. In addition, he has obtained a civil engineering project patent as sole inventor, authored more than 100 refereed journal publications and 12 book chapters, and acted as principal or coprincipal investigator on more than $20 million worth of research grants from such sources as the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Delaware Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Faghri Elected ASCE Fellow
June 16, 2014