Civil Engineering



About Me

In 2014, I started the PhD program in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of NewMexico as a research assistant. My research interest focuses on community participation in transportation decision making process, urban sprawl, and sustainable transportation planning.

My Recent Work

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Comparing the Output of a Community-based and Technical Experts’ Impact
Assessment of a Transportation Project, IRAN

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Community-led Regeneration with Special Reference to Collaborative Planning: Case Study of District Fifteen of Tehran, IRAN

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Introduction to methods of impact analysis and assessment in urban planning with special reference to health impact assessment , IRAN

Recent Project









I was always looking forward to the opportunity of improving my research achievements and turning them into practical use. In 2014, I started the Ph.D. program in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico as a research assistant. Based on the quality of my application, I have been offered a “Civil Engineering Department Graduate Fellowship for Academic and Research Excellence” in a competitive atmosphere. My advisor, Dr. Rowangould in the area of “sustainability of transportation planning” is especially strong. I have been continuing my researches about the community roles in transportation projects.

My recent project was about comparing the evaluation of a transportation project based on the values of lay community members and those of planning professionals surveyed by the research team. We find that experts and community members came up with different preferred scenarios. The evaluation completed by the community suggests that constructing the highway will improve the quality of life in their community while the experts rated the project poorly. The result of this research highlights the areas where experts and the community disagree. The information pinpointing where the disagreements are will be used to either focus my further researches and investigation. The information gained through this process should be useful in avoiding conflicts and identifying more optimal alternatives. Knowledge of where values diverge can also be used to target limited resources for additional evaluation of project impacts.

About The University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.....

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Transportation Engineering at UNM

The Transportation Engineering Program takes a wide look at the technology, infrastructure, policy, and human behavior that affect the efficiency and sustainability of transportation systems. This program focuses on two broad areas: Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Sustainable Transportation System Planning.

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    Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA