About Me

Dr. Arash E. Zaghi received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he worked on the seismic behavior of novel bridge column and connection details.  After graduating, he stayed with UNR as a Research Scientist to oversee two major research projects involving system-level shake table experiments. He is a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. This prestigious award will support him in pursuing his goal of promoting innovation by increasing neurodiversity in engineering.


  • Application of novel materials and systems for multi-hazard mitigation
  • Design of bridges for extreme events such as earthquakes, blasts, and truck fires
  • Innovative repair techniques for aging bridges
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
  • System-level, large-scale structural experiments
  • Seismic design of structural/nonstructural components
  • Nurturing creativity in engineering education

UConn Engineering News

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MSE Welcomes Alexander Dupuy to the Department

With 16 years of research experience in ceramic processing and synthesis, particularly using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Dupuy makes for an exciting . . .

Published: Sep 25, 2023

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New Digital Design Center Aids U.S. Army Vehicle Production

The Digital Design Research, Analysis, and Manufacturing (D2REAM) Center aims to support advanced structural digital design and manufacturing, and dis . . .

Published: Sep 22, 2023

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Schools of Nursing and Engineering Join Together For New Center

The Schools of Nursing and Engineering new Center will lead to fresh ideas and inventions to impact patients’ lives in a positive way. . . .

Published: Sep 21, 2023

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