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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UConn Engineering Inducts 10 New Members to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers

After postponing the 2021 induction ceremony for the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers because of the rise of COVID-19 case . . .

Published: May 16, 2022

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UConn and Anglo Educational Services Launch London Master of Engineering Internship Program

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and Anglo Educational Services in London have partnered to offer prospective students around the w . . .

Published: May 09, 2022

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2022 Senior Design Winners Announced

For the first time since 2019, Senior Design Demonstration Day was held in person, with more than 270 teams presenting and over 100 organizations spon . . .

Published: May 04, 2022

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