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Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 2020
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Mazandaran, 2006


Dr. Behzad Rouhanizadeh is an assistant professor in the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama.

His research focus is on urban resiliency and he looks into decision-making approaches to establish strategies to manage risks for resilient infrastructure and sustainable construction. In addition, Rouhanizadeh implements data analytics to develop framework for resilience of disaster-affected areas.

Honors and Awards

  • Global Korea Scholarship (GKS), 2014
  • Outstanding PhD Student Award recipient, University of Texas at Arlington, 2019
  • University of Texas at Arlington Travel Grant, 2019
  • ASCE Civil Engineering Scholarship recipient, 2019

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Rouhanizadeh, B., and Kermanshachi, S. (2022).“Investigation of the Causal Relationships among Barriers to Timely Post-Hurricane Recovery.” Natural hazards Review, 23(3):04022013.
  • Rouhanizadeh, B., Kermanshachi, S., & Safapour, E. (2021). “An investigation of causal relationships among barriers that delay post-hurricane recovery of human communities.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 67: 102666.
  • Rouhanizadeh, B., and Kermanshachi, S. (2021).“Barriers to Effective Post-Hurricane Recovery Process: A Comparative Analysis of Public’s and Experts’ Perspectives.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 57: 102181.
  • Rouhanizadeh, B., and Kermanshachi, S. (2021). “Development of Strategies to Prevent Third Rail Insulator Failures in Transit Systems.” Urban Rail Transit, 7:58–70.
  • Jafari, A., Rouhanizadeh, B., Kermanshachi, S., and Murrieum, M. (2020). “Predictive Analytics Approach to Evaluate Wage Inequality in Engineering Organizations.” Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(6): 04020072.