Arghavan Louhghalam

Welcome!

Dr. Arghavan Louhghalam joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, she was a postdoctoral research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub@MIT). She holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. in Earthquake Engineering from University of Tehran, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran.

 

Dr. Louhghalam's research interests are mainly focused on interconnected areas of solid mechanics, material modeling and applied statistics with applications to the development of sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure. Her research on quantitative engineering sustainability aims at development of mechanics-based predictive tools to quantify the environmental impact of civil infrastructures and identify the key contributing factors to this footprint.

 

Education

  • - Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • - M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • - M.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2002
  • - B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2000

 

Areas of Interest

  • - Quantitative Engineering Sustainability, Design, Development and Maintenance of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
  • - Fracture Mechanics and Material Durability
  • - Risk and Reliability Assessment of High-Performance Structural Systems
  • - Dynamics and Random Vibrations
  • - Application of Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques to Civil Engineering Problems
  • - Statistical analysis and optimization methods

 

 

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

NEWS & EVENTS

Dr. Louhghalam's research was featured in MIT news

 

http://news.mit.edu/2016/data-driven-approach-to-pavement-management-lowers-greenhouse-gas-emissions-0726

 

Research brief,  June 2016

 

Research brief,  September 2015

 

Research brief,  August 2015

 

Dr. Louhghalam was an invited keynote speaker in the 5th Iberoamerican concrete pavement congress in October 2014

 

http://www.hormigonfihp.org/cacun-2014/

 

Research brief,  December 2013

 

http://cshub.mit.edu/news/lca-research-brief-pvi-mechanistic-model-gen-ii

 

Research brief, April 2013

 

http://cshub.mit.edu/news/lca-research-brief-pvi-mechanistic-model-refined