Dr. Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F. ASCE
UTA Box 19308
Arlington, TX 76019-0308
Phone: (817) 272-0507
Ph.D., 1993, Louisiana Tech University
M.S., 1988, Purdue University
B.S., 1976, Texas Tech University
A.S., 1975, South Plains College
Areas of Expertise:
Construction Engineering, Trenchless Technology, Asset Management of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Major in Construction Engineering and Management), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272. May 1993.
Dissertation Title: Evaluation of a New Microtunneling Propulsion System. Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Tom Iseley, P.E.
Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Major in Construction Engineering and Management), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. December 1988.
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (Major in Structures), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 70409. May 1976.
Associate of Science, South Plains College, Levelland, TX 79336. May 1975.
Dr. Najafi is an author and co-author of many publications and manuals of practices, such as the recognized books: "Trenchless Technology Planning, Equipment, and Methods," ISBN 0071762450 / 9780071762458, "Trenchless Technology Piping: Installation and Inspection," published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill, and "Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction and Renewal," published in 2005 by McGraw-Hill, and "Guide to Water & Wastewater Asset Management," published in 2008 by Benjamin Media. He is a frequent trenchless technology and pipeline design and construction consultant and expert witness.
Dr. Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F. ASCE, is Director of the Construction and Infrastructure Engineering and Management Areas and Director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. He has completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and M.S. and B.S. both in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and Texas Tech University respectively. From 1976 to 1987, for more than 12 years, he worked with several construction companies on multi-million dollar projects in positions of project engineer and project manager. From 1990 to 1993, he was Program Manager of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University, on numerous research and consulting assignments. From 2002 to 2006, he was Assistant Professor of Construction Management, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education at Michigan State University. He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems. His interest area is in infrastructure asset management and innovative technologies for underground infrastructure construction and renewal. He is active with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in developing several manuals of practices and guidelines specifications. Dr. Najafi is author of the books "Trenchless Technology Planning, Equipment, and Methods," "Trenchless Technology Piping: Installation and Inspection," and "Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction and Renewal," and has published more than 100 papers, and several manuals on various aspects of trenchless technology and has held short courses and engineering and inspection schools, and made presentations at major conferences. He currently serves as the past chair of the Executive Committee of the Pipeline Division, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is an officer of the Utilities and Asset Management Committee (F-36) of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), member of the AFB70 (Utility Committee) and Expert Task Group for SHRP 2 Projects R01-B&C, "Utility Locating Technology Development Utilizing Multi-Sensor Platforms," and "Innovation in the Location of Deep Utility Pipes and Tunnels," of the Transportation Research Board, an academic member of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) at the University of Texas at Austin, a faculty advisor and board member of Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA), and a No-Dig Program Committee member of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). He is a member of American Water Works Association (AWWA), Deep Foundations Institute, Water Environment Federation (WEF), NACE International, and a founding member and currently Vice Chair of the International Society for Underground Freight Transportation (ISUFT).