Behzad Esmaeili, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering
Telephone: (703) 993-3688
1405 Nguyen Engineering Building
Dr. Behzad Esmaeili holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the Amirkabir University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining George Mason University, Dr. Esmaeili was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. He actively conducts research in the field of construction safety, specializing in injury prevention strategies, hazard identification, risk management, and decision making. During his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral work, he used a variety of qualitative and quantitative data-collection, data-analysis, and data mining methods. His research has resulted in multiple articles published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, and Routledge Journal of Construction Management and Economics.
His research on construction safety has been nationally and internationally recognized more than once, most notably in the 2014 Prize Award for Innovation “Jaume Blasco,” 18th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering (ICPME), New Scholar award from the Construction Industry Institute in 2014, Best Paper Award from the Construction Research Congress in 2016, and Best Academic Award from the Construction Industry Institute in 2016. Dr. Esmaeili actively serves on the Construction Industry Institute’s Safety Community of Practice (CII SCOP) and AFH10 committee at Transportation Research Board (TRB).