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Research and Teaching Interests: Sensing and monitoring of built infrastructures using drive-by vehicle and fly-by UAVs and robotics; high performance resilient and sustainable infrastructure; natural hazard and disaster risk management; structural safety of bridge and building structure

Office Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D., State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Civil Engineering

Nasim Uddin, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE has led over 50 research projects, and his major research sponsors include NSF, FHWA, US DOT, ALDOT, and UTCA. Dr. Uddin is the author/co-author of seven books, over 200 papers, served as principal or co-principal investigator on research projects whose cumulative funding exceeds $15 million, and directed about 60 Doctoral and Master's theses based on the sponsored research projects. He also mentored many postdoc fellows and junior faculty members. In recognition of his exceptional research, mentoring and teaching track record, he was honored with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2023, Graduate School Dean's Excellence in Mentorship Award in 2017, Dean’s Excellent Faculty Award 2000, J William Fulbright Scholar Award in 2007, and FEMA Project Impact Best Community Award in 2000. His current funded research projects include:

  • Aerodynamic Intelligent Morphing System (A-IMS) for Autonomous Smart Utility Truck Safety and Productivity in Severe Environments (NSF-S&AS-1849264) 
  • Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By (MARS-FLY) for Bridge Network Resiliency (NSF-CNS-1645863);
  • High Data Density Short Range Wireless Telemetry for Next Generation IoT Applications (NSF-CSR- 1813949), and
  • Fly-By Image Processing for Real Time Congestion Mitigation (USDOT STRIDE 2018-046).

His diverse network of national and international partnerships (multi-year and multi-million dollar interdisciplinary collaborative research) include Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, University of Florida, University of Pittsburg, University of California, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, Tufts University, Virginia Tech, Ireland University College Dublin, and Queen University in England. He is the editor-in-chief of the ASCE Natural Hazards Review Journal, associate editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, serves in the executive committee of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD), and served as the chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Council on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM). He is Chair of the ASCE Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Award Committee. He is a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE, Friday Jumuah Khateeb, and President of the Birmingham Islamic Society.

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