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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 $10.0 million, and directed about 50 Doctoral and Master's theses based on the sponsored research projects. 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 a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE, Friday Jumuah Khateeb, and President of the Islamic Center of Birmingham.

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Classes Taught

Undergraduate courses:

  • design of steel structures
  • structural analysis
  • mechanics of solids
  • senior design

Graduate courses:

  • bridge engineering
  • advanced steel structures
  • wind amd seismic loads

Select Publications

A full list of publications is available in the CV above.

  • Elhattab, A., Uddin, N., and OBrien, E., (2019) “Extraction of Bridge Fundamental Frequencies Utilizing a Smartphone MEMS Accelerometer,” Journal Sensors; 2019, 19(14), 3143; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19143143.
  • Tan, Chengjun, Nasim Uddin, Eugene J. Obrien, Patrick J McGetrick, and Chul-Woo Kim (2019). “Extraction of Bridge Modal Parameters Using a Passing Vehicle Response,” Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE); Volume 24 Issue 9 - September 2019.
  • Mohammed, Y., and Uddin, N. (2019) “Acceleration-Based Bridge Weigh-in-Motion,” Journal of Bridge Structures 14(4): 131-138.
  • Mohammed, Y., and Uddin, N. (2019) “Moving Force Identification for Real-Time Bridge Weigh-In-Motion,” Journal of Bridge Structures; 14(4): 139-145.
  • Qi Liu, Wenfeng DU, Uddin, N., and Zhi-yong Zhou (2019) “Experimental investigation of innovative composite folded thin cylindrical concrete shell structures,” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures, Accepted for publication.
  • Sharath, P., Rajeev, A., Uddin, A., Shleke, A., and Uddin, N. (2018) “Probabilistic Contact Force Model for Low Velocity Impact on Honeycomb Structure Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure,” Journal of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, vol.4, issue 2, pg 51-65; DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2018.1469359.
  • Qi Liu, Wenfeng DU, Uddin, N., and Zhi-yong Zhou (2018) "Flexural Behaviors of Concrete/EPS-foam/Glass-fiber composite sandwich panel," Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 2018, Article ID 5286757, 10 pages; https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5286757.
  • Qi Liu, Wenfeng DU, Uddin, N., and Zhi-yong Zhou (2019) “Experimental investigation of innovative composite folded thin shell structures,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Accepted for publication.
  • Mohammed, Y., and Uddin, N. “B-WIM System using Fewer Sensor,” J. Transportation Management (2018) Volume 1, Issue 2, doi:10.24294/tm.v1i2.701.