Rouzbeh Ross Nazari, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering and Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Areas of expertise:
- Smart and Connected Built Environment and Public Health
- Storm-water and Flood Resiliency Modeling and Planning
- Infrastructure Damage, Transportation Resiliency and Evacuation Planning
- Landfill Monitoring and Management
- Urban Heat Environment and Human Health
Rouzbeh Nazari, Ph.D., is an associate professor and co-director of Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center with a dual appointment in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and School of Public Health at UAB. His primary research interests are: application of remote sensing in water resources and environment, Coastal resiliency, hydrodynamic modeling, storm-water management and impact assessment of extreme weather events on the built environment.
Nazari is the founder and creator of NJFloodAlert.com as well as QPeak technologies - an NSF I-Corp funded startup company based on his patented work, the first high resolution asset based resiliency decision making system that is currently in use by state and local officials and as well as residents in New Jersey. He has worked on New York and New Jersey Resiliency planning has been a pioneer in the damage and resiliency assessment of coastal infrastructures and community vulnerability to natural disasters. He has received over $3,200,000 in funding from federal, state and industry for his research.
Nazari research has been supported by NSF, USDA, FEMA, NJDCA, NJDEP, NY/NJ DOT, and American Water. He has published several book chapters, journal papers and has presented his work in national and international conferences.