Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

Civil Engineering

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Concrete and Construction Sustainability
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Data Analytics


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Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh

Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh


Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY). Before joining CCNY, he worked as graduate research assistant at Texas A&M University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. Yazdanbakhsh's primary research is in the areas of cement-based construction materials, with emphasis on the development of sustainable concrete and measuring the environmental and financial costs of managing concrete waste from construction and demolition. He has authored over 30 technical publications on these topics. Yazdanbakhsh has led sustainability projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He receive the 2019 “American Concrete Institute Walter P. Moore, Jr Faculty Achievement Award” for “innovative and broad-reaching ways of educating students from middle school through college about environmentally-conscious concrete design.”

Yazdanbakhsh has several years of industry experience. He has worked as a site engineer in different road construction projects from 2001 until 2004. In 2004 he joined Cyrus Group of Companies in the UAE as a production and quality control engineer of a plant where construction materials such as concrete and asphalt additives, pavement materials, and primers were produced. He later joined the construction branch of the company and worked as a site engineer of residential buildings with concrete structures until 2008.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (2012), Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Courses Taught

Civil Engineering Data Analysis (CE 26400)

Engineering Mechanics, Statics (CE 23100)

Concrete Sustainability (CE 55500)

Design of Concrete Structures (CE 44100)

Research Interests

  • Role of concrete in sustainable development
  • Management of construction and demolition waste
  • Use of waste materials in concrete
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Civil engineering data analysis