Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

Civil Engineering

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Data and Numerical Analyses
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Properties of Building Materials


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Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh

Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh


Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil 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 areas of research are experimental mechanics for measuring the properties of building materials, and creating numerical models for characterizing the microstructure of composite materials. He has authored over 30 technical publications on these topics. Yazdanbakhsh has led 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)

Design of Concrete Structures (CE 44100)

Concrete Sustainability (CE 55500)