Principal Investigator:

Dr. Yaghoob (Amir) Farnam

Associate Professor, ​Drexel University
US Fulbright Scholar

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Department of Materials Science & Engineering (Affiliated Faculty Member)
​Phone: (215) 865-6152 
Fax: (215) 895-1363
Email: yfarnam@drexel.edu

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Puput Risdanareni

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Assistant Professor
Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia

Dr. Monita Olivia

Visiting Associate Professor
Universitas Riau, Indonesia

Postdoctoral and Research Scientists

Dr. Geetika Mishra

Ph.D. in Material Science

gm694@drexel.edu

Dr. Mohammad Irfan Iqbal

Ph.D. in Material Science

mi395@drexel.edu

Dr. Parsa
Namakiaraghi

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

pn363@drexel.edu

Doctoral Students

Mohammad
Houshmand

Ph.D. Candidate

mhk58@drexel.edu

Robin
Deb

Ph.D. Candidate

rd673@drexel.edu

Sharaniya
Visvalingam

Ph.D. Candidate

sv672@drexel.edu

Yousif
Alqenai

Ph.D. Candidate

yma34@drexel.edu

Mike
Alvaro

ma3849@drexel.edu

Ph.D. Student

MS Students

Ethan
Yen

ehy25@drexel.edu

Bankole Tejuoso

bat66@drexel.edu

BS Students

Rhythm
Osan

ro359@drexel.edu

Priscilla Kirabo

pk627@drexel.edu

Thuy
Nguyen

tn477@drexel.edu

Noelle Lilan

njl74@drexel.edu

Former Postdoctoral and Research Scientists

Dr. Mo
Balapour

Ph.D.
Drexel University

Dr. Debajyoti
Saha

Ph.D.
University of Illinois Chicago

Dr. Jialuo
He

Ph.D.
Washington State University

Former Doctoral Students

Dr. Fadi
Althoey

Thesis Title:
Understanding and mitigating damage development in cementitious materials exposed to sodium chloride

Dr. Mo
Balapour

Thesis Title:
Conversion of Waste Coal Combustion Ash to Value-Added Construction Lightweight Aggregates through A Holistic Thermodynamics-Guided Manufacturing Framework

Dr. Parsa
Namakiaraghi

Thesis Title: Engineering Cementitious Composite with Nature-Inspired Architected Polymeric Reinforcing Elements Using Additive Manufacturing Method

Former BS/MS Students

MS

Mohammadamin Zooyousefin | Civil Engineering | 2023
Dane Bell | Civil and Structural Engineering | 2020
Rathin Rao | Mechanical Engineering | 2020
Maissoun Ksara | Civil Engineering | 2018
Weijin Zhao | Civil Engineering | 2017
Yasmina Shields | Civil Engineering | 2017

BS

Sarah Sowah | Civil Engineering
Nishant Shrestha | Civil Engineering
Joshua Perez | Civil Engineering
Mohamed Cissao | Civil Engineering
Kham Phan | Civil Engineering
Christian Albert | Engineering Technology
Liam McNally | Architectural Engineering
Thiha Thway | Chemical and Biological Engineering
Engy Khoshit | Materials Science & Engineering
Alejandro Ochoa | Civil Engineering
Jessica Butterly | Civil Engineering
Angela Mutua (Wavi) | Chemical and Biological Engineering
Patrick Stoehr ​| Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering
Rayna Newkirk | Chemical Engineering
Nay Ye Oo (Sonny) | Civil Engineering
Robert Howell | Mechanical Engineering
Bochen Zhang | Civil Engineering
Allison Hampton | Civil Engineering
Taylor Washington | Civil Engineering
Khalela El-Naggar | Civil Engineering
Mitchell Rector | Civil Engineering
Sarah Dick | Civil Engineering
Martin Bobcek | Civil Engineering