Dr. Amir Mirmiran
Vasant H. Surti Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean
Amir Mirmiran is Dean of College of Engineering and Computing and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Previously, he was the Interim Dean of the College (2007-2009), Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU (2004-2007), and on faculty at North Carolina State University (2001-2004), University of Cincinnati (1998-2001), and University of Central Florida (1993-98). He also served as Director of Technical Services for the Constructed Facilities Laboratory and Director of Center for Infrastructure Renewal and Protection at North Carolina State University (2002-2004).
Dr. Mirmiran is a licensed professional engineer and has practiced as professional engineer for over 8 years. His research area is structural engineering with emphasis on high performance concrete and composites. He holds two (2) U.S. patents on advanced composite systems (1997 and 2000). He has published over 70 refereed journal papers and 100 conference papers and technical reports. He has received the National Science Foundation prestigious faculty CAREER award (1996), Florida State University System of Florida Teaching Incentive Award (1996), NASA Technology Transfer Tech Briefs Award (1997), University of Central Florida Presidential Award for Special Merit and National Recognition (1997), University of Cincinnati Honor Roll Professor Award (2000), and University of Cincinnati Young Researcher of the Year Award (2001). He has also been cited in Marquis Who’s Who in the World & Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
He was awarded the 2009 Engineer of the Year Award by the ASCE Miami-Dade Branch.