Florida International University
Atorod Azizinamini’s research focuses on structural engineering and bridge engineering. He has developed several bridge engineering products and systems, such as the Folded Steel Plate Girder Bridge System that is being used in several states. Under SHRP2 R19A, he developed the “Guide to Service Life Design of Bridges” that became the foundation for development of the AASHTO LRFD bridge service life design guide. For his contributions to bridge engineering, he has received a number of awards including the AISC Special Achievement Award and the 2015 White House Champion of Change: Transportation Innovator award, that was given to him on October 13, 2015 in a ceremony at the White House. He worked six years in consulting offices, before joining academia.