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Naj Meshkati

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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, and International Relations

Education

  • 1983, PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Masters, University of Southern California
  • 1976, Bachelors, Political Science and Economics, National University of Iran
  • 1976, Bachelors, Industrial Engineering, Sharif (Arya-Meher) University of Technology

Biography


B.S., 1976, Sharif (Arya-Meher) University of Technology
B.A., 1976, National University of Iran M.S. 1978 University of Southern California
Ph.D., 1983 University of Southern California

Professor Meshkati is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. He is also Principal Investigator of a research grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Research Summary


* Safety, reliability, and efficiency of complex, large-scale technological systems, e.g., nuclear power and chemical processing plants, aviation systems
* Risk reduction of Civil Infrastructure Systems, e.g., highways, railroads, mass transit, ports and waterways, airports, fresh water and sewer, electric power generation, gas and liquid fuels, and telecommunication systems;
* Environmentally sustainable manufacturing and development

Awards


  • - Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • - Omega Rho, Operations Research Honor Society
  • - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • 1976 National University of Iran, School of Economics and Political Sciences Valedictorian
  • 1983 Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Award
  • 1985 Government of Indonesia Cooperation and Appreciation Award
  • 1988 American Society for Training and Development International Research Award
  • 1989 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 1990 Workplace Health Fund Senior Research Fello
  • 1996 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California Excellence in Teaching and Dedication to Students Award
  • 1996 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Fellow
  • 1997 International Ergonomics Association Award
  • 1997 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1998 National Research Council Member of the Advisory Panel
  • 1999 National Academy of Engineering of Armenai Foreign Member
  • 2000 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) IEA Ergonomics of Technology Transfer Award
  • 2000 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California TRW Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
  • 2001 AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology Award
  • 2003 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2003 NASA Faculty Fellow
  • 2006 Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2006 Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering, USC Service Award
  • 2006 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
  • 2007 Mortar Board, University of Southern California Chapter Mortar Board’s Honored Faculty
  • 2007 Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, USC Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2007 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award
  • 2008 NTSB NTSB Challenger Coin
  • 2008 Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California (2008-2011). Faculty Fellow
  • 2008 The Latter-day Saint Student Association at USC Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2009 National Academies/US Department of State Jefferson Science Fellow
  • 2009 Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2010 Sonny Astani Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering Service Award
  • 2010 the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Memboer, Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future
  • 2012 National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Member of the committee “Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants” Commiitee
  • 2012 Civilian Research and Development Foundation Member of the CRDF Global Advisory Council
  • 2016 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award
Appointments
  • Interim Director, iPodia
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • International Relations

Office
  • KAP 238B
  • Kaprielian Hall
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2531

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-8765
  • meshkati@usc.edu

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