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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2016

Manoochehr Zoghi named new dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (ETCS) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Manoochehr Zoghi, Ph.D., as its new dean.

Currently the founding chair of the Department of Construction Management at California State University, Fresno, Zoghi received Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering from the University of Louisville (1979, 1981); a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1988); and holds certificates of completion in the Executive Leadership Program from the University of California, Berkeley, and Experiential Classroom in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.

"Dr. Zoghi's background in research, teaching, and community service matches IPFW's vision for serving our students and our region," said Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs. "We are excited to have him leading ETCS."

Zoghi brings extensive academic, administrative, and consulting experiences to his new position. He served as a tenured faculty member and administrator at the University of Dayton and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Idaho State University. At California State University, Fresno, he has served as interim chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as associate dean of the Lyles College of Engineering, and as founding chair of the Department of Construction Management.

His teaching portfolio is equally varied. Zoghi has taught a wide variety of civil engineering and engineering mechanics courses and conducts research in the interdisciplinary areas of infrastructure revitalization, nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring, soil-structure interaction, and geohazards. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, several state departments of transportation, and private industry.

Zoghi has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and community service, including the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers’ Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and the International Concrete Repair Institute’s Award of Excellence in the transportation category for his interdisciplinary collaborative bridge repair and rehabilitation project, sponsored through the Federal Highway Administration’s Innovative Bridge Research and Construction (IBRC) program. A fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Coleman fellow, and a diplomate of geotechnical engineering, Professor Zoghi has been cited in several Who’s Who indexes and is an honorary member of Golden Key International. He is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education and has served as the past president of the ASCE-Dayton Section.

He also serves on multiple national technical committees as well as the board of trustees of the California Homebuilding Foundation. A prolific author, Zoghi has published widely. He serves on editorial boards of several journals and is the editor-in-chief of The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CRC Press, 2013).

Zoghi begins his new position July 1, 2016.

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