Maryam Hojati

Contact


Phone: 505-277-1488
Fax: 505-277-1988

Physical Address

Room 3052
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Education

PhD, Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geo and Material Eng. Program), Pennsylvania State University, 2014

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structural and Earthquake Eng. Program), Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008

Biography

Dr. Hojati worked on a variety of research studies that equipped her with the skills to conduct diverse research in material and structural program in the civil engineering discipline. These studies varied from the design and development of innovative and green construction materials, 3D-printing of concrete (additive manufacturing of concrete components), development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure, numerical modeling of structures, programming, and experimental work. Her current research is mainly focused on digital construction and how to alter the construction industry by utilizing additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D-printing in sustainable projects. During her post doc at Penn State University, Dr. Hojati participated in the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, where she successfully designed a composite material consisting of components indigenous to Mars and Earth. Her team at Penn State also designed a deployable printer system to utilize this material. They won four awards in different phases of this competition, and they printed the first-ever fully-enclosed 3D-printed structure on an architectural scale and in an almost autonomous process without any support structure.

 

Teaching Interests

  • Construction Materials
  • Concrete Materials and Durability (CE 598)
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete (CE411/511)

Research Interests

  • Design and Development of Innovative and Green Construction Materials
  • Digital Construction (Additive Manufacturing of Concrete/Clay Structures)
  • Development of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Modeling and Determining the Rheological Behavior of Fresh Materials for Digital Construction