Esmaili Zaghi, Arash

Arash Esmaili Zaghi, P.E., S.E.

Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 2009

Castleman Building Rm 328, Phone: 860-486-2468

Research focus

  • Multihazard resilient design
  • Resilience of structural and non-structural systems under natural and man-made disasters
  • Application of advanced materials and innovative details in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
  • Repair and retrofit of existing bridges
  • Computational structural modeling
  • Nurturing creativity in engineering education


Recent publications

Taylor, C. L., Zaghi, A. E. (2021). "The Nuanced Relationship Between Creative Cognition and the Interaction Between Executive Functioning and Intelligence." The Journal of Creative Behavior,

Kruszewski, D., & Zaghi, A. E. (2021). “Load transfer between thin steel plates and ultra-high performance concrete through different types of shear connectors.” Engineering Structures, 227, 111450.

Graybeal, B., Brühwiler, E., Kim, B. S., Toutlemonde, F., Voo, Y. L., & Zaghi, A. E. (2020). “International Perspective on UHPC in Bridge Engineering.” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 25(11), 04020094.

Taylor, C., Zaghi, A. E., Kaufman, J. C., Reis, S., and Renzulli, J., (2020) “Divergent thinking and academic performance of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder characteristics in engineering” Journal of Engineering Education, 109(2), 213-229.

Syharat, C., Hain, A., Zaghi, A. E. (2020) “Promoting Neurodiversity in Engineering Through Specialized Outreach Activities for Pre-college Students.” Journal of Higher Education Theory & Practice, 20(14), 111-123.