Dr. Zeinab Farahmandfar is a Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) research scientist in the Community Resilience group and NIST Hurricane Maria Research Investigation team in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Dr. Farahmandfar’s research interests encompass the areas of multi-hazard resilience of underground infrastructure and optimal planning and operation of integrated infrastructure systems. With a primary focus on water supply systems, her research interest is focused on the development and validation of strategies for making underground infrastructures more resilient. She is also interested in modeling the interdependencies between different infrastructure systems to enhance their collective resilience against natural and manmade hazards.
In the past, Dr. Farahmandfar taught at the University of Maryland (College Park) and George Mason University at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Farahmandfar has received B.S. degree from power and water university of Tech and M.S. degree from K.N.Toosi University of Tech., Tehran, Iran in Civil Engineering.