Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, Ph.D.,

Dr. Dehghan-Niri is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department and Affiliated faculty member of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NMSU. He is the lead PI and director of consortium “enabling in- and ex-situ quality control of additive manufacturing (QCAM)”. Following a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with research focused on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT), from University at Buffalo, he took up a position for two years as a NDT scientist at Materials and Processes Engineering in General Electric (GE). He is the author of over 28 scientific journal publications, 31 conference publications/presentations, and 14 US and European pending and approved patents. Dr. Dehghan-Niri’s main research interests include bio-inspired acoustic sensing, acoustic-based testing and monitoring methods for inspection of infrastructures and mechanical systems, robotic inspection, and in-situ quality control of advanced manufacturing.  In 2021, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. For his contributions to field of NDE/T, he also received a national award “Young NDT Professional Award” from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.  His current research is supported by NSF, DOE, DOD, NASA, NIH, DOT, and several industrial companies.


  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering – 2014, University at Buffalo
  • M.S. in Earthquake Engineering – 2008, University of Tehran
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering – 2005, Yazd University

Professional History

  • 01/17 to Present – Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, NMSU
  • 10/14 to 01/17 – Research Scientist, General Electric Company (GE)
  • 1/11 to 9/14 – Graduate Research Assistant, University at Buffalo

Research Interest

  • In-process monitoring and inspection of additive manufacturing 
  • Bio-inspired acoustic sensing
  • Integrated sensing and robotics for inspection of infrastructures
  • Nonlinear ultrasound based Nondestructive testing/evaluation
  • Development of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems for integrity evaluation of bridges, pipelines, and composite materials

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