Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, Ph.D.,

Dr. Dehghan Niri is currently an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department and Affiliated faculty member of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NMSU. 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 22 scientific journal publications and 14 US and European patents. Dr. Dehghan-Niri’s main research experience includes integrated sensing and robotic for inspection applications, bio-inspired sensing, ultrasound, acoustic emission, image processing, and estimation theory.


  • 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 Interests

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

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