Dr. Nur Yazdani is a professor and past chairperson at the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and the Univiversity of Maryland, College Park, respectively. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), he is the author or co-author of more than 180 articles in journals and proceedings and an invited speaker at conferences and seminars. Dr. Yazdani is well-known for his research on bridge design, evaluation and rehabilitation, sustainable technologies for the built environment, resilient and high performing infrastructure, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), concrete properties, coastal infrastructure and building codes. He has a P.E. license from the state of Texas. Dr Yazdani has received numerous awards for his teaching and research accomplishments and secured more than $18 million from research projects. Funding sources have included a wide variety of federal, state, and local sources, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), FEMA, USDOT, TxDOT and FLDOT. Research results have been widely adopted and practiced by state and federal agencies. He has been an active consultant to local, state, international and private entities for many years. Clients have included the World Bank, International Code Council (ICC), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Dallas Cowboys team, Texas school districts, Texas Motor Speedway, City of Benbrook, Texas, and the FLDOT. Much of the consulting work has focused on bridge and culvert design, evaluation, rehabilitation, and evaluation, NDE, material characterization and structural hazard mitigation, preparedness, and recovery (wind, flood, seismic, blast, fire, hail, impact). The work has encompassed experimental, numerical, and field work, as well as the development, adaptation and implementation of building and bridge codes/specifications (ACI, AASHTO, IBC). Dr. Yazdani has been very active in national societies, such as the ASCE, ACI and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Leadership roles have included the chair of the ACI-SEI Committee 343 on Concrete Bridge Design, SEI Committee on Retrofit of Structures under Dynamic Loads, SEI Membership Committee and SEI Fort Worth Branch. He leads the Disaster Mitigation Center (DMC) and the NDE Laboratory at UT Arlington.