Marzieh Azarderakhsh

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering 


Marzi Azar, Assistant Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, earned her PhD. from Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Her professional experience includes design of concrete structures as well as modeling ground surface water and designing facilities for flood control. Dr. Azar is faculty advisor of Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Steel Bridge chapters.

Education: 

Ph.D, Civil Engineering, The City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2011

Research Interests: 

Microwave and SAR Remote Sensing, GIS, Hydrology, ground measurement information in geoscience and earth system sciences, environmental studies, estimation of landscape freeze/thaw states, surface water inundation dynamics.

Recent Publications:

Prakash, S., Norouzi, H., Azarderakhsh, M., Blake, R., and Tesfagiorgis K.: Global Land Surface Emissivity Estimation from AMSR2 Observations, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2581140, 2016.

Schroeder R., McDonald K., Azarderakhsh M., Zimmermann R., “ASCAT Metop-A Diurnal Backscatter Observations of Recent Vegetation Drought Patterns over the Contiguous U.S.: An Assessment of Spatial Extent and Relationship with Precipitation and Crop Yield”, Accepted,  Journal of Remote Sensing of Environment, Jan. 2016.

Norouzi H., Temimi M., AghaKouchak A., Azarderakhsh M., Khanbilvardi R., Shields G., Tesfagiorgis K., 2015, Inferring Land Surface Parameters from the Diurnal Variability of Microwave and Infrared Temperatures, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 10.1016/j.pce.2015.01.007, 2015.

AghaKouchak A. , Norouzi H., Madani K., Mirchi A., Azarderakhsh, M., Nazemi A., Mehran, A., Nasrollahi N., Farahmand A., Hasanzadeh E., “Aral Sea Syndrome Desiccates World’s Second Largest Saltwater Lake: Call for Action”, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(1), 307-311, doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2014.12.007.

Du J., Kimball J. S., Azarderakhsh M., Dunbar R. S., Moghaddam M., McDonald K. C., Classification of Alaska Spring Thaw Characteristics Using Satellite L-Band Radar Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions, Vol. 53,  No. 1, Jan 2015.

Azarderakhsh  M., Rossow W., Papa F., Norouzi H. , Khanbilvardi R., “Diagnosing water variations within the Amazon basin using satellite data”, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2011JD015997, 2011.

Awards and Honors:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers-EXcellence in Civil Engineering Education (ASCE-ExCEED) Workshop Fellowship recipient and participant. 2016, US Military Academy, West Point, NY.
  • NASA's External Grant "A Multi-Sensor Calibration Algorithm for Improving Emissivity Retrieval by Integrating Microwave Brightness Temperature Diurnal Cycle" , Institutional PI/Co-PI, Total funding $363k, FDU budget $70k, 2016-2019.
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Educator Workshop Fellowship recipient and participant, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Membership in learned and professional societies:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in State of Texas, 2011 – present. License Number: 108142
  • Member of ASCE, 2014- Present.
  • Member of American Geosciences Union (AGU), 2009 – present.
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015- Present.

Short Abstract

Marzi Azar, Assistant professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology programs, earned her PhD. from Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Her professional experience includes design of concrete structures as well as modeling ground surface water and designing facilities for flood control. Dr. Azar'sis a faculty advisor of Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Steel Bridge chapters.

University College

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
1000 River Road, (T-MU1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Courses Taught at FDU: 

Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Design, Adv. Concrete Design, Adv. Steel Design, Environmental and Land Use Planning.