Arghavan Louhghalam

Arghavan Louhghalam

Associate Professor

Francis College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kitson Hall, 2nd Floor


Engineering and applied mechanics, computational modeling of materials and structures, and applied statistics

Research Interests

Arghavan Louhghalam’s research interests lie in the area of engineering mechanics, physics-constrained data-driven modeling, and applied statistics with particular emphasis on development of smart solutions for resilient and sustainable built environment.


Ph.D.: Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
MS: Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2007)
MS: Earthquake Engineering, University of Tehran (2002)
BS: Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2000)


Arghavan Louhghalam, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). She also holds a research affiliate position in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. She was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT before joining University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2016, where she served as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor. Louhghalam is a recipient of NSF CAREER award and the inaugural college of engineering faculty award for excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her research on citizen-enabled crowdsourced monitoring of civil infrastructure has been recognized nationally and featured in media outlets.

Selected Awards and Honors

NSF early CAREER Award, 2021
UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering faculty award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion, 2020.

Selected Publications

Please visit Louhghalam's Google Scholar's page for the most updated publications.

Selected Intellectual Property

Method to measure road roughness characteristics and pavement induced vehicle fuel consumption
A Louhghalam, M Tootkaboni, FJ Ulm
US Patent 11,346,677