White House honors Atorod Azizinamini

AzizinaminiThe White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation will honor Atorod Azizinamini, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIUs College of Engineering and Computing, for his innovations in making the nations aging bridges safer. Azizinamini has been named a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change. The White House Champions of Change Program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the nation, who are leading projects and initiatives that move their communities forward. On October 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Public Engagement will host White House Champions of Change, focused on Beyond Traffic: Innovators in Transportation for the Future. Azizinamini and the other honorees will be recognized for being leaders in advancing transportation and change that benefits the countrys transportation system. Azizinamini invented the Folded Plate Steel Bridge System, which provides an economical, long-term solution for replacing outdated short span bridges.

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