Dr. Mostafa K. Ardakani is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Farmingdale State College. Dr. Ardakani was the lead faculty member in obtaining a $6.6 million grant from the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program, for the college's new Infrastructure, Transportation and Security Center. Dr. Ardakani is the director. He is also the point person for a forthcoming graduate degree in Engineering Technology Management.
He took the leadership position in summer 2011 to design and coordinate The Catholic University of America's master's certificate program for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT). The program has been successfully implemented since Fall 2012 with annual revenue of $500,000.
Dr. Ardakani graduated with honors in his both doctorates, in Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering (Transportation). He always achieved the top spot among all students at the academic institutions he graduated from, including Azad University (Iran), Iran University of Science and Technology, and The Catholic University of America.
In addition to consistently ranking at the top of his graduating classes, Dr. Ardakani was also selected as a Hennessy Distinguished Scholar at The Catholic University of America, and recognized as an international young scientist by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2010.
Dr. Ardakani has successfully completed several national and international research projects requiring multidisciplinary engineering and management knowledge. He worked as a research associate at the Center of Intelligent Transportation and Sustainable Infrastructure at the Catholic University of America.
He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Washington D.C., and owns Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP) credentials.
Dr. Ardakani has trained industry and government personnel and possesses a decade of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. and abroad.
He instructed project/risk management training courses for DDOT. He has lectured government delegations in Fairfax, Virginia and consulted oil and airline companies in managerial decision-making.
Areas of Expertise (15)
Industry Expertise (4)
International Young Scientist (professional)
2010 International Young Scientist, presented by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Hennessy Distinguished Scholar Award (professional)
Hennessy Distinguished Scholar Award, The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America: PhD, Civil Engineering (Transportation) 2013
Iran University of Science and Technology: PhD, Industrial Engineering 2007
Iran University of Science and Technology: MSc, Industrial Engineering 2003
Azad University, Iran: BSc, Industrial Engineering 2001
- Project Management Institute
- Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE
- Professional Engineers (Washington D.C.)
Ravindra Ganvir, Deputy Chief Engineer, Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Transportation | Department of Transportation
“Dr. Ardakani is an engineering researcher whose work in transportation science has wide influence on the whole of the U.S. transportation industry.”
Shaun Wulff, Associate Professor | University of Wyoming
“Dr. Ardakani is a world-class expert in transportation systems, robust parameter design, multi-objective optimization, and statistical simulation and modeling. Dr. Ardakani’s work, dedication, versatility, and progress have impressed me. I have worked with many stellar investigators and I rate Dr. Ardakani among the best.”
- Corporate Training
Research Grants (1)
The Infrastructure, Transportation and Security Center
The Center will take an academic focus on strengthening security at regional infrastructure and transportation systems and train students in related fields of study.
The mission of ITSC is to nurture secure, resilient and sustainable infrastructures.
Published Articles (5)
Generalized Gipps-Type Vehicle-Following Models
Stimulus Response Driving Behavior An Improved General Motor Vehicle-following Model
Adaptive MDS-based Algorithm for Dynamic Routing Optimization in Advanced Traveler Information Systems
The Impacts of Errors in Factor Levels on Robust Parameter Design Optimization
A Decremental Approach with the A* Algorithm for Speeding-up the Optimization Process in Dynamic Shortest Path Problems
This is a basic course in Statics. The main objective of this course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the principles of statics. Topics such as resultant of a force, equilibrium of forces, moments, couples, analysis of simple trusses, centroids, center of gravity, moments of inertia and friction are covered in this course.
This course provides a broad understanding of the basic principles of engineering hydraulics and hydrology. The emphasis is on application of the theories. It involves basic principle of hydraulics, flow in closed conduits, flow in open channels, hydraulic structures, principles of hydrology, groundwater hydraulics, and related laboratory experiments. Computer application included.
Quantity Surveying and Costing
This course focuses on fundamentals of quantity survey and costing of residential and commercial facilities. Quantification of materials from construction drawings is covered in this course. Topics also covered range from site work, forms, concrete, metals and masonry, plumbing and electrical to wood framing and steel framing. The course also introduces fundamentals of computer assisted estimating
Advanced Project Planning and Scheduling
Topics include introduction to advanced project planning concepts and terminology, development of schedule activities and preparing and maintaining computerized schedules. Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Construction Project Management and Scheduling
This course gives an in-depth introduction and orientation to construction project management. This includes professional construction management in practice and methods in professional construction management. Some of the areas this course will cover are: Bidding and Award, Application of Controls, Scheduling, Planning and Control of Operations and Resources, Procurement Quality Assurance, Safety and Health in Construction, Industrial Relations. Computer Applications included.