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Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan

Assistant Professor, Building Construction
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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1345 Perry St
310B Bishop-Favrao Hall (0156)
Blacksburg VA 24061

Role and Background

Dr. Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan serves as the Assistant Professor for the Department of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. She is also an affiliate faculty in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She joined Virginia Tech in 2017.

Dr. Roofigari-Esfahan’s research focuses on application of emerging technologies in the construction industry to enhance workforce development and automating building and infrastructure construction processes. Her research investigates the impact of smart technologies of workers, and how human-centered Cyber-Physical Systems and smart systems can augment construction workers’ safety and wellbeing, while also improving safety, knowledge management and real-time decision making in construction worksites. 


Dr. Roofigari-Esfahan holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from McMaster University in Canada, a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from Concordia University in Canada and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering/Structural from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran.