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Hessam AzariJafari

Hessam AzariJafari is an industrial ecology educator and researcher with a background in construction management and engineering. He is teaching infrastructure sustainability in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a principal investigator and researcher, he has been leading different projects on the life cycle sustainability and nexus of pavement-building-vehicle. He is a voting and advisory member of several technical committees on sustainable construction and environmental assessment, such as ISO 14082 Radiative Forcing Management and ACI 130- Concrete Sustainability. Hessam has been serving as the chair of the ACI eco-concrete competition to promote and educate life cycle sustainability to undergraduate students in civil engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. His thesis was on the development of a consequential dynamic framework for assessing the potential environmental impacts of pavements at a policy-making level.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, University of Michigan
  • –present
    Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • 2018 
    University of Sherbrooke, Canada, Ph.D.