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Hessam AzariJafari

Deputy Director of MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Hessam Azari Jafari, Ph.D., is currently working at MIT as Deputy Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub). His background is in industrial ecology and its application to construction management and engineering. As a principal investigator and researcher, Hessam has led various projects related to the life cycle sustainability assessment and the nexus of pavements, buildings, and vehicles. Hessam also served as a Lecturer in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. He is a voting and advisory member of several technical committees on sustainable construction and environmental assessment, including ISO 14082 Radiative Forcing Management, ACI 130 - Sustainability in Concrete, and Low-carbon assets through the life cycle assessment initiative (LCA^2). Hessam is chair of the ACI eco-concrete competition since 2017, which aims to promote and educate undergraduate civil engineering students on life cycle sustainability. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada in 2018.


  • 2022–present
    CSHub Deputy Director , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 2021–2022
    Lecturer, University of Michigan
  • 2018–2021
    Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


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