Nader Naderpajouh


Institution/Organisation: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)
Position: Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Biographical Information: Dr. Naderpajouh is a Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, as well as 2019 RMIT Europe Fellow. Previously a Visiting Assistant Professor, as well as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Purdue University, USA, Dr. Naderpajouh is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management in Engineering by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and an Adjunct Professor at University of Tehran. He holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University (USA) with the research focus on infrastructure resilience and innovation sciences. Dr. Naderpajouh has researched across property, construction, and project management areas. He is leading several research projects with the industry, such as projects with Arup; or academia such as a project for RICS Research Trust and he frequently gives talk for the industry and academic audiences.

Dr. Naderpajouh practiced engineering in the housing industry as a structural designer of high-rise and mid-rise residential buildings, and he was also a technical engineer in underground construction with Jäger Bau of Austria. He is reviewer for 20 academic journals including PLOS One, Cities, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Habitat International, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Construction Management and Economics. He also won multiple awards including best peer reviewed paper honourable mention in Journal of Management in Engineering (2016), Emerald Literati Award highly commended paper (2018), outstanding reviewer of Journal of Management in Engineering (2015 and 2016), bronze medal in the third Mondialogo engineering award by UNESCO, outstanding graduate student award in Purdue University (2009), and several teaching awards (2008, 2009, and 2012).

He enjoys talking about disruption, critical thinking, resilience, innovation and collective actions in the context of the dynamics of individuals and communities.