Farhad Ansari

UIC Distinguished Professor and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering


Farhad Ansari

Farhad Ansari (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/University of Illinois Chicago)

Farhad Ansari is the Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of civil engineering and a UIC Distinguished Professor. He is a specialist in monitoring the structural status of bridges, dams, buildings and tunnels.

Ansari is leading a research effort at UIC that incorporates telecommunications, sophisticated software and fiber optic technology to create monitoring systems for new and aging infrastructure. He helped assess the health of the Brooklyn Bridge and designed a monitoring system for a new bridge in China.

Ansari has worked with several state agencies in monitoring highway bridges, including IDOT, NJDOT, and Caltrans on tracking trucks on their highways by installing Bridge Weigh-in-Motion systems.

Ansari uses the latest technology to make monitoring fast, accurate and affordable. He brings unique capabilities as a structural engineer with expertise in fiber optic sensors.

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