Faculty - Fred Moavenzadeh

Fred Moavenzadeh's photo

Fred Moavenzadeh

James Mason Crafts Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering (on leave)

President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
P O Box 54224
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate

Telephone: +971 2 6988122 Fax: +971 2 698 8121 Email: moaven@mit.edu


  • B.S. 1958, Teheran University
  • M.S. 1960, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. 1962, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Construction industry
  • Innovation and technological development
  • Science, technology and development

Teaching Interests

  • Globalization of Construction Industry

Selected Publications

  1. Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability.Fred Moavenzadeh, et al., editors. New Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.
  2. Global Construction and the Environment: Strategies and Opportunities.Fred Moavenzadeh. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994.
  3. Concise Encyclopedia of Building & Construction Materials,Fred Moavenzadeh, editor. England: Pergamon Press, 1990.
  4. Proceedings of the Conference on Science, Technology and Developmentin Latin America, Fred Moavenzadeh, editor. Washington, D.C.: Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank, 1986.
  5. Transportation, Energy and Economic Development: A Dilemma in theDeveloping World, Fred Moavenzadeh and David Geltner. New York: Elsevier,1984.
  6. "A Strategic Response to a Changing Engineering and ConstructionMarket", presented at World Economic Engineering and Construction Forum,held in Japan, April 1989.
  7. "Economics of Construction and Building Materials in DevelopingCountries", Quelles Politiques Economiques de Construction DansLes Pays En Voie de Development