About “Azim Eskandarian”


Professional History

2015–Present, Nicholas and Rebecca des Champs Professor, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

2003–2015, Professor, The George Washington University

2000–2003, Associate Professor, The George Washington University

1993–2000, Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University

1990–1992, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

1989–1990, Instructor, Pennsylvania State University

1983–1989, Mechanical Engineering/Project Engineer in Industry

1982–1983, Research Assistant, Virginia Tech

Awards and Honors

2019, Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on ITS

2017, IEEE ITS Outstanding Research Award for Contributions to Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines

2013, Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

2013, Senior Member of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

2013, Article in IEEE Transactions on ITS among “Top 10 Best Research Papers” in 10 years 2000-09

2012, ASME 2012 IMECE, Houston, TX, Nov. 9-15, 2012. Best Student Paper Award, second place, (Volume8: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids.)

2011, Distinguished Researcher Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, GWU

2011, Certificate of Appreciation, ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Division for Local Arrangement Chairmanship of ASME DSC Conference

2010, Among the highest cited authors of IEEE Transactions on ITS (documented by editorial board)

2007-2013, Board of Governors of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, twice elected

2006, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Ten Year Service recognition

2003, Recognition Award for Services as Director of FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center 1998-02

2000-2002, President of GW-Chapter of Sigma-Xi Scientific Research Society (Secretary during 1999-00)

1988-1989, NASA PREST program Fellowship award at GWU

1982, Superior Achievement Award in ME Design at the “Annual Senior Design Award Competition”, GWU

1982, Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Fraternity

1981, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society