Kazemian Named Kavli Fellow by National Academy of Sciences

Ali KazemianMarch 28, 2024 

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU Construction Management Assistant Professor Ali Kazemian has been named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences and was recently invited to give a talk at its symposium in Southern California on his research in Lunar robotic construction.

Each year, the NAS selects a number of the nation’s foremost talented young scientists from diverse research areas to attend the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia. Meeting attendees are selected by a committee of NAS members from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards who have been identified as future leaders in science. Kazemian now joins the Kavli Fellows network, which includes 17 Nobel Prize winners and 277 elected NAS members.

“Being named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences is a recognition of the hard work my team has put into advancing construction 3D printing technology,” Kazemian said. “It is also a testament to the impact of the research we are doing at LSU, which would not have been possible without the support I have received from the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management and the LSU College of Engineering. I am humbled and now even more motivated to continue pushing the boundaries of robotic construction.”

Kazemian joined the LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management in 2020 and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the LSU Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a master’s in construction engineering and management from Amirkabir University of Technology, a master’s in computer science from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (robotic construction) from the University of Southern California. His research areas are terrestrial and extraterrestrial construction-scale 3D printing, real-time construction quality monitoring and control using advanced sensory systems and embedded computers, reality capture technologies for automated construction monitoring, and high-performance construction materials.

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