Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D., P.E.

Shahram Sarkani

Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Online Engineering Programs



Shahram Sarkani, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and Faculty Adviser and Academic Director of Online Engineering Programs (since 2001), at the George Washington University. Professor Sarkani joined the GW faculty in 1986. His previous administrative appointments include chair of the Civil, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering Department (1994-1997) and Interim Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science (1997-2001).

In over 500 technical publications and presentations, his research in systems engineering, systems analysis, and applied enterprise systems engineering has applications to risk analysis, structural safety, and reliability. He has conducted sponsored research with such organizations as NASA, NIST, NSF, U.S. AID, and the U.S. Departments of Interior, Navy, and Transportation.

Recent Awards

  • Engineering Management Journal's Ted Eschenbach Best EMJ Journal Paper Award, 2010 (with Merritt & Mazzuchi)
  • Inducted into the Civil and Environmental Engineering Hall of Distinction, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999

Professor Sarkani holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Rice University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.