Dr. Amir H. Alavi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Alavis research interests include structural health monitoring, multifunctional structures, deployment of advanced sensors, low-power energy harvesting, and engineering informatics. He is the director of Pitts Intelligent Structural Monitoring and Response Testing (iSMaRT) Laboratory which focuses on advancing the knowledge and technology required to create self-sustained and multifunctional sensing and structural systems. His research activities involve the implementation of these systems enhanced by engineering informatics in the fields of civil infrastructure, construction, aerospace, and biomedical engineering. Dr. Alavi has worked on research projects supported by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Pennsylvania DOT, Missouri DOT, and Michigan DOT. Dr. Alavi has authored seven books and over 200 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has received a number of award certificates for his journal articles. He is among the Google Scholar 200 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering, Web of Science ESI's World Top 1% Scientific Minds in 2018, and the Stanford University list of Top 1% Scientists in the World 2020.