Carnegie Mellon University

Maryam Hakimzadeh

September 16, 2021

Hakimzadeh Named Steinbrenner Institute Fellow

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University has selected Maryam Hakimzadeh as a Steinbrenner Research Fellow. The graduate fellowship program provides support to exceptional, second-year Carnegie Mellon students who work on cutting-edge environmental research. The interdisciplinary research projects' topics align with the Institute's strategic focus areas of energy transition strategies, and urban infrastructure and sustainable cities.

Hakimzadeh is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). She received her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering from the  Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  She is currently being co-advised by Professor Kaushik Dayal and Assistant Professor David Rounce.

Her work looks at the challenges and opportunities that global climate change and warming oceans present in terms of undersea energy exploration, newly available shipping routes, climate modeling, and sustainability of built infrastructure in the Arctic region. 

“I am greatly honored and thankful to be awarded the Steinbrenner Graduate Fellowship,” says Hakimzadeh. “This award will support my PhD research and help me in pursuing a doctoral degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Also, I would like to thank my advisors, Dr. Kaushik Dayal and Dr. David Rounce, for their continuing support and encouragement.”