Professor Mo Ehsani

Mo Ehsani, PhD, PE is Centennial Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona, and is President and Founder of QuakeWrap, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. He is a pioneer in the development of structural applications of FRP technology and is an internationally recognized expert on the subject. Mo received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. His research focused on seismic behavior of structures and innovative approaches to repairing and retrofitting civil structures using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials. These studies have been published in numerous technical papers, including Earthquake Spectra and the ACI and ASCE Journals.

TV Coverage

Minnesota Bridge Collapse:

Within hours after the collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis, Minn., Prof. Mo Ehsani, CE, SE, was the first technical expert to appear live (via phone) on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 show. Dr. Ehsani offers professional insight as to the potential causes of this catastrophic bridge failure (approx. 11 minutes).

State of the Nation's Bridges

San Francisco-based CNN reporter Dan Simon travels to Tucson to interview Prof. Ehsani on the status of nation's bridges. Various segments of this interview were shown on different CNN programs, including this short segment which appeared on a special edition of Anderson Cooper 360 (approx. 2 minutes).