Berok Khoshnevis

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Louise L. Dunn Endowed Professorship in Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Astronautics, and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 1973, Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University Of Technology
  • Doctoral Degree, Industrial Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • Master's Degree, Industrial Engineering, Oklahoma State University


Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) and Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at USC. He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics and mechatronics related research projects that include the development of novel Solid Free Form, or Rapid Prototyping, processes (Contour Crafting and SIS), automated construction of civil structures, development of mechatronics systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry, rehabilitation engineering, haptics devices for medical applications), and autonomous mobile and modular robots for assembly applications on earth and in space. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars on invention and technology development. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation, and a Senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering. His inventions have received extensive worldwide publicity in acclaimed media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Times, Business Week, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, Discover and Wired Magazines, and national and international television and radio networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Discovery channels of US, Canada, Germany and BBC World News. The automated construction invention, Contour Crafting, was selected in 2006 as one of top 25 best inventions from more than 4000 candidate inventions by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the History Channel's Modern Marvels program.

Research Summary

* Automated Construction
* Computer-automated fabrication processes
* Robotics and autonomous systems
* Computer simulation


  • 2011 NASA NASA NIAC Fellow
  • 2008 Institue of Industrial Engineering Winner of Innovation in Curriculum Competion Runner-up
  • 2006 National Inventor's Hall of Fame, History Channel, Time Magazine Best Invention Award
  • 2005 School of Engineering Senior Research Award
  • 2005 Oklahoma State University Pete Lohmann Medal
  • 2005 Society for Computer Simulation Fellow of the Society for Computer
  • 2004 National Institute of Standards and Technology Best Paper Award
  • 2004 Emerald Publishing Editorial Board Editorial Best Paper Award
  • 2004 Association of Professors & Scholars of Iranian Heritage Outstanding Scholar Award
  • 2004 Institute of Industrial Engineering Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering Award
  • 2004 Construction Specification Institute, Gulf State Region “Highest Honor Award for Innovation in Construction
  • 1998 Institute of Industrial Engineering Fellow
  • - Viterbi 2010 Verterbi School of Engineering Research & Innovation Fund
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Astronautical Engineering

  • Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
  • 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4889


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