Dr. Memarian is the Director of Exposure Control Technologies Research at CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. He currently leads a NIOSH-funded project titled “Prevention through Augmented Pre-Task Planning” that aims to enhance the quality of Job Hazard Analysis and Pre-task Planning in construction, particularly in electrical construction. He holds a Ph.D. in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a M.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering & Management from Oklahoma State University. His research interest involves development of high-reliability work systems with a focus on pre-task planning, risk management, and production improvement. He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). Dr. Memarian is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).