Faculty/Staff Directory

Alice A. Alipour

  • Assistant Professor
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

358 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-3280


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 2010
  • M.S. Earthquake Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, KNT University of Technology, 2004

Interest Areas

  • Resilience quantification methods for infrastructure systems under extreme events
  • Multi-hazard design and assessment criteria for structures
  • Reliability assessment of deteriorating infrastructure components
  • Management of large-scale infrastructure systems
  • Probabilistic performance evaluation of structures
  • Post-disaster functionality of complex networks
  • Damage identification and condition assessment

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2018
  • Editor’s Choice Article, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2014
  • Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
  • US-Japan Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2014
  • NSF ENHANCE Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2012-2014
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
  • Young Engineer Award, Orange County Engineering Council, 2012
  • Award of Excellence in Engineering Education, Fanni Reunion Foundation, 2010
  • Pedagogical Fellowship, University of California-Irvine, 2009-2010

Selected Publications

  1. Shang, Y., Alipour, A., and Ye, A. (2018) “Selection of input motions for seismic analysis of scoured pile-supported bridge with simplified models,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 144, No. 8, 04018099.
  2. Cui, Z. and Alipour, A. (2018) “Concrete cover cracking and service life prediction of reinforced concrete structures in corrosive environments,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 159, 652-671.
  3. Alipour, A. (2017) “Enhancing resilience of bridges to extreme events by rapid damage assessment and response strategies,” Transportation Research Record Journal¸ Issue: 2604, 54-62.
  4. Alipour, A. and Shafei. B. (2016) “Seismic resilience of transportation networks with deteriorating components,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 142, N. 8.
  5. Alipour, A. and Shafei, B. (2016) “ Assessment of post-earthquake losses in a network of aging bridges,” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2.
  6. Testa, A.C., Furtado, M.N., and Alipour, A. (2015) " Resilience of coastal transportation networks faced with extreme climatic events," Transportation Research Record Journal, Issue: 2532, 29-36.
  7. Klinga, J. V., and Alipour, A. (2015) "Assessment of structural integrity of bridges under extreme scour conditions," Engineering Structures, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 55-71 (DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.07.021.
  8. Furtado, M.N., and Alipour, A. (2014) "Estimation of direct and indirect losses in transportation networks due to seismic events," Transportation Research Record Journal (In press).
  9. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) "Reliability-based calibration of load and resistance factors for design of RC bridges under multiple extreme events: scour and earthquake," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 362-371 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000369).
  10. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) "Capacity loss evaluation of reinforced concrete bridges located in extreme chloride-laden environments," Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 8-27 (Editor’s Choice Article) (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2010.525243).
  11. Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) "A stochastic computational framework to investigate the initial stage of corrosion in reinforced concrete superstructures," Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 482-494 (Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing) (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mice.12019).
  12. Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2012) "Prediction of corrosion initiation in reinforced concrete members subjected to environmental stressors: A finite-element framework," Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 365-376 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.11.001).
  13. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2012) "A multi-hazard framework for optimum life-cycle cost design of reinforced concrete bridges," Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications, IGI Global, pp. 76-104 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1640-0.ch004).
  14. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) "Performance evaluation of deteriorating highway bridges located in high seismic areas," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 597-611 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000197).
  15. Alipour, A. and Shafei, B. (2014) "Structural vulnerability measures for deteriorating reinforced concrete bridges in  seismic prone areas," Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, CRC Press. ISBN 9780415659420 - CAT# K16561.