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Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 2011
M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2004
Vulnerability assessment of structures under mechanical and environmental stressors
Nano-scale investigation of cement-based materials
Evaluation of uncertainties involved in aging mechanisms
Practical implementation of advanced statistical approaches
Condition assessment of deteriorating structural components
Mitigation of disasters in civil infrastructure components
Honors and Awards
SEI Young Professional Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2014
ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
U.S. Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2012
Young Engineer Award, Orange County Engineering Council, 2012
ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
Public Impact Distinguished Fellowship, University of California-Irvine, 2010-2011
Shafei, B., and Alipour, A. (2014) "Application of large-scale non-Gaussian stochastic fields for the study of corrosion-induced structural Deterioration," Engineering Structures, In Press (DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.12.024).
Hajilar, S., and Shafei, B. (2014) "Nano-scale investigation of elastic properties of hydrated cement paste constituents using molecular dynamics simulations," Computational Materials Science, In Press (DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.12.006).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).