Structural Engineering

by Sophie Hayek | June 8, 2011 2:41 pm

Structures Research banner[1]

Our faculty and graduate students work at Town Engineering Building facilities and with the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State’s research park. These activities encourage multidisciplinary and high-impact research. Recently, structural engineering faculty have been working on the nationally acclaimed Iowa State University Wind Energy Initiative. Structural engineering is a graduate program emphasis of civil engineering.

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like to apply for)

Research Faculty

Alice Alipour[2]
Assistant Professor
  • 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
  • “Alipour part of multidisciplinary NSF project on improving structures’ response to high wind[3]“
An Chen[4]
Assistant Professor
  • Energy-efficient structures
  • Recycled material utilization
  • Bridge rehabilitation with advanced materials
  • FRP bridge deck
  • Solid mechanics
  • “An Chen to bring environment, energy efficiency research to structural engineering”[5]
In Ho Cho[6]
Assistant Professor
  • Development of spirally coiling, force-sensing soft-robot for safe and accurate cochlear electrode implantation[7]
  • Big data for reproduction of structural linearity
    and complex real-scale damage phenomena in reinforced concrete structures
  • “New Iowa State civil engineering professor promotes big data-seismic engineering research”[8]
Simon Laflamme[9]
Associate Professor
  • Structural control
  • Structural health monitoring
  • “Iowa State’s Laflamme, MIT professor co-author structural engineering textbook”[10]
  • “Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding”[11]
  • “Skin-like technology helps detect fractures in bridges”[12]
Brent Phares[13]
Research Associate Professor
  • Field testing of bridges
  • Forensic engineering/failure investigation
  • Nondestructive evaluation
Behrouz Shafei[14]
Assistant Professor
  • 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
Jiehua ‘Jay’ Shen[15]
Associate Professor
  • Performance-based seismic design of steel structures
  • Model-based simulations
  • Inelastic behavior of steel structures
  • “Jiehua Shen: engineering that saves lives”[16]
Sri Sritharan
Interim Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Seismic design
  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Earthquake-resistant design of structures
  • Precast concrete structural systems
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • “Department of Energy supports Iowa State studies of concrete for taller wind turbine towers”[17]
Terry Wipf
Professor, Don and Sharon Greenwood Endowed Department Chair
  • Bridge engineering
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Timber bridges

Lecturers

Some Current Graduate Student Research Topics

Civil Engineering Courses

Financial Aid/Graduate Assistantships

Laboratories, Centers, and Programs

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like to apply for)

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/files/2011/06/Structures-Research-banner.png
  2. Alice Alipour: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=alipour
  3. Alipour part of multidisciplinary NSF project on improving structures’ response to high wind: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/09/01/iowa-state-awarded-multidisciplinary-nsf-project-to-improve-response-of-structures-to-high-wind/
  4. An Chen: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=achen
  5. “An Chen to bring environment, energy efficiency research to structural engineering”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/09/05/an-chen-to-bring-environment-energy-efficiency-research-to-structural-engineering/
  6. In Ho Cho: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=icho
  7. Development of spirally coiling, force-sensing soft-robot for safe and accurate cochlear electrode implantation: https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1605275&HistoricalAwards=false
  8. “New Iowa State civil engineering professor promotes big data-seismic engineering research”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/09/02/new-iowa-state-civil-engineering-professor-promotes-big-data-seismic-engineering-research/
  9. Simon Laflamme: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=laflamme
  10. “Iowa State’s Laflamme, MIT professor co-author structural engineering textbook”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/07/11/iowa-states-laflamme-mit-professor-co-author-structural-engineering-textbook
  11. “Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/04/20/iowa-states-laflamme-to-innovate-structural-cladding/
  12. “Skin-like technology helps detect fractures in bridges”: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/05/05/skin
  13. Brent Phares: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=bphares
  14. Behrouz Shafei: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=shafei
  15. Jiehua ‘Jay’ Shen: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/ccee-department/facultystaff/?user_page=jshen
  16. “Jiehua Shen: engineering that saves lives”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2013/09/09/jiehua-shen-engineering-that-saves-lives
  17. “Department of Energy supports Iowa State studies of concrete for taller wind turbine towers”: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/09/18/turbinetowers
  18. Matt Rouse: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=jmr19
  19. Professor Sri Sritharan: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=sri
  20. Terry Wipf, professor and Don and Sharon Greenwood Endowed Department Chair: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=tjwipf
  21. Assistant Professor Behrouz Shafei: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=shafei
  22. Assistant Professor In Ho Cho: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=icho
  23. Associate Professor Simon Laflamme: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=laflamme
  24. Assistant Professor In Ho Cho: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=icho
  25. Assistant Professor Alice Alipour: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=alipour
  26. Research Associate Professor Brent Phares: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=bphares
  27. Graduate : http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  28. Undergraduate: http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  29. Graduate Assistantships: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/assistantships.php
  30. Other forms of financial aid: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/
  31. Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE): http://www.cnde.iastate.edu
  32. Bridge Engineering Center (BEC): http://www.bec.iastate.edu/
  33. Iowa State University Wind Energy Initiative (WEI): https://www.engineering.iastate.edu/research/eri/initiatives/strategies/wei/

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