Behrouz Shafei

TITLE

Structural Engineer, BEC

PHONE

515-294-4058

EMAIL

shafei@iastate.edu

ADDITIONAL ROLES

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, BEC, MTC

About Behrouz

Dr. Shafei contributes to various research on transportation projects associated with the Bridge Engineering Center (BEC). He has a solid background and extensive experience in the design and assessment of bridge structures subjected to natural and manmade hazards, in addition to the development of condition-based strategies for the inspection and maintenance of aging structural components.

Education


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine
  • MS, Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Professional Experience


  • Associate Professor (with Tenure), Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 2020–present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 2014–2020
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012–2014
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2011–2012
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2011–2012

Selected Research Projects


  • Next Generation of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Bridges in Iowa, Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Highway Research Board (Co-PI, Phase I: 2018–2020; Phase II: 2021–2022)
  • Asset Management, Extreme Weather, and Proxy Indicators, Iowa Highway Research Board and Iowa Department of Transportation (Co-PI, 2018–2021)
  • Assessment of Bridge Decks with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Reinforcement, Minnesota Department of Transportation (PI, 2018–2021)
  • Assessing and Enhancing the Transportation Resilience for the State of Iowa, FHWA State Planning & Research, Iowa Department of Transportation (Co-PI, 2017–2019)
  • Increase Service Life at Bridge Ends through Improved Abutment and Approach Slab Details and Water Management Practices, Iowa Highway Research Board (PI, 2017–2020)
  • Initiative for Big Data-Driven Prediction of Long-Term Bridge Performance and Management Improvement, Midwest Transportation Center (Co-PI, 2016–2018)
  • Condition-Based Maintenance and Management of Aging Transportation Infrastructure, Midwest Transportation Center (PI, 2015–2017)

Selected Publications


  • Khatami, D. and Shafei, B. 2020. Impact of climate conditions on deteriorating reinforced concrete bridges in the U.S. Midwest region. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, In Press.
  • Shi, W., Najimi, M., and Shafei, B. 2020. Reinforcement corrosion and transport of water and chloride ions in shrinkage-compensating cement concretes. Journal of Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 135, pp. 1–9.
  • Kulkarni, A. and Shafei, B. 2018. Impact of extreme events on transportation infrastructure in Iowa: A Bayesian network approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2672, No. 48, pp. 45–57.
  • Khatami, D., Shafei, B., and Smadi, O. 2016. Management of bridges under aging mechanisms and extreme events: A risk-based approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2550, pp. 89–95.
  • 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, pp. 1–12.
  • Alipour, A. and Shafei, B. 2016. Seismic resilience of transportation networks with deteriorating components. Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 142, No. 8, pp. 1–12.
  • Khatami, D. and Shafei, B. 2016. Effects of environmental stressors and material properties on life-cycle durability of reinforced concrete structures. , 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, Delft, Netherlands, October 16–19.
  • Shafei, B. and Alipour, A. 2015. Application of large-scale non-Gaussian stochastic fields for the study of corrosion-induced structural deterioration. Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 88, pp. 262–276.

Professional Affiliations


  • Member of ASCE Task Group 2 on Reliability-Based Structural Performance Indicators
  • Member of TRB committee AFN10, Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete
  • Member of International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)
  • Member of International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE)
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License, State of California

Completed Research


In-Progress Research


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