InTrans / Oct 25, 2022
Alipour named Resilience Research Fellow at 4TU Center for Resilience Engineering
Bridge Engineering Center Structure and Infrastructure Engineer Alice Alipour was named a Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering (DeSIRE) Research Fellow at the 4TU Center for Resilience Engineering in the Netherlands.
The fellowship allows mid-career professionals the opportunity to exchange experiences and strengthen networks: engage with the resilience network, exchange research challenges and ideas, and develop joint research proposals and publications.
Her work as a fellow will include exploring innovative methodologies to enhance the resiliency of interdependent infrastructure systems exposed to natural hazards, which involves the development of a suite of mitigation and intervention strategies, as well as recovery plans. Alipour’s primary focus will be on achieving a balanced portfolio of pre-event mitigation and post-event recovery activities with the final goal of resilience.
Alipour, who also is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, specializes her research on the risk and resilience of civil infrastructures subjected to extreme events.