Dr. Behrouz Shafei contributes to various research on transportation projects associated with the Bridge Engineering Center. 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. His research efforts primarily aim to address the issues associated with the performance of structures under continuous deterioration and sudden extreme events, including earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. He has active research projects sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, and National Science Foundation. He is currently advising master and doctoral students while teaching concrete design at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine
- MS, Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
- BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
- Professional Engineering (PE) License, State of California
- 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
- Karim, R., and B. Shafei. 2021. Flexural response characteristics of ultra-high performance concrete made with steel microfibers and macrofibers, Journal of Structural Concrete, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 3476–3490.
- Shi, W., and B. Shafei. 2021. Bond characteristics between conventional concrete and six high-performance patching materials. Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 308, pp. 1–12.
- Saini, D., K. Oppong, and B. Shafei. 2021. Investigation of concrete constitutive models for ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete under low-velocity impact. International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 157, pp. 1–15.
- Khatami, D., S. Hajilar, and B. Shafei. 2021. Investigation of oxygen diffusion and corrosion potential through a cellular automaton framework. Journal of Corrosion Science, Vol. 187, pp. 1–10.
- Oppong, K., D. Saini, and B. Shafei. 2021. Ultra-high performance concrete for improving impact resistance of bridge superstructures prone to over-height vehicle collision. Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp. 1–18. [Top Downloaded Articles in Structural Engineering].
- Shurbert-Hetzel, C., B. Shafei, and B. Phares. 2021. Performance of steel dynamic message sign-support structures in extreme wind events. Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 237.
- Oppong, K., D. Saini, and B. Shafei. 2021. Characterization of impact-induced forces and damage to bridge superstructures due to over-height vehicle collision. Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 236, pp. 1–13.
- Shafei, B., M. Kazemian, M. Dopko, and M. Najimi. 2021. State-of-the-art review of capabilities and limitations of polymer and glass fibers used in fiber-reinforced concrete. Journal of Materials, Vol. 14. No. 2, pp. 1–44.
- Karim, R., and B. Shafei. 2021. Performance of fiber-reinforced concrete link slabs with embedded steel and GFRP rebars. Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 229, pp. 1–12.
- Member of ACI Structural Plain Concrete Committee (Committee 380)
- Member of ACI UHPC Committee (Committee 239)
- Member of TRB Committee on Advanced Concrete Materials and Characterization (AKM50)
- 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)