Alice Alipour


Associate Professor [CCE E]

Thomas M. Murray Faculty Fellow
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


358 Town Engr
813 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1066


For more information on Dr. Alipour’s research, teaching and outreach activities, please visit her personal website.
Honors and Awards

  • Intrdisciplinary Team Research Award, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University, 2023
  • Resilience Research Fellow, 4TU Center for Resilience Engineering, Netherlands, 2022
  • Senior Fellow, Collegium Helveticum, ETH Zurich, 2021
  • Cerwik Faculty Fellow, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2021
  • Charles Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, CCEE Department, 2021
  • Excellence in Remote Instruction Award, Office of the President of Iowa State University, 2021
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2018
  • Editor’s Choice Article, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2014
  • Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
  • US-Japan Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2014
  • NSF ENHANCE Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2012-2014
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
  • Young Engineer Award, Orange County Engineering Council, 2012
  • Award of Excellence in Engineering Education, Fanni Reunion Foundation, 2010
  • Pedagogical Fellowship, University of California-Irvine, 2009-2010


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 2010
  • M.S. Earthquake Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, KNT University of Technology, 2004

Interest Areas

  • Resilience quantification methods for infrastructure systems under extreme events
  • Performance-based design of structures under multiple hazards
  • 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



For a full list of Dr. Alipour’s publications, please visit her website.


Selected recent publications:

[10] Zhang*, N. and Alipour, A. (2022) “Flood risk assessment and application of risk curves for design of mitigation strategies”, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 36, 100490, pp. 1-11. (Link)

[9]  Hareendran*, S.P., Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Sarkar, P. (2022) “Performance-based wind design of tall buildings considering the nonlinearity in building response”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering [In Press].

[8]  Miner*, N. and Alipour, A. (2022) “Bridge damage, repair costs, and fragilities for inland flood events”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering [In Press].

[7] Zhang*, N. and Alipour, A. (2021) “A multi-step assessment framework for optimization of flood mitigation strategies in transportation networks”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 63, 102439, pp. 1-11. (Link)

[6] Tsai*, L.-W. and Alipour, A. (2021) “Studying the wind-induced vibrations of a traffic signal structure through long term health monitoring”, Journal of Engineering Structures, 247, 112837, pp. 1-11. (Link)

[5] Jafari*, M. and Alipour, A. (2021) “Review of approaches, opportunities, and future directions for improving aerodynamics of tall buildings with smart facades”, Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, 72, 102979, pp. 1-20. (Link)

[4]  Abdelaziz, K., Alipour, A., and Hobeck, J. (2021) “A smart façade system controller for optimized wind-induced vibration mitigation in tall buildings”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 212, 104601, pp. 1-10. (Link)

[3]  Jafari*, M. and Alipour, A. (2021) “Aerodynamic shape optimization of rectangular and elliptical double-skin façades to mitigate wind-induced effects on tall buildings”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 213, 104586, pp. 1-25. (Link)

[2] Micheli*, L., Alipour, A., and Laflamme, S. (2021) “Life-cycle cost optimization of wind-excited tall buildings using surrogate models”, Journal of Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 30, E1840, pp. 1-16. (Link)

[1]  Jafari*, M. and Alipour, A. (2021) “Methodologies to mitigate wind-induced vibration of tall buildings: A state-of-the-art review”, Journal of Building Engineering, 33, 101582, pp. 1-25. (Link)


Primary Strategic Research Area

Resilient Infrastructures