Shafei, Behrouz

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Behrouz Shafei



Assistant Professor
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


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


Honors and Awards

  • SEI Young Professional Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2014
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
  • U.S. Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2012
  • Young Engineer Award, Orange County Engineering Council, 2012
  • ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012
  • Public Impact Distinguished Fellowship, University of California-Irvine, 2010-2011


  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 2011
  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2004

Interest Areas

  • 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


  1. Shafei, B., and Alipour, A. (2014) “Application of large-scale non-Gaussian stochastic fields for the study of corrosion-induced structural Deterioration,” Engineering Structures, In Press (DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.12.024).
  2. Hajilar, S., and Shafei, B. (2014) “Nano-scale investigation of elastic properties of hydrated cement paste constituents using molecular dynamics simulations,” Computational Materials Science, In Press (DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.12.006).
  3. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) “Reliability-based calibration of load and resistance factors for design of RC bridges under multiple extreme events: scour and earthquake,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 362-371 (DOI:
  4. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) “Capacity loss evaluation of reinforced concrete bridges located in extreme chloride-laden environments,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 8-27 (Editor’s Choice Article) (DOI:
  5. Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2013) “A stochastic computational framework to investigate the initial stage of corrosion in reinforced concrete superstructures,” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 482-494 (Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing) (DOI:
  6. Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2012) “Prediction of corrosion initiation in reinforced concrete members subjected to environmental stressors: A finite-element framework,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 365-376 (DOI:
  7. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2012) “A multi-hazard framework for optimum life-cycle cost design of reinforced concrete bridges,” Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications, IGI Global, pp. 76-104 (DOI:
  8. Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) “Performance evaluation of deteriorating highway bridges located in high seismic areas,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 597-611 (DOI: