Dr. Behrouz Shafei, P.E.

Assistant Professor

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College of Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts
233 Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003-0724
Phone: (413) 545-0434
Fax:(413) 577-4940

E-mail:shafei@engin.umass.edu

 

Full Curriculum Vitae

Education

    Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2011
    M.Sc., Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2006
    B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2004

Experience

     Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012 - present
     Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine, 2011 - 2012
     Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Irvine, 2007 - 2011

Research Interests

  • Finite-element analysis of deterioration processes
  • Evaluation of major uncertainties involved in aging mechanisms
  • Practical implementation of advanced probabilistic approaches
  • Mitigation of disasters in civil infrastructure components
  • Condition assessment of degraded structural components
  • Development of non-invasive sensing techniques
  •  Seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structures

Classes Taught

CEE 241/A - Mechanics of Materials

Recent Journal Papers

Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) Prediction of corrosion initiation in reinforced concrete members subjected to environmental stressors: A finite-element framework, Journal of Cement and Concrete Research, doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.11.001.

 Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) Performance evaluation of deteriorating highway bridges in high seismic areas, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 597-611.

Shafei, B., Zareian, F., and Lignos, D.G. (2010) A simplified method for collapse capacity assessment of structural systems, Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 1107-1116.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) Capacity loss evaluation of reinforced concrete bridges located in extreme chloride-laden environments, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, doi:10.1080/15732479.2010.525243.

Recent Conference Proceedings

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) Probabilistic estimation of seismic fragility parameters for deteriorated reinforced concrete bridges, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP 11), Zurich, Switzerland, August 1-4. 

Shafei, B. and Shinozuka, M. (2011) A novel vulnerability index for design of RC bridges subjected to seismic hazards and environmental stressors, Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 5-8.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011) Effect of soil-pile-structure interaction models on multi-hazard analysis of RC bridges, Proceedings of the 90th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 23-27.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) Deterministic and probabilistic evaluation of time to corrosion initiation of bridges located in coastal areas, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) Failure estimation of highway bridges under combined effects of scouring and earthquake, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) Life cycle cost analysis of highway bridges in chloride contaminated environments, Proceedings of the ASCE-SEI Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, May 12-14.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) Evaluation of uncertainties associated with design of highway bridges considering simultaneous effects of scouring and earthquake, Proceedings of the ASCE-SEI Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, May 12-14.

Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2010) A simplified soil-pile-structure interaction model for multi-hazard assessment of highway bridges, Proceedings of the FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference, Orlando, FL, April 8-9.

Shafei, B. and Zareian, F. (2009) Role of ground motion selection method in collapse capacity assessment of structures, Proceedings of the ASCE-SEI Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 29-May 2.

Shafei, B. and Zareian, F. (2009) Development of loading protocols for drift-sensitive nonstructural building components, Proceedings of the ASCE-SEI Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 29-May 2.

Shafei, B. and Zareian, F. (2008) Development of quasi-static loading protocols for displacement-sensitive nonstructural building components, Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17.

Shafei, B., Mirghaderi, S.R., Motavalli, M., and Lestuzzi, P. (2008) Seismic evaluation and upgrading of typical steel buildings, Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17. 

Shafei, B., Lestuzzi, P., Motavalli, M., and Mirghaderi, S.R. (2006) Existing steel buildings: state of the practice; Part 2: Engineered practices, Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8.

Shafei, B., Lestuzzi, P., Motavalli, M., and Mirghaderi, S.R. (2006) Existing steel buildings: state of the practice; Part 1: Non-engineered practices, Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8.

Recent Awards and Honors

  • Public Impact Distinguished Fellowship, University of California, Irvine (2010-2011)
  • James D. Cooper Best Paper Award, International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (2011)
  • NSF Grant for NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA (2011)
  • FEMA Scholarship Recipient for EERI-WSSPC Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (2009)
  • Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowship, University of California, Irvine (2007-2008)
  • Second Best Paper Award, FRF’s First International Paper Competition on “Seismic Retrofit of Structures” in honor of Prof. Ghalibafian, Los Angeles, CA (2008)
  • Recipient of the “Large Grant” from 13th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland (2006)