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Alice Alipour

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Faculty Affiliate

PHONE

515-294-3280

EMAIL

alipour@iastate.edu

ADDITIONAL ROLES

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, BEC

About Alice

Dr. Alipour has research experience in the investigation of civil infrastructure systems at both component and system levels. Her main research interests include development of resilience quantification strategies for infrastructure systems under extreme events, multi-hazard design and assessment of structures, decision-making algorithms for management of large-scale infrastructure systems, and post-disaster functionality assessment of complex networks.

Education


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2010
  • MS, Earthquake Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2006
  • BS, Civil Engineering, KNT University of Technology, Tehran, 2004

Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, 2015–present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011–2014
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2010–2011
  • Bridge Engineer/Consultant, Bridge Engineering Group,
    URS Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, 2010–2011
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Spring 2011
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2007–2010

Selected Publications


  • Testa, A. C., Furtado, M. N., and Alipour, A. (2015). “Resilience of coastal transportation networks in the face of climatic extreme events.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, In press.
  • Furtado, M. N. and Alipour, A. (2014). “Cost assessment of highway bridge network subjected to extreme seismic events.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 0361-981, pp. 29–36.
  • Testa, A. C., Furtado, M. N., and Alipour, A. “Seismic resilience assessment of highway networks: A topology-based approach.” Proc., 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey, August 25–29, 2014.
  • Alipour, A. and Shafei, B. (2015). “Assessment of post-earthquake losses in a network of aging bridges.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, In press.
  • Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2013). “Capacity loss evaluation of reinforced concrete bridges located in extreme chloride-laden environments.” Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 9(1): 8–27. (Editor’s Choice Award)
  • 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, 18(5): 362–371.
  • Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2013). “A stochastic computational framework to investigate the initial stage of corrosion in reinforced concrete superstructures.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(7): 482–494. (Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing)
  • Klinga, J. V. and Alipour, A. (2015). “Lateral performance assessment of pile-supported bridges with extreme foundation erosion conditions.” Engineering Structures, 82(1): 55–71.
  • 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.” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(5): 362–371.
  • Alipour, A. and Shafei, B. (2014). “Structural vulnerability measures for deteriorating reinforced concrete bridges in seismic prone areas.” (Book Chapter) published in “Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure,” CRC Press, pp. 55–94.
  • Shafei, B., Alipour, A., and Shinozuka, M. (2013). “A stochastic computational framework to investigate the initial stage of corrosion in reinforced concrete superstructures.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(7): 82–494.
  • Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2012). “A multi-hazard framework for optimum life-cycle cost design of reinforced concrete bridges.” (Book Chapter) published in “Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications,” IGI Global, pp.76–104.
  • Alipour, A., Shafei, B., and Shinozuka, M. (2011). “Performance evaluation of deteriorating highway bridges in high seismic areas.” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 16(5): 597–611.

Professional Affiliations, Honors, and Service


  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in April 2018
  • Editor’s Choice Best Paper Award (2014), Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis
  • Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing (2014), Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Wiley-Blackwell
  • US-Japan Frontiers of Engineering (2014), National Academy of Engineering
  • NSF ENHANCE Fellowship (2012-2014), National Science Foundation
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship (2012), American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Young Engineer Award (2012), Orange County Engineering Council
  • NSF Advance Grant (2011), Future Faculty Workshop, Boston, MA, May 31–June 1
  • Award of Excellence in Engineering Education (2010), Fanni Reunion Foundation
  • Pedagogical Fellowship (2009-10), University of California, Irvine
  • FEMA Travel Grant (2009), For NEES Workshop, Berkeley, CA
  • EERI Travel Grant (2009), For EERI Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Student Scholarship (2008), For U.S. National Earthquake Conference, Seattle, WA
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship (2007), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
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