EDUCATION

Degree:

Ph.D. candidate, University at Buffalo (UB), Sep. 2010 - 2014 (Expected)

Major:

Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Dissertation:

Multi-scale damage characterization using ultrasonic waves and vision-based techniques

Degree:

M.S., Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Sep. 2008-July 2010

Major:

Earthquake Engineering

Thesis:

Investigation on the Seismic Performance of the Steel Moment Resisting Frames Equipped with Shape Memory Alloy connections

Degree:

B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Sep. 2004-July 2008

Major:

Civil Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS

· Structural and Earthquake Engineering

· Structural health monitoring (SHM) and Non-destructive evaluation/test (NDE/T)

· Pattern recognition, image processing, and statistical techniques

· Smart Materials and Systems

· Structural control

 

HONORS and AWARDS

During Ph.D. (Sep 2010-present)

· Research Grant Recipient, Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) of Illinois, December 2, 2013

· Best Paper Award, 54th AEWG Meeting, MISTRAS Headquarters, Princeton, NJ, May 21-22, 2012

· Ambassador Scholarship, Dean’s office of SEAS, UB, March 22, 2013

· American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Student Travel Grant, Memphis, TN, 2013

· Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE),  Travel Grant, San Diego, CA, 2013

· Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travel Award, 65th EERI meeting, Seattle, WA, 2013

· Conference Registration Fee Waiver, the 9th IWSHM, Stanford University, September 10-12, 2013

· First Prize winner, CSEE Graduate Students Poster Competition, UB, March 2, 2012

· Elected as the President of CSEE-GSA and the Treasurer of UB-EERI, UB, academic year 2012-2013

· Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, June 2013

· Listed among the top 5 UB Engineering Student Honors in 2012, UB, Buffalo, NY

· Member of Tau Beta PI honor society (the second oldest honor society in the USA), May 2012

· Honorable Mention award, UB Engineering Graduate Student Poster Competition, April 26, 2012

· Scholarship for PhD studies, CSEE department, UB, December 2010

During M.Sc. & B.Sc. (Sep. 2004-2010)

· Outstanding Student title, 2nd rank among 21 M.Sc. students in Earthquake Engineering, SUT, 2010

· Exceptional Talented Student, top 5% B.Sc. Civil Eng. students, SUT, 2008

· Exempted from taking the National University Entrance Exam for M.Sc. program, SUT, 2008 

· Undergraduate inventor, launched a new academic experiment in soil mechanics lab, SUT, Fall 2007

· Distinguished Student Title, ranked 121 from 400,000 test takers (top 0.03%) in the National University Entrance Exam, Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, Iran 2004

 

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Acoustic emission Ultrasonic sensors Oscilloscopes

Modal analysis

Shaking tables

Hydraulic actuators

PID controllers

Accelerometers

Strain Gauges

Infrared thermography Microwave NDT

String potentiometers

National Instruments TM PXI

NI Compact DAQ

Krypton 3D remote sensing system

Laser vibrometer

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

1) A. Farhidzadeh, M. Mirjalili. (2009), Steel Structures, Serie-Omran Institute, Elm-e-Memar Publicaion, Tehran, Iran, in Farsi ISBN- 978-600-534-433-2

2) M. Mirjalili, A. Farhidzadeh. (2010), Design of Steel Structures, Rahian-e-Arshad Institute, Azadeh Publication, Tehran, Iran, in Farsi. ISBN- 978-964-501-492-4

JOURNALS

1) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, P. Singla, (2013), A Probabilistic Approach for Damage Identification and crack mode classification in Reinforced Concrete Structures, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24(14): 1722-1735. (most read paper of JIMSS)

2) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, B. Luna, A. Whittaker, (2013), Acoustic Emission Monitoring of a Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall by b-value Based Outlier Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring: an International Journal, 12 (1): 3-13. (among most cited papers as of 09/01/2013)

3) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan Niri, S. Salamone, B. Luna, A. Whittaker, (2013), Monitoring Crack Propagation in Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls by Acoustic Emission, ASCE journal of Structural Engineering, 139 (12): 1-10.

4) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan Niri, A. Mustafa, S. Salamone, A. Whittaker, (2013), Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Fractal Analysis of Residual Crack Patterns, Experimental Mechanics, 53(2):1607–1619.

5) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2013), Adaptive Multisensor Data Fusion Algorithm for Acoustic Emission Source Localization in Noisy Environment, Structural Health Monitoring: an International Journal, 12 (1): 59-76. (among most cited papers as of 09/01/2013)

6) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2013), Nonlinear Kalman Filtering for Acoustic Emission Source Localization in Anisotropic Panels, Ultrasonics, 54 (2): 486–501.

7) A. Moustafa, E. Dehghan Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2013) Corrosion Monitoring of Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures using Fractal Analysis of Guided Ultrasonic Waves, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, DOI: 10.1002/stc.

8) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan-Niri, Z. Zhong, S. Salamone, A. Amjad, A. Filiatrault, (2013), Post-Earthquake Evaluation of Pipelines Rehabilitated with Cured in Place Lining Technology using Acoustic Emission, Construction and Building Materials, accepted.

9) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2013), Determination of the Probability Zone for Acoustic Emission Source Location in Cylindrical Shell Structures, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, under review.

10) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2013), Corrosion Study on Prestressing 7-Wire Steel Strands Using Guided Ultrasonic Waves, under preparation.

11) A. Farhidzadeh, M. J. Hashemi, S. Salamone, G. Mosquida, (2013), Health Monitoring of Complex Structures Using Acoustic Emission Trained by Hybrid Simulation, under preparation.

12) A. Farhidzadeh, D. Dowden, S. Salamone, M. Bruneau, (2013), Yielding and imminent tearing detection in steel plate shear walls using acoustic emission, under preparation.

CONFERENCES

1) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, Introducing Sifted b-Value Analysis and a New Crack Classification for Monitoring Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls by Acoustic Emission, 54th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting, 21-22 May 2012, Hyatt Regency & MISTRAS Group Headquarters, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, (Best Paper Award).

2) A. Farhidzadeh*, Salvatore Salamone, Corrosion Diagnostics in Loaded Pre-stressing Strands Using Guided Ultrasonic Waves and Acoustic Emission, 23rd ASNT Research Symposium, 24-27 March 2014, Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis, MN, USA, (*Session Chair).

3) A. Farhidzadeh*, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, Gaussian Mixture Modeling of Acoustic Emissions for Structural Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, SPIE conference of Smart Structures/NDE, 10-14 March 2013, San Diego, CA, USA, (*Conference Grant winner).

4) A. Farhidzadeh*, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, Introducing Vision-Based Damage Index for Quantification of Cracks Pattern in Concrete Structures, 22nd ASNT Annual Research Symposium, The Peabody Memphis, 19-21 March 2013, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, (*Conference Grant winner).

5) A. Farhidzadeh*, S. Salamone, Intelligent Structures, Prospects of Safe and Reliable Structures, 2013 EERI annual meeting, Building Resilient Communities through Policy and Mitigation, 12-15 February 2013, Seattle, WA, USA, (*Conference Grant winner).

6) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, Crack Pattern Quantification of Concrete Structures Based on Fractal Analysis, 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, 16-20 June 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

7) A. Farhidzadeh*, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, Crack Pattern Quantification for Advanced Visual Inspection of Concrete Structures, 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring IWSHM, 10-12 September 2013, Stanford University, CA, USA, (*Free registration recipient from conference Chair, Prof. Fu-kuo Chang).

8) Tresor Maviga+, Alireza Farhidzadeh*, Salvatore Salamone, Guided Ultrasonic Waves for Corrosion Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures, 19th Annual McNair Research Conference, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program of NSF, 11-13 July 2013, Conference Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY, (+ undergraduate student of LAMPS, *supervisor, 1st prize winner).

9) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, Adaptive unscented Kalman filter (UKF) for acoustic emission (AE) source localization in noisy environment, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems VII, SPIE conference on March 10-14, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

10) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, E. Dehghan-Niri, B. Luna, A. Whittaker, Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls by Acoustic Emission, NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT), 21-24 August 2012, New York, New York, USA, (Invited paper).

11) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh and S. Salamone, Acoustic Emission Source Localization in Anisotropic Structures Through Nonlinear Kalman Filtering Estimation, International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring IWSHM, 10-12 September 2013, Stanford University, CA, USA.

12) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, A. Mustafa, S. Salamone, Z. Zhong, A. Aref, A. Filiatrault, Post-Earthquake Assessment of Rehabilitated Pipelines Using Guided Ultrasonic Waves (GUWs), 22nd ASNT Annual Research Symposium, The Peabody Memphis, 19-21 March 2013, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

13) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, A vision-based technique for damage assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems VIII, part of SPIE conference of Smart Structures/NDE, 9-13 March 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, (to be presented by Alireza Farhidzadeh).

14) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan-Niri, S. Salamone, Structural Health Monitoring of Pipelines Rehabilitated with Lining Technology using Acoustic Emission, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems VIII, part of SPIE conference of Smart Structures/NDE, 9-13 March 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, (to be presented by Alireza Farhidzadeh).

15) Siamak Epackachi, Maria Kolio, Alireza Farhidzadeh, Student Chapter of EERI at University at Buffalo (UB-EERI), 2013 EERI annual meeting, Building Resilient Communities through Policy and Mitigation, 12-15 February 2013, Seattle, WA, USA.

16) F. R. Rofooei, A. Farhidzadeh*, Investigation on the seismic behavior of moment resisting frames with Shape Memory Alloys equipped connections, Procedia Engineering, 2011, 14: 3325-3230, The Proceedings of the Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 26-28 January 2011, Hong Kong SAR, China, (*corresponding author and the main contributor as the M.S. student).

PATENTS

1) Alireza Farhidzadeh, Salvatore Salamone, “Automated crack pattern quantification and damage state estimation for reinforced concrete structures and rocks”, University at Buffalo (UB), Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), Disclosure ID #: 6823, pending.

2) Alireza Farhidzadeh, “Simulation of flow-net stream under concrete and soil dams with electric current and graphite sheet”, Patent Registration # 46082, February 5, 2008, Tehran, Iran

TECHNICAL REPORTS

1) A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, (2012), Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Shear Walls Using Infrared Thermography and Acoustic Emission, SSRL report to SEESL, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

2) A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan Niri, S. Salamone, (2012), Non-Destructive Evaluation of Ductile Iron Pipe with Insituform IMain Liner Using Acoustic Emission and Guided Ultrasonic Waves, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

3) E. Dehghan-Niri, A. Farhidzadeh and S. Salamone, (2013), Structural Health Monitoring of Pipelines using Network of Embedded Piezoelectric Sensors: Acoustic Emission AE and Guided Waves (GUW) methods, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

4) E. Dehghan Niri, A. Farhidzadeh, S. Salamone, Z. Zhong, (2012), Failure and Debonding Evaluation of Rehabilitated Pipes under Earthquake Loading by Ultrasonic Guided Wave Inspection, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

5) S. Epackachi, A. Farhidzadeh, M. J. Hamidia, Z. Lotfian, (2011), Retrofitting a 6-story Building Using Supplemental Damping and Base Isolation Systems, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

POSTERS

1) Alireza Farhidzadeh*, Salvatore Salamone “Smart Structures, the Next Generation of Structural  Engineering”, Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, March 2, 2012, NY, (*First prize winner).

2) Alireza Farhidzadeh, Salvatore Salamone, “Intelligent Structures, Prospects of Safe and Reliable structures”, Sigma Xi Research Day, Center for the Art, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, April 12, 2013.

3) Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, Alireza Farhidzadeh, Ayman Moustafa, Salvatore Salamone, John Nowak, Richard Rittling, Jeff Walter, Vicky Walters, “Microseismology to simulate an Earthquake using Acoustic Emission (AE)”, ISEP poster presentation, Science Technology Engineering and Math, Buffalo, NY, August 2012.

M.Sc. THESIS

Alireza Farhidzadeh, (2010), “Investigation on the Seismic Performance of the Steel Moment Resisting Frames Equipped with Shape Memory Alloy connections”, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS PARTICIPATED

 

U.S. NSF

· A Vision-Based Technique for Damage Assessment of Civil Structures (Award No.: 1333506)

· Performance-Based Design of Squat Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls (CMMI-0829978)

· Smart and Resilient Steel Walls for Reducing Earthquake Impacts (NEESR-SG-0830294)

· Earthquake Response and Rehabilitation of Critical Lifelines (Grant No.: CMS-421142)

· Collapse Simulation of Multi-Story Buildings through Hybrid Testing (Award No.: 0936633)

 

SUNY Research Foundation

· Collaborative Research to Advance Scientific Knowledge of the Mechanism of Corrosion in Civil Infrastructures (Grant No.: 1107907-1-63576)

 

USDOT

· Corrosion Damage Assessment of Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures, USDOT through the University Transportation Research Center

· Toward Permanently Installed Pipeline Monitoring Systems, USDOT through Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 

NYSPPI

· Smart Lifeline Systems for Improving Water and Energy Efficiency, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSPPI)

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Conference Session Chair

· 23rd ASNT research symposium, special session on “Structural Health Monitoring,” Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis, MN, March 24-27, 2014

· 22nd ASNT research symposium, session on “Structural Health Monitoring and Material Characterization,” Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN, March 19-21, 2013

· 2013 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE conference, session on “Vibration Based SHM Systems”, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013

On campus activities

· President of CSEE-GSA, Graduate Student Association, UB, 2012-2013

· Treasurer of UB-EERI student chapter, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2012-2013

· Senator of CSEE-GSA, Dept. of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, UB, 2011-2012

· Member of Relay for Life for IEEE/TBP team in 2012, American Cancer Society, UB, March 2012

· Head of undergraduate student council, Dept. of Civil Engineering, SUT, 2008

· Senator of undergraduate student council, Dept. of Civil Engineering, SUT, 2008

· Head of Science committee, Sharif Civil Magazine, SUT, Fall 2005

· Leader of SUT team in an ICI competition (Iranian Concrete Institute), summer 2005

· Member of Science committee, Sharif Civil Magazine, spring and summer 2005

 

REVIEW ACTIVITIES

Reviewer of journal manuscripts for:

  

Smart Materials and Structures

ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering

Structural Control and Health Monitoring

Surface Topography Metrology and Properties

Journal of Shock and Vibration

Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

NDT & E International  

Journal of Sensors

Meccanica

 

· Invited judge for the 2013 National Science Foundation Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, April-May 2013

 

Memberships

Sigma Xi – The Research Honor Society

TBP - Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

ABCD - Association for Bridge Construction & Design

ACI - American Concrete Institute

AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction

ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

ASNT - American Society of Nondestructive Testing

EERI - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering

SPIE - The International Society of Optics and Photonics

Personal information

Married

Hobbies: sports (squash, volleyball, hiking, fishing), reading news (in English and Persian), watching movies.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2011 by Alireza Farhidzadeh. All rights reserved.

PhD Candidate, M.Sc., E.I.T

Research Assistant at Smart Structures Research Laboratory (SSRL)

112 Ketter Hall, Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE),

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Office phone: 716-645-5403

Email: alirezaf@buffalo.edu

 

Curriculum Vitae

Alireza Farhidzadeh

Award reception in the 54th AEWG Meeting

Left: Thomas F Drouillard , Right: Alireza Farhidzadeh

Monitoring Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

Smart Pipelines

Real-time Health Monitoring of Aircrafts

Corrosion Monitoring using UGW, IRT, AE

Shape Memory Alloys for Civil Structures