Vahid Alizadeh

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering 


Vahid Alizadeh completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He specializes in geotechnical engineering, and his published work focuses on sustainable utilization of by-product fly ash in bridge abutments for rapid construction.

Dr. Alizadeh joined the faculty of the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering at Metropolitan Campus in fall 2014. At FDU, he has taught courses in engineering surveying, foundation engineering, highway engineering, structural analysis, and construction materials and systems. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the FDU chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and as the faculty member of FDU’s longstanding Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program (TEOP) in providing educational opportunities to minority and economically disadvantaged area high school students with an interest in STEM fields.

Research Interests:

  • Geotechnics of Industrial By-Products
  • Electro-Osmotic Consolidation of Soils
  • Experimental Testing and Finite Element Modeling
  • Pavement Testing and Analysis
  • Energy (Geothermal Energy Systems)

Selected Publications:

  • Vahid Alizadeh, Sam Helwany, Al. Ghorbanpoor, and Micheal Oliva. “CLSM Bridge Abutments – Finite Element Modeling and Parametric Study.” Computers and Geotechnics, 64, 61-71, 2015.
  • Vahid Alizadeh, Sam Helwany, Al. Ghorbanpoor, and Konstantin Sobolev. “Design and Application of Controlled Low Strength Materials as a Structural Fill.” Construction and Building Materials, 53, 425-431, 2014.
  • Vahid Alizadeh, Sam Helwany, Al. Ghorbanpoor, and Michael Oliva. “A Rapid Construction Technique for Bridge Abutments Using Controlled Low Strength Materials (CLSM).” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28 (1), 2014

Professional Affiliations and Service:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)
  • Journal reviewer for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Journal reviewer for ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
  • Journal reviewer for ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

Certifications:

  • Engineer-In-Training, Wisconsin

 


Short Abstract

Vahid Alizadeh received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He specializes in geotechnical engineering and his current research interests are sustainable utilization of by-product materials in infrastructures, and experimental testing and finite element analysis of geotechnical structures.

University College

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
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