Armin Mehrabi, Ph.D., PE, MBA
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
(305) 348-3653 EC 3602
Dr. Armin Mehrabi joined the Civil and Environmental Department of the College of Engineering and Computing in January of 2017.
Dr. Mehrabi comes from Bridge Engineering Solutions (BES) where he served as the President and Principal Engineer for 12 years. He specializes in inspection, evaluation, risk assessment, application of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRP), health monitoring, and rehabilitation of cable-supported bridges. He has developed non-destructive evaluation and inspection methods for bridge structures, and has been involved in inspection, evaluation, monitoring, life-cycle-cost analysis, and/or rehabilitation design for bridges including more than 25 major cable-supported bridges in the US and abroad. He is very successful in turning research results into practice. This includes co-inventing a Laser-Based Cable Monitoring System developed with the support of US Federal Highway Administration, for which he was awarded as “One of Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year, 1997, By ENR.” Dr. Mehrabi has developed several guides for NDT inspections of various types of bridges and elements. He has 6 US patents, 5 since joining FIU, related to bridge damage detection tools and concrete and steel connections. Before establishing BES firm, he worked and managed the largest privately owned structural laboratory in the US for 8 years. His experiences include 6 years of structural design and five years as lecturer in various universities in Iran.
Dr. Mehrabi’s Dissertation on Seismic Behavior of Masonry Infilled RC Frames won the Most Outstanding Thesis Award by The Masonry Society in 1997. He served as Consultant for Construction Support Services and QC/QA for bridges, and as Complex Bridge Specialist and consultant for the Sunshine Skyway and Dames Point Cable-stayed Bridges in Florida. His research interests are in the areas of Non-Destructive Evaluation of Bridges, Structural Health Monitoring, FRP Applications, Field and Laboratory Testing, Bridge Rehabilitation and Corrosion Mitigation, Cable-Supported Bridges as well as Analysis and Modeling of Masonry and R/C Frames subject to Lateral/Seismic Loading.
Dr. Mehrabi holds an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, an MBA from Niagara University, NY, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994. He is a registered professional engineer in several states. Dr. Mehrabi has carried out several research studies in Structural Engineering field and has published more than 115 papers and articles on the subject of inspection and evaluation of bridges, non-destructive testing, FRP applications, and laboratory testing and seismic analysis of masonry and infilled frames in Professional Journals, Conference Proceedings, and Professional Magazines. He has given lectures and Keynote speeches in several venues in the US and abroad.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AUnWLFoAAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID: Mehrabi, Armin 0000-0003-4736-850X