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Dr. Amir Poursaee

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering &
Materials Science and Engineering

Corrosion Research Laboratory

Areas of Interest:
Corrosion and electrochemical behavior of materials
Durability and sustainability of civil engineering materials
Interaction between materials, structures and loads
Health monitoring systems and NDT techniques
Development of new, advanced and environmentally friendly structural materials

B.S., Materials Engineering, 1995, University of Tehran, Iran
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2004, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2007, University of waterloo, Canada

Classes Typically Taught
CE 3510 Civil Engineering Materials
CE 8920 Infrastructure Corrosion

Membership and Contribution to Professional Practice:
ACI (American Concrete Institute) committees: 222 (Corrosion of Metals in Concrete), 236 (Materials Science), 130 (Sustainability)
NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
ACEM (Advances in Civil Engineering Materials), Editorial Board

Reviewer for:
Corrosion Science
Materials and Structures
Construction and Building Materials
ACI materials Journal
ASCE-Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Cement and Concrete Research
International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Professional Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada

Sample Publications:
A. Poursaee, Electrochemical Measurements of the Condition of Steel in Concrete: An Analysis of the Factors Influencing the Measurements, ISBN: 978-3-639-28055-5, published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010

Sample publications
A. Poursaee, A. Peled and W. J. Weiss, "Fluid Transport in Cracked Fabric Reinforced Cement-based Composites”, Accepted for Publication, ASCE-Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

K. Raoufi, M. Pour-Ghaz, A. Poursaee, W. J. Weiss, "Restrained Shrinkage Cracking in Concrete Elements: The Role of Substrate Bond on Crack Development", Available On-line, ASCE-Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

A. Poursaee and C. M. Hansson, "Curing Time and the Internal Behavior of OPC and HP Concretes", 2010, vol. 163, No. 4, pp. 223-230, Construction Materials

A. Poursaee, A. Peled and W. J. Weiss, "Cracking and Fluid Transport in Coated and Non-coated Carbon Fabrics in Fabric Reinforced Cement-based Composites”, Proceedings RILEM International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete, Aachen Sep. 2010

A. Poursaee, "Finite Element Analysis of the Galvanostatic Technique with Guard Ring in Cracked Concrete", 2010, vol. 1, pp 67-72, Concrete Research Letters

A. Poursaee, "Potentiostatic Transient Technique, a Simple Approach to Estimate the Corrosion Current Density of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete", 2010, vol. 40, pp. 1451-1458, Cement and Concrete Research

A. Poursaee and W. J. Weiss, "Development of an Automated Electrical Monitoring System (AEMS) to Assess Properties of Concrete, 2010, vol. 19, pp 485-490, Automation in Construction

A. Poursaee, "Corrosion of Steel Bars in Concrete Synthetic Pore Solution and Saturated Calcium Hydroxide", Concrete Research Letters, 2010, vol. 3, pp 90-97

A. Poursaee, A. Laurent and C. M. Hansson, "Corrosion of Steel Bars in OPC Mortar Exposed to NaCl, MgCl2 and CaCl2: Macro- and Micro-cell Corrosion", 2010, vol. 40, pp. 426-430, Cement and Concrete Research

A. Poursaee, "Determining the Appropriate Scan Rate to Perform Cyclic Polarization Test on the Steel Bars in Concrete", 2010, vol. 44, pp 1200-1206, Electrochimica Acta

A. Poursaee and C. M. Hansson, "Potential Pitfalls in Assessing Chloride-Induced Corrosion of Steel in Concrete", 2009, vol. 39, pp 391-400, Cement and Concrete Research

A. Poursaee, "Automatic Corrosion Monitoring System for Steel Reinforcing Concrete", 2009, vol. 40, pp. 1179-1184, Advances In Engineering Software

A. Poursaee and C. M. Hansson, "Galvanostatic Pulse Technique with the Current Confinement Guard Ring: the Laboratory and Finite Element Analysis", 2008, vol. 50, pp. 2739-2746, Corrosion Science

A. Poursaee and C. M. Hansson, "The Influence of Longitudinal Cracks on the Corrosion Protection Afforded Reinforcing Steel in High Performance Concrete", 2008, vol. 38, pp. 1098-1105, Cement and Concrete Research

A. Poursaee and C. M. Hansson, "Reinforcing Steel Passivation in Mortar and Pore Solution", 2007, vol. 37, pp. 1127-1133, Cement and Concrete Research

C. M. Hansson, A. Poursaee and S. Jaffer, "Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete” Portland Cement Association (PCA), PCA R&D Serial No. 3013, 2007

C. M. Hansson, A. Poursaee and A. Laurent, "Macro-cell and Micro-cell Corrosion in Ordinary Portland Cement and High Performance Concretes", 2006, vol. 36, pp. 2098-2102, Cement and Concrete Research

Amir Poursaee
Contact Information:
Office: 316 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3323
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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