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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

Education:
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:
Books

  • A. Poursaee, editor, “Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures”, Woodhead/Elsevier, 2016
  • A. Poursaee, Electrochemical Measurements of the Condition of Steel in Concrete: An Analysis of the Factors Influencing the Measurements, 1st, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2010

Book Chapters

  • A. Poursaee, “Corrosion of Steel in Concrete” in “Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures” editor: A. Poursaee, Woodhead/Elsevier, 2016
  • A. Poursaee, “Corrosion Measurement and Evaluation Techniques of Steel in Concrete Structures” in “Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures” editor: A. Poursaee, Woodhead/Elsevier, 2016
  • A. Poursaee, “Protection and Prevention Methods” in “Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures” editor: A. Poursaee, Woodhead/Elsevier, 2016
  • A. Poursaee, “Corrosion Sensing” in “Sensor Technologies for Civil infrastructures: Performance Assessment and Health Monitoring” editors: M. L. Wang, H. Sohn and J. Lynch, Woodhead/Elsevier, 2014

Sample publications

  • A. Poursaee, “Application of agent-based paradigm to model corrosion of steel in concrete environment”, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, in press, 2018
  • H. Torbati-Sarraf and A. Poursaee, “Corrosion of coupled steels with different microstructures in concrete environment”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol 167, pp. 680-687, 2018
  • L. Ding and A. Poursaee, “The impact of sandblasting as a surface modification method on the corrosion behavior of steels in simulated concrete pore solution”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 30, pp. 591-599, 2017
  • A. Poursaee, “Temperature dependence of the formation of the passivation layer on carbon steel in high alkaline environment of concrete pore solution” Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 73, pp. 24-28, 2016
  • A. Razmjoo and A. Poursaee, “The effect of the presence of coarse aggregates on the corrosion of steel bars in cement paste”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 8, 2016
  • L. Abo Alarab, B. Ross and A. Poursaee, “Corrosion assessment of coupled steel reinforcement with Ni-Ti based shape memory alloy in simulated concrete pore solution”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 8, 2016
  • T. Ruan, N. Spandley, C. Johnson and A. Poursaee, “The impact of fire and fire extinguishing method on the corrosion behavior of the steel bars in concrete pore solution”, Fire and Safety Journal, Vol.  78, pp. 196-201, 2015
  • A. Udaipurwala, A. Poursaee, S. D. Schiff, “Corrosion activity in precast concrete elements and cementitious closure pours”, ASCE Bridge Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 12, 2015
  • Y. Zhang* and A. Poursaee, “Study the semi-conductive behavior of the passive film on carbon steel in simulated concrete pore solution under tensile and compressive stresses”, Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 62, No. 6, pp. 363-370, 2015 (selected as the 2016 outstanding paper)
  • M. Adamson, A. Razmjoo and A. Poursaee, “Durability of concrete incorporating crushed brick as coarse aggregate”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 94, No. 30, pp. 426-432, 2015
     

Selected Conference Proceedings Publications and Presentations

  • G. Tomaraei, A. Poursaee, and M. Kennedy, “Electrochemical behavior of titanium and titanium nitride monolithic and layered thin films”, CORROSION 2018, April 15-19, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
  • H. Torbati-Sarraf and A. Poursaee, “Passivation and depassivation of carbon steel in simulated concrete solution using SECM, CORROSION 2018, April 15-19, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
  • R. Spragg, I. De la Varga, C. Nickel, B. Graybeal and A. Poursaee, “Chloride Ingress and Corrosion in UHPC Closure Pours”, American Concrete Institute (ACI) convention, Salt Lake City, UT, March 24-28, 2018
  • A. Mahon, A. Poursaee and M. Harman, “Characterization of Compressive- and Tensile-Stressed Medical Grade Ti-6Al-4V Corrosion Under Static Load”, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 11-14, 2017
  • L. Abo Alarab, B. E. Ross, and A. Poursaee “Corrosion assessment of coupled steel reinforcement with Ni-Ti based shape memory alloy in simulated concrete pore solution”, American Concrete Institute (ACI) convention, Milwaukee, WI, April 16-20, 2016
  • T. Ruan and A. Poursaee, “Surface and subsurface damage detection in cement-based materials using electrical resistance tomography”, SPIE, Smart Structures NDE, March 20-24, Las Vegas, NV, 2016
  • R. P. Spragg, C. Villani, J. Weiss, A. Poursaee, S. Jones, D. P. Bentz, and K. A. Snyder, “Surface and Uniaxial Electrical Measurements on Layered Cementitious Composites having Cylindrical and Prismatic Geometries”, Proceeding 4th International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2014
  • 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
  • P. Panigrahi, A. Poursaee, and M. K. Harman, “Corrosion behavior of Ti-6Al-4V orthopaedic alloy under tensile stress”, Society for Biomaterials, Charlotte, NC, 2015
  • P. Panigrahi, A. Poursaee, and M. K. Harman, “Corrosion behavior of medical-grade Ti-6Al-4V exposed to tensile loads”, Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, March 24-28, 2015

 

 

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