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Dr. M.Z. Naser

Assistant Professor

Research website: mznaser.com

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Naser obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research covers the areas of engineering for extreme conditions, autonomous and cognitive structures, structural fire engineering, artificial intelligence, and material sciences. Dr. Naser currently serves as a committee member in two ACI committees (216 and 447) as well as ASCE Fire Protection Committee. He is a professional engineer in the state of Michigan.  

Education:

Ph.D., 2016, Michigan State University
M.S., 2011, American University of Sharjah, UAE 
B.Sc.  American University of Sharjah, UAE 

Sample publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

J(36). Naser M.Z. (2019). “Autonomous and resilient infrastructure with cognitive and self-deployable load-bearing structural components.” Journal of Automation in Construction. Vol. 99, pp. 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.11.032

J(35). Naser M.Z. (2019). “Properties and Material Models for Modern Construction Materials at Elevated Temperatures.” Computational Material Sciences. Vol. 155, pp. 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.12.055    

J(34). Naser M.Z. (2019). “Space-native Construction Materials for Earth-independent and Sustainable Infrastructure.” Acta Astronautica. Vol. 155, pp. 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.12.014

J(33). Naser M.Z., Degtyareva N.V. (2019). “Temperature-induced instability in Cold-formed Steel Beams with Slotted Webs.” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures. Vol. 136, pp. 333-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.12.030

J(32). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. (2018). “Cognitive Infrastructure - A Modern Concept for Resilient Performance under Extreme Events.” Journal of Automation in Construction. Vol. 90, pp. 253–264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.03.004

J(31). Naser M.Z., Chehab A.I. (2018). “Materials and Design Concepts for Space-Resilient Structures.” Progress in Aerospace Sciences[1]. Vol. 98, pp. 74-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paerosci.2018.03.004

J(30). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A. (2018). “Predicting the Response of Continuous RC Deep Beams under Varying Levels of Differential Settlement.” Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11709-018-0506-2

J(29). Naser M.Z. (2018). “Deriving Temperature-dependent Material Models for Structural Steel using Artificial Intelligence.” Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 191C, pp. 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.186

J(28). Hawileh R.A., Abdalla J.A., Naser M.Z. (2018). “Modeling the Shear Strength of Concrete Beams Reinforced with CFRP Bars under Unsymmetrical Loading.” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2018.1432803.

J(27). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2018). “Approach for Shear Capacity Evaluation of Fire-Exposed Steel and Composite Beams.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Vol. 141, pp. 91–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.11.011

J(26). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. (2017). “Comparative Fire Behavior of Composite Girders under Flexural and Shear Loading.” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures. Vol. 116, pp. 82-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2017.03.003

J(25). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. (2017). “Response of Fire-Exposed Composite Girders under Dominant Flexural and Shear Loading[2].” Journal of Structural Fire Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-01-2017-0022

J(24). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2017). “Designing Steel Bridges Against Fire Hazard.” Civil Engineering Research Journalhttps://doi.org/10.19080/CERJ.2017.02.555585.

J(23[3]). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2017). “Effect of Local Instability on Fire Response of Steel Beams.” PSU Research Review: An International Journal. Vol. 1, pp. 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/PRR-05-2017-0025

J(22). Kodur V.K.R., Aziz E.M., Naser M.Z. (2017). “Strategies for Enhancing Fire Performance of Steel Bridges.” Engineering Structures, Vol. 131, pp. 446-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.10.040 

J(21). Zhou H., Kodur V.K.R., Nie H., Wang Y., Naser M.Z. (2017). “Behavior of Prestressed Stayed Steel Columns under Fire Conditions.” International Journal of Steel Structures, Vol. 17, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13296-015-0074-4

J(20). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. (2016). “Factors Governing onset of Local Instabilities in Fire Exposed Steel Beams.” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 98, pp. 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2015.04.005 

J(19). Wang Y., Kodur V.K.R., Fu C., Liu C., Zhou H., Naser M.Z. (2015). “Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Joints after Exposure to Fire.” ACI structural journal, Accepted.

J(18). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. (2015). “A Probabilistic Assessment for Classification of Bridges Against Fire Hazard.” Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 76, pp. 65-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2015.06.001 

J(17). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2015). “Effect of Local Instability on Capacity of Steel Beams Exposed to Fire.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 111, pp. 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.03.015

J(16). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A., Rasheed H.A. (2014). “Performance of RC T-Beams Externally Strengthened with CFRP Laminates under Elevated Temperatures.” Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 5, pp. 1-24. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1260/2040-2317.5.1.1

J(15). Sakar G., Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Abdalla J.A., Tanarslan M. (2014). “Nonlinear Behavior of Shear Deficient RC Beams Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted Glass Fiber Reinforcement under Cyclic Loading.” Materials and Design, Vol. 61, pp. 16-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.04.064 

J(14). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2014). “Effect of Shear on Fire Response of Steel Beams.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 97, pp. 48-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.01.018 

J(13). Hawileh R.A., Abdalla J.A., Naser M.Z., Tanarslan M. (2014). “Finite Element Modeling of Shear Deficient RC Beams Strengthened with NSM CFRP Rods under Cyclic Loading.” ACI Special Publications: Modeling of FRP Strengthening Techniques in Concrete Infrastructure.

J(12). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A., Rasheed H.A. (2014). “Modeling Fire Response of RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP Laminates.” ACI Special Publications: Modeling of FRP Strengthening Techniques in Concrete Infrastructure.

J(11). Atom M., Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z. (2013). “Investigation on Concrete Compressive Strength Mixed with Sand Contaminated by Crude Oil Products.” Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 47, pp. 99-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.04.042 

J(10). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. (2013). “Importance Factor for Design of Bridges Against Fire.”  Engineering Structures, Vol. 54, pp. 207-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.03.048 

J(09). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Abdalla J.A. (2013). “Finite Element Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Beams Externally Strengthened with Short-Length CFRP Plates.” Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 45, pp. 1722-1730. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.09.032 

J(08). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z., Pakala P., Varma A. (2013). “Modeling the Response of Composite Beam-Slab Assemblies Exposed to Fire.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 80, pp. 163-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.09.005 

J(07). Naser M.Z., Abu Lebdeh G., Hawileh R.A. (2012). “Analysis of RC T-Beams Strengthened with CFRP Plates under Fire Loading using Artificial Neural Networks.” Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 37, pp. 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.07.001 

J(06). Hawileh R.A., El-Maaddawy T.A., Naser M.Z. (2012). “Non-linear Finite Element Modeling of Concrete Deep Beams with Openings Strengthened with Externally-Bonded Composites.” Materials and Design, Vol. 42, pp. 378-387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2012.06.004 

J(05). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z. (2012). “Thermal-Stress Analysis of RC Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars.” Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 2135-2142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.03.004 

J(04). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A., Abdalla J.A., Al-Tamimi A. (2012). “Bond Behavior of CFRP Cured Laminates: Experimental and Numerical Investigation.” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, ASME, Vol. 134, (9 pages). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003565

J(03). Hawileh R.A., Abdalla J.A., Tanarslan M., Naser M.Z. (2011) “Modeling of Nonlinear Cyclic Response of Shear-Deficient RC T-beams Strengthened with Side Bonded CFRP Fabric Strips.” Computers and Concrete, An Int'l Journal, Vol. 8, pp. 193-206. https://doi.org/10.12989/cac.2011.8.2.193

J(02). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Rasheed H.A. (2011). “Thermal-Stress Finite Element Analysis of CFRP Strengthened Concrete Beam Exposed to Top Surface Fire Loading.” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Vol. 18, pp. 172-180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2010.499019 

J(01). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Zaidan, W., Rasheed H.A. (2009). “Modeling of Insulated CFRP-Strengthened Reinforced Concrete T-beam Exposed to Fire.” Engineering Structures, Vol. 31, pp. 3072-3079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2009.08.008 

Refereed Conference Proceedings 

C(21). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “Designing Steel Bridges for Fire Safety.” 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 2018. Submitted.

C(20). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “Innovative Strategies for Overcoming Fire Hazard in Critical Transportation Infrastructure.” PROTECT2015 – Sixth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Guangzhou, China, December 14-16, 2017. Submitted. (Keynote presentation).

C(19). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. “Strategies for mitigating fire hazards in transportation infrastructure.” IFireSS 2017 – the Second International Fire Safety Symposium, Naples, Italy, June 7-9, 2017. (Keynote presentation).

C(18). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. “Strategies for Enhancing Fire Resistance and Resiliency of Modern Concrete Structures.” ACI Spring Convention, Detroit, MI, USA, March 29, 2017. (Keynote presentation).

C(17). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z. “Modeling the Fire Response of Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP bars.” Seventh International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 24 – 26 August 2016.

C(16). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “Comparative Behavior of Fire-Exposed Composite Girders Subjected to Flexural and Shear Loading.” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, 2016, pp. 719-726.

C(15). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z., Aziz, E.M. “Strategies for Enhancing Fire Performance of Steel Bridges.” PROTECT2015 – Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, East Lansing, MI, USA, June 28-30, 2015.

C(14). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “FE Modeling of the Fire Response of Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars.” Submitted to: PROTECT 2015 – Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, East Lansing, MI, USA, June 28-30, 2015. 

C(13). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “An Importance Factor for Classification of Bridges for Mitigating Fire Hazard.” Structures Congress, ASCE, 2015.

C(12). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z., “Effect of Shear on Stability of Steel Girders under Fire Conditions.” Proceedings of the annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council. Toronto, Canada, March 25-28, 2014.

C(11). Naser M.Z., Kodur V.K.R. “Classification of Bridges for Mitigating Fire hazard.” Eighth International Conference on Structures in Fire SiF'14 in Shanghai, China in June 2014.

C(10). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. “Development of Importance Factor for Design of Steel Bridges Against Fire Hazard.” Seventh International Symposium on Steel Structures, Jeju, Korea, November 7-9, 2013.

C(09). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Malhas F. “Finite Element Modeling of Punching Shear in Two-Way Slabs Reinforced with High-Strength Steel.” ASCE Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2-5 May 2013, pp. 1650-1661.

C(08). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z. “An Approach for Evaluating Vulnerability of Bridges Against Fire Hazard.” Proceedings: Application of Structural Fire Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013, pp. 108-113.

C(07). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A., Rasheed H.A. “FE Modeling of RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP Laminates and Subjected to Fire Loading.” ACI 2011 Fall Convention, Cincinnati, OH.

C(06). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Abdalla J.A. “FE Simulation of RC Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded Short-Length CFRP Plates.” The 2011 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM + Congress), Seoul, South Korea, September 18- 23, 2011.

C(05). Hawileh R.A., Tanarslan M., Naser M.Z., Abdalla J.A. “Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Performance of Shear Deficient RC Beams Strengthened with NSM GFRP Reinforcement under Cyclic Loading.” Third ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2011, Corfu, Greece, 25–28 May 2011.

C(04). Hawileh R.A., El-Maaddawy T., Naser M.Z. “Non-linear FE Analysis of RC Deep Beams with Openings Strengthened with CFRP Composites.” The First Middle East conference on smart monitoring, assessment, and rehabilitation of civil structures (SMAR 2011), Feb. 8-10, Dubai, UAE, 2011.

C(03). Naser M.Z., Hawileh R.A., Abdalla J.A., Al Tamimi A. “Finite Element Modeling of CFRP Plate Bonded to Concrete Surfaces.” Proceedings of the Fourth IMS International Conference on Application of Traditional and High-Performance Materials in Harsh Environments, Sharjah, UAE, March 2010.

C(02). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Rasheed H.A. “3D Finite Element Model to Simulate CFRP Strengthened RC Beams in Fire.” The First International Conference on Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures, Jeju, Korea, 24 – 27 May 2009.

C(01). Hawileh R.A., Naser M.Z., Al-Amri A., Rasheed H.A. “3D Finite Element Simulation of Reinforced Concrete T-Beam Strengthened with Insulated CFRP and Subjected to under Fire Loading.” The Third International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO'09), Sharjah, UAE, January 2009.

Books

B(02). Naser M.Z., Corbett, G., Handbook of Cognitive and Autonomous Systems for Fire Resilient Infrastructures, Springer, to be released in 2020.

B(01). Kodur V.K.R., Naser M.Z., Structural Fire Engineering, McGraw-Hill Publication, to be released in 2019.

Standards and Design Manuals

S(02). ACI 216.XXX. Guide for Rational Approach for Determining the Fire Endurance of Concrete Elements, to be released in 2019-2020.

S(01). ASCE Fire Protection. Example Problems in Structural Fire Engineering, to accompany Structural Fire Engineering manual of practice, to be released in 2019-2020.

Dissertations

D(02). Ph.D. Dissertation: “Response of Steel and Composite Beams Subjected to Combined Shear and Fire Loading”, Michigan State University, East Lansing, US, 2016.

D(01). M.Sc.  Thesis: “Behaviour of RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP Laminates under Fire
A Finite Element Simulation”, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2011.

[1]Ranked 1st out of 106 journals in Aerospace Engineering (IF = 4.72).

[2]Selected for publication at the Ninth International Conference on Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, 2016

[3]Awarded “Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards”

M Z Naser

Contact Information:
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Phone: (864) 656-3312
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