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Dr. Saeed Ahmari

Dr. Saeed Ahmari
Adjunct Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 201J
Telephone: (701) 231-7652
Fax: (701) 231-6185


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Arizona,Tucson, 2012
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2002

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale characterization of materials
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Dynamics of structures
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Soil-structure interaction

Selected Publications

  1. Yang M, Ahmari S, Ruan T. Investigation of effect of negative phase of blast loading on cable net curtain walls through linearized stiffness matrix method. International Journal of Solids and Structures (Submitted).

  2. Ahmari S. Zhang L. Alkali activation of copper mine tailings and low calcium flash furnace slag. Journal of Minerals Engineering (submitted).

  3. Toufigh V, Desai CS, Toufigh V, Ahmari S, Kabiri E.  Experimental and analytical studies of interface between geocomposite and dense sand. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (pending publication).

  4. Ahmari S, Zhang L. Durability and Leaching behavior of mine tailings-based geopolymer brick. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2012; (submitted).

  5. Ahmari S, Zhang L. Utilization of CKD to enhance mine tailings-based geopolymer bricks. Construction and Building Materials 2012 (submitted).

  6. Ahmari S, Ren X, Zhang L. Production of geopolymeric binder from recycled concrete powder and fly ash. Construction and Building Materials 2012;35:718-729.

  7. Ahmari S, Zhang L, Zhang J. Effects of activator type/concentration and curing temperature on alkali-activated binder based on mine tailings, Journal of Material Science 2012 DOI: 10.1007/s10853-012-6497-9.

  8. Chen R, Ahmari S, Zhang L. Utilization of sweet sorghum bagasse to reinforce geopolymer cementitious material, Cement and Concrete Composites 2011 (submitted).

  9. Ahmari S, Zhang L. Production of eco-friendly bricks from copper mine tailings through geopolymerization, Construction and Building Materials, 2012;29:32-31.

  10. Zhang L, Ahmari S, Zhang J. Synthesis and characterization of fly ash modified mine tailings-based geopolymers, Construction and Buildings Materials, 2010;25(9):3773-81.