Faculty Profile

Bassem O Andrawes

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bassem O Andrawes
Bassem O Andrawes
Associate Professor
3122 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4178

Administrative Titles

  • CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Structures), Iowa State University, 2001
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1996

Biography

Bassem Andrawes holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University (1996), M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from Iowa State University (2001), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from Georgia Institute of Technology (2005). He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since the fall of 2006. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Professor Andrawes worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California Irvine and a Design Engineer at Englekirk Partners Consulting Structural Engineers in Santa Ana, California.

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/16/2013-Present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10/16/2006 - 08/15/2013
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine, 8/1/2005 ￿ 12/31/2005

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Research Statement

Prof. Andrawes' research interests are primarily in the areas of earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, seismic retrofitting of structures, application of advanced and smart materials in structures subjected to natural and man-made hazards, constitutive modeling of shape memory alloys under extreme dynamic loads, and large-scale experimental testing.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Since the fall of 2011 Prof. Andrawes has advised several undergraduate students through the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program (ISUR) and the departmental REU Program.

Research Interests

  • Structural Applications of Smart and Advanced Materials, Earthquake Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Structural Retrofitting, Analysis of Railroad Track Systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Zhe Chen, Bassem Andrawes, and John Riley Edwards (2016) "Finite Element Modeling and Field Validation of Prestressed Concrete Sleepers and Fastening Systems" Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 12, n 5, p. 631-646
  • Qiwen Chen and Bassem Andrawes (2014) "Finite Element Analysis of Actively Confined Concrete Using Shape Memory Alloys" Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol. 12, n 12, p. 520-534
  • Zhe Chen, Moochul Shin, Bassem Andrawes, and John Riley Edwards (2014) "Parametric study on Damage and Load Demand of Prestressed Concrete Crosstie and Fastening Systems" Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 46, p. 49-61
  • Qiwen Chen, Moochul Shin, and Bassem Andrawes (2014) ￿Experimental Study of Non-circular Concrete Elements Actively Confined with Shape Memory Alloy Wires￿ Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 61, p. 303-311
  • Qiwen Chen, Bassem Andrawes, and Huseyin Sehitoglu (2014) ￿Thermomechanical Testing of FeNiCoTi Shape Memory Alloy￿ Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 23, n 5, 11 pp.
  • Moochul Shin and Bassem Andrawes (2014) ￿Parametric Study of RC Bridge Columns Actively Confined with Shape Memory Alloy Spirals under Lateral Cyclic Loading￿ Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol 19, n 10 (Online)
  • Zhe Chen, Moochul Shin, Sihang Wei, Bassem Andrawes, and Daniel Kuchma (2014) "Finite Element Modeling and Validation of Fastening Systems and Concrete Sleepers in North America" Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Vol. 228, n 6, p. 590-602
  • Adeel Zafar and Bassem Andrawes (2013) ￿Experimental Flexural Behavior of SMA-FRP Reinforced Concrete Beam￿ Frontiers in Structural and Civil Engineering, Vol 7, n 4, p. 341-355.
  • Adeel Zafar and Bassem Andrawes (2013) "Fabrication and Cyclic Behavior of Highly Ductile Superelastic Shape Memory Composites" Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 26, n 4, p. 622-632
  • Pablo Caiza, Moochul Shin and Bassem Andrawes (2012) "Flexure-Compression Testing of Bridge Timber Piles Retrofitted with Fiber Reinforced Polymers" Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 2, n 3, p. 115-124. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2012.23017.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Bassem Andrawes, Qiwen Chen, and Moochul Shin "NEW SMA CONFINEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR RC BRIDGE COLUMNS" 30th US-Japan Workshop on Bridge Engineering, Washington, D.C., October 21-23, 2014
  • Wanching Huang and Bassem Andrawes "Seismic behavior of SMA retrofitted RC bridges subjected to strong main shock-aftershock sequences" Structures Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014
  • Zhe Chen, Bassem Andrawes, and Riley Edwards "Finite Element Model Validation of Prestressed Concrete Crosstie Based on Field Instrumentation" PCI Annual Concention, Washington, D.C., 6-9 September, 2014
  • Wanching Huang and Bassem Andrawes "Seismic behavior of SMA retrofitted RC bridges subjected to strong main shock-aftershock sequences" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Qiwen Chen and Bassem Andrawes "EXPERIMENTALLY VALIDATED MODELING OF CONCRETE ACTIVELY CONFINED USING SMA REINFORCEMENT" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Qiwen Chen and Bassem Andrawes "MONOTONIC AND CYCLIC EXPERIMENTAL TESTING OF CONCRETE CONFINED WITH SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY SPIRALS" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Moochul Shin and Bassem Andrawes "Parametric Study of Seismically Retrofitted Bridge RC Columns Using Shape Memory Alloys" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Moochul Shin and Bassem Andrawes "Innovative Emergency Repair Study on Severely Damaged Bridge Columns using Shape Memory Alloy Spirals" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Adeel Zafar and Bassem Andrawes "Experimental and Analytical Study of Innovative Shape Memory Alloy-Based FRP Composite Reinforcement for Seismic Applications" 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Thiago B. do Carmo, J. Riley Edwards, Ryan G. Kernes, Christopher P. L. Barkan, and Bassem O. Andrawes (2014) "Mechanistic Behavior of Concrete Crosstie Fastening System Rail Pad Assemblies" 93rd Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 12-16

Invited Lectures

  • NEW SMA CONFINEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR RC BRIDGE COLUMNS
  • Incremental Dynamic Analysis of SMA Composite Reinforced Concrete Structures under Sequential Ground Motion Records
  • New Load Rating and￿Strengthening Approach for Bridge Timber Piles Under Eccentric Loading
  • Use of ￿Smart￿ Materials in Structural Rehabilitation
  • NEW CONFINEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR RC BRIDGE COLUMNS USING SHAPE MEMORY SPIRALS
  • ACTIVE CONFINEMENT OF RC BRIDGE COLUMN PLASTIC HINGE ZONE USING SHAPE MEMORY SPIRAL
  • ACTIVE CONFINEMENT OF BRIDGE PIERS USING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2014 - present

Professional Societies

  • ASCE/SEI Subcommittee on Retrofit of Structures under Dynamic Loads (Chair), 2015-Present
  • ACI-341C Subcommittee (Earthquake-resistant Concrete Bridges-Retrofit) (Co-Chair), 2009-Present
  • ACI-341 Committee (Earthquake-resistant Concrete Bridges) (Voting Member), 2009-Present
  • ASCE Experimental Methods in Earthquake Engineering Subcommittee (Vice-Chair), 2007-2010
  • ASCE Seismic Effects Committee (Member), 2007-Present
  • American Concrete Association, ACI (Member), 2006-Present
  • Transportation Research Board, TRB (Member), 2006-Present
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (Member), 2003-Present
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI (Member) 2001-Present

Service on Department Committees

  • CEE Faculty Search Committee, 2014-2015
  • CEE Space Modernization Committee, 2014 - 2015
  • CEE Advisory Committee, 2014 - present
  • UIUC 14th Annual Structural Engineering Conference Co-Chair, April 2013
  • UIUC 13th Annual Structural Engineering Conference Co-Chair, April 2012
  • UIUC 12th Annual Structural Engineering Conference Co-Chair, March 2011
  • Spring 2010 Departmental Retreat Committee
  • Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory (NSEL) Committee, 2010-Present
  • Graduate Admissions Committee (Structures), 2010-2014
  • Safety Committee, 2009-Present

Other Outside Service

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Panalist, 2011
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Panalist, 2010

Honors

  • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer 2012 for the Journal of Bridge Engineering (January 2013)
  • CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow (January 2013)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (April 2011)

Teaching Honors

  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Spring 2013)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Fall 2012)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Spring 2012)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Spring 2011)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Fall 2010)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Spring 2010)
  • "List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent" (Fall 2009)