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Rouzbeh N

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Hoehn Room 331
(205) 934-8436

Research and Teaching Interests: Introduction to Finite Elements, Structural Analysis

Office Hours: TR 2:00-3:00 p.m.


  • B.S., United Arab Emirates University
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Muhammad Sherif joined the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering in Fall 2019. Sherif received his graduate education and training in structural engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia.

His current research interest is in the general area of future generation of smart materials and structural systems with topics ranging from development/characterization of innovative materials, to the use of machine learning and numerical models of structural systems. He is always on the lookout for working with self-motivated students on exciting and challenging topics in multidisciplinary areas. For further information visit his research lab website.

  • Research Interests
    • Development and Characterization of Resilient, Sustainable and Smart Materials
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Structural Health Monitoring and Decision-Making Systems
    • Development and Analysis of Smart Infrastructural and Structural Systems
  • Select Publications
    • U. Kilic, M.M. Sherif, O.E. Ozbulut, “Tensile Properties of Graphene Nanoplatelets/Epoxy Composites Fabricated by Various Dispersion Techniques,” Polymer Testing 76:181-191, (2019).
    • M.M. Sherif*, E.M. Khakimova, J. Tanks, O.E. Ozbulut, “Cyclic Flexural Behavior of Hybrid SMA/Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Analyzed by Optical and Acoustic Techniques,” Composite Structures 201:248-260, (2018).
    • M.M. Sherif*, O.E. Ozbulut, “Tensile and Superelastic Fatigue Characterization of NiTi Shape Memory Cables,” Smart Materials and Structures 27:015007, (2017).
    • M.M. Sherif, E.M. Khakimova, O.E. Ozbulut*, D. Harris, H.C. Ozyildirim, “Behavior of Mortar Beams with Randomly Distributed Superelastic SMA Fibers,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 95:178-187, (2017).
    • M.M. Sherif, J. Tanks, O.E. Ozbulut*, “Acoustic Emission Analysis of Cyclically Loaded Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Fiber Reinforced Mortar Beam,” Cement and Concrete Research 95:178-187, (2017).
    • O.E. Ozbulut*, S. Daghash, M.M. Sherif, “Shape Memory Alloy Cables for Structural Applications,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 28(4):04015176, (2016).
    • O.E. Ozbulut*, R.F. Hamilton, M. Sherif, A. Landa, “Feasibility of Self-Pre-Stressing Concrete Members Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 26(18):2500-2514, (2015).
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Structural Engineering Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI - ASCE)
    • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)