Title: Dr. Ali Memari - Description: Dr. Ali Memari

Ali M. Memari, Ph.D., P.E.
Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair of Residential Construction
Director, Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC)
Director, Building Envelopes Research Laboratory (BCERL)

Department of Architectural Engineering; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, 219 Sackett Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-9788, Fax: (814) 863-7304, E-mail: memari@engr.psu.edu
PHRC Website: www.engr.psu.edu/phrc




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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1989, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.Eng., Civil Engineering, 1981, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1979, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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Research Interests

         Single-Family and Multi-Family Building Design and Construction

         Development and Evaluation of Innovative Wall Systems for Residential Construction

         Structural Evaluation of Panelized Wall Systems for Commercial and Residential Buildings

         Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Light-Frame Systems for Residential Buildings

         Racking Testing and Analytical Evaluation of Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Wall Systems for Residential Construction

         Experimental Testing and Analytical Evaluation of Different Masonry Systems for Residential and Commercial Buildings

         Seismic Testing and Evaluation of Various Types of Glazing Systems

         Evaluation of Glazing Systems for Energy Performance

         Evaluation of the Performance of Air and Water/Vapor Barrier Membranes under Seismic Loading of Wall Panels

         Evaluation of Building Envelope Systems under Structural and Environmental Load Effects 

         Development and Evaluation of Innovative Building Envelope Systems for Commercial and Residential Buildings

         Seismic Evaluation of Building Nonstructural Components

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Selected Publications

Link to Publications

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