Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Parisa Shokouhi, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

 

Parisa Shokouhi    

Penn State University
215 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 863-0678 (phone)
(814) 863-7304 (fax)
parisa@engr.psu.edu

    Research | Courses | Vitae

Primary Research Interests
Infrastructure sustainabilty
Non-destructive evaluation of civil infrastructure
Multi-scale non-destructive testing (NDT) of construction materials, including linear and nonlinear acoustics, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and resistivity
Monitoring of concrete degradation due to corrosion and alkali-silica reaction
Structural health monitoring (SHM)
Near-surface geophysical investigation
Numerical modeling and simulation
Application of machine learning in NDT and SHM data analysis
Data fusion
Digital signal processing

Courses Taught at Penn State University
C E 340, Structural Analysis

Education
2006, Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Rutgers University
2003, M.S. Civil Engineering,Rutgers University
2000, B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors, Sharif University of Technology

Experience
Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University (2014-present)
Faculty Researcher,Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico (2013-2014)
Senior Research Scientist/Research Group Leader,Department 8.0 - Nondestructive Testing, Berlin, Germany (2011-present)
Project Manager,Advanced Infrastructure Design, Inc., Hamilton, New Jersey (2010-2011)
Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellow, Host: BAM - Federal Institute for Material Research Testing (2008-2010)
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas (2006-2009)
Invited Guest Scientist, BAM - Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Berlin Germany (2007)
Graduate Research Fellow,Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), Rutgers University (2005)
Research Engineer,Transportation Infrastructure Systems Inc., Skillman, New Jersey (2004-2005)
Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant,Department of Civil Engineering, Rutgers University (2001-2004)
Geotechnical Project Engineer,Pooyab Consulting Eng., Tehran, Iran (1999-2001)
Undergraduate Research/Teaching Assistant,Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (1998 -1999)

Professional Certification
Licensed Professional Engineer (Ohio, PE74878)
E.I.T. (Ohio)

Honors and Awards
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, AvH Foundation, Bonn, Germany (2008)
Outstanding Performance Award for Outstanding Perforance in Securing Extramural Funding, The University of Texas at El Paso (2007-2008)
Best Research Paper Award, SAGEEP 2006 - Symposium on teh Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Bellevue, Washington (2006)
2004 UTC Outstanding Student of the Year USDOT - US Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. (2005)
Doctoral Research Fellowship, CAIT - Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University (2005)
Honor Student (the 5th higest GPA among 100+ students), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2000)
Finalist in National Mathematics Olympiad, Tehran, Iran (1994)

Publications, Presentations, & Seminars

Voelker C. and Shokouhi P. (under review 2nd round), Multi-sensor data fusion approach for the automatic detection of honeycombing in concrete, NDT & E International.

Heideklang R. and Shokouhi P. (under review 2nd round), Multi-sensor image fusion at signal level for improved near-surface crack detection, NDT & E International.

White J., Hurlebaus S., Shokouhi P. and Wimsatt A. (2014 accepted), Structural Impairment Detection of Tunnel Lining using Ultrasonic Tomography: A Validation Study and Field Evaluation, Transportation Research Record.

White J., Hurlebaus S., Shokouhi P. and Wimsatt A. (2014), Noncontact Techniques for Monitoring of Tunnel Linings, Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 197-211. (http://www.techno-press.org/content/?page=article&journal=smm&volume=1&num=2&ordernum=4)

Shokouhi P., Wolf J. and Wiggenhauser H. (2013), Multi-probe Ultrasonic Testing for Detection of Delamination in Concrete Bridge Decks, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering.

Shokouhi, P., Zoga A., Wiggenhauser, H. and Fischer, G. (2012), Surface Wave Velocity Stress Relationship in Uniaxially Loaded Concrete, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 109, No. 2, pp. 141-148.

Shokouhi, P., Wstmann, J., Schneider, G., Milmann, B., Taffe, A. and Wiggenhauser H. (2011), Nondestructive Detection of Delamination in Concrete Slabs: A Multi-Method Investigation, Transportation Research Record (Structures), No. 2251 , National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2011.

Shokouhi, P., Zoga A., Wiggenhauser, H, (2010), Nondestructive Investigation of Stress-Induced Damage in Concrete, Advances in Civil Engineering, Volume 2010, Artcle ID 740189, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2010/740189.pdf).

Zoga A., Shokouhi, P. and Wiggenhauser, H. (2009), Propagation Time of Elastic Surface Waves on Concrete Specimens under Uniaxial Loads, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 36, No.1, pp. 11-15.

Shokouhi, P. and Gucunski, N. (2007), Application of Impact Echo in Long Term Condition Monitoring of Concrete Bridge Decks A Numerical Study, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication GPS) No.164, pp. 1-12.

Celaya, M., Shokouhi, P. and Nazarian, S. (2007), Assessment of Debonding in Concrete Slabs using Seismic Methods, Transportation Research Record, No. 2016, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 65-75.

Gucunski, N. and Shokouhi, P. (2005), Wavelet Transforms in Surface Wave Analysis, Geotechnical Special Publication GPS) No.134, GeoFrontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, TX, on CD.

Gucunski, N., Romero, F. A., Shokouhi, P. and Makresias, J (2005), Complementary Impact Echo and Ground Penetrating Radar Evaluation of Bridge Decks on I-84 Interchange in Connecticut, Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication (GPS) No. 133, GeoFrontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, TX.

Shokouhi, P., Gucunski, N and Maher, A. (2005), Dynamic Signatures of Cavities and Buried Objects Obtained from Surface Wave Testing, Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication (GPS) No. 133, GeoFrontiers 2005 Geo-Institute Congress, Austin, TX, on CD.

Shokouhi, P., Gucunski, N, Maher, A. and Zaghloul, S. (2005), Wavelet-Based Multiresolution Analysis of Pavement Profiles as A Diagnostic Tool, Transportation Research Record, No. 1940, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 79-88.

Shokouhi, P., Gucunski, N. and Maher A. (2003), Application of Wavelets in Detection of Cavities under Pavements by Surface Waves, Transportation Research Record, No. 1860, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2003, pp. 57-65.