Amirali Najafi


205 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana IL
1141 Nathan Newmark Building

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Research Interests

Amirali is a Ph.D. candidate at the Smart Structures Technology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Dr. Billie F. Spencer. His research focuses on:

(1) Development of advanced experimental techniques for characterization of innovative and sustainable materials and structures,
(2) Autonomous rapid damage assessment techniques based on latest structural health monitoring sensing technologies, and
(3) Artificial intelligence solutions such as machine learning, computer vision, and big data analytics used for off-line high-performance modeling and simulation, and long-term prognosis of slow evolving but accumulating damage.

Research Topics

Scholarly Writing


Online content:

Amirali has developed three online courses on intermediate and advance level structural engineering topics. These online courses are comprised of 10 videos each and convey the most important aspects of each topic.
Youtube Videos

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