Professor Mohamed Saafi


Research Overview

Mohamed Saafi, Professor and Chair in Structural Integrity and Materials. His research focuses on the development of Functional Materials and Smart Sensors for Energy and Civil Infrastructure. He developed several structural integrity monitoring tools using MEMS, graphene and carbon nanotubes. Professor Saafi is currently conducting research activities in the following areas:

  • Functional Materials for Demanding Environments
  • Smart Materials for Energy and Civil Infrastructure
  • Durability of Cementitious Materials
  • Structural Health Monitonitoring using Smart Sensors
  • Bridge Scour Monitoring
  • Graphene and other 2D material-based cement nanocomposites
  • Big Data and Cyber Physical Nuclear-Civil Infrastructure Systems
  • Effect of Climate Change on Critical Infrastructure

Experimental test and analytical modeling of mechanical properties of graphene-oxide cement composites
Duan, Z., Zhang, L., Lin, Z., Fan, D., Saafi, M.B.S., Gomes, J.C., Yang, S. 20/02/2018 In: Journal of Composite Materials. 11 p.
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Hybrid graphene/geopolymeric cement as a superionic conductor for structural health monitoring applications
Saafi, M.B.S., Piukovics, G., Ye, J. 20/09/2016 In: Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 10, 11 p.
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First-time demonstration of measuring concrete prestress levels with metal packaged bre optic sensors
McKeeman, I., Fusiek, G., Johnston, M., Saafi, M.B.S., Niewczas, P., Walsh, M., Khan, S. 24/08/2016 In: Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 9, 10 p.
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Wireless surface acoustic wave sensors for displacement and crack monitoring in concrete structures
Perry, M., McKeeman, I., Saafi, M.B.S., Niewczas, P. 22/02/2016 In: Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 3, 9 p.
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Effects of lactic and citric acid on early-age engineering properties of Portland/calcium aluminate blended cements
Kastiukas, G., Zhou, X., Castro-Gomes, J., Huang, S., Saafi, M.B.S. 30/12/2015 In: Construction and Building Materials. 101, 1, p. 389-395. 7 p.
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Structural integrity monitoring of onshore wind turbine concrete foundations
Currie, M., Saafi, M., Tachtatzis, C., Quail, F. 11/2015 In: Renewable Energy. 83, p. 1131-1138. 8 p.
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Hybrid optical-fibre/geopolymer sensors for structural health monitoring of concrete structures
Perry, M., Saafi, M., Fusiek, G., Niewczas, P. 24/02/2015 In: Smart Materials and Structures. 24, 4, 8 p.
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Enhanced properties of graphene/fly ash geopolymeric composite cement
Saafi, M., Tang, L., Fung, J., Rahman, M., Liggat, J. 01/2015 In: Cement and Concrete Research. 67, p. 292-299. 8 p.
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Graphene/fly ash geopolymeric composites as self-sensing structural materials
Saafi, M., Tang, L., Fung, J., Rahman, M., Sillars, F., Liggat, J., Zhou, X. 16/04/2014 In: Smart Materials and Structures. 23, 6, 10 p.
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  • Structures, Materials and Manufacturing