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