Civil engineering's Rajabipour wins NSF CAREER grant

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Farshad Rajabipour, assistant professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering at Penn State, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

Rajabipour's five-year, $400,000 grant focuses on "Reaction Mechanisms, Performance Assessment and Novel Mitigation Tools for Alkaki-Silica Reaction in Concrete Structures."

The NSF CAREER Program is designed to promote the work of young teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Rajabipour's research interests include sustainable materials; modeling transport in fractured porous media; damage prediction in early-age concrete; health monitoring and characterization of cementitious materials; and development of green and recycled construction materials.

Last Updated April 15, 2013