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Assistant Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • B.S., Ceramic and Materials Science Engineering, Clemson University, 2009


Dr. Armen Amirkhanian’s research interests are broadly based in infrastructure materials characterization with a primary focus on cementitious materials. Past research has been on emerging concrete pavement topics such as two-lift paving and internal curing. Current research topics are exploring the areas of alkali-silica degradation characterization, atomic-scale characterization of alkali-activated materials, and durability issues associated with concrete pavement rehabilitation.

Dr. Amirkhanian has been principal investigator or co-PI on projects with the Oregon, Alabama, South Carolina and Maryland Departments of Transportation. He is a professional engineer registered in Oregon, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Dr. Amirkhanian is a voting member on American Concrete Institute committees 124 and 213 and an associate member of ACI committees 236, 242 and 325. He is currently the secretary and treasurer of the International Society of Concrete Pavements. He is also the faculty advisor for the ASCE Concrete Canoe Team.

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Ogunrinde, O., Nnaji, C., and Amirkhanian, A. (2021) Developing Automation Adoption Readiness Index for Quality Management Focused on Highway Construction. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 27(1).
  • Komaragiri, S., Amirkhanian, A., Bhasin, A. (2020) Friction and Texture Retention of Concrete Pavements. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 1-9.
  • Tuinukuafe, A., Kaub, T., Weiss, C.A., Allison, P.G., Thompson, G.B., Amirkhanian, A. (2019) Atom Probe Tomography of an Alkali Activated Fly Ash Concrete. Cement and Concrete Research, 121, pp. 37-41.
  • Coyle, A.T., Spragg, R.P., Suraneni, P., Amirkhanian, A., Tsui-Chang, M., Weiss, J. (2019) Activation Energy of Conduction for Use in Temperature Corrections on Electrical Measurements of Concrete. Adv. in Civil Eng. Mat., 8(1).
  • Montanari, L., Amirkhanian, A., Suraneni, P., Weiss, J. (2018) Toward a Design Methodology for Partial Volumes of Internal Curing Water Based on the Reduction of Autogenous Shrinkage. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(7), pp. 1-8.