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.
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, South Carolina and Florida.
Amirkhanian is a voting member on American Concrete Institute committee 213 and an associate member of ACI committees 236, 242 and 325. He sits on the board of directors of the International Society of Concrete Pavements.