Dr. Armen Amirkhanian

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 2013G SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-0785

Areas of Research

  • infrastructure materials characterization
  • non-destructive testing and evaluation


  • 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.

Amirkhanian has worked with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, the O’Hare Modernization Program, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Amirkhanian is a professional engineer registered in Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina. He is an associate member of American Concrete Institute committees 214, 242, and 325 and is on the board of directors of the International Society of Concrete Pavements (ISCP).