Alireza Jamalipour ’04, PE
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical EngineeringCollege of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
PhD, Engineering Management, Western New England University
MEng, Civil Engineering, University of Hartford
Alireza Jamalipour ’04, PhD, PE, a graduate of the University of Hartford, has joined the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) as an adjunct faculty for the 21-22 academic year. He earned his Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University in 2004. He then earned his PhD in Engineering Management from Western New England University. Jamalipour is also licensed as a professional engineer (PE). He has been teaching since 2008, with a focus on undergraduate courses in the civil, mechanical, and architecture sectors. Jamalipour has served as a member of the Department of Civil and Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board at the University since 2009. Professionally, he has worked with the Connecticut Department of Transportation since 2004 in various roles, including transportation engineer and project engineer.
Jamalipour's research and teaching interests include:
Strategic Management, Public Utility Management, Engineering Management, Reliability & Risk Analysis, Industrial Engineering, Project Management & Leadership, Civil Engineering and Operation Research.
National Science Academy
University of Hartford
Transportation Research Board
American Society of Civil Engineering
The New England Transportation Consortium (NETC)
Project Engineer, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2008 – 2021
Studied national and states standard practice, developed and proposed Department Bridge Bearing Specification update.
Developed and proposed Department Bridge Expansion Joint Elastomeric Concrete Headers Special Provisions.
Administrative lead and Project Engineer for State project 151-326, 151-312 and 151-313 to rehabilitate most of the Waterbury Interchange bridges.
Administrative lead and Project Engineer for state project 126-170 to rehabilitate Commodore Hull Bridge.
Member of advisory committee for the research project NETC 09-3, Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure.
Member of advisory committee for the research project NETC 12-1, Development of High Early Strength Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction.
Act as a liaison between consultants and other department operating units on specific bridge related projects.
Conducted analytical studies of engineering and construction cost for specific projects.
Oversee contractual procedures including contractor performance, prioritizing tasks, plans and cost invoices.
Teach Structural design courses in University of Hartford.
Performed highly technical and specialized administrative and engineering studies.
Directed all bridge related research, development and prototype activities for Connecticut Department of transportation two main revenue streams, Long-Term Bridge Monitoring, SPR-2256 and Validating Aging Bridges, SPR-2270 for both State and Federal transportation agencies.
Principal investigator: A task-analytic approach to Field evaluation of Trouble Bridges in State of Connecticut.
Coordinated and evaluated all major structural health monitoring research grant submission.
Research associate; Design and conduct research projects evaluating intervention programs (early-learning program for bridge monitoring).
Supervise and oversee personnel in the field on Structure Health Monitoring research projects including experimental stress analysis.
Principal investigator: A task-analytic approach to Field evaluation of Concrete Containing Disodium Tetrapropenyl Succinate (DSS), SPR-2237.
Designed and conducted research project to evaluate various task-analytic approaches to Bridge Monitoring.
Conducted joint research studies with University of Connecticut to assist the Connecticut Department of Transportation in its need to evaluate bridges for both strength and serviceability. These studies have been carried out to develop both analytical and experimental techniques for the long-term evaluation of bridge structures.
Continued research, development, and implementation of structural monitoring programs, providing future information on the performance of a variety of bridge types.
Transportation Engineer, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2004 - 2008
Responsible for inspection and evaluation of bridges throughout Connecticut, including recalculating current stress and safety factors for a bridge, providing basis for overall safety assessment of bridge, and creating documentation and reports for the development of restoration plans.
Managed updates to department database using computer program ‘SIS,’ including updated bridge details provided by in-house inspectors and consultants through routine inspections; updating reports requires thorough understanding of bridge properties in insure that accuracy.
Reviewed and analyzed consultant bridge designs and load rating reports to assess functionality and structural integrity of complex bridge sites.
Managed documentation for posting committees concerning bridge geometry and bridge load capacities, based on field inspections and measurements and complex mathematical calculations, and provided posting committees with current and accurate information.
Obtained training from various courses, some of which include Metro North, Amtrak, Highway Barricades and Ancillary Structures, as well as Bridge Safety and Evaluation.
Inspected highway and railroad bridges throughout State.
Supervised and trained staff and reviewed new employee work, providing important and complex information to coworkers in a coherent and positive manner and overseeing preparation of plans and recommendations for bridge improvement, safety assessment, and repairs.
Refereed Conference Presentations & Proceedings:
Conceptual Approach to Proactive Apprising and Forecasting Cost of Major Bridge Rehabilitation: (accepted for presentation), at the 2017 Annual ITS World Congress Conference of the Intelligent Transportation System of America, Montreal, Canada, October 29, 2017. [with P. A Niknam].
Evaluating the Possibility of Using Markov Analysis Method for Predicting Highway Bridge Condition rating: (accepted for presentation), at the 2017 Annual ITS World Congress Conference of the Intelligent Transportation System of America, Montreal, Canada, October 29, 2017. [with P. A Niknam].
The Strategic Position of Knowledge in Contemporary Corporate Capitalism: (accepted for presentation), at the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21, 2018.
Value-Based Maintenance for Deteriorating Civil Infrastructures: (accepted for publication as chapter 10), Chapter proposal for Emerging Frontiers in ISE: Growing Research and Practice Book, Oregon State University, September 2018.
Articles Prepared for International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines:
Probabilistic Bridge Deterioration Prediction, Applied Analytics, and Predictive Modeling.
Using Markov Analysis Method for Predicting Highway Bridge Future Condition Rating.
Leadership Development: submitted for presentation and publication to the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines.
Work in progress:
Public Management and Reliability Analysis of Public Data: (work in progress) to be presented in to the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines.