About The Author

Dr. Amir H. Alavi is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the  Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program, and holds a courtesy appointment in the  Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering Department. His multidisciplinary research integrates sensing, computation, control, networking, and information systems into the civil infrastructure to create cyber-physical infrastructure systems. Dr. Alavi’s research interests include smart cities, structural health monitoring, deployment of advanced sensors, energy harvesting, and civil engineering system informatics. He has worked on research projects supported by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Missouri DOT, and Michigan DOT. Dr. Alavi has authored 5 books and over 170 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has received a number of award certificates for his journal articles. Recently, he has been selected among the Google Scholar 200 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering, as well as Web of Science ESI’s World Top 1% Scientific Minds. He has served as the editor/guest editor of several journals such as Case Studies in Construction Material, Automation in Construction, Geoscience Frontiers, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

Analysis For Post-Buckling In Micro-Composite Films

Multiscale structures are all around the world, ranging from the Statue of Liberty at macroscale to drug delivery or biomedical robotics at micro/nanoscale. In order to tune and optimize the mechanical performance of those structures, the mission of solid mechanics has been experiencing a paradigm shift from traditionally preventing structural failure to efficiently deploying advanced