Aali R Alizadeh


Aali R Alizadeh
Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. (University of Ottawa)
M.Sc. (University of Tehran)
B.Sc. (University of Tehran)

Office: 613-240-7451
Work E-mail: aali@giatec.ca


Dr. Alizadeh is the co-founder and CEO of Giatec Scientific Inc., a knowledge-based company that develops smart concrete testing technologies. Dr. Alizadeh has more than 15 years of academic and industrial experience in the research and development of novel cementitious materials, non-destructive concrete testing technologies, and durability of concrete. Dr. Alizadeh received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa in 2009. His doctoral research entitled “Nanostructure and Engineering Properties of Basic and Modified Calcium Silicate Hydrate Systems” was focused on improving our understanding of the nature of hydrated Portland cement systems and identifying novel methods to tailor their properties at the molecular level.

Dr. Alizadeh’s research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and three patents and has been recognized by several awards including the OCRI Student Researcher of the Year Award, Doctoral Research Award, NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. Prior to co-founding Giatec, he co-established Construction Materials Institute. Dr. Alizadeh is an active member of various committees including CSA A23.1/A23.2, ACI 236 and 241, ASTM C04 and C09.

Field of Interest

  • Nanostructure and engineering properties of hydrated cement systems
  • Application of nanomaterials for sustainable concrete construction
  • Durability of cement-based materials in aggressive environments and severe conditions
  • Non-destructive techniques for the performance-based quality control of concrete structures
  • Smart concrete sensors and application of IoT in the construction industry

Selected Publications

  1. Moghaddam S., Sreenivasan T.S., Hejazi V., Shi B., Zhao S., Rusakova I., Alizadeh R., Whitmire K., Shahsavari R. “Morphogenesis of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrates”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09389B, 2017.
  2. Pignatelli I., Kumar A., Alizadeh R., Pape Y.L., Bauchy M., Sant G. “Does a dissolution-precipitation mechanism explain concrete creep in moist environments?”, The Journal of Chemical Physics 145, 054701, 2016.
  3. Khoshnazar R., Alizadeh R., Beaudoin J.J., Raki L. “The physico-mechanical stability of C–S–H/polyaniline nanocomposites.” Materials and Structures. 48:67-75, 2015.
  4. Nguyen D.-T., Alizadeh R., Beaudoin J.J., Pourbeik P., Raki L. “Microindentation creep of monophasic calcium–silicate–hydrates,” Cement and Concrete Composites, 48, 118-126, 2014.
  5. Pourbeik P., Alizadeh R., Nguyen D.-T., Beaudoin J.J., Raki L. “Microindentation creep of 45 year old hydrated Portland cement paste,” Advances in Cement Research, 25 [5] 301-306, 2013.
  6. Khoshnazar R., Beaudoin J.J., Alizadeh R., Raki L “Volume stability of calcium sulfoaluminate phases,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 [12] 3979-3984, 2012.
  7. Alizadeh R., Beaudoin J.J., Raki L. “Mechanical properties of calcium silicate hydrates,” Materials and Structures, 44 [1] 13-28, 2011.
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