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Ali Memari

Professor and Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, and Director of the PHRC

Affiliation(s):

  • Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

222 Sackett Building

amm7@psu.edu

814-863-9788

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems, Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Interest Areas:

Residential and commercial building envelope systems evaluation, Building science and energy efficiency, Full-scale testing of glass curtain wall, light-frame systems, and masonry and panelized wall systems, Evaluation of building structural and nonstructural and envelope systems under natural hazard and environmental load effects.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Houston, 1979
  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1989

Publications

Books

  • Ali M Memari and Sarah Lowe, 2016, Proceedings of the 3rd Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, University Park, PA, United States
  • Ali M Memari and B M Wolfgang, 2014, Proceedings of the 2nd Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • T. M. Ariosto and Ali M Memari, 2013, Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Glazing Systems and Fenestration Retrofit Solutions, Pennsylvania Housing Research (PHRC), University Park, PA, pp. 156
  • Ali M Memari, 2013, Proceedings of the 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, Bethlehem, PA, The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA, pp. 433
  • Ali M Memari, 2013, Curtain Wall Systems - A Primer, Consisting of 12 Chapters, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Ali M Memari and F. Nateghi, 1995, Design of Earthquake Resistant Buildings, pp. 309
  • Ali M Memari, 1988, Optimization in Mechanics, Problems and Methods, Translation from English into Farsi

Book Reviews

  • Ali M Memari, 2011, Closure to the Discussion by Baofeng Uang, Wensheng Lu, and Shiming Chen of the Paper: "Development of Finite Element Modeling for Lateral Load Analysis of Dry-Glazed Curtain Walls by Ali M. Memari, Ali Shirazi, Paul A. Kremer, and Richard Behr, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2011, pp. 24-33

Book, Chapters

  • Ali M Memari, 2015, Seismic Evaluation of Building Envelope Systems and some Innovative Designs, Saxe-Coburg, pp. 363-398
  • Ali M Memari and A. Lepage, 2011, Introduction of an Innovative Bolted Mortarless Concrete Masonry System - Review of Preliminary Test Data and Strength Evaluation, Advances in Material Science Research
  • Ali M Memari, 2011, Assessment of the Performance of Building Envelope Systems on Key Critical Facilities, AEI Task Committee for the Study of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, pp. 121
  • Ali M Memari and T. A. Schwartz, 2009, Glazing and Curtain Wall Systems to Resist Earthquakes, Woodhead Publishing Limited, pp. 28-63
  • Ali M Memari and M. Aliaari, 2009, Modeling and Analysis of Masonry Infill Walls Equipped with Structural Fuse, Saxe-Coburg
  • Ali M Memari, 2009, Seismic Evaluation of the Behavior of Building Envelope Systems, Saxe-Coburg

Parts of Book

  • Ali M Memari, 2013, Design of Curtain Walls for Earthquake Induced Loads and Drifts, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Ali M Memari, 2013, "New Developments in Curtain Wall Systems, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Ali M Memari, 2013, Conclusions, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Journal Articles

  • Ali M Memari, Thomas C Kuczynski and Ryan Solnosky, 2017, "Review of Design, Construction, and Capabilities of an Air Bladder Load Test Facility (ABLTF) for Structural Experimental Enclosure Studies", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation
  • Issa J Ramaji, Ali M Memari and John I Messner, 2017, "A Product-Oriented Information Delivery Framework for Multi-Story Modular Building Projects", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. pp. 04017001-1-17
  • Issa J Ramaji and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Product Architecture Model for Multi-story Modular Buildings", ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, pp. pp. 04016047-1-14
  • Issa J Ramaji and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Interpreted Information Exchange: A Systematic Approach for BIM to Engineering Analysis Information Transformations", ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. pp. 04016047-1-14
  • Ali M Memari, Ryan Solnosky and Harold Stallworth, 2016, "Experimental Flexural Behavior of a Panelized Reinforced Brick Veneer with FRP Reinforcing on Steel Studs Wall System", ASCE Practice Periodical, pp. pp. 04016011 (1-17)
  • Ali M Memari, Ryan Solnosky and Mahua Mukherjee, 2015, "Comparative Study of Various Wall Systems Performance Attributes in Different Environmental Conditions", International Journal of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, 4, (1), pp. 19-34
  • Ali M Memari and R Solnosky, 2014, "In-Plane Shear Performance of Wood-Framed Drywall Sheathing Wall Systems under Cyclic Racking Loading", Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, (1), pp. 54-70
  • L. T. Donovan and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Feasibility Study of Determination of Seismic Performance Factors for Structural Insulated Panels", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, pp. B4014007
  • Ali M Memari, P H Huelman, L D Iulo, J Laquatra, C Martin, A P Andrew McCoy, I Nahmens and T Williamson, 2014, "Residential Building Construction -- State-of-the-Art Review", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 20, (4), pp. B4014005-1 to B4014005-38
  • S Terentiuk and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Seismic Evaluation of Structural Insulated Panels in Comparison with Woodframe Panels", Buildings, 4, pp. 394-417
  • Ali M Memari, R L Solnosky, J Tufano and M Dillen, 2014, "Comparative Study on Multi-hazard Resistance and Embodied Energy of Different Residential Building Wall Systems", Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, 1, (6), pp. 367-387
  • A L Kauffman and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Performance Evaluation of Different Masonry Infill Walls with Structural Fuse Elements Based on In-Plane Cyclic Load Testing", Buildings, 4, pp. 605-634
  • J A Standley and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Evaluation of a Transparent Wall System for Residential construction", The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 8, pp. 143-153
  • Ali M Memari, A Shirazi, P A Kremer and R A Behr, 2014, "Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation of Architectural Glass in Curtain Walls", Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, 1, (2), pp. 110-128
  • H Maneetes and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Introduction of an Innovative Cladding Panel System for Multi-Story Buildings", Buildings, 4, pp. 418-436
  • W C O'Brien and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Prediction of Seismic Cracking Capacity of Glazing Systems", Earthquakes and Structures Journal, 8, (1), pp. 101-132
  • Ali M Memari, L D Iulo, R L Solnosky and C R Stultz, 2014, "Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems for Single Family Dwellings: Innovation Concepts", Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 4, pp. 102-119
  • B. Vu, M. Unal, G. P. Warn and Ali M Memari, 2013, "A Distributed Flexibility and Damping Strategy to Control Vertical Accelerations in Base-isolated Buildings", Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, pp. 1-19
  • S.* Terentiuk and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Seismic Evaluation of Structural Insulated Panels through Full-scale Racking Load Testing", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18, (4), pp. 261-275
  • M.* Aliaari and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Development of a Seismic Design Approach for Infill Walls Equipped with Structural Fuse", The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 6, pp. 249-263
  • A. Lepage, J. M.* Shoemaker and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Accelerations of Nonstructural Components during Nonlinear Seismic Response of Multistory Structures", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18, (4), pp. 285-297
  • J. A.* Standley and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Structural Assessment of a Transparent Sustainable Wall Panel with Load-Bearing Backup-framing for Residential Construction", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18, (4), pp. 298-314
  • J.* Liang and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Performance of a Panelized Brick Veneer Wall System under Lateral Loads", Open Journal of Civil Engineering (OJCE), 2, (3), pp. 132-146
  • T. C.* Kuczynski and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Experimental Evaluation of the Enhanced Panelized Brick Veneer over Steel Stud Wall System for Out-of-plane Loading", Materials and Structures Journal, pp. 1-18
  • Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2012, "Seismic Performance of Stick-Built Four-Side Structural Sealant Glazing System and Comparison with Two-Side Structural Sealant Glazing and Dry-Glazed Systems", Journal of ASTM International (JAI), 1, (1), pp. 1-22
  • W. C.* O'Brien, Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2012, "Development of Fragility Curves for Stick-Built Glazing Systems", Earthquake Spectra, 2, (28), pp. 639-665
  • Ali M Memari, S. Fisher, C. Krumenacker, K. A. Broker and R.-U. Modrich, 2012, "Evaluation of the Structural Sealant for Use in Four-Sided Structural Sealant Glazing Curtain Wall System for a Hospital Building", Journal of ASTM International (JAI), 9, (4), pp. 1-16
  • Ali M Memari, X.* Chen, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2012, "Prediction of Seismic Failure of Silicone Sealant in Two-Sided Structural Sealant Glazing Systems", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18, (1), pp. 16-26
  • Ali M Memari, S.* Grossenbacher and L. D. Iulo, 2012, "Comparative Evaluation of Structural and Water Penetration Performance of Sustainable Masonry Walls for Residential Construction", International Journal of Civil Engineering Science, 1, (1), pp. 10-22
  • K. A. Broker, S. Fisher and Ali M Memari, 2012, "Seismic Racking Test Evaluation of silicone Used in a 4-Sided Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Wall System", Journal of ASTM International (JAI), 9, (3), pp. 1-22
  • Ali M Memari and L. T.* Donovan, 2012, "Feasibility Study to Quantify Seismic Performance Factors for Structural Insulated Panels based on FEMA P695 Methodology", Wood Design Focus, 22, (1), pp. 19-23
  • Ali M Memari, A. Shirazi, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2011, "Development of Finite Element Modeling Approach for Lateral Load Analysis of Dray-Glazed Curtain Walls", 17, (1), pp. 24-33
  • J. Liang and Ali M Memari, 2011, "Introduction of a Panelized Brick Veneer Wall System and Its Building Science Evaluation", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 17, (1), pp. 1-14
  • J. Liang and Ali M Memari, 2011, "Full-scale Experimental Evaluation of a Panelized Brick Veneer Wall System under Simulated Wind Loading", Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, 38, (1), pp. 99-123
  • Ali M Memari, H. G. Harris, A. A. Hamid and A. Scanlon, 2011, "Seismic Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers in Low to Moderate Seismic Regions", Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 11, pp. 57-68
  • Ali M Memari, A. Lepage and J. Setthachayanon, 2010, "Experimental Evaluation of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Lintels Strengthened with Externally Bonded Glass FRP", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 29, (22), pp. 1-16
  • Ali M Memari, H. G. Harris, A. A. Hamid and A. Scanlon, 2010, "Seismic Evaluation of an Elevated Highway Bridge in a Low Seismic Region", The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 4, pp. 72-87
  • J. Liang and Ali M Memari, 2010, "Finite Element Analysis of a Panelized Brick Veneer Wall System and Comparison with Wind Load Testing Results", The Masonry Society Journal, 28, (1), pp. 7-28
  • H. Maneetes and Ali M Memari, 2009, "Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Cladding Panels", Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 9, pp. 62-72
  • H. Maneetes and Ali M Memari, 2009, "Development of Analytical Modeling for an Energy-Dissipating Cladding Panel", Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 32, (5), pp. 587-608
  • A. Eminaga and Ali M Memari, 2008, "A Study on the Use of GFRP as an External Reinforcement for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete", The Masonry Society Journal, 26, (2), pp. 53-66
  • Ali M Memari, A. Shirazi and P. A. Kremer, 2007, "Static Finite Element Analysis of Architectural Glass Curtain Walls Under In-Plane Loads and Corresponding Full-Scale Test", Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, 25, (4), pp. 365-382
  • C. Chung, J. J. Lou, Ali M Memari and R. Ting, 2007, "Testing Curtain Wall Durability - A New Perspective on Mock-ups", The Construction Specifier
  • Ali M Memari, X. Chen, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2006, "Seismic Performance of Two-Side Structural Silicone Glazing Systems", Journal of ASTM International (JIA), 3, (10), pp. 1-10
  • D. R. Getz and Ali M Memari, 2006, "Evaluating the Seismic Performance of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Cladding Panels", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 12, (1), pp. 12-23
  • D. R. Getz and Ali M Memari, 2006, "Static and Cyclic Racking Performance of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Cladding", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 27, pp. 1-12
  • Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2006, "Architectural Glass Panels with Rounded Corners to Mitigate Earthquake Damage", Earthquake Spectra Journal, 22, (1), pp. 129-150
  • Ali M Memari, 2006, "Damage Control - New Engineering Technologies Look to Mitigate Destruction", pp. 8-11
  • W. E. Koffel, Ali M Memari, T. Rittenhouse, H. Dawson and M. Ettourney, 2005, "Curtainwalls in Modern Buildings", Structures Magazine, pp. 32-35
  • Ali M Memari, 2005, "On the Challenge of Designing Building Envelope for Seismic Loads", AEI/CI Quarterly Online Magazine: Means, Methods, and Trends, pp. 1-9
  • Ali M Memari, G. Harris, A. Hamid and A. Scanlon, 2005, "Ductility Evaluation for Typical Existing R/C Bridge Columns in the Eastern U.S.A.", Engineering Structures Journal, 27, (2), pp. 203-212
  • M. Aliaari and Ali M Memari, 2005, "Analysis of Masonry Infilled Steel Frames with Seismic Isolator Subframes", Engineering Structures Journal, 27, pp. 487-500
  • Ali M Memari, P. Kremer and R. Behr, 2004, "Dynamic Racking Crescendo Tests on Architectural Glass Fitted with Anchored", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 10, (1)
  • Ali M Memari and A. Scanlon, 2004, "Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Under Low to Moderate Seismic Induced Loads", Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, 6, (2)
  • Ali M Memari, H. Maneetes and Y. Bozorgnia, 2003, "A Study of the Effect of Near-Source Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Cladding Panels", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • Ali M Memari, R. A. Behr and P. A. Kremer, 2003, "Seismic Behavior of Curtain Walls Containing Insulating Glass Units", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • J. L. Brueggerman, R. A. Behr, H. Wulfert, Ali M Memari and P. Kremer, 2000, "Dynamic Racking Performance of an Earthquake-Isolated Curtain Wall System", EERI Earthquake Spectra Journal, 16, (4), pp. 735-756
  • S. Astarlioglu, Ali M Memari and A. Scanlon, 2000, "Ductility Based Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Large Panel Buildings", Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, 10, (4), pp. 405-426
  • Ali M Memari, A. Y. Motlagh and A. Scanlon, 2000, "Seismic Evaluation of an Existing Reinforced Concrete Framed Tube Building Based on Inelastic Dynamic Analysis", Engineering Structures Journal, 22, (6), pp. 621-637
  • Ali M Memari, 1991, "IEEE Transactions on Power Systems", (In Farsi) Building Magazine, 30, pp. 27-32

Conference Proceedings

  • Merve Sagiroglu and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Review of Developments and New Innovations in Temporary Housing and Foldable Buildings", International Association of Housing Sciences, Aluferia, Algarve, Portugal, pp. 10
  • Farshad Zahmatkesh, Ali M Memari, Aly Said, B Griffin and Paul Kremer, 2016, "Concepts for High Temperature Furnace Testing of Sealed Building Members and Connections under Axial Load", Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, University Park, PA, United States
  • Ehsan Kamel and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Different Methods in Building Envelope Energy Retrofit", Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, University Park, PA, United States, pp. 10
  • Anthony Jellen and Ali M Memari, 2016, "An Approach to Analytical Modeling of Modular Vertical Expansions", Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, University Park, PA, United States, pp. 11
  • Wanxin Huang and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Review of Test Methods for Selected Building Enclosure Component Types", Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, University Park, PA, United States, pp. 17
  • Ryan Solnosky and Ali M Memari, 2015, "Sustainability Matrices for Efficient and Innovative Residential Building Wall Systems", TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)
  • Ehsan Kamel and Ali M Memari, 2015, "Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Attribute of the Solar Decathlon Projects", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, USA, pp. 483-494
  • Issa J Ramaji and Ali M Memari, 2015, "Information Exchange Standardization for BIM Application to Multi-Story Modular Residential Buildings", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, USA, pp. 13-24
  • M Y Leung, J Yu and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Managing Indoor Facilities in Public Housing To Improve Elderly Quality of Life", pp. 1-13
  • R L Solnosky, Ali M Memari and I J Ramaji, 2014, "Structural BIM Processes for Modular Multi-story Buildings in Design and Construction", pp. 201-215
  • I J Ramaji, Ali M Memari and R L Solnosky, 2014, "Evaluation of Software for Application in Multi-story Modular Building Construction", pp. 230-244
  • T M Ariosto and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Evaluation of Venetian Blind Attributes for Energy Efficiency", pp. 64-81
  • A C Jellen and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Residential Vertical Expansion of Existing Commercial Buildings Using Modular Construction Methods", pp. 216-229
  • E Kamel and Ali M Memari, 2014, "Review of Different Components of Solar Decathlon House Projects", pp. 335-354
  • N. C. Simmons and Ali M Memari, 2013, "Finite Element Modeling to Predict Racking Test Results and Performance of Four-sided Structural Sealant Glazing Curtain Wall Systems", Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 735-744
  • N. C. Simmons and Ali M Memari, 2013, "Development of Kinematic Equations for Racking Performance Evaluation of Four-sided Structural Sealant Glazing Curtain Wall Systems", Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 997-1006
  • Ali M Memari and N. C. Simmons, 2013, "Racking Performance Analysis of Four-sided Structural Sealant Glazing Curtain Wall Systems through Video Capture Technique", Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 725-734
  • T. Ariosto and Ali M Memari, 2013, "Comparative Study of Energy Efficiency of Glazing Systems for Residential and Commercial Buildings", Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 408-417
  • J. Thiede and Ali M Memari, 2013, "Evaluation of the Performance of Air and Vapor Barriers under Seismic Induced Light-frame Wall Deformations", Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 837-846
  • A. C. Jellen and Ali M Memari, 2013, "The State of the Art Application of Modular (Factory Built) Technologies to the Construction of New High-Rise Residential Buildings", Proceedings of the 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, pp. 284-293
  • I. J. Ramaji and Ali M Memari, 2013, "Identification of Structural Issues in Design and Construction of High-Rise Modular Buildings", Proceedings of the 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, pp. 294-303
  • T. Ariosto and Ali M Memari, 2013, "State-of-the-Art Review of Window Retrofit Options for Energy Saving in Single-family Dwellings", Proceedings of the 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, pp. 221-230
  • Ali M Memari, 2012, "Comparative Study of Multi-hazard Performance of Different Wall Systems Used in Single-Family Dwelling Construction", Proceedings of the ASCE 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering - Gateway to a Safer Tomorrow
  • Ali M Memari, 2012, "Review of the Performance of Glazing Systems in Earthquakes and Recent Developments to Mitigate Damage", Proceedings of the ASCE 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering - Gateway to a Safer Tomorrow
  • Ali M Memari, S. Fisher, C. Krumenacker, K. A. Broker and R.-U. Modrich, 2011, "Evaluation of the Structural Sealant for Use in Four-Sided SSG Curtain Wall System for Cathedral Hill Hospital Project", Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
  • K. A. Broker, S. Fisher and Ali M Memari, 2011, "Seismic Racking Test Evaluation of silicone Used in a 4-Sided Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Wall System", Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
  • Ali M Memari, S. Fisher, C. Krumenacker, K. A. Charbonneau and R. U. Modrich, 2011, "Seismic Evaluation of the Four-Sided Structural Sealant Glazing Curtain Wall System for Cathedral Hill Hospital Project", Proceedings of 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • Ali M Memari and J. A. Standley, 2011, "Introduction of a Transparent Sustainable Load-Bearing Wall System with Integrated Photovoltaic for Residential Construction", Proceedings of 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • Ali M Memari, K. Hartman and P. A. Kremer, 2011, "Racking Test Evaluation of Unitized Curtain Wall Systems Using Glazing Tapes", Proceedings of 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and K. Hartman, 2011, "Seismic Evaluation of Glazed Storefront Systems through Cyclic Racking Test", Proceedings of 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • A. Lepage, J. M. Shoemaker and Ali M Memari, 2011, "Demands on Nonstructural Components during Nonlinear Seismic Response of Multistory Structures", Proceedings of 2011 Architectural Engineering Conference, pp. 8
  • J. A. Standley and Ali M Memari, 2010, "Development of a Transparent Sustainable Wall System with Load Bearing Backup Framing for Residential Construction", The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, S. V. Grossenbacher and L. D. Iulo, 2008, "In-plane and Out-of-plane Load Testing and Evaluation of Sustainable Masonry Walls", Proceedings of the AEI 2008 Conference - Building Integrated Solutions, pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari and M. Sambol, 2008, "Experimental Evaluation of the Effect of Drywall Joint Compound on Shear Capacity of Wood-frame Walls", Proceedings of the AEI 2008 Conference - Building Integrated Solutions, pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, 2008, "Review of Seismic Performance of Architectural Glass in Windows, Storefronts, and Curtain Walls", Proceedings of the AEI 2008 Conference - Building Integrated Solutions, pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, S. V. Grossenbacher and L. D. Iulo, 2008, "Structural Testing of High Thermal Mass Walls Used in Sustainable Designs", Proceedings of 2008 Structures Congress - Crossing Borders, pp. 9
  • Ali M Memari, B. Kasal, A. R. Adams and H. B. Manbeck, 2008, "Comparison of In-plane Lateral Load Resistance of Interior Steel Stud and Wood Stud Light-frame Walls", Proceedings of 2008 Structures Congress - Crossing Borders, pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, X. Chen, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2005, "Seismic Performance of Structural Silicone Glazing Systems", Proceedings of the ASTM 2005-DBCSA Symposium on Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives, pp. 1-18
  • Ali M Memari and A. Kauffman, 2005, "Review of Existing Seismic Retrofit Methodologies for Adobe Dwellings and Introduction of a New Concept", Proceedings of the SismoAdobe2005 Conference, pp. 15
  • Ali M Memari and A. Shirazi, 2004, "Development of a Seismic Rating System for Architectural Glass in Existing Curtain Walls, Storefronts, and Windows", Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, pp. 13
  • S. Astarlioglu, A. Scanlon and Ali M Memari, 2004, "Recent Developments in SNAPS3D - A Finite Element Analysis Program for 3-Dimensional Nonlinear Time-History Analysis of Precast Concrete Structures", Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, pp. 8
  • Ali M Memari and M. Aliaari, 2004, "Seismic Isolation of Masonry Infill Walls", Proceedings of 2004 ASCE Structures Congress & Exposition, pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, H. G. Harris, A. A. Hamid and A. Scanlon, 2002, "Estimation of R-Factor for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns with Apparently Deficient Confinement Reinforcement", Proceedings, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
  • Ali M Memari, R. A. Behr and P. A. Kremer, 2002, "Seismic Retrofit of Architectural Glass Using Anchored Applied Film", Proceedings, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
  • Ali M Memari, M. Aliaari and A. A. Hamid, 2002, "Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Anchored Brick Veneer Walls, in Performance of Exterior Building Walls", ASTM STP 1422, American Society of Testing and Materials

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Anthony Jellen and Ali M Memari, 2016, "Expanding the Use of Modular Construction", Modular Advantage Magazine, pp. 4

Manuscripts

  • Ali M Memari, R. Behr and P. Kremer, 2006, "Architectural Glass Panels with Rounded Corners to Mitigate Earthquake Damange", Earthquake Spectra Journal
  • Ali M Memari, S. Rafiee, A. Y. Motlagh and A. Scanlon, , "Comparative Evaluation of Seismic Assessment Methodologies Applied to a 32-Story Reinforced Concrete Office Building", Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, 3, (1)
  • Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, , "Seismic Performance of Four-Side Structural Sealant Glazing System", Journal of ASTM International (JAI)
  • M. Aliaari and Ali M Memari, , "Development of a Seismic Design Approach for Infill Walls Equipped with Structural Fuse", The Masonry Society Journal
  • Ali M Memari, B. Kasal, H. B. Manbeck and A. R. Adams, , "Lateral Load Resistance Evaluation of Wood and Steel Stud Partition Shear Walls", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • M. Aliaari and Ali M Memari, , "Experimental Evaluation of a Sacrificial Seismic Fuse Device for Masonry Infill Walls", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • Ali M Memari and R. Solnosky, , "Shear Strength of Drywall Sheathed Wood Shear walls with Different Joint Enhancements", Open Journal of Civil Engineering

Other

  • T. C. Kuczynski and Ali M Memari, 2009, "Evaluation of a Multi-Hazard Resistant Panelized Brick Veneer on Steel Stud Wall System for Out-of-Plane Failure Loading", pp. 10
  • M. Aliaari and Ali M Memari, 2006, "Experimental Evaluation of a Sacrificial System for Masonry Infill Walls", pp. 15
  • Ali M Memari, X. Chen, P. A. Kremer and R. A. Behr, 2006, "Development of Failure Prediction Models for Structural Sealant Glazing Systems under Cyclic Racking Displacement Conditions", pp. 15
  • Ali M Memari, 2003, "Full-Scale Racking Test Evaluation of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Cladding Panels"
  • Ali M Memari and M. Aliaari, 2003, "Pushover Analysis of Masonry Infilled R/C Frames with Seismic Infill Wall Isolator Subframe (SIWIS) System", pp. 191-202
  • R. Behr, P. Kremer and Ali M Memari, 2003, "Earthquake Damage Resistant Architectural Glass Panels", pp. 5
  • Ali M Memari, 2003, "Recent Developments in Seismic Isolation Systems for Masonry Infill and Brick Veneer Walls", pp. 5
  • Ali M Memari and M. Chusid, 2003, "Introduction to Architectural Aspects and Developments in Research on Structural Performance of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Products", pp. 5
  • Ali M Memari, J. Liang and E. Burnett, 2003, "Development of a Multihazard Resistant Panelized Brick Veneer Wall System", pp. 10
  • Ali M Memari, 2003, "Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Cladding Panels Considering the Effect of Vertical Ground Acceleration", pp. 2
  • Ali M Memari, E. F. P. Burnett and B. M. Kozy, 2001, "Seismic Response of a New Type of Masonry Tie Used in brick Veneer Walls", pp. 1-10
  • A. Scanlon, Ali M Memari and A. R. Amini, 2001, "Assessment and Rehabilitation of Bridge Piers for Seismic Resistance in eastern United States", pp. 1-6
  • R. A. Behr, H. Wulfert, Ali M Memari, P. A. Kremer and J. L. Brueggeman, 2000, "An Earthquake-Isolated Curtain Wall System", pp. 15-30
  • Ali M Memari, 1999, "Design for Earthquakes", ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 5, (4), pp. 156-158

Research Projects

  • March 2015 - February 2018, "Collaborative Research RSB: A Sequential Decision Framework to Support Trade Space Exploration of Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable building Designs," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2014 - December 2016, "Repairs and Upgrades for 120,000 lb Tinius Olsen Super L Hydraulic Test Machine for Undergraduate and Graduate Education and Research," (Sponsor: Penn State College of Engineering).
  • June 2014 - May 2016, "Evaluation of Wall Insulation Retrofit Options for Existing Homes," (Sponsor: PHRC).
  • June 2013 - May 2014, "Learning from the Experience of Solar Decathlon," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Housing Research Center).

Honors and Awards

  • President, ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute, 2012 - 2013
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2000 - 2004
  • Advisee REU Award, PSU COE, 2015
  • Advisee Awarded J. Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship, PSU COE, 2015
  • Advisee Awarded J. Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship, PSU COE, 2015
  • Advisee Awarded buildingSMART bSI Award 2016, buildingSMART bSI, 2016
  • Advisee Award -- Walton League Scholarship, 2016
  • Advisee Award Chi Epsilon Scholarsgip, 2016
  • Advisee Awarded J. Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship, 2016
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013
  • Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair of Residential Construction, AE and CEE College of Engineering, 2012

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Search Committee, PSU, Search Committee for AE Lab Manager, October 2016 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, Search Committee, PSU, CEE SEM Faculty Search, August 2016 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, P&T Committee, PSU, Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2016 - July 2017
  • Committee Member, Search Committee, PSU, Search Committee for AE Department Head, September 2016 - April 2017
  • Committee Member, Search Committee, PSU, Search Committee for the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation (ADRI), January 2016 - May 2016
  • Member, Search Committee, Penn State University, Structures Faculty Search Committee, September 2015 - April 2016
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Penn State, Promotion and Tenure Committee, October 2015 - August 2016
  • Coordinator, Coordinator of the Structures Group, Penn State University, May 2013 - May 2016
  • Member, Instructional Equipment and Resources Committee, August 2014 - August 2015
  • Member, P & T Committee, Penn State, CEE P&T Committee, August 2013 - August 2015
  • Member, Graduate Committee, PSU, August 2014 - August 2015
  • Advisor, National Association Home Builders Student Chapter Residential Construction Management Design Competition, Penn State University, NAHB Student Chapter -- Student Design Competition, August 2012
  • Advisor, Department of Energy Student Design Competition, PSU, Race to Zero Student Design Competition, September 2013
  • Director, Director of the Building Components and Envelopes Research Laboratory (BCERL), PSU, August 2012
  • Administrator, Building Enclosure Testing Laboratory, PSU, July 2012
  • Administrator, Administer Minor in Residential Construction, Penn State University, August 2015
  • Administrator, Administer Housing Certificate, Penn State University, August 2012
  • Director, Director of Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), Penn State University, July 2012
  • Chairperson, Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, Penn State University, July 2012
  • Member, Space and Facilities Planning Committee, April 2008
  • Member, AE Department Safety & Facilities Planning Committee, 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizer, 4th Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, July 2016 - May 2018
  • , Architectural Engineering Conference 2017 Steering Committee, ASCE, Steering Committee, August 2015 - April 2017
  • Organizer, 3rd Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, July 2014 - March 2016
  • Panelist, Identify Gaps and Overlaps among the Technical Divisions and Its Institutes, ASCE, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Chairperson, Architectural Engineering Conference 2015, ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute, Steering Committee, April 2013 - March 2015
  • Organizer, 2nd Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, June 2013 - March 2014
  • Organizer, 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, Penn State, PHRC, July 2012 - February 2013
  • Board Member, Advisory Committee for DOE's Best in Housing Design Challenge, March 2013 - March 2013
 


 

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Department of Architectural Engineering

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University Park, PA 16802

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