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Barzin Mobasher

Barzin Mobasher
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Sustaianble Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Dr. Mobasher is responsible for a broad and interdisciplinary research program dealing with theoretical and experimental mechanics of solids. The current emphasis is on development of new construction materials and processes for their manufacture, analysis, and design. Other areas of research and scholarly activities include active projects and collaborations in areas dealing with Aerospace Engine Containment systems, biomechanics of Refractive surgeries, steel structural systems, durability of building materials, transport properties of solids, fracture mechanics of composites, and composites for power delivery systems, performance based specifications, and various educational and service activities.

PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1990

MA, Northeastern University, Boston, 1985

BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1983

Journal Articles


Alum, A., B. Mobasher, A. Rashid and M. Abbaszadegan. 2009. Image analyses-based nondisruptive method to quantify algal growth on concrete surfaces. Journal of Environmental Engineering 135(3):185-190. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2009)135:3(185)#sthash.gjH6HTOP.dpuf. (link )


Alum, A., A. Rashid, B. Mobasher and M. Abbaszadegan. 2008. Cement-based biocide coatings for controlling algal growth in water distribution canals. Cement and Concrete Composites 30(9):839-847. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2008.06.012. (link )