Structural Engineering; Computational Mechanics; Composite Materials Mechanics and Applications; Earthquake Engineering; Blast Engineering and Multiphysics Problems
Dr. Aref teaches and conducts research in the general area of structural engineering, mechanics, and computations. One major area of research is the applications of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bridges. He has successfully completed three projects related to FRP bridges in NY State and the findings of his work have made their way to practical solutions. Dr. Aref is also involved with various research initiatives in the areas of seismic design and evaluation, computational mechanics and blast engineering.