Nicolas Ali Libre, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor

Structural Engineering

Research Interests

  • Computational mechanics and applied mathematics
  • Meshfree numerical methods for partial differential equations
  • Radial Basis Functions collocation method
  • Ill-conditioned systems of linear equations
  • Wavelet based adaptive methods
  • Advanced cement based materials for sustainable construction
  • Durability of cement-based materials in aggressive environments
  • Rheological and mechanical properties of fiber reinforced concrete
  • Non-destructive evaluation of concrete properties

Educational Research Interests

  • Development of educational apps for engineering students
  • Innovative methods of teaching and learning mechanics
  • Interactive teaching and evaluation techniques

Courses Taught

  • Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Method, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Design of Concrete Structures

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Scholar, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (2013-2015)
  • Director of Research, Construction Materials Institute (CMI), University of Tehran, Iran, (2011-2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, Iran, (2011-2013)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, (2010-2011)
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, Iran, (2003-2010)

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2009
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2003
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2003