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Christopher L. Alexander, PhD


Assistant Professor | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univeristy of South Florida | 2018 - Present

Affiliate Faculty Member | DEpartment of Chemical, Biomedical, and Materials Engineering | 2022 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher | Materials Reliability Center, Sandia National Laboratories | 2017 - 2018


Stanley Agbakansi

Doctoral Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

I hold a BS and MS in metallurgy and materials engineering from the university of Lagos Nigeria. I also hold a second master's in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida which I completed in 2019. Currently I am a PhD student and work as a research assistant (RA) at the corrosion engineering laboratory. My research area focuses on ductile iron force main failure and their service life estimation. 

David Dukeman

Doctoral Student - Civil Engineering

In progress...


Prakirti Singh

Doctoral Student - Chemical Engineering

In progress...

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Wesley Vitor Dantas de Carvalho Bezerra

Doctoral Student - Civil Engineering

I graduated from the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil) with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering. My master’s thesis was about chloride induced corrosion of galvanized steel in reinforced concrete. I am currently a PhD student at the Corrosion Research Laboratory –University of South Florida, and my focus is on modeling the corrosion of stainless-steel reinforcement. I am also interested in the durability of cementitious materials, microstructural characterization, and sustainable concrete.

Maria Cardoso

Masters Student - Environmental Engineering

I am currently working on the Stainless-Steel Project which aims to quantify the duration of the propagation stage of stainless-steel reinforcement.  I have been a part of the USF Corrosion Research Laboratory since October 2019 and look forward to continue being a part of such an amazing team of individuals as I pursue my Master’s program in Environmental Engineering in Fall 2021.  

Amin Kazem Ghamsari

Masters Student - Civil Engineering

I received my B.Sc. in Mining and Minerals Engineering from the University of Tehran. I am interested in electrometallurgy, corrosion, and hydrometallurgy. The project on which I am working currently concerns evaluation of a novel anodizing method with regard to corrosion and abrasion resistance of the end product.

Samuel Kavon Coleman

Masters Student - Materials Science and Engineering

I graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2019. Currently, I am completing a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Structures. My research area is how corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement affect mechanical properties of steel.


Sarita Ale-Magar

Masters Student - Civil Engineering


Undergraduate Researchers

  • Enrique Hernandez-Jurado, Mechanical Engineering

  • Ann Jager, Mechanical Engineering

  • Kiera Matheny, Civil Engineering



Justin Silnutzer

MS Materials Science and Engineering 2022

Thesis: Impedance analysis of anodized aluminum and structural bridge tendons.

Dr. Farzaneh Nosouhian

Postdoctoral Researcher

Current position: Assistant Professor Texas AM Corpus Cristi

Nelly Sofia Orozco Martinez

MS Civil Engineering 2020

Thesis: Corrosion Propagation of Stainless Steel Reinforced Concrete

Current position: Bridge EIT HDR

Dr. Mahmood Aliofkhazraei

Postdoctoral Researcher

Former Undergraduate Researchers

  • Ishanka Indran, Mechanical Engineering

  • Jonas Fernandes, Mechanical Engineering

  • Moiz Khozema, Civil Engineering

  • Ammar Adnan, Civil Engineering

  • Thu Nyugen, Chemical Engineering

  • Sebastian Paez, Civil Engineering

  • Giancarlo Figueroa Garcia, Civil Engineering

  • Sachintha, Civil Engineering

  • Maria Cardoso, Chemical Engineering

  • Justin Silnutzer, Chemical Engineering

  • Nelly Orozco Martinez, Civil Engineering

  • Carolina Paez Jimenez, Civil Engineering

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