About CCRC
Construction & Concrete Research Center was founded in 2006 under the bountiful support of the esteemed president of University, Dr. Mousakhani as well as the support offered by vice-presidency for research affairs and some academic members and students from the faculty of civil Engineering. The center is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in construction materials technology especially concrete elements in order to remove construction difficulties and introducing new techniques of using materials in construction industry. This lab is a part of Qazvin branch of Islamic Azad University. Director Mahya Roustaei oversees research activities of faculty researchers, professional research staff, and graduate students from the Department of Civil Engineering. Construction & Concrete Research Center parts:
• Concrete Lab
• Geotechnical Lab
• Material Lab


Mahya Roustaei
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Faculty
Director of CCRC

Born: 25/08/1983- Karaj- Iran
Fax: 00982833675780
mahya_roustaei@yahoo.com
mahya_roustaei@qiau.ac.ir
Education:
  • Ph.D. 2013, Geotechnical engineering, K. N. Tossi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    Thesis: ‘Influence of freeze and thaw cycles on the (Triaxial) strength of reinforced soil of cold region's roadbeds with polypropylene fibers and geotextile layers’
  • M.Sc. 2008,Geotechnical engineering, K. N. Tossi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    Thesis: ‘Influence of freeze and thaw cycles on the (uniaxial) strength of reinforced soil (with steel and polypropylene fibers)’
  • B.Sc. 2006,Civil engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

Experiences:
Fifth Dimension of Sharestan Consulting engineers, Designing and modeling several building such as IT building of Zabol university (6000), 2008-2009.
Qiau, Member of civil Faculty, 2010-2015
Qiau, Research vice president of civil Faculty, 2011-2013
Qiau, Director of CCRC, 2014-2015

Teaching experiences:
Taught Geometry and Building materials in Abeyek University, Qazvin, 2007.
Taught Steel structures, Soil mechanics, Foundation engineering and Laboratory of soil mechanics in Qazvin azad university, Qazvin, 2009-2011.
Accepted as a member of department of civil engineering of Qazvin azad university, 2011.


Research Projects:
• The effect of using fiber shotcrete in the strength of lining cover of alborz tunnel in Tehran Shomal high way.
• Usage of artificial freezing in constructing retaining walls and tunnel excavations. Research Projects:
• Investigation of using waste tires in soil to decrease the effects of freeze and thaw cycles (Head), Qazvin Azad University, 2011.
• Seismic improvements of bridges and their connections (assistant), ACECR-Sharif University Branch, 2006.

Publications:
"The influence of freeze–thaw cycles on the unconfined compressive strength of fiber-reinforced clay", Mahmoud Ghazavi , Mahya Roustaie, Cold Regions Science and Technology 61 (2010) 125–131.
"Influence of Freeze Thaw Cycles on Uniaxial Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Clayey Soil" M. Ghazavi and M. Roustaei Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics New Delhi, India, 8–12 November, 2010.
"Laboratory evaluation of the behavior of a geotextile reinforced clay in freezethaw cycles" M. Ghazavi and M. Roustaei Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on permafrost engineering Mirny, Russia, 3-7 September, 2011.
"Strength characteristics of tire-clay mixtures in freeze-thaw cycles" M. Ghazavi and M. Roustaei Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on permafrost engineering Mirny, Russia, 3-7 September, 2011.
“Freeze–thaw performance of clayey soil reinforced with geotextile layer”, M. Ghazavi and M. Roustaei, Cold Regions Science and Technology 89, 2013, 22-29
"Effect of the reinforcement elements’ angles on shear strength of a sandy soil", M. Jesmani, M. Roustaei, A.H. Soltanieh, (In revision) International journal of Civil Engineering.
“Application of Tire crumbs on mechanical properties of a clayey soil subjected to freeze-thaw cycles” M. Roustaei*, M. Ghazavi, E. Aliaghaei, (In revision) Sicentia Iranica.
“Microfabric effects of freeze-thaw cycles on reinforced clay in relation to geotechnical parameters”, M. Roustaei*, M. Ghazavi (In revision) Cold Regions Science and Technology.


Membership:
• Geotechnical committee of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization of Qazvin.
• Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization of Qazvin.

Interests:
• Freeze-thaw effects on efficiency of roadbeds in cold regions.
• Influence of reinforcing in reducing the freeze-thaw effects.
• Modeling Freeze-thaw effects by FEM.
• Common topics of geotechnical engineering and transportation problems.

Interested in teaching:
• Soil mechanics
• Laboratory of soil mechanics
• Foundation engineering
• Finite element
• Theory of plasticity