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Alexander Heifetz, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


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842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

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Selected Publications

  1. M. Strow, P. Bevington, A. Bentivegna, S. Bakhtiari, I.S Aronson, D. Ozevin, A. Heifetz, “Monitoring Accelerated Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete Prisms with Petrography and Electrical Conductivity Measurements,” Materials and Structures 55, 119 (2022).
  2. A. Heifetz, D. Shribak, S. Bakhtiari, I.S. Aronson, A. Bentivegna, “Qualification of 3D Printed Mortar with Electrical Conductivity Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements 70, 1-8 (2021).
  3. A. Heifetz, M. Strow, Y. Liu, P. Bevington, P. Zapol, S. Bakhtiari, A. Bentivegna, “Monitoring of Dielectric Permittivity in Accelerated Alkali-Silica Reaction Concrete with Microwave Backscattering,” Materials and Structures 53, 130 (2020).
  4. A. Heifetz, S. Bakhtiari, J. Lu, I.S. Aranson, V.M. Vinokur, A.F. Bentivegna, “Development of Microwave and Impedance Spectroscopy Methods for In-situ Nondestructive Evaluation of Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1806 (1), 120003 (2017).
  5. A. Heifetz, S. Bakhtiari, J. Lu, A. Bentivegna, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Alkali-Silica Reaction in High-Strength Concrete for Aging Structures Sustainability,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 116, 453-456 (2017).


Ph.D., Optical Physics
Northwestern University, 2006

M.S. Physics and Astronomy
Northwestern University, 2002

B.S., Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University, 1999