“Optical Phenomenology and Applications: Health Monitoring for Infrastructure Materials and the Environment”, Vol. 28, series “Smart Sensors, Measurement and Implementation”, Springer Publishing - to be published April 2018. Main author Ghandehari, M.

Vimer, C. Co-author of five chapters:

  • Chapter 5, “Remote Sensing of Near Neutral pH Levels”, Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C.

  • Chapter 7, “Sensing of Dissolved Chlorides Using Intrinsic Signals”, Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., Spellane, P.

  • Chapter 8, “In-Situ Analysis of Moisture in Cement Based Materials”, Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., Ioannou, I., Sidelev, A., Spellane, P.

  • Chapter 9, “Subsurface Monitoring of Water in Soil”, Ghandehari, M., Kostarelos, D., Vimer, C.

  • Chapter 12, “Remote and In-situ Monitoring of subsurface Liquid Hydrocarbons.”, Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., Kostarelos, D.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Invited Conference Papers 

Vimer, C., Ghandehari, M., Spellane, P., “Sensing of Dissolved Chlorides in Heterogeneous Media”, finalized, to be submitted for publication

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., Ioannou, I., Sidelev, A, Jin, W., Spellane, P., ""In-situ measurement of liquid phase moisture in cement mortar", NDT & E International, Vol. 45, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 162-168 (2012)

Vimer, C., Yu, S., Ghandehari, M., "Probing pH Levels in Civil Engineering Materials"ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 0899-1561 (2009)

Ghandehari, M., Kostarelos, D., Vimer, C., Yoon, S., "Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for In-situ Monitoring of Geoenvironnment", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, DOI: 10.161/ (ASCE) 1090-0241 (2008)

Ghandehari, M, Vimer, C."In Situ Monitoring of pH Level with Fiber Optic Evanescent Field Spectroscopy", NDT&E International, Volume 37, Issue 8, December 2004, Pages 611-616 (2004)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C.,"Functional Polymers and Optical Spectroscopy for Distributed Measurement in the Subsurface Environment" invited paper – SPIE Photonics North, Distributed Sensors and Applications, September 2004, Ottawa, Canada (2004)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "Molecular Vibration Spectroscopy for Materials Health Management", invited paper - 1st NSF Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, January 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)

Articles in Trade Publications

Vimer, C.,"Green Solutions for New York Buildings" (original Romanian title “Solutii verzi la cladirile din New York”), Arena Constructiilor, Bucharest, Romania, Nr. 4 (20), June 2016

Vimer, C.,"Infrastructure Rehabilitation – A Risky Political Proposition” (original Romanian title “Marea infrastructura – propunere riscanta din punct de vedere politic”), Arena Constructiilor, Bucharest, Romania, Nr. 5 (21), July-August 2016

press Articles and interviews

Urzica A., "The Story of the Romanian that Designs Skyscrapers in New York” (original Romanian title “Povestea romanului care ridica zgarie-nori in New York”), Capital, Bucharest, Romania, April 2016. This article was republished by under title “Business Report: The Story of the Romanian that Designs Skyscrapers in New York” (original Romanian title “Business Report: Povestea romanului care ridica zgarie-nori in New York”),, under title “Who Is the Romanian that Designs Skyscrapers in New York” (original Romanian title “Cine este romanul care ridica zgarie-nori in New York”,

Stanciu, M. A., “The Romanian Who Designs Skyscrapers and Subway Accessways in New York: Cristian Vimer, on Business Success in the Most Complex City” (original Romanian title “Romanul care proiecteaza zgarie nori si cai de acces la metrou in New York: Cristian Vimer, despre succesul in afaceri in cel mai complex oras”),, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018 – interview and article about Cristian Vimer

Ro. Insider, “Romanian Engineer, Member of Committee Revising NY Construction Code”, Romania Insider, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018, republished in New York Construction Report under title Barton, D., “Romanian engineer helping to revise NYC construction code”

Amos News, “Cristian Vimer Is a Member of the Committee that Reviews and Certifies the New Building Code of New York City” (original Romanian title “Cristian Vimer face parte din comisia care verifică și va aviza noul Cod de construcții din New York”), Amos News, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018

Adevarul Editorial Board, “Who Is the Romanian Who Reviews and Certifies the New New York Construction Code” (original Romanian title “Cine este românul care verifică şi avizează noul cod de construcţii al New York-ului”), Adevarul, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018

Rosu, R., “A Romanian Civil Engineer, Cristian Vimer, Is a Member of the Committee That Reviews and Will Certify the New New York Building Code” (original Romanian title “Un inginer constructor român, Cristian Vimer, face parte din comisia care verifică şi va aviza noul Cod de construcţii din New York”), Ziarul Financiar, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018

Conference Presentations

Vimer, C., Madsen, E., “Historic Buildings Design Loads and Methods”, abstract accepted for ASCE SEI Structures Congress, Orlando, Fl, April 24-27 2019

Ghandehari, M and Vimer, C., "Structural Health Monitoring by In-Situ Materials Analysis", Proceedings of the Third European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (2006)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "In-situ Monitoring of Moisture in Pavement Materials", The 84th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Session 453 – Pavement Monitoring, January 2005, Washington, DC (2005) 

Vimer, C., Ghandehari, M., "Subsurface Monitoring and Maintenance Management in Civil Infrastructure, Proceedings of Bridging Materials and Structures", CONMAT'05 – Third International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, August 2005, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2005)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "In-Situ Monitoring of Reaction Chemistries in Concrete", International Symposium Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering, March 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2004)

Ghandehari, M, Vimer, C., "Optical Spectroscopy for Detection of Moisture Ingress in Civil Infrastructure", FHWA Conference - Structural Materials Technology: NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, September 2004, Buffalo, NY (2004)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "Monitoring Degradation Chemistries in Infrastructural Materials", 4th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, September 2003, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2003)

Vimer, C., Ghandehari, M., "Moisture Sensing in Structural Materials Using Near-Infrared Evanescent Field Spectroscopy", the 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, July 2003, Seattle, WA (2003)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "Fiber Optic pH Sensor with Cellulose Cladding for Structural Health Monitoring", SPIE's 7th Annual International Symposium on NE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, March 2002, San Diego, CA (2002)

Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., "Fiber Optic pH Monitoring for Civil Infrastructure", ISIS Canada – 4he First International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring of Innovative Civil Engineering Structures, September 2002, Winnipeg, Canada (2002)

 Vimer, C., Ghandehari, M., "An Evanescent Field Fiber Optics Sensor for pH Monitoring in Civil Infrastructure", the 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, June 2002, New York, NY (2002)

 Vimer, C., Ghandehari, M., "Fiber Optic Evanescent field Sensors for pH Monitoring in Civil Infrastructure", SPIE's 7th Annual International Symposium on NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, March 2002, San Diego, CA (2002)

Doctoral Thesis

Vimer, C.,"Near-Infrared Fiber Optic Spectroscopy for Civil Engineering Materials Evaluation", Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)at NYU Poly, Brooklyn, NY, May 2005. Microfilm or copies can be obtained from UMI Dissertation Publishing, Bell & Howell Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI