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Expert in Asphalt Materials, Pavement Design, Forensic, Maintenance, Preservation, QC/QA, Roadway Construction, Traffic Safety and Sustinability

Expert ID: 731086 Texas, USA

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Expert is a professor of Civil Engineering and manager of the Superpave facility at UTSA. He has more than 20 years of experience in roadways sustainability, maintenance, pavement management and safety. Prior to his arrival to UTSA, he participated in several state and national projects during the employment at Texas A&M University, University of Illinois and Washington State University. His current research projects are sponsored by federal, state and private sector. His funding at UTSA exceeds $6.50 million from FHWA, TxDOT, City of San Antonio, Howlett Packard, CPS, and SWRI. He is a current panelist and reviewer for the NCHRP program, Air Force Faculty Fellowship Program, Fulbright and NASA graduate fellowship program. Expert has 90 refereed technical publications on bituminous materials, pavement structures, pavement sustainability, geogrid reinforcement, energy harvesting from roadways and traffic safety. He is the recipient of the Grant Mickle best paper award by the TRB in 2006, and his recent Energy harvesting innovation won the best innovative green engineering technology by ASCE in 2016 and the best paper award by ASEE in 2015 with his students. Expert is recognized by his work in energy harvesting from roadways and through invited talks at Turkey, South Korea, China, Qatar, France and Egypt. He has chaired and co-chaired 3 visiting scholars, 3 PhD, 26 MSc. and 23 Undergraduates. He served as the Principal investigator of a multi-million innovative research project managing more than 30 researchers, students and faculty members from three institutions. He was interviewed numerous times to present his innovative technology on ABC network, Time Warner, Univision, Texas National Public Radio and tens of online magazines. He served as a keynote speaker, chair and co-chair for numerous national and international conferences to present the current state of practice in pavement sustainability. Expert serves on the board members of the bituminous committee of the ASCE construction institute and the Middle East Society of Asphalt Technologists. He sits on the Editorial Boards of the Transportation and Transit Systems and serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Engineering. At the University level, Expert served as the vice chair of UTSA Faculty Senate and currently he is the COE representative in University Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest committee. Expert is a PE in Ohio and Texas.

1- Forensic investigation on pavement materials/structure/performance
2- Data analysis (pavement engineering, traffic safety investigation)
3- Pavement sites evaluations and investigation
3- Laboratory experiments on asphalt and aggregate materials
4- Technical report including findings and recommendations


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Year: 2001 Degree: MSc. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Year: 1996 Degree: BSc. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Ain Shams Univeristy, Cairo, Egypt

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2017 Employer: University of Texas at San Antonio Title: Associate Professor Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching civil engineering courses and conduct scientific Research
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Title: Research Scientist Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research in pavement materials
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Texas Transportation Institute Title: Research Asistant Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research in pavement materials
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Washginton Centeri of Asphalt Technology and University of Idaho Title: Research Asistant Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research in pavement materials
Years: 1995 to 2010 Employer: Ain Shams University Title: Roadway designer and planner Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Geometric design of roadways, pavement materials testing and analysis

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2009 to 2017 Agency: USA/City of San Antonio (Texas) Role: Consultant/researcher Description: Perform forensic investigations on pavement performance in San Antonio
Years: 2008 to 2017 Agency: USA/Texas Dept. of Transportation Role: Consultant/Researcher Description: Forensic investigation on Pavement materials/ Laboratory experiments/site inspection and anlaysis

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Language Proficiency
English Proficient
Arabic Proficient

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