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Professor Ghazi Al-Khateeb

Civil Engineering

University of Sharjah



Dr Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb earned his BSc and MSc from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1991 and 1994 respectively, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2001; all in the Civil Engineering/Transportation specialty.

He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, a position he has held since 2015. Before that, he served as a Visiting Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah (2014-2015). Since 2006 he has also been an Associate Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST); he is currently on leave from JUST at the University of Sharjah. During his work at JUST, he held the positions of Vice Dean of Engineering (2012-2014) and Vice Director for the Consultative Center for Science and Technology (2009-2010).

Ghazi previously worked as a senior research scientist for six years at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration in Virginia, USA (2000-2006). His work as a research scientist at TFHRC led to many major findings including setting a target and tolerance for the dynamic internal angle of gyration in the Superpave gyratory compactor, the development of a new simplistic model for asphalt mixture dynamic modulus predictions, presentation of a new distinctive fatigue failure criterion, development of simple quantitative method for identification of failure due to fatigue damage, and development of new rutting and fatigue performance models.

He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering, transportation engineering, and pavement engineering. His research focuses on experimental and analytical characterization of physical and mechanical properties of asphalt materials, Superpave mix design and performance, pavement and bituminous materials, dynamic testing and modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures, pavement damage and mechanics, mechanistic performance analysis of asphalt pavements, constitutive model development, aging of asphalt pavements, and sustainable pavement materials.

Ghazi has published more than 90 technical papers in international scientific journals and conferences and two chapters in a book in his area of expertise. He serves as a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and international conferences, including the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Construction and Building Materials, Road Materials and Pavement Design, the Journal of Materials and Design, the Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM Testing and Evaluation, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, the Korean Society of Civil Engineers Journal, the Journal of the ASCE Geo Frontier, ASTM International Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Journal, the KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, the Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer Plus Research, and the International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation.

He has also served as a member of several national and international professional bodies and associations including the Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), the Jordan Society for Scientific Research (JSSR), the Jordan Road Accidents Prevention (JRAP), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologies (AAPT).