Kamal Hossain

Postdoctorate (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), PhD (Waterloo), BSc (BUET), PEng

  • Assistant Professor
Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-7492
Em: kamalh@mun.ca
Office: EN3033
Research Website: http://artel-mun.ca/

Specialties

Pavement Engineering, Pavement Materials and Designs, Pavement Maintenance and Asset Management

Research Interests
  • Pavement Performance & Sustainability: Design and development of performance-based asphalt mixture designs, and enhanced construction specifications using local, recycled, waste and regenerative materials through sustainable construction technologies such as warm mix asphalt, cold or hot in-place recycling.

  • Asphalt Characterization & Modeling: Mechanical, rheological and chemical characterizations of pavement materials using classical and advanced laboratory tests, both in micro and macro scales, and development of performance prediction models (Asphalt, aggregate, polymer, additive and asphalt mixture)

  • Pavement Mechanics: Mechanistic-based and finite element analyses for enhanced pavement design solutions under changing climates, new generation tire loadings and composite pavement environments

  • Nano Materials & Smart Pavements: Development of smart and sustainable pavements using innovative nano and polymeric materials which have multi-functional features including self-healing, phase-changing, energy-harvesting, and sensing-properties to minimize life cycle maintenance costs and to accommodate new generation connected and autonomous vehicles

  • Pavement Asset Management: Development of science based decision-making tools for optimizing pavement and municipal infrastructure investments (Pavement distress evaluation and condition data collection, ranking of aging infrastructure, life cycle analysis of alternative maintenance and rehabilitation options, application development)

  • Highway Maintenance and Road Safety: Development of smart summer maintenance and preservation technologies, and optimal winter maintenance solutions including self-deicing technologies while enhancing transportation sustainability and road safety

 

Professional Experience
  • Consultant, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board of Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, May 2018 to Present
  • Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sept. 2017 to Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Illinois Center for Transportation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo, Jan. 2016 to Aug. 2016
  • Graduate Researcher/Research Associate, University of Waterloo, Sept. 2011 to June 2016
  • Project and Construction Engineer, Industries in Dhaka Bangladesh, Jan. 2005 to Apr. 2011
Public Services/Professional Memberships
  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Asphalt Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks (AHD25)
  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pavement Maintenance (AHD20)
  • Technical Committee Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute Committee on Bituminous Materials
  • Research Task Force Lead and Academic Member, The Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE)
  • Member, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), 2017-2018
  • Member, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA)
  • Research Contributor, Transportation Research Board and RILEM Technical Committees
  • Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) Member, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Member, PMI-NL Chapter; VP Communication (2015), PMI-Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter
  • Technical Reviewer of Journals and Conference Proceedings of Transportation Research Board (TRB), ASCE, CSCE, TAC; CJCE, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Construction and Building Materials, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Materials Journal, Applied Sciences, Wiley
Honours/Awards
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • University of Waterloo Doctoral Award (2 times), 2013-2014
  • University of Waterloo Departmental Graduate Student Award (3 times), 2013-2014
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Student Scholarships, 2011-2014
  • Most Innovative Employee/Engineer of The Year, Bay Development Ltd, 2010
Funding Source/Research Support
  • NSERC Discovery Grant
  • The Harris Center-MMSB Applied Research Funding Program
  • Seed, Bridge, Multi-disciplinary Research Funding Program
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Start-up Funding Program, Memorial University
  • Private Industry: Stantec Inc.

Prospective Graduate Students

Memorial Pavement Research Group seeks applications from prospective graduate students (PhD/Master's) who have (1) very high motivation for research (2) strong academic record and (3) background in pavement engineering. The selected graduate student(s) will be conducting research in one of the following areas:

  • Pavement Materials (Asphalt and Mixture Characterization; Performance Modeling; Sustainability)
  • Pavement Engineering (Pavement Constitutive Modeling; Finite Element Analysis)
  • Pavement Asset Management (Pavement LCA; Highway Maintenance; Road Safety)

The applicants who meet these above criteria are strongly encouraged to contact at kamalh@mun.ca for consideration. The applicant is requested to send detailed CV and transcript while contacting. Based on review of the applicant's documents, only selected candidates will be contacted for next step.

Research Highlights/Publications
  • Safi F, Al-Qadi I, Hossain K, Ozer H. (2019). Total Recycled Asphalt (TRA) Mixes’ Characteristics and Field Performance. 98th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA. Accepted.

  • Swarna S T, Hossain K, Reddy M A, Pandey B B. (2019). A Mechanistic Study of Two-Lift Concrete Pavements: Design & Economics. 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academics for Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA. Accepted.

  • Safi F, Hossain K, Wu S, Al-Qadi I, Ozer H. (2018). Modeling Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials. Construction & Building Materials. Vol: 184, 374-381.

  • Hossain S M K, Karakas A, Singhvi P, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2018). Effect of Aging and Rejuvenation on Surface Free Energy Measurements and Adhesive Property of Asphalt Binder. 97th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Safi F, Hossain S M K, Wu S, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2018). A Model to Predict Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures. 97th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Hossain S M K, Muresan M, Fu L. (2017). Book Chapter: Chapter 21 - Application Guidelines for Optimal Deicing of Highway Pavements. Sustainable Winter Road Operations. Wiley and Sons.

  • Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L. (2017). Bio-based Materials for Improving Winter Pavement Friction. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 44 (2): 99-105.

  • Hossain S M K, Singhvi P, Ozer H, Al-Qadi, I. (2017). Pros and Cons of Advanced Technologies Used in Asphalt Binder Characterization. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Singhvi P, Karakas A, Hossain S M K, Ozer H, Al-Qadi I. (2017). Impact of Rejuvenators on the Binder Rheological and Chemical Characterization of Recycled AC Mixtures. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Liu Q, Hossain S M K, Baaj H, Tighe S. (2017). Field Assessment of Three-Dimensional Surface Texture and Frictional Properties of Experimental Canadian Road Pavements. World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management. Baveno, Italy.

  • Hossain K, Karakas A, Hossain Z. (2018). Effects of Aging and Rejuvenation on Surface Free Energy Measurements and Adhesion of Asphalt Mixtures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Revision Received on May 30, 2018.

  • Hossain K. and Hossain Z. (2018). A Synthesis of Computational and Experimental Approaches of Evaluating Chemical, Physical and Mechanistic Properties of Asphalt Binders. Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering. In Press.

  • Hossain K, Das P, Karakas A. (2018). Effect of Ultraviolet Aging on Rheological Properties of Asphalt Cement. 63rd Annual Conference of Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA). Regina, SK, Canada. Under Review.

  • Swarna S T, Hossain K. (2018). Effect of Interface Bonds on Pavement Performance. Innovation and Technology: Evolving Transportation. Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Conference. Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Accepted.

  • Safiuddin M, Hossain K, Collins C M. (2018). Potential Applications of Self-Cleansing Nano Lotus Leaf Biomimicked Coating in Different Construction Sectors. 7th International Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Accepted.

  • Ali A, Hossain K, Dhasmana H, Safiuddin M, Bazan C, Hussein A. (2018). Field Inspection and Classification of Pavement Distresses of St. John’s City in Newfoundland Canada. 7th International Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Accepted.

  • Hossain K, Bazan C, Hussein A, Swarna S T. (2018). Long Term Aging Protocol of Asphalt Mixture: A State-Of-The-Art Review. Construction & Building Materials. Under Review.

  • Moghaddam T B, Baaj H, Hossain S M K. (2016). Adoption of Statistical Analysis to Evaluate the Permanent Deformation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Modified Asphalt Mixtures. Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Lake R. (2016). Optimum Winter Road Maintenance: Effect of Pavement Types. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 43(9): 802-811.

  • Shiravi S, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Ghods A. (2016). Evaluation of Using Wi-Fi Signals to Estimate Intersection Travel Time. Resilient Infrastructure - Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) Conference. London, Ontario, Canada.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Donnely T, Lamb Z, Muresan, M. (2016). Field Investigation on the Effectiveness of Pre-wetting Strategy for Winter Road Maintenance. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. Vol: 30, Issue: 3 (Sept. 2016).

  • Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Li D S. (2016). Effect of Granularity of Materials and Pre-treatment Performance of Road Salts for Improving Winter Pavement Friction. 96th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Muresan M, Hossain S M K, Fu L,Xie, R. (2016). Survey of Current Winter Road Maintenance in Municipalities of Canada and the United States. 96th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Law B. (2015). Winter Contaminants on Pavement Surface: Friction Characteristics and Slipping Risks. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. Volume: 29, Issue: 4 (Dec. 2015).

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Li D S, Donnelly T. (2015). A Mechanistic-Empirical Approach for Ice Melting Performance of Road Salt. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cold Region Engineering Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

  • Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Johnson, Fei Y. (2015). Prediction of Pavement Surface Temperature Using Meteorological Data. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cold Region Engineering Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

  • Hosseini F, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Paolo S G, Seters T V. (2015). Field Evaluation of Organic Anti-icing Materials. 95th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Oleson A. (2015). Evaluation of Alternative Bio-based Deicers for Optimal Winter Road Maintenance of Parking Lot and Sidewalk Pavements. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 42(7): 437-448.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Oleson J A. (2014). Experimental Study of Effectiveness Anti-icing Operations on Parking Lot and Sidewalk Pavements. 94th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Lu C. (2014). Deicing Performance of Road Salts: Modeling and Applications. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. 2440 (10): 76-84.

Teaching / Courses Taught

Highway and Pavement Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Sustainability Engineering, Transportation Engineering

 

Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000