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 Interests
  • Design and development of performance-based asphalt mixtures and enhanced construction specifications using local, recycled, waste and regenerative materials

  • Standard and advanced laboratory testing, micro and macro sale characterization of pavement materials, and performance modeling (Asphalt, aggregate, polymer, additive and asphalt mixture)

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

  • 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 electric vehicles

  • Development of science-based decision making tools for optimizing pavement and municipal infrastructure investments (Pavement asset management, ranking of aging infrastructure, life cycle analysis, application development)

  • Development of smart and sustainable spring and winter road maintenance strategies, solutions, and pavement preservation techniques

 

 

Personal Profile
Professional Experience
  • 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
Professional Memberships/Affiliations
  • Academic Member, The Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE)
  • Member, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Member, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA)
  • Research Contributor, Transportation Research Board and RILEM Technical Committees
  • Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Member, The Project Management Institute
Honours/Awards/Accreditation
  • 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

Open Position(s)

Three graduate student positions (PhD/Masters) are available in the following areas:

  • Pavement Engineering (Mechanistic Design and Finite Element Analysis)
  • Pavement Materials (Asphalt and Mixture Characterization Using Classical and Advanced Testing)
  • Pavement Asset Management

Applicants with strong academic background (or practical experiences in pavement engineering) and interests in research are encouraged to contact at kamalh@mun.ca for consideration. Please send your detail CV and transcript while contacting.

Research Highlights
  • Safi F, Hossain S M K, Wu S, Al-Qadi I, Ozer H. (2018). Modeling Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Materials. Journal of Construction & Building Materials. Under Review.

  • 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. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference 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. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference 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: 99-105.

  • Hossain S M K, Singhvi P, Ozer H, Al-Qadi, I. (2017). Pros and Cons of New 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.

  • 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, 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 Pavement Maintenance. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. 30(3)

  • 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. Transportation Research Board (TRB)Conference of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA

  • Muresan M, Hossain S M K, Fu L, Law B. (2016). Survey of End-Users’ Level of Service Requirements for Winter Road Maintenance in Different Transportation Facilities. Transportation Research Board (TRB)Conference of National Academies of Science and Engineering. Washington DC, USA

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

  • 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, United States

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

  • Hossain, S M K, Fu L, Oleson J A. (2014). Experimental Study of Effectiveness Anti-icing Operations on Parking Lot and Sidewalk Pavements. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference 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: 76-84.

  • Hossain S M K, Fu L, Law B. (2014). Winter Contaminants on Pavement Surface: Friction. Characteristics and Slipping Risk. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. 29(4)
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 A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

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