Research Interests:

Construction Materials – Engineering Characterization of Asphalt Cement, Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixtures (HMA), Portland Cement Concrete, Granular Base, and Stabilized Soils.

Pavement Engineering – Pavement Design and Testing, Construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA), and Pavement Management System (PMS).

Constitutive Modeling and Numerical Analysis – Constitutive Modeling of Asphalt Cement, HMA Mixtures, Soils and other Geomaterials, Finite Element Analysis of Pavement and other Geotechnical Structures.

Geotechnical Engineering – Soil Improvement, Slope Stability, Deep Excavations, Drill Shaft and other Deep Foundations.



Dissertation Title: Fundamental Characterization and Numerical Simulation of Large Stone Asphalt Mixtures

Thesis Title:      Random Field Application on Engineering Geological Mapping


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Louisiana P.E. Registration No. 27660 (Since Jan., 1998)


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