Amir Al-Khafaji

Professor

Jobst Hall 206
(309) 677-2942
amir@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University
M.Sc., Construction Management, Michigan State University
M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University

Biography

Affiliation

  • Member Of ASCE
  • Member of Department Heads Council Of ASCE
  • Elected Alternate to the Midwest DHC

 

Scholarship

Chairs the ASCE Task Force on Faculty Work.

Advisor to The Associated General Contractors

Advisor to The Organization of Arab Students

Co-authored 14 textbooks and solutions manuals:

  • Computerized Numerical Analysis, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Book Company, New York, New York. ISBN 0-03-001752-1, 1986
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering Practice, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Book Company, New York, New York, ISBN 0-03-001757-2, 1986.
  • Solutions Manual: Numerical Methods in Engr Practice, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Book Company, New York, New York, ISBN 0-03-001753-x, 1986.
  • GEOTEK-PRO: Geotechnical Software for the IBM-PC, Kingman-Block publishing, Inc., Santa Cruz, California, ISBN 0-937353-05-1, 1986.
  • GEOTEK-LAB: Geotechnical Software for the IBM-PC, National Laboratories, Evansville, Indiana, ISBN 0-9618343-0-7, 1987.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, Research and Education Association, Piscataway, New Jersey, ISBN 0-87891-849-3, 1991.
  • GEOTEK-ST 2.0: Geotechnical Software for the IBM-PC, National Laboratories, Evansville, IN, ISBN 0-9618343-1-5, 1991.
  • GEOTEK-PRO 2.0: Geotechnical Software for the IBM, National Laboratories, Evansville, IN, ISBN 0-9618343-2-3, 1991.
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Testing, Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, ISBN 0-03-078944-3, 1992.
  • Solutions Manual For Geotechnical Engr and Soil Testing, Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, ISBN 0-03-076587-0, 1992.
  • Statics for Engineers, Springer-Verlag Publishing, New York, NY, 
  • ISBN-0-387-94779-5
  • Solutions Manual For Statics for Engineers, Springer-Verlag Publishing, New York, NY, ISBN-0-387-94779-5
  • Dynamics for Engineers, Springer-Verlag Publishing, New York, NY, 
  • ISBN-0-387-94798-1
  • Solutions Manual For Dynamics for Engineers, Springer-Verlag Publishing, New York, NY, ISBN-0-387-94798-1
  • Foundation Engineering, Al-Khafaji, A. W., Vinson, T., and Soo, S., Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, to be published.
  • GEOMAC-ST: Geotechnical Software for the MAC, Al-Khafaji, A. W., to be published.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Limiting Compression Parameters for Organic Soils
  • Compressibility and Strength of Organic Soils
  • Compressibility of Decomposing Organic Soils
  • Strength of Decomposing Organic Soils
  • Engineering Parameters of Compacted Soils
  • Microcomputer Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Microcomputer Applications in Structural Engineering

Service

  • August 1986 - Present - Professor and Chairperson, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
  • January 1982 - May 1986 - Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
  • August 1980 - December 1982 - Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  • February 1979 - July 1979 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan
  • June 1977 - March 1979 - Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1979 - 1980* - Senior Staff Engineer, Michigan Testing Engineers, Detroit, Michigan
  • Summer, 1974 - Staff Engineer, Testing Engineers and Consultants, Troy, Michigan
  • Summer, 1973 - Staff Engineer, Soil and Materials Engineers, Livonia, Michigan
  • * Worked for the University of Detroit and Michigan Testing

Licensures & Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 IAPA Man of the year
  • 2006 Excellence Award from the Bradley University Parents Association
  • 1995 Who's Who In The World
  • 1994 Certificate of Appreciation, The CEC Faculty, Bradley University
  • 1991 Special Leadership Award, The CEC Advisory Board, Bradley University
  • 1991 The Rothberg Professional Excellence Award, Highest Award Given by Bradley University For Scholarship
  • 1990 Who's Who In America
  • 1989 Member American Public Works Association
  • 1987 Chi Epsilon Honor Society, Bradley University
  • 1987 American Men And Women Of Science
  • 1985 Spirit Of Detroit Leadership Award, City Of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1985 Phi Beta Chi, University Of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
  • 1985 Phi Kappa Phi, University Of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
  • 1980 Cited For Scholarly Work, University Of Detroit Review, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1978 A.S.T.M. Outstanding Student Award, Michigan State University, East-Lansing, Michigan
  • 1974 Graduate-Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Dean's Honor List, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan