Mohammad (Imran) Hossain

Mohammad (Imran) Hossain

Assistant Professor

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2275
    (309) 677-2945
   mihossain@bradley.edu

 

Ph.D., Engineering (Pavement Engineering), The University of New Mexico
M.S., Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering), The Ohio State University
M.Engg., Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
B.S., Civil Engineering (Transportation and Water Resources Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Professional Experience

  • Jan 2014-Present, Assistant Professor, Bradley University
  • Jan 2010-Dec 2013, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, The University of New Mexico
  • Aug 2005-Sep 2008, Assistant Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department
  • Feb 2004-Aug 2005, Assistant Engineer, Sami Engineering Incorporation
  • Feb 2003-Sep 2003, Research Assistant, University of Colorado-Denver

Teaching

  • Pavement Management Systems (CE 593)
  • Advanced Pavement Design (CE 591)
  • Pavement Design (CE 356)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (CE 350)
  • Soil Mechanics (CON 320)
  • Mechanics of Materials (CE 270)
  • Statics (CE 150)

Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Assessment of Infrastructure Systems
  • Climate Change Effects on Pavement Structures
  • Energy Consumptions in Hot-Mix Asphalt Production
  • Environmental Hazards Caused by Pavement Materials
  • Finite Element and Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Pavement Materials
  • Nano- and Atomic-Scale Tests on Pavement Materials
  • Sustainable Pavement Design and Maintenance

Student Supported

  • 28 Undergraduate Students
  • 20 Graduate Students

Published Book Chapter

  • Tarefder, R. A., Pan, J., and Hossain, M. I. (2015). "Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Asphaltic Material: Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Oxidative Aging of Asphalt Molecules under Stress and Moisture," Handbook of Research on Advanced Computational Techniques for Simulation-Based Engineering, Chapter 13, A Volume in the Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering (ACEE) Book Series, Editor: Pijush Samui, Publisher: IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9479-8.ch013

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (Note: *Undergraduate Student)

  • Hossain, M. I., Yadavalli, J. P. S.*, Pan, J., and Azam, H. M. (2019). “Molecular-Dynamics Simulation Approach to Identifying PAH Release from Asphalt Concrete Pavement due to Mechanical and Environmental Factors.” Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavement, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 145, Issue 3, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000122
  • Hossain, M. I., Gopisetti, L. S. P.*, and Miah, M. S. (2018). “International Roughness Index Prediction of Flexible Pavements Using Neural Networks.” Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavement, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 145, Issue 1, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000088
  • Pan, J., Hossain, M. I., and Tarefder, R. A. (2017). “A Study of Temperature and Moisture Impacts on Asphalt Before and After Oxidative Aging Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations.” Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 7, Issue 4, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NM.2153-5477.0000139
  • Hossain, M., Mueller, M., Veginati, V.*, and Krukow, K.* (2016). “Use of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Principles to Predict Virgin Aggregate Temperature in a Hot-Mix Asphalt Drum Plant.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 29, Issue 5, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001829
  • Hossain, M. I., Faisal, H. M., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Determining Effects of Moisture in Mastic Materials using Nanoindentation.” Materials and Structures, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 1079-1092
  • Islam, M. R., Hossain, M. I., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “A Study of Asphalt Aging using Indirect Tensile Strength Test.” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 95, Issue 10, pp. 218-223

Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings  (Note: *Student at Bradley University)

  • Hossain, M., Tutumluer, E., Nikita*, and Grimm, C.* (2019). “Use of Cell Phone to Evaluate Low Volume Roads in Illinois.” Transportation Research Circular E-C248, 12th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, Kalispell, Montana, September 15-18, pp. 549-563
  • Islam, M. R., Hossain, M. I., Hossain, S., Faisal, F., Hasan, M., and Rahman, S. M. (2019). “Potential of RAP as Aggregate Base and Subbase in the Context of Bangladesh.” Proceedings of International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019, Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Testing and Characterization of Pavement Materials, American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute, Chicago, Illinois, July 21-24, pp. 136-143
  • Gopisetti, Leela S. P.*, Hossain, M. I., Miah, S., and Schattler, K. (2018). “Artificial Neural Network Models for Predicting Pavement Roughness of Flexible and Rigid Pavements.” Compendium of 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. USA, January 7-11
  • Hossain, M. I., Yadavalli, J. P. S.*, Azam, H. M., and Pan, J. (2017). “A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach to Predict Release of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Asphalt Concrete Pavements.” Proceedings of International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017, American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, August 27-30, pp. 70-80
  • Hossain, M. I., Abdelkarim, A.*, Mehta, R.*, Islam, M. R.*, and Tarefder, R. A. (2017). “Extended Finite Element Modeling of Crack Propagation in Asphalt Concrete Pavements Due to Thermal Fatigue Load.” Proceedings of International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017, American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, August 27-30, pp. 94-106
  • Hossain, M., Azam, M.*, Mehta, R.*, Shaik, N.*, Islam, M. R.*, and Tarefder, R. (2016). “Determining and Validating Thermal Strain in Asphalt Concrete.” Procedia Engineering, International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, Tempe, Arizona, USA, May 18-20, Vol. 145, pp. 1036-1043

External Grants

  • Small Cell Installation in Transportation Infrastructure – A Literature Review; PI; Funding Source: Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation; Grant Amount: $48,500; Duration: 2019
  • Maintenance of Peoria County’s Pavement Management System; Co-PI; Funding Source: Peoria County Highway Department; Grant Amount: $33,400; Duration: 2019-20
  • Nano Modified Sulfur Concrete and Productivity Analysis with Automated 3D Printing on Mars; Co-PI; Funding Agency: Illinois Space Grant Consortium; Grant Amount: $36,000; Duration: 2017-19
  • Methodology for Evaluating of Seal Coat, Gravel, and Dirt Roads; PI; Funding Agency: Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation; Grant Amount: $338,000; Duration: 2016-19
  • Second Strategic Highway Research Program Education Connection; PI; Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration; Grant Amount: $10,000; Duration: 2015-16
  • Thermodynamics between RAP/RAS and Virgin Aggregates during Asphalt Concrete Production – A Literature Review; PI; Funding Agency: Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation; Grant Amount: $30,000; Duration: 2015

Research Consultant

  • Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Resistance to Cement-Treated Base Reflection Cracking in the Laboratory; Collaboration: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States; Duration: 2019-21
  • Enhancing the Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing High RAP Content with the Use of Different WMA Technologies; Collaboration: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States; Duration: 2019-21

Service

Adviser

  • Faculty Adviser, Chi Epsilon, Bradley University Student Chapter, 2017-Present

Committee Member

  • Member, Higher Learning Commission Committee, Bradley University, 2018-Present
  • Technical Committee Member, Highway Pavements, American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute, 2016-Present
  • Member, Asphalt Committee, Innovations in Construction, Asphalt and Transportation Conference, 2015-Present
  • Faculty Advisory Board Member, Student Scholarship Expo, 2015-Present
  • Member, Graduate Committee, 2014-Present

Professional Affiliation

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute

Licensures and Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, 2017
  • The Annual Innovative Research Award, The 57th Illinois Bituminous Conference, Illinois Center for Transportation, 2016
  • Recognition for Excellence in Research, Office of Sponsored Programs, Bradley University, 2015 and 2016
  • National Center for Asphalt Technology Professor Training Course Scholarship, Auburn University, 2014

Certifications

  • EIT (New Mexico)