Mohammad (Imran) Hossain

Assistant Professor

Jobst Hall 100
(309) 677-2945

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


  • 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)


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

  • 23 Undergraduate Students (17 Civil and 6 Construction Engineering Students)
  • 17 Graduate Students (13 Civil and Construction and 4 Mechanical Engineering 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 and **Graduate Student)

  • 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, ASCE, 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, ASCE, 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, ASCE, Vol. 29, Issue 5, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001829
  • Pan, J., Tarefder, R. A., and Hossain, M. I. (2016). “Study of Moisture Impact on Asphalt Before and After Oxidation Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, Asphalt Materials and Mixtures, Vol. 1, No. 2574, pp. 38-47
  • 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
  • Faisal, H. M.**, Hossain, M. I., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Nanomechanical Evaluation of Vapor Conditioned and Unconditioned Asphalt.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Asphalt Materials and Mixtures Vol. 2, No. 2506, pp. 126-135
  • 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
  • Haghshenas, H. F.**, Khodaii, A., Hossain, M., and Gedafa, D. (2015). “A Study on Stripping Potential of HMA and SMA using Statistical Approach.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 1-6

Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings  (Note: *Undergraduate Student and **Graduate Student)

  • Islam, M. R., Hossain, M. I., and Rahman, M. T.* (2018). “Investigating the Prospect of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) as Stabilized Base in the Context of Bangladesh.” Proceedings of International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Airfield and Highway Pavements, ASCE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, July 15-18, pp. 322-331
  • 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 & Airfield Technology: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017, ASCE, 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 & Airfield Technology: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017, ASCE, 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
  • Hossain, M., Rahim Khan, A S M A., Faisal H., and Tarefder, R. (2015). “Finite Element and Mechanical Modeling of Fatigue Behavior of Partial Vapor-Conditioned Viscoelastic Material.” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 10, Micro- and Nano-systems Engineering and Packaging, ASME, Houston, Texas, USA, November 13-19

External Grants

  • Nano Modified Sulfur Concrete and Productivity Analysis with Automated 3D Printing on Mars, Co-PI, Funding Agency: Illinois Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), Grant Amount: $36,000, Duration: 2017-19
  • Methodology for Evaluating of Seal Coat, Gravel, and Dirt Roads, PI, Funding Agency: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) through Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), Grant Amount: $337,953, Duration: 2016-19
  • Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Education Connection, PI, Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and FHWA, Grant Amount: $10,000, Duration: 2015-16
  • Thermodynamics between RAP/RAS and Virgin Aggregates during Asphalt Concrete Production-A Literature Review, PI, Funding Agency: FHWA and IDOT through ICT, Grant Amount: $30,000, Duration: 2015



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

Committee Member

  • Member, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Committee-Teaching and Learning: Quality Resources and Support, Bradley University, 2018-Present
  • Member, Asphalt Committee, Innovations in Construction, Asphalt and Transportation (ICAT) Conference, 2015-Present
  • Faculty Advisory Board Member, Student Scholarship Expo, 2015-Present
  • Member, Graduate Committee, 2014-Present

Professional Affiliation

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI)

Licensures & Certifications

Honors and Awards

  • Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, 2017
  • The Annual Innovative Research Award, The 57th Illinois Bituminous Conference, ICT, 2016
  • Recognition for Excellence in Research, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Bradley University, 2015 and 2016
  • National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Professor Training Course Scholarship, Auburn University, 2014
  • Distinction in Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of New Mexico, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, 8th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology (ICPT), Taipei, Taiwan, 2013
  • New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers-Albuquerque Chapter Scholarship, New Mexico Engineering Foundation, 2013
  • Fellowship, International Road Federation (IRF), Washington DC, 2008-09
  • Director General’s Award, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development, 2007
  • Dhaka Board Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1997-03


  • EIT (New Mexico)