Munir  Nazzal

Munir D. Nazzal

Professor

Baldwin Hall

CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt - 0796

796 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0071

Professional Summary

Dr. Munir Nazzal is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Nazzal's research focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing novel methods, technologies, and design approaches for achieving efficient, economic, environment-friendly transportation infrastructures. Dr. Nazzal has served as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 4 million dollars of research projects funded by different agencies. Dr. Nazzal has published more than 100 peer reviewed technical papers and reports. One of his papers was nominated for the TRB K. B. Wood award for best paper in design and construction. Dr. Nazzal is an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Louisiana.

Research Support

Grant: #UT 20038_ODOT 30649 B_FHWA E171208 Investigators:Nazzal, Munir 08-05-2019 -05-03-2020 Ohio Department of Transportation Evaluate ODOT?s Current Berm Compaction Process for Cost Effective Alternatives Role:PI $87,061.69 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #UT20551 / ODOT 32449 / FHWA E180705 Investigators:Nazzal, Munir 08-22-2019 -08-19-2021 Ohio University Determining Bond Strength of Micro-surfacing Mixes-Phase 2 Role:PI $50,265.41 Awarded Level:Institution of Higher Education

Grant: #UT19529A_ODOT 30409A_FHA E171102 Investigators:Nazzal, Munir 08-09-2019 -04-04-2020 Ohio Department of Transportation Evaluation of Partial Depth Pavement Repairs on Routes Heavily Traveled by Amish Horse and Buggies Role:PI $67,772.05 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #34282 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Nazzal, Munir 12-01-2019 -06-30-2021 Federal Highway Administration Optimizing Maintenance Equipment Tracking Role:PI $44,996.03 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #UT 21191_33441 ODOT_FHA E190445 Investigators:Nazzal, Munir 05-02-2019 -07-02-2021 Federal Highway Administration Analysis of Aramid Synthetic Fibers in Asphalt Mixes on Local Roads Role:PI $5,911.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #04514-CINCI / ODOT 33814 / FHA E190631 Investigators:Nazzal, Munir 10-01-2019 -06-01-2021 Federal Highway Administration Crack Resistance and Durability of Ohio DOT Asphalt Mixtures Using I-FIT & IDEAL-CT: Phase 2 Role:PI $119,016.95 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Obaid A.; Nazzal M.;Abu Qtaish L.; Abbas A. ; Arefin M.; Kim S.; Quasem T. (10-01-2019. )Effect of RAP Source on Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures with High RAP Contents.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,31 (10 ),

Arefin MS, Quasem T, Nazzal MD, Dessouky S, Abbas AR. (09-01-2019. )Accuracy of MEPDG Dynamic Modulus Predictions for Short-Term and Long-Term Aged Asphalt Mixtures.Journal of Transportation Engineering Part B: Pavements, ,145 (3 ),

AbuHassan Y, Alin M, Iqbal T, Nazzal MD, Abbas AR. (03-01-2019. )Effect of extraction solvents on rheological properties of recovered asphalt binders.ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, ,145 (1 ),

Al-Khateeb G.; Haider S.; Nazzal M.; Rahman M. (01-01-2019. )Innovative Materials, New Design Methods, and Advanced Characterization Techniques for Sustainable A.Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, ,2019 ,

Nazzal MD, Holcombe E, Kim SS, Abbas A, Kaya S (12-01-2018. )Nanoscale and macroscale characterization of the influence of RAP and RAS on cracking resistance of .Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,30 (12 ),

Abu Qtaish L, Nazzal MD, Abbas A, Kaya S, Akinbowale S, Arefin MS, Kim SS (09-01-2018. )Micromechanical and chemical characterization of foamed warm-mix asphalt aging.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,30 (9 ),

Arefin MS, Quasem T, Nazzal M, Abbas AR, AbuHassan Y. (07-04-2018. )Effect of short-term and long-term ageing on dynamic modulus of foamed warm mix asphalt.International Journal of Pavement Engineering, ,1-13

Abed F.; Nazzal MD; Attom M.; El Messalami N.; El-Emam M. (07-01-2018. )Use of treated wastewater in the construction of base course layers for sustainable pavement structu.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,30 (7 ),

Nazzal M.; Holcombe E.; Kaya S.; Kim S.; Abbas A. (06-30-2018. )Multi-scale evaluation of the effect of ras on the fracture properties of asphalt mixtures.Construction and Building Materials, ,175 ,126-133

AbuQtaish L, Nazzal MD, Kaya S, Kim SS, Abbas A, Abu Hassan Y (03-01-2018. )AFM-based approach to study blending between rap and virgin asphalt binders.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,30 (3 ),

Austerman A.; Marasteanu M.; Mogawer W.; Nazzal M.; Stuart K. (01-01-2018. )Influence of asphalt binder formulation and source on the performances of binders with the same cont .Asphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions, ,87 ,305-343

Abbas A.; Ali A.; Dessouky S.; Nazzal M.; Roy A. (05-01-2018. )Laboratory evaluation of foamed warm mix asphalt .Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction - Proceedings of the International AM3P Conference, 2018, ,91-95

Abbas A.; AbuQtaish L.; Kaya S.; Nazzal M.; Powers D. (09-21-2017. )A nano-scale approach to study the healing phenomenon in warm mix asphalt.Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ,45 (5 ),1662-1670

Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (07-01-2017. )Evaluation of a performance-based approach to design asphalt-treated base mixtures.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,29 (7 ),

Akentuna M.; Kim S.; Nazzal M.; Abbas A. (06-01-2017. )Asphalt mixture CTE measurement and the determination of factors affecting CTE.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,29 (6 ),

Nazzal MD, Iqbal MT, Kim SS, Abbas A, Quasema MT, Mogawer W. (05-01-2017. )Evaluating the mechanical properties of terminal blend tire rubber mixtures incorporating RAP.Construction and Building Materials, ,138 ,427-433

Nazzal M.; Kim S.; Abbas A. (01-01-2017. )Field Evaluation of infrared asphalt heater/reclaimer patching method.Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ,45 (2 ),564-573

Holcombe E.; Nazzal M.; Austerman A.; Kaya S.; Mogawer W.; (01-01-2017. )Evaluating asphalt binders prepared with different processes to meet the same performance grade: Use.Transportation Research Record, ,2632 (1 ),99-109

Abbas A.; Abu Qtaish L.; Akinbowale S.; Arefin M.; Kaya S.; Nazzal M.; Subedi B. (11-01-2016. )Effect of aging on foamed warm mix asphalt produced by water injection.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,28 (11 ),

Abbas A.; Akentuna M.; Arefin M.; Kim S.; Nazzal M. (07-01-2016. )Study of the thermal stress development of asphalt mixtures using the Asphalt Concrete Cracking Devi.Construction and Building Materials, ,114 ,416-422

Abbas A.; Akentuna M.; Iqbal M.; Kim S.; Nazzal M.; Quasem T. (07-01-2016. )Evaluation of the long-term performance and life cycle costs of GTR asphalt pavements.Construction and Building Materials, ,114 ,261-268

Abbas A.; Akentuna M.; Kim S.; Nazzal M. (01-01-2016. )Effect of asphalt binder modification type on low temperature performance determined using Asphalt C .Asphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions, ,85 ,641-657

Gissentaner T.; Kaya S.; Kim S.; Nazzal M. (01-01-2016. )The Use of a Green Polymer Nanocomposite in Geo-Infrastructure.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,2016-January (269 GSP ),488-497

Abbas A.; Iqbal M.; Kim S.; Mogawer W.; Nazzal M.; Quasema M. (01-01-2016. )Laboratory Evaluation of Mixtures Incorporating GTR and RAP.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,2016-January (270 GSP ),644-653

Austerman A.; Kaya S.; Mogawer W.; Nazzal M.; Qtaish L. (12-30-2015. )Multi-scale evaluation of the effect of rejuvenators on the performance of high RAP content mixtures.Construction and Building Materials, ,101 ,50-56

Abu-Qtaish L.; Kaya S.; Nazzal M.; Powers D. (01-01-2015. )Using Atomic Force Microscopy to evaluate the nanostructure and nanomechanics of warm mix asphalt.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,27 (10 ),

Abbas A.; Akinbowale S.; Kaya S.; Nazzal M.; Qtaish L.; Subedi B. (01-01-2015. )Effect of warm mix asphalt on aging of asphalt binders .Proceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015, ,55-64

Nazzal M.; Tarawneh B. (01-01-2014. )Optimization of resilient modulus prediction from FWD results using artificial neural network.Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, ,58 (2 ),143-154

Bennert T.; Kaya S.; Mogawer W.; Nazzal M. (01-01-2014. )Multiscale evaluation of the composite asphalt binder in high-reclaimed asphalt pavement mixtures.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,26 (7 ),

Abbas A.; Alhasan A.; Ali A.; Nazzal M.; Powers D.; Roy A. (01-01-2014. )Workability evaluation of foamed warm-mix asphalt.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,26 (6 ),

Abbas A.; Alhasan A.; Ali A.; Dessouky S.; Kim S.; Nazzal M.; Powers D. (01-01-2014. )Low-temperature characterization of foamed warm-mix asphalt produced by water injection.Transportation Research Record, ,2445 ,1-11

Abbas A.; Alhasan A.; Ali A.; Nazzal M.; Powers D.; Roy A. (09-04-2013. )Effect of temperature reduction, foaming water content, and aggregate moisture content on performanc.Construction and Building Materials, ,48 ,1058-1066

Nazzal M.; Gunay T.; Ahmedzade P.; Kaya S. (07-09-2013. )Fundamental characterization of asphalt clay nanocomposites.Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, ,3 (1 ),1-8

Abbas A.; Ali A.; Nazzal M.; Sett K. (04-02-2013. )Incorporation of subgrade modulus spatial variability in performance prediction of flexible pavement.International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, ,6 (2 ),136-140

Nazzal M.; Tatari O. (04-01-2013. )Evaluating the use of neural networks and genetic algorithms for prediction of subgrade resilient mo.International Journal of Pavement Engineering, ,14 (4 ),364-373

Nazzal M.; Abu-Qtaish L.; Kaya S. (12-01-2012. )Evaluation of wma healing properties using atomic force microscopy .RILEM Bookseries, ,4 ,1125-1134

Nazzal M.; Roy A.; Abbas A.; Ali A.; (12-01-2012. )Investigation of foamed warm mix asphalt performance using the MEPDG.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,(225 GSP ),1602-1611

Akbarian M.; Moeini-Ardakani S.; Nazzal M.; Ulm F. (12-01-2012. )Mechanistic approach to pavement-vehicle interaction and its impact on life-cycle assessment.Transportation Research Record, ,(2306 ),171-179

Abadie C.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (11-01-2012. )Low-cost and environment-friendly asphalt-treated mixtures: Louisiana tests designs .TR News, ,(283 ),37-39

Al-Rawashdeh A.; Nazzal M.; Powers D.; Sargand S. (11-01-2012. )Field evaluation of warm-mix asphalt technologies.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,24 (11 ),1343-1349

Cooper S.; Elseifi M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (08-13-2012. )Evaluation of the influence of variation of Superpave HMA mixtures physical properties on pavement p .International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, ,5 (4 ),267-276

Abbas A.; Ali A.; Nazzal M.; Powers D. (04-04-2012. )Laboratory evaluation of foamed Warm Mix Asphalt .International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, ,5 (2 ),93-101

Kucukvar M.; Nazzal M.; Tatari O. (01-01-2012. )Comparative sustainability assessment of warm-mix asphalts: A thermodynamic based hybrid life cycle .Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ,58 ,18-24

Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2011. )Performance evaluation and environmental impact assessment of asphalt-treated mixtures used in low-v.Transportation Research Record, ,(2205 ),28-35

Austin A.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (05-27-2011. )Evaluation of the shakedown behavior of unbound granular base materials.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,(211 GSP ),4752-4761

Al-Rawashdeh A.; Nazzal M.; Sargand S. (05-01-2011. )Evaluation of warm mix asphalt mixtures containing RAP using accelerated loading tests.Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ,39 (3 ),

Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2010. )Estimation of resilient modulus of subgrade soils using falling weight deflectometer.Transportation Research Record, ,(2186 ),1-10

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (10-01-2010. )Implementation of a critical state two-surface model to evaluate the response of geosynthetic reinfo.International Journal of Geomechanics, ,10 (5 ),202-212

Austin A.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (09-03-2010. )Evaluation of a new generation of asphalt treated mixtures.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,(203 GSP ),240-247

Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (07-01-2010. )Estimation of resilient modulus of subgrade soils for design of pavement structures.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,22 (7 ),726-734

Mohammad L.; Nazzal M.; Tao M.; Wu Z.; Zhang Z. (03-01-2010. )Application of shakedown theory in characterizing traditional and recycled pavement base materials.Journal of Transportation Engineering, ,136 (3 ),214-222

Abu-Farsakh M.; Alshibh K.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (05-01-2009. )Estimation of Subgrade Soils Resilient Modulus from in-situ Devices Test Results .Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ,37 (3 ),245-253

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2008. )Characterizing the behavior of geogrid-reinforced crushed limestone base materials using monotonic a .Efficient Transportation and Pavement Systems: Characterization, Mechanisms, Simulation, and Modeling - Proceedings of the 4th International Gulf Conference on Roads, ,753-759

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2007. )Evaluation of geogrid benefits using monotonic and repeated load triaxial tests.Geotechnical Special Publication, ,(176 ),145-155

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2007. )Effect of reinforcement on resilient and permanent deformations of base course material.Transportation Research Record, ,(2004 ),120-131

Abu-Farsakh M.; Alshibli K.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2007. )Evaluating the light falling weight deflectometer device for in situ measurement of elastic modulus .Transportation Research Record, ,(2016 ),13-22

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (09-01-2007. )Laboratory characterization of reinforced crushed limestone under monotonic and cyclic loading.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ,19 (9 ),772-783

Abu-Farsakh M.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-28-2006. )Numerical analyses of geogrid reinforcement of flexible pavements.GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age, ,2006 ,232

Abu-Farsakh M.; Alshibli K.; Nazzal M.; Seyman E. (12-01-2005. )Application of dynamic cone penetrometer in pavement construction control .Transportation Research Record, ,(1913 ),53-61

Abu-Farsakh M.; Nazzal M. (01-01-2005. )Reliability of piezocone penetration test methods for estimating the coefficient of consolidation of.Transportation Research Record, ,(1913 ),62-76

Abu-Farsakh M.; Alshibli K.; Mohammad L.; Nazzal M. (12-01-2004. )Evaluating the potential use of a portable LFWD for characterizing pavement layers and subgrades .Geotechnical Special Publication, ,(126 I ),915-924

Abu-Farsakh M.; Alshibli K.; Nazzal M.; Seyman E. (01-01-2004. )Evaluating the stiffness modulus of highway materials from the geogauge device .Geotechnical Practice Publication, ,1 ,287-298

Contact Information

796 Rhodes Hall
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45221-0071
Phone: 513-556-3736
munir.nazzal@uc.edu