Advanced Road & Transportation Engineering Lab (ARTEL)

Dr. Kamal Hossain

Head of Lab

Dr. Hossain is an Assistant Professor of Pavement Engineering at Memorial University. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow and research associate at the Illinois Center for Transportation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA, and at the Center for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) and Transportation System Solution Laboratory of the University of Waterloo. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hossain’s research interests include pavement engineering, pavement materials, and spring and winter road maintenance. He teaches mechanics of materials, surveying, highway and pavement engineering courses. Dr. Hossain has authored over 30 journal articles, conference papers and technical reports. He holds several prestigious awards including the NSERC-Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Hossain serves as a member in several technical committees and professional associations including United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committees on Asphalt Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks (AHD25) and Pavement Maintenance (AHD20), APSE Research Task Force, ASCE Construction Institute Technical Committee on Bituminous Materials, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA), and the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering. He is a technical reviewer of various journals and publication organizations including Transportation Research Board, TAC, CSCE, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Construction & Building Materials, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, ASTM Journal of Materials and Testing, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Applied Sciences, Materials, Wiley.

Educations/Trainings

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
      Postdoctoral Training, Civil Engineering, 2016-2017
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
      PhD, Civil Engineering, 2013-2015
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
      MASc, Civil Engineering, (fast-tracked to Doctorate program), 2011-2013
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
      BSc, Civil Engineering, 2005

Research Interests

Pavement Engineering; Pavement Materials and Mixture Designs; Pavement Recycling Technologies including WMA, CIR, HIR, FDR;  Characterization of Asphalt Cement, Additives, Polymers, Mixtures and Alternative Aggregates; Nano Technologies and Smart Pavements; Pavement Mechanics, Mechanistic and Empirical Modeling, Finite Element Modeling; Transportation Sustainability, Life Cycle Analysis of Municipal Infrastructure Design Alternatives; Highway Maintenance and Preservation Technologies; Road Safety, Winter Road Operations, Pavement Deicing Technologies; Cold Region Pavement Designs and Climate Change Impacts, Pavement Asset Management; Pavement Distress and Condition Evaluation, and Maintenance Strategies.

Professional Services

  • Consultant, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board of Government of  Newfoundland and Labrador, May 2018 to Present
  • Expert, Nesbitt Coulter LLP, June 2018 to Aug. 2018
  • Assistant Professor, Memorial University, Sept. 2017 to Present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Illinois Center for Transportation, Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo, Jan. 2016 to Aug. 2016
  • Graduate Researcher/Research Associate, University of Waterloo, Sept. 2011 to June 2016
  • Construction Engineer, Industries in Dhaka Bangladesh, Jan. 2005 to Apr. 2011

Public Services/Professional Memberships

  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Asphalt Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks (AHD25)
  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pavement Maintenance (AHD20)
  • Technical Committee Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute Committee on Bituminous Materials
  • Academic Member, The Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE) and Research Task Force Lead
  • Member, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), 2017-2018
  • Member, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA)
  • Research Contributor, Transportation Research Board and RILEM Technical Committees
  • Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) Member, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Member, PMI-NL Chapter; VP Communication (2015), PMI-Canada’s Technology Triangle Chapter
  • Technical Reviewer of Journals and Conference Proceedings of Transportation Research Board (TRB), ASCE, CSCE, TAC; CJCE, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Construction and Building Materials, ASTM Journals, Materials Journal, Applied Sciences, Wiley

Academic Services

PhD/Master’s Thesis Examiner 

  • PhD Thesis, Laboratory Characterization of Bitumen Treated Full Depth Reclamation Materials, A. Gandi, ETS, University of Quebec, QC, Canada, Winter 2018
  • Master’s Thesis, Numerical Modeling of Upheaval Buckling of Initially Imperfect Submarine Pipelines Buried in Loose and Dense Sand, R. Arman, Memorial University, Winter 2018
  • Master’s Thesis, Asphalt Binder Characterization and Modeling by X-Ray Diffraction, H. Seddig, Memorial University, Fall 2017
  • Master’s Thesis, Numerical Simulation for Thermal Energy Storage Using Encapsulated Phase Change Materials (PCM), A. Lasmar, Memorial University, Fall 2017

Honours/Awards 

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • University of Waterloo Doctoral Award (2 times), 2013-2014
  • University of Waterloo Departmental Graduate Student Award (3 times), 2013-2014
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Student Scholarships, 2011-2014
  • Most Innovative Employee/Engineer of The Year, Bay Development Ltd, 2010

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