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Prof.Ghazi Al-Khateeb Chair Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2001.

Research Interests:

  • Experimental and analytical characterization of the physical properties of asphalt paving mixtures, SUPERPAVE mix design and performance, dynamic testing and modeling of the behavior of asphalt binders and mixtures, mechanistic performance analysis of asphalt pavements, pavement damage and mechanics, and aging of asphalt pavements.

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2001. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1994. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1991.
Academic Positions (Dates: MM/YY) 08/2020-Present: Chairman, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. 09/17-Present: Asociate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. 09/15-09/17: Visiting academic, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. 09/14-09/15: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. 09/11-09/14: Associate Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. 09/06-09/11: Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. 11/2000-09/06: Senior Research Scientist and On-Site Technical Manager, Pavement Materials and Construction Team, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), McLean, VA, USA. 01/97-11/2000: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. 11/94-08/96: Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Science University, Jordan. Administrative Positions (Dates: MM/YY) 09/12-09/14: Vice Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
• Member of the Organizing Committee and the Judging Committee, the College of Engineering Senior Design Project Exhibition, under the patronage of His Excellency the Chancellor of the University, Prof. Hamid Al Naimiy, University of Sharjah, May 04, 2023. • Member of the Organizing Committee and the Judging Committee, the College of Engineering Senior Design Project Exhibition, under the patronage of His Excellency the Chancellor of the University, Prof. Hamid Al Naimiy, University of Sharjah, May 25, 2022. • Session Co-chair, Sharjah International Conference on Education in Post COVID-19, Future Trends in Teaching and Learning: Employability and Skills Driven Curriculum, University of Sharjah, through Zoom, March 14-16, 2022. • Committee Member and Session Chair, The 14th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE2021), University of Sharjah and Liverpool John Moores University, Hybrid Mode, December 7-10, 2021. • Member in Organizing Committee, Workshop on Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, April 23, 2018. • Chair of Judging Committee, Session on Civil Engineering, the 5th UAE Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 08, 2017. • Session Chair, “the Joint 8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE) and 4th International Conference Towards Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 18 – 20, 2017. • Technical Committee Member for Road Master Plan in Jordan, European Investment Grant, MPWH, Amman, Jordan, 2010. • Member (JUST Representative), Traffic Technical Committee for Irbid City, Irbid Governorate and the Traffic Department of Irbid Municipality, Irbid, Jordan, 2010. • Member, Asphalt and Roads Technical Committee, MPWH, Amman, Jordan, 2010. • Head, Superpave Technical Committee, MPWH, Amman, Jordan, 2010. • Organizing Committee Member, The 4th Conference on Scientific Research in Jordan (CSRJ), Amman, Jordan, November 7, 2009. • Organizing Committee Member, Traffic Engineering Day, Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), Irbid, Jordan, June 10, 2008. • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Representative as a Reviewer in the US National Technical Committee to Review the Western Research Institute (WRI) Research Results and Findings (2002-2006).
- Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, Utilizing Optimal Aggregate Gradations to Enhance Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures for UAE Roadways, funded by university of Sharjah, 114,000 AED , 2023-2025. - Khalid Ghuzlan, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, High Temperature Performance of Styrofoam-Modified Asphalt Binders, funded by university of Sharjah, 20,000AED, 2022-2023. - Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Advanced Characterization of Asphalt Mixture Using Elrich® SBS Polymer-Modified Bitumen- Protective Maintenance of Federal Roads Phase 1, funded by university of Sharjah, 84,000AED, 2022-2023. - Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Salah Al-Toubat, Mohamed Arab, Experimental Study on Pervious Concrete: An Eco-friendly Concrete Pavement, funded by university of Sharjah, 300,000AED, 2022-2024. - Ghazi Al-Khateeb ,Waleed Zeiada, Performance of Crumb Rubber- Modified Warm Mix Asphalt in the UAE, funded by university of Sharjah, 79600aed , 2020-2022. - Waleed Zeiada ,Ghazi Al-Khateeb ,Abdallah Shanableh, Effect of Bio-Oils Extracted from Local Date Seeds on Rheological Properties of Modified Asphalt Binder, funded by University of Sharjah 79,400 09/2019-09/2021. - Ghazi Al-Khateeb ,Waleed Zeiada, Producing Sustainable Modified Asphalt Binders Using Dates Seeds Filler, funded by University of Sharjah, 40,000aed, 06/2018-06/2020. - Waleed Zeida, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Abdallah Shanableh, Advanced Characterization and Testing of Asphalt Mixes Containing Steel Slag Aggregates,funded by Abu Dhabi Municipality 54,800, 2018-2019. - Mufid Samarai, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Abdallah Shanableh, Asphalt Binder PG Mapping and Impact of Climate Change on Pavement Performance in the UAE, funded by Sharjah Research Academy, 1,131,000aed , 06/2019-06/2021. - Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Turki Obaidat and Taisir Khedaywi, Introducing New Technologies and Advanced Methodologies for Asphalt Mixtures of Highway Pavements in Jordan, Scientific Research Support Fund / Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, 11/2008-11/2012. - Khalid Ghuzlan and Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Studying the Fatigue Behavior of Asphalt Binders Using the Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR), Deanship of Research, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 11/2010-11/2014. - Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Investigation of the Combined Effect of Dynamic Loading Frequency and Temperature on Fatigue Life of Asphalt Paving Mixtures, Deanship of Research, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 09/2007-09/2009.
Book Publications: 1. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, “Solved Practical Problems in Transportation Engineering,” Volume I: “Traffic and Pavement Engineering,” Taylor and Francis Group, CRC Press, ISBN-13: 978-0- 367-14983-3, July 2020. 2. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, “Solved Practical Problems in Transportation Engineering,” Volume II: “Highway Planning, Survey, and Design,” Taylor and Francis Group, CRC Press, ISBN-13: 978- 0-367-14986-4, July 2020. Chapters in Book: 3. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb and Riyada F. Al-Smadi, “PSI Models for Urban Highway Flexible Pavements in Jordan,” Chapter 17, Architecture Anthology I: Architectural Construction, Materials, and Building Technologies, Part 2: Building Materials and Construction, Edited by Jamal M. Khatib, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 2015, pp. 205-216. 4. Khalid A. Ghuzlan, Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, and Yazeed Qasem, “Rheological Properties of Polyethylene-Modified Asphalt Binder,” Chapter 14, Architecture Anthology I: Architectural Construction, Materials, and Building Technologies, Part 2: Building Materials and Construction, Edited by Jamal M. Khatib, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 2015, pp. 165-178. Selected Journal Publications: 1. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Alaa Sukkari, Waleed Zeiada, Helal Ezzat, “Microscopy-based approach for measuring asphalt film thickness and its impact on hot-mix asphalt performance,” Case Studies in Construction Materials, Vol. 18, e01711, July 2023. 2. Khaled Hamad, Lubna Obaid, Salah Haridy, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al‐Khateeb, “Factorial design–machine learning approach for predicting incident durations,” Computer‐Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 660-680, March 2023. 3. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Khalid Ghuzlan, Mohammed Ismail, Ahmad Shabib, Marwan Naeem, and Yousef Elbaz, “Rheological Properties of Cement-Modified Asphalt Binders,” Frontiers in Built Environment, Section: Construction Materials, doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2022.937199, 2022. 4. W Zeiada, H Liu, G Al-Khateeb, A Shanableh, M Samarai, “Evaluation of test methods for measurement of zero shear viscosity (ZSV) of asphalt binders,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 325(7), doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126794, 2022. 5. Sara Alattieh, Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, “Evaluation of Low-and Intermediate Temperature Performance of Bio Oil-Modified Asphalt Binders,” Sustainability, Vol. 13 (7), doi.org/10.3390/su13074039, 2021. 6. Hanqi Liu, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Helal Ezzet, Abdallah Shanableh, and Mufid Samarai, “Analysis of MSCR test results for asphalt binders with improved accuracy,” Materials and Structures, Vol. 54 (2), pp. 1-14, 2021. 7. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, Mohammed Ismail, Ahmad Shabib, Adel Tayara, “Mechanistic-empirical evaluation of specific polymer-modified asphalt binders’ effect on the rheological performance,” Science Progress, Vol. 103(4), pp. 1–20, 2020. 8. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb and Nagham Y. Khadour, “Distress-Based PSI Models for Asphalt Pavements of Rural Highways,” Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp. 281-293, 2020. 9. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Syed W. Haider, Mujib Rahman, and Munir Nazzal, “Innovative Materials, New Design Methods, and Advanced Characterization Techniques for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements,” Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 2019, Article ID 8241071, doi.org/10.1155/2019/8241071, 2019. 10. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Taisir Khedaywi, and Motaz Irfaeya, “Shear Properties of Waste Glass-Asphalt Mastics,” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 12, 2019, pp. 307-314. 11. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Taisir Khedaywi, and Motaz Irfaeya, “Mechanical Behavior of Asphalt Mastics Produced Using Waste Stone Sawdust,” Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 2018, doi.org/10.1155/2018/5362397, June 2018. 12. Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Turki I. Obaidat, Taisir S. Khedaywi, and Mohammad S. Elayan, “Studying Rutting Performance of Superpave Asphalt Mixtures Using Unconfined Dynamic Creep and Simple Performance Tests,” International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2018, pp. 315-333. Selected Conference Publications: 1. Mohammed W. Alani, Khalid A. Ghuzlan, Ghazi G. Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, Helal Ezzat, Alaa Sukkari, “Performance of Bio-Oil Modified Asphalt Binders Containing Warm-mix Additives,” Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET), Dubai, UAE, 10.1109/ASET56582.2023.10180817, 2023. 2. K Al Naser, H Ezzat, W Zeiada, G Al-Khateeb, A Shanableh, “Investigation of Nano Materials’ Effect on Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder,” Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) International Conference, 10.1109/ASET53988.2022.9734990, IEEE Publisher, 2022. 3. K Alraini, H Ezzat, W Zeiada, G Al-Khateeb, “Investigating the Effect of Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycled from Waste Plastics bottles on Asphalt Binder Under UAE’s Climate Conditions,” Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) International Conference, 10.1109/ASET53988.2022.9734955, IEEE Publisher, 2022. 4. A Sukkari, G Al-Khateeb, W Zeiada, H Ezzat, “Investigating the Physical and Rheological Properties of Date Seed Ash-Modified Asphalt Binders in the UAE,” Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) International Conference, 10.1109/ASET53988.2022.9735121, IEEE Publisher, 2022. 5. Alaa Sukkari, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, “Estimating Asphalt Film Thickness in Asphalt Mixtures Using Microscopy to Further Enhance the Performance of UAE Roadways,” Accepted for Presentation in the 18th International Road Federation (IRF) World Meeting and Exhibition, November 6-10, 2021, Dubai, UAE. 6. Khalil Almbaidheen, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Waleed Zeiada, “Effect of Different Aggregate Gradations on Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures for UAE Roadways,” Accepted for Presentation in the 18th International Road Federation (IRF) World Meeting and Exhibition, November 6-10, 2021, Dubai, UAE. 7. Mohammed Ismail, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, “Rheological Properties of Rubber-Modified Asphalt Binder in the UAE,” Accepted for Presentation in the 18th International Road Federation (IRF) World Meeting and Exhibition, November 6-10, 2021, Dubai, UAE. 8. Mohammed W Alani, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Helal Ezzat, and Abdallah Shanableh, “Investigating the Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Binder in the UAE using Styrene Butadiene-Styrene Polymer,” The 7th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy, 26-28 March 2021, Qingdao, China, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 798, 2021. 9. Ali Alnaqbi, Waleed Zeiada, Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Helal Ezzat, Abdallah Shanableh, “Effect of Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene on the Properties and Grading of Local Asphalt Binder in the UAE,” The 6th International Conference on Architecture, Materials and Construction, 27-29 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1044 (1), March 10th, 2021. 10. Muamer Abuzwidah, Mohsin Balwan, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, and Ghazi Al-Khateeb, “Traffic Safety Benefits of Using Highway Lighting Technology:(Case Study: 4-Lanes Expressways in the Rural Areas),” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology (ICAET 2019), Incheon National University, Incheon, South Korea, May 2020.
University of Sharjah Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Defense (Co-Supervisor) 1. Ali Alnaqbi, Development of Regional and Global Dynamic Modulus |E*| Predictive Models Using Artificial Intelligence, May 10, 2023. M.S. Thesis Supervisor 1. Khalil Almbaidheen, Development of Optimal Aggregate Gradations to Enhance Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures for UAE Roadways, 2020. 2. Sara A. Alattieh, Evaluating the Performance of Date Seeds-Bio Oil-Modified Asphalt Binders, May 17, 2020. M.S. Thesis Co-Supervisor 1. Myasar Abulkhair, Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures with Steel Slag Aggregates Using Advanced Characterization Tests, 2019. Jordan University of Science and Technology M.S. Thesis Supervisor Mohammad Elayan, “Comparison Between Dynamic Creep and Simple Performance Tests for Rutting Performance of Superpave Asphalt Mixtures,” 2012. Khalid Al-Balas, “Performance-Based Comparison Between SUPERPAVE and MARSHALL Asphalt Mixtures Using Limestone Aggregates in Jordan,” May 2011. Ahmad Mirwais Najib, “Performance-Based Comparison Between Basalt Asphalt Mixtures and Limestone Asphalt Mixtures,” July 2010. Tariq Al-Baher, “Investigation of the Effect of Test Variables on Permanent Deformation of Superpave Asphalt Paving Mixtures in Jordan,” December 2009. Omer Al-Qudah, “Effect of Short-Term and Long-Term Aging on Fatigue Performance of Superpave Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) in Jordan,” September 22, 2009. Motaz Irfaeya, “Utilizing Superpave Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) to Investigate Asphalt Mastics Behavior Through Micromechanics in Jordan,” July 22, 2009.
1. Certificate of Recognition, in recognition of participation as session moderator, The 1st International Innovation X.0 Forum, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, May 04, 2023. 2. Certificate of Recognition, in recognition of valuable contribution as a member of the organizing committee, COE Senior Design Projects Exhibition, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, May 04, 2023. 3. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of valuable participation, UOS Open Day, Sharjah, UAE, May 2-4, &6, 2023. 4. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of valuable participation, Kalba 2nd Forum on Building and Construction, Sharjah, UAE, February 21, 2023. 5. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition for attending the seminar, Beyond Industry 4.0 and 5.0- Towards Smart-Digital Green Society: A Canadian Perspective in Education and Research, December 05, 2022. 6. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of the valuable efforts as a member of the organizing committee, College of Engineering Senior Design Project Exhibition, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, May 25, 2022. 7. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition for sharing valuable knowledge and research activities as a guest speaker, Annual Master’s Seminar in Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE), February 28, 2022. 8. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of active efforts in chairing a conference session during The Sharjah International Conference on Education in Post COVID-19, “The Future Trends in Teaching & Learning: Employability & Skills driven curriculum,” University of Sharjah, UAE, March 14-16, 2022. 9. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of sharing knowledge and research activities as a guest speaker in the Annual Master’s Seminar in Environmental Science and Engineering, February 28, 2022. 10. Letter of Appreciation, UOS Chancellor’s Office, in recognition of the renewal of program accreditation for the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, December 27, 2021. 11. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of valuable coordination and leadership during the session entitled SESSION A3 - eSystems Engineering (Main Track) during the 14th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), December 07-10, 2021. 12. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of the valuable participation, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi Municipality, UAE, April 29, 2021. 13. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of valuable contributions as a coordinator of the organizing committee of the College of Engineering Research Week (International Symposium of Engineering and Business Administration--ISEBA), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, April 10- 11, 2021. 14. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of valuable contributions as a coordinator of the organizing committee of the College of Engineering Research Week, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, February 29-March 01, 2020. 15. Sharjah Sustainability Award, Outstanding Student’s Award, Domain: Applied Scientific Research, 9th Cycle, Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Project Title “Evaluating the Performance of Date Seeds Bio Oil-Modified Asphalt Binders,” 2020-2021, June 30, 2021. 16. Sharjah Sustainability Award, Outstanding Student Team Award, Domain: Assessment Scientific Research, 9th Cycle, Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Project Title “Performance Assessment of Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders against Rutting, Fatigue and Thermal Cracking to Meet Local Conditions in the UAE,” 2020-2021, June 30, 2021.
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