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Dr.Masad  Eyad Masad, Ph.D.,  P.E., F.ASCE

Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Direct of the Division of Texas Engineering Experiment Station in Qatar.

Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar.


May, 1998

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A

May, 1995

M.S. Civil Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A

January, 1993

B.S. Civil Engineering,  First Class Honors, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Research Interest 

Characterization and modeling of infrastructure materials, transport in porous media, granular mechanics, design and analysis of pavements, and microstructure analysis techniques.


Dr. Masad has been with Texas A&M University since 2003. He is a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering of Texas A&M University and a professor in the mechanical engineering program of Texas A&M University at Qatar.  He is also a research engineer at the Texas Transportation Institute.   Prior to joining Texas A&M University, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Washington State University, and a consultant in the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration.

Dr. Masadís research focuses on constitutive modeling of asphalt mixtures, asphalt pavements performance, transport in porous media, granular mechanics, microstructure characterization of materials, and image analysis techniques.  In the past ten years, Dr. Masad has been the PI and Co-PI on projects with total funds that amount to approximately $10,000,000.  Sponsors of his research include the National Science Foundation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation, International Center for Aggregate Research, Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar Science and Technology Park, the Asphalt Institute, Washington State Department of Transportation, Idaho Transportation Department, as well as private industrial firms.  He has active research programs in the United States and in the State of Qatar.  He has published more than 300 technical papers and reports on performance testing of asphalt mixes, modeling, and equipment development.  He has recently co-authored a book on Pavement Design and Materials which has been adopted for teaching pavement courses in many universities around the world.

Dr. Masad is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), and Transportation Research Board.  He is also the former chair of the pavement committee of the Geo-Institute, ASCE.  He is a member of the technical advisory committee of the International Center for Aggregate Research (ICAR).  He currently serves as associate editor of two major journals: Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE and International Journal of Pavement Engineering.

He is the recipient of the Eisenhower Graduate Research Fellowship at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center for the year 1997, and the Faculty Eisenhower fellowship in Transportation Engineering for the year 1998.   He is the recipient of the W. J. Emmons award for the best paper published in the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) for the year 2001.  He also received the award for the best paper published by the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design in the 2004.  He received several university awards including the Halliburton Professorship Award for scholarly excellence in engineering, the Texas Transportation Institute/Trinity new researcher award, the ConocoPhillips faculty fellow award for outstanding performance, and the Zachry award for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Masad has worked as a consultant for many companies in the United States and the Middle East on projects that involved development of new equipment for the evaluation of aggregate shape characteristics, evaluation and analysis of airfield performance, and evaluation of performance of asphalt pavements.  

Last modified   August,  2012