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Associate Professor and holder of the Zachry

Career Development Professorship I
Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Texas A&M University

3136 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-845-3362

Email: ngharaibeh@civil.tamu.edu

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Last updated
July 2020.

Nasir Gharaibeh, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Research Goal & Outcomes

The goal of my research is to improve the management processes and performance of infrastructure systems in ways that contribute to creating more sustainable and resilient communities.  The outcomes of my research inform infrastructure systems planning and engineering decisions, such as those related to resource allocation, maintenance and renewal planning, and project selection.

Areas of Interest:

·        Participatory methods for infrastructure management

·        Infrastructure management decision support systems

·        Infrastructure life-cycle analysis

·        Infrastructure condition assessment and deterioration modeling

·        Quality assurance systems for infrastructure construction and maintenance

·        Pavement design, preservation, and management

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997

M.S., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1991

B.S., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1990

Recent Journal Publications:

†indicates student under the advisement of Dr. Gharaibeh (committee chair). * indicates student advised by Dr. Gharaibeh as a committee member.

·       Lee†, C-C., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2020). “Automating the evaluation of urban roadside drainage systems using mobile lidar data,” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2020.101502. (IF: 4.309; order of authors: student first followed by advisor.)

·       Oti†, I.C. and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2019). A Note on Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure Data Management Practices. Public Works Management & Policy.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1087724X19869940.

·       Oti, I.C., Gharaibeh, N.G., Hendricks*, M., Meyer, M.A., Van Zandt, S., Masterson, J.H., Horney, J., and Berke, P.R. (2019). “Validity and Reliability of Drainage Infrastructure Monitoring Data Obtained from Citizen Scientists.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000495.

·       Gharaibeh, N.G., Oti, I.C., Meyer, M.A., Hendricks*, M., and Van Zandt, S. (2019). “Potential of Citizen Science for Enhancing Infrastructure Monitoring Data and Decision-Support Models for Local Communities.” Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13256.

·       Masterson, J.H., Meyer, M.A., Gharaibeh, N., Hendricks*, M., Lee, R.J., Musharrat, S., Newman, G., Sansom, G., and Van Zandt, S. (2019). “Interdisciplinary Citizen Science and Design Projects for Hazard and Disaster Education,” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, March 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 6-24.

·       Neupane†, S. and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2018). “A Heuristics-based Method for Obtaining Road Surface Type Information from Mobile Lidar for Use in Network-Level Infrastructure Management.” Measurement. Vol. 131, pp. 664-670. DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2018.09.015.

·       Hendricks*, M.D., Meyer, M.A., Gharaibeh, N. G., Van Zandt, S., Masterson, J, Cooper, J. T., Horney, J., and Berke, P. (2018). “The development of a participatory assessment technique for infrastructure: Neighborhood-level monitoring towards sustainable infrastructure systems.” Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 38, pp. 265-274.  doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2017.12.039.

·       Meyer, M.A., Hendricks, M.D., Newman, G.D., Masterson, J.H., Cooper, J.T., Sansom, G., Gharaibeh, N., Horney, J., Berke, P., van Zandt, S., Cousins, T. (2018) "Participatory action research: tools for disaster resilience education", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 9 Issue: 4/5, pp.402-419, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-02-2017-0015.

·       Dalla Rosa, F., Liu, L., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2017) “IRI Prediction Model for Use in Network-Level Pavement Management Systems.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B, 143(1):04017001. doi: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000003.

·       Menendez, J. R., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2017) “Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Infrastructure Asset Management Plans for Pavement Networks.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 23(4):04017019. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000379.

·       Zabihi Siabil, S., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2017) “Assessing the Effect of Considering Multiple Data Properties on Detecting Potential Errors in Pavement Condition Data.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2639, pp. 39-45. doi:   10.3141/2639-05.

·       Gurganus, C.F., Gharaibeh, N.G., and Scullion, T. (2017) “Case Study on the Use of Mobile LiDAR to Produce a Preliminary Drainage Design.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2655, pp. 82-90. doi: 10.3141/2655-11.

·       Zabihi Siabil, S., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2016) “Computational Technique for Detecting Errors in Network-level Pavement Condition Data.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2589, pp. 14-19. doi: 10.3141/2589-02.

·       Saliminejad, S. and Gharaibeh, N. G. (2016) “Proximity-Based Outlier Detection Method for Roadway Infrastructure Condition Data.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp 1-8. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000468.

·       Liu, L. and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2015) “Simulation-Based Methodology for Developing Performance-Related Specifications for Pavement Preservation Treatments.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 141, No. 8, pp 1-10. doi: 10.1061/ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000778.

·       Liu, L. and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2014) “Bayesian Model for Predicting the Performance of Pavements Treated with Thin Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2431, pp. 33-41. doi: 10.3141/2431-05.

·       Arambula, E. and Gharaibeh, N. (2014) “Methods for Accumulating Construction and Material Quality Test Results and Their Effect on Acceptance Decisions.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 140, No. 8, August 2014, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000867.

·       Gharaibeh, N.G. and Lindholm, D. B. (2014). “A condition assessment method for roadside assets.” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 10:3, pp. 409-418. doi: 10.1080/15732479.2012.757330.

·       Saliminejad, S. and Gharaibeh, N. G. (2013) “Impact of Error in Pavement Condition Data on Output of Network-Level Pavement Management Systems.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2366, pp. 110–119. doi: 10.3141/2366-13. 

·       Menendez, J.R., Zabihi Siabil, S., Narciso, P., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2013) “Prioritizing Infrastructure Maintenance and Rehabilitation Activities Under Various Budgetary Scenarios: Evaluation of Worst-First and Benefit-Cost Analysis Approaches.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2361, pp. 56–62. doi: 10.3141/2361-07.

·       Wani, S. S. and Gharaibeh, N. G. (2013) “Evaluating the Use of Contractor-Performed Test Results in Highway Construction and Materials Acceptance Decisions.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 67-73. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000113.

·       Saliminejad, S. and Gharaibeh, N. G. (2012) “A Spatial-Bayesian Technique for Imputing Pavement Network Repair Data.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp. 594–607. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8667.2012.00762.x.

·       Gharaibeh, N. G., Liu, L., and Wani, S. S. (2012) “SkipLot Acceptance Sampling Plans for Highway Construction and Materials.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Volume 138, No. 7, pp. 791-796. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000494. 

·       Gurganus, C. F. and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2012) “Project Selection and Prioritization of Pavement Preservation: A Competitive Approach.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2292, pp. 36–44. doi: 10.3141/2292-05.

·       Ahmed, J., Gharaibeh, N.G., and Damnjanovic, I. D. (2012) “Best-Value Bid Selection Methods for Performance-Based Roadway Maintenance Contracts.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2292, pp. 12–19. doi: 10.3141/2292-02.

·       Gharaibeh, N. G., Zou, Y., and Saliminejad, S. (2010) “Assessing the Agreement among Pavement Condition Indexes.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Volume 136, Issue 8, pp. 765-772. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000141.

·       Gharaibeh, N.G., Garber, S.I., and Liu, L. (2010) “Determining Optimum Sample Size for Percent-Within-Limits Specifications.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2151, pp. 77–83. doi: 10.3141/2151-10.

·       Tirado*, C., Carrasco, C., Mares, J. M, Gharaibeh, N. G., Nazarian, S., Bendana, L. J. (2010) “Process to Estimate Permit Costs for Movement of Heavy Trucks on Flexible Pavements.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2154, pp. 187–196. doi: 10.3141/2154-19.

·       Gharaibeh, N.G., Valenzuela, B., Machado, J., and Cook, S. (2009) “A Green Approach for Coping with the High Cost of Infrastructure Services in U.S. Colonias.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 417-424. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:4(417).

·       Gharaibeh, N.G. and Shirazi*, H. (2009) “A Risk-based Model for Pricing Highway Infrastructure Warranties.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 378-382. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:4(378).

·       Gharaibeh, N.G., Camacho†, G., Elgendy†, M., and Ramirez, I.D. (2009) “Geographic Information System Framework for Stormwater Drainage Asset Management.” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2121, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.3141/2121-01.

Current and Former PhD Students at Texas A&M: 

·       Rohan Singh Wilkho, (expected 2022)

·       Shi Chang (expected 2022)

·       Cheng-Chun (Barry) Lee, Automated Methods for Evaluating Stormwater Drainage Systems and Conditions at the Neighborhood Scale using Mobile Lidar Data, (expected 2021)

·       Feiyue Wang, Development of Bridge Deterioration Prediction Models with Large-Scale Application to the Texas Bridge Management System, (expected 2021)

·       Isaac Oti, Viability of Citizen Science for Enhancing the Quality of Infrastructure Monitoring Data, (graduated 8/2018)

·       Charles Gurganus, Improving Roadway Diagnostics Using Network-Level Data, (graduated 8/2018)

·       Salar Zabihi Siabil, Integration of Heuristics and Statistics to Improve the Quality of Network-Level Pavement Condition Data, (graduated 12/2016).

·       Jose Rafael Menendez, Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Pavement Network Maintenance and Rehabilitation Budget Allocation Decisions, (graduated 8/2014).

·       Litao Liu, A Methodology for Developing Performance-Related Specifications for Pavement Preservation Treatments, (graduated 12/2013).

·       Siamak Saliminejad, GIS-Based Probabilistic Approach for Assessing and Enhancing Infrastructure Data Quality, (graduated 12/2012).

Current and Former MS Students: 

·       Sina Abbasgholipour, Developing Pavement Management Systems for Small to Medium Size Cities: Challenges, Solutions, and a Case Study, (graduated 9/2018).

·       Saurav Neupane, Methods for Automated Identification of Roadway Drainage-Related Features from Mobile LiDAR Data (graduated 12/2017).

·       Amir Rashed, Evaluation of Pavement Network Performance in Texas Considering Multiple Performance Metrics, (graduated 12/2016).

·       Jing Li, Measuring the Effect of Uncertainty in Unit Cost and Pre-Treatment Condition on Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Decisions, (graduated 8/2014).

·       Paul John Narciso, Development of a Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project Formation and Prioritization Methodology that Reflects Agency Priorities and Improves Network Condition, (graduated 8/2013).

·       Charles Gurganus, Bridging the Gap between Network and Project Selection Levels in Pavement Management, (graduated 5/2011).

·       William S. Hart, Use of Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Transportation Infrastructure Condition Surveys, (graduated 8/2010).

·       Debora (Brooke) Shelton Lindholm, Development of Quality Assurance Methods for Performance-Based Maintenance Contracts for Roadway Assets,            (graduated 8/2010).

·       Jubair Ahmed, Methods for Identifying Best-Value Bid for Performance-based Maintenance Contracts, (graduated 8/2010).

·       Sujay Wani, Alternatives to the use of Contractor’s Quality Control Data for Acceptance and Payment Purposes, (graduated 5/2010).

·       Mohamed Elgendy, Condition Assessment and Data Integration for GIS-Based Storm Water Drainage Infrastructure Management Systems, (graduated 8/2008, UTEP).

·       Brian Valenzuela, Assessment of Energy Efficiency in a Passive Solar Housing Development, (graduated 12/2007, UTEP).

·       Prashant Jalvi, Best Bid Identification in Design-Build Contracting Using Game Theory, (graduated 5/2006, UTEP).

·       Josue Machado, Assessment of Housing and Infrastructure Conditions in El Paso County Colonias, (graduated 5/2006, UTEP).

·       Lakshmi Velivelli, Construction Acceptance Methods for Concrete Pavement Based on Seismic Testing,   (graduated 8/2005, UTEP).

 

 

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