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Associate Professor and holder of the Zachry

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

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

Email: ngharaibeh@civil.tamu.edu

CV (pdf file)

 

 

 

Last updated
January 2017.

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

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Research Goal 

The goal of my research is to make contributions of permanent value to advance basic knowledge as well as practice in the field of infrastructure management, with emphasis on infrastructure condition assessment, performance prediction modeling, and maintenance and renewal strategies.

Areas of Interest:

·         Infrastructure condition assessment and deterioration modeling

·         Infrastructure management decision support systems

·         Infrastructure life-cycle analysis

·         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 advisement

·         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.

·         *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.

·         *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.

·         *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

·         *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.

·         *Saliminejad, S. and Gharaibeh, N. G. (2015) “Proximity-Based Outlier Detection Method for Roadway Infrastructure Condition Data.” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp 1-8.

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

·         *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.

·         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.

·         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.

·         *Menendez, J.R., *Zabihi, S., *Narciso, P., and Gharaibeh, N.G. (2013) “Evaluating Worst-First and Benefit-Cost Analysis Approaches for Prioritizing Infrastructure Maintenance and Rehabilitation Activities under Various Budgetary Scenarios.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2361, pp. 56–62.

·         *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, No. 2366, pp. 110–119.

·         *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.

·         *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, No. 2292, pp. 36–44.

·         *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.

·         Gharaibeh, N. G., *Liu, L., and *Wani, S. S. (2012) “Skip-Lot Acceptance Sampling Plans for Highway Construction and Materials,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Volume 138, No. 7, pp. 791-796.

·         *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, No. 2292, pp. 12–19.

·         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.

·         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, No. 2151, pp. 77–83.

·         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, No. 2154, pp. 187–196.

·         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.

·         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.

·         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, No. 2121, pp. 1-12.

·         Gharaibeh, N.G., and Miron, A. (2008) “Warranty Specifications for Highway Construction: Current Practices and Evolution to Advanced Quality Systems,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2081, pp. 77-82.

Current and Recent PhD and MS Students at Texas A&M: 

·         Isaac Oti (PhD, expected 2018)

·         Charles Gurganus (MS, graduated 2011; PhD, expected 2017)

·         Salar Zabihi Siabil (PhD, graduated 2016)

·         J. Rafael Menendez (PhD, graduated 2014)

·         Litao Liu (PhD, graduated 2013)

·         Siamak Saliminejad (PhD, graduated 2012)

·         Saurav Neupane, (MS, expected 2017).

·         Amir Rashed (MS, graduated 2016)

·         Jing Li (MS, graduated 2014)

·         Paul John Narciso (MS, graduated 2013)

·         W. Scott Hart (MS, graduated 2010)

·         Brooke Lindholm (MS, graduated 2010)

·         Jubair Ahmed (MS, graduated 2010)

·         Sujay Wani (MS, graduated 2010)

 

 

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