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Emad Kassem, Ph.D., P.E.

Emad Kassem, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor


Buchanan 128



Mailing Address

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Zagazig University, 2001

  • Materials and pavements engineering

Emad Kassem joined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2015. Before joining U of I, he was an associate research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. His area of research is materials and pavements engineering and focuses on characterization of pavement materials, tire-pavement interaction, microstructure analysis of composite materials, non-destructive evaluation of pavements, multifunctional materials, and analytical and computational modeling of infrastructure materials. He received the Texas A&M Transportation Institute/Trinity New Researcher Award in 2011 and the Engineers’ Council Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award in 2016.

  • Garcia Cucalon, L., Kassem, E., Little, D. L., Masad, E. (2016). “Fundamental Evaluation of Moisture Damage in Warm-Mix Asphalts.” Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, AAPT (in press)
  • Kassem, E., Liu, W., Scullion, T., and Masad, E. (2015). “Development of Compaction Monitoring System for Asphalt Pavements.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 96, 334–345
  • Mehrez, L., Kassem, E., Masad, E., and Little, D. (2015). “Stochastic Identification of Linear-Viscoelastic Models of Asphalt Mixtures.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 27(4), 04014149

  • Thermo-Mechanical Tire-Pavement Interaction: Computational Modelling and Field Measurements
  • Evaluation, Comparison, and Correlation between the Idaho IT-44 and AASHTO T-84 Methods for Determining the Specific Gravity and Absorption Properties of Fine Aggregate

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 102

Mailing Address:

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

Phone: 208-885-6782