Husam Sadek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
3315-A Patrick F. Taylor Fall, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 578-0131
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Pavement Engineering), University of Liverpool, UK, 2015
M.Sc., Structural Engineering, The University of Calgary, Canada, 2009
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar, 2006
August 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor of Reserach, Tran-SET Regional University Transportation Center, Louisiana State University
May 2017 - July 2018: Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC) - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, Wisconsin
November 2015 - April 2017: Pavement Expert Assistant, ANAS S.p.A. - The QA/AC Pavement Consultancy Service Project - Doha, Qatar
May 2011 - December 2015: Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering - The University of Liverpool - Liverpool, UK
August 2008 - November 2015: Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering – Qatar University - Doha, Qatar
Skills and Areas of Experience
- Mixture and Pavement Designs: Knowledgeable about Marshall and Superpave mix designs; Knowledgeable Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA), Warm-Mix Asphalt (WMA), Cold In-place Recycling; Experienced in AASHTO 1993 and Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Methods; Well-trained to conduct Flexible and Rigid pavement designs and analysis; Experienced in evaluating pavement responses and performance evaluation; Experienced in the QA/QC of Pavement Production and Construction; Knowledgeable about Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation techniques.
- Field and Laboratory Testing: Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) tests: Dynamic Modulus, Flow Number, Push-Pull Fatigue Tests; Rotary Asphalt Wheel (RWT) Test; Hamburg Wheel-Tracking (HWT) Test; Semi-Circular Bending (SCB) Tests; Marshall Stability and Flow Test; Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) Test; Disk-Shaped Compact Tension (DCT) Test; Multiple-Stress Creep-Recovery (MSCR) Test; Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD); Fuel Resistance (FR) Test; Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR) Test; Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) collected data (e.g. IRI and GPR); Linear Amplitude Sweep (LAS) Test
- Main Technical Software Packages: AASHTOWare (M-E PDG); KENLAYER; KENSLAB; Elmod6; SCB-IFIT; DRIP; MATLAB; Primavera; AutoCAD
- Soft Skills: Multi-tasking; Public Speaking; Communication Skills; Team Management; Self-learning & Proactive; Speed Reading and Writing
In the process of applying for Professional Engineering (PE) License
Grade A (Consultant) Civil Engineer at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar
Associate Member (A.M.ASCE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), Transportation Research Board (TRB), Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), Arab American Association of Engineers and Architect (AAAEA)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Lemke, Z., Sadek, H., Swiertz, D., Reichelt, S. and Bahia, H. (2018) “Effects of Reheating Procedure and Oven Type on Performance Testing Results of Asphalt Mixtures.” Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, 2018, Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Al-Khalid, H., and Sirin, O. (2016) "Probabilistic Analysis of Fatigue Life for Asphalt Mixtures Using the Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Approach." Construction and Building Materials Journal, Vol. 126, pp. 227-244.
Sadek, H., Al-Khalid, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., and Khaled, H. (2014) “Characterisation of fatigue resistance of alternative pavement design for the state of Qatar.” Journal of Sustainability, Eco- Efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management, pp. 433-439.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., Al-Khalid, H., and Hassan, K. (2014) "Performance Evaluation of Full-Scale Sections of Asphalt Pavements in the State of Qatar." Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE).
Taha, R., Sirin, O., and Sadek, H. (2014) "Evaluation of Combined Excavation Waste and Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Aggregates for Use in Road Bases and Sub-bases." Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Vol. 4, Issue 2, No. 141. DOI: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000141
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., Al-Khalid, H., Sadeq, M., and Little, D. (2014). "Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Analysis in the State of Qatar." International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 495-511.
Taha, R., Sirin, O., and Sadek, H. (2014) "Recycling of Local Qatar’s Steel Slag and Gravel Deposits in Road Construction." International Journal of Waste Resources, Vol. 4, Issue 4: 167. doi:10.4172/2252-5211.1000167.
Sadek, H., and Lissel, S. (2013). “Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls with GFRP and Geogrid Bed Joint Reinforcement.” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 41, pp. 977-989.
Eid, H., Alansari, O., Odeh, A., Nasr, M., and Sadek, H. (2009). “Comparative Study on the Behavior of Square Foundations Resting on Confined Sand.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 438-453.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Al-Khalid, H., and Sirin, O. (2015) “Fatigue characterisation of full-scale pavements using viscoelastic continuum damage approach for Qatar.” 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, 10-12th June 2015. Thessaloniki, Greece.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., Al-Khalid, H., and Hassan, K. (2014) “Characterization of Fatigue Resistance of Alternative Pavement Designs for the State of Qatar.” 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure, 22-25th April 2014. Pisa, Italy.
Taha, R., Sirin, O., and Sadek, H. (2014) “Beneficial Use of Qatar’s Steel Slag and Gravel Deposits in Road Construction.” Proceeding of the LJMU 13th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, 26-27th February 2014. Liverpool, UK. Vol.13. ISBN 978- 0-9571804-4-4.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., Hassan, K., and Al-Khalid, H. (2013). “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Alternative Pavement Designs for the State of Qatar.” 2nd MESAT Conference, 5-7th February 2013, Sharjah, UAE. MESAT-039.
Sadek, H., Masad, E., Sirin, O., Al-Khalid, H., and Little, D. (2012). “The Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Method to Evaluate Asphalt Pavement Design in Qatar.” 5th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress, 13-15th June 2012. Istanbul, Turkey.
Sadek, H., and Lissel, S. (2008). “Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls with GFRP and Geogrid Bed Joint Reinforcement.” The 8th International Seminar on Structural Masonry, Istanbul, Turkey, 5- 7 Nov. 2008.