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Munir Nazzal

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
Stocker Center 139
nazzal@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.1080

Munir Nazzal joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Ohio University in 2009. Prior to joining Ohio University, he was working as a senior research scientist at the Louisiana Transportation Research Center. Nazzal's research focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing novel methods, technologies, and design approaches for achieving efficient, economic, environment-friendly infrastructures. He has led and been involved in several research projects funded by different agencies including the National Cooperative High Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Ohio Department of Transportation. He has published more than 55 peer reviewed papers and reports. One of his papers was nominated for the TRB K. B. Wood award for best paper in design and construction. Over the past years, he has developed and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses in different areas of geotechnical and pavement engineering. Nazzal is a registered Professional Engineer.


Research Interests: nano-mechanical characterization of construction materials, numerical modeling of geo-infrastructure, experimental geomechanics, sustainability of infrastructure

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2007; M.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2003; B.S., Civil Engineering, Birzeit University, 2002

Publications:

  • Nazzal , M., Kaya, S., Günay, T., 2012 “A Fundamental Characterization Of Clay Asphalt Nano-Composite” ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (In print).
  • Tatari, O., Nazzal, M., and Kucukvar, M., 2012. “Comparative Sustainability Assessment of Warm-Mix Asphalts: A Thermodynamic Based Hybrid Life Cycle Analysis.” Journal of Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, Volume 58, Pages 18-24.
  • Mohammad, L and Nazzal, M., 2011 “Performance Evaluation And Environmental Impact Assessment Of Asphalt Treated Mixtures Used In Low-Volume Roads.” Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2205.
  • Nazzal, M., Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., and Mohammad, L., 2010 “Implementation of a Critical State Two-Surface Model To Evaluate the Response of Reinforced Granular Materials.” ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 10, No. 5.
  • Abu-Farsakh M., Nazzal, M., and Mohammad L., 2008 “Effect of Reinforcement on Resilient and Permanent Deformation of Base Course Material,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2004, pp 120-131.

Awards:

  • American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (EXCEED) Teaching Fellow-2010