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Issam Khoury

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
Stocker Center 120
khoury@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.0010

Issam Khoury has served as a research engineer for ORITE since 1993 and recently completed his Ph.D. with a dissertation focused on the “Impact of Base Stiffness on Portland Cement Concrete Pavement.” He has been involved in instrumentation and research projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation, New York Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Khoury’s involvement in highway research project includes conducting research and instrumentation on several test road projects, such as the Ohio SHRP project on US 23 in Delaware, Ohio, the long-life concrete and perpetual asphalt pavements on US 30 in Wayne County, I-490 near Rochester, New York, I-86 in Olean, New York, I-90 in Syracuse, New York, and RT 9A in New York City. Khoury was also involved in the instrumentation and testing of bridge projects on OH 180 in Hocking County, Ohio, OH 682 bridge in the Plains, and the Washington Waterloo Road Bridge in Fayette County. He has been responsible for instrumenting numerous culverts and soil installations, including subgrade soils, base soils, wingwalls, and slope stability monitors. Khoury’s expertise includes field sensor installation, field data acquisition and analysis, material sampling and testing for both asphalt and concrete, and the ability to conduct lab testing of materials to acquire material properties for use in analysis and design programs such as the MEPDG. He is a veteran operator of the dynamic cone penetrometer, the cone penetration tester, the lightweight deflectometer, and ground penetrating radar. Khoury has co-authored several technical reports and papers that have been published in major research journals and presented at national conferences.


Research Interests: structural instrumentation and data collection, concrete pavement performance and testing, geotechnical data collection and analysis

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Ohio University; M.S., Ohio University; B.S., Ohio State University

Something you may not know about me: Enjoys playing soccer on the weekends

Other (3)

  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Jordan, B., Scheer, M., Cichocki, p. (2015). Implementation and Thickness Optimization of Perpetual Pavements in Ohio. Report FHWA/OH-2015/17. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 5.
  • Sargand, S., White, K., Khoury, I., Hussein, H., Mutashar, R., Russ, A. (2015). Structures Research Services Task 4 – Validation of ODOT Shallow Cover Rating Factor Method for Metal Culverts. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 4.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Gray, J., Al-Jhayyish, A. (2014). Incorporating Subgrade Stabilization in Pavement Design and Construction. FHWA/OH-2014/12 . Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 4.

Technical Report (12)

  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Jordan, B., Hussein, H. (2016). Hydraulics Engineering Research On-Call Services Task 3: Ultimate Load Capacity of Corrugated Steel Pipe with Extreme Corrosion. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 94.
  • Khoury, I., Jordan, B. (2015). Investigation of Pavement Heave on OH-2 Lake County, OH. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I. (2015). Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), Comparison Pushes. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 82.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Jordan, B., Scheer, M., Cichocki, p. (2015). Implementation and Thickness Optimization of Perpetual Pavements in Ohio. Report FHWA/OH-2015/17. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 310. http://cdm16007.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p267401ccp2/id/12760.
  • Sargand, S., White, K., Khoury, I., Hussein, H., Mutashar, R., Russ, A. (2015). Structures Research Services Task 4 – Validation of ODOT Shallow Cover Rating Factor Method for Metal Culverts. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 164. http://cdm16007.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p267401ccp2/id/12628.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Qin, J., Zhu, J. (2013). Calibration of MEPDG using New York and Ohio Experimental Sections. for Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc. and the New York Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Pooled Fund Study SPR-2(208) Contract No. DTFH61-11-D-00009 Task Order 5 Subcontract #12-15; 50.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Qin, J., Zhu, j. (2013). Collection of Materials Properties Data for Development of JPCP Design Catalog for New York State. for Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc. and the New York Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(101) Contract No. DTFH61-05-D-00017 Task Order 15 Subcontract #10-06; 42.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Qin, J., Zhu, J. (2013). Development of JPCP Design Catalog for New York State. for Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc. and the New York Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(101) Contract No. DTFH61-05-D-00017 Task Order 13 Subcontract #09-01; 178.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Harrigal, A., Sargent, L., Kim, H. (2005). Evaluation of Pavement Performance on DEL-23 –Forensic Study for Sections 390103, 390108, 390109, 390110 of Ohio SHRP U.S. Rt. 23 Test Pavement. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Sargand, S., Young, B., Khoury, I., Wasniak, D., Goldsberry, B. (1998). Final Report on Forensic Study for Section 390101 of Ohio SHRP U.S. 23 Test Pavement. Final Report ODOT/FHWA.
  • Sargand, S., Young, B., Khoury, I., Wasniak, D., Goldsberry, B. (1997). Preliminary Report on Forensic Study for Section 390101 of Ohio SHRP U.S. 23 Test Pavement. Preliminary Report ODOT/FHWA.
  • Sargand, S., Hazen, G., Khoury, I., Pannila, I., Rogers, R. (1993). Evaluation of Pavement Joint Performance. Final Report, ODOT/FHWA.

Research Report (2)

  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Masada, T. (2014). Structures Research Services Task 6: Forensic Study of Collapsed Culvert in Licking County. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Gray, J., Al-Jhayyish, A. (2014). Incorporating Subgrade Stabilization in Pavement Design and Construction. Report FHWA/OH-2014/12 . Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation.

Conference Proceeding (9)

  • Green, R., Khoury, I., Sargand, S., Cichocki, P. (2015). Rutting Resistance of Asphalt Mixes Containing Highly Modified Asphalt (HiMA) Binders at the Accelerated Pavement Load Facility in Ohio. San Jose.
  • Khoury, I., Sargand, S., Jordan, B., Cichocki, P., Scheer, M. (2015). Structural Study of Perpetual Pavement Performance in Ohio. San Jose.
  • Sargand, S., Edwards, W., Khoury, I. (2012). Assessment of response and performance of perpetual pavements with warm mix asphalt surfaces at the Accelerated Pavement Load Facility. Davis CA: Advances in Pavement Design through Full-Scale Accelerated pavement Testing, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing; 175-185.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I. (2012). Environmental and Load Effect On Doweled and Un-Doweled PCC Slabs. Davis CA: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing; 331-341.
  • Sargand, S., Edwards, W., Khoury, I. (2012). Assessment of response and performance of perpetual pavements with warm mix asphalt surfaces at the Accelerated Pavement Load Facility. Davis CA: 4th International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing; 4.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I. (2012). Environmental and Load Effect On Doweled and Un-Doweled PCC Slabs. Davis CA: 4th International Conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing; 4.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Figueroa, L. (2006). Forensic Investigation of Sections 39103, 39108, 39109, and 390110 of the Ohio SHRP U.S. 23 Test Pavement. 6-9. Cleveland, OH: Forensic Engineering, Proceedings of the 4th Congress, ASCE.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Harrigal, A., Sargent, L. (2003). Preliminary Paper on Forensic Study for Sections 390103, 390108, 390109, and 390110 of Ohio SHRP U.S. Rt. 23 Test Pavement. Proceedings of the International Conference on Highway Pavement Data, Analysis & Mechanistic Design Applications; 2: 43-54.
  • Sharkins, A., Sargand, S., Khoury, I. (1997). Monitoring Dynamic Response of Pavement by Strain Gauges, Abstract. Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress on Experimental Mechanics and Experimental/Numerical Mechanics in Electronic Packaging; 341-342.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (4)

  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Richardson, W., Contreras, G. (2015). Field Inspection of Corrugated High Density Polyethylene Pipeline Network Under Heap Piles at Copper Mine Site in Chile. Reston VA: ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I., Richardson, W., Contreras, G. (2013). Field inspection of corrugated HDPE pipeline network under heap piles at copper mine site in Chile. Amsterdam: International Journal of Mining Science and Technology; http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-mining-science-and-technology/.
  • Sargand, S., Khoury, I. (1999). Sensor Installation in Rigid Pavement. Journal of Experimental Techniques; 25-27.
  • Sargand, S., Green, R., Khoury, I. (1997). Instrumenting Ohio Test Pavement. Journal of the Transportation Research Board; 1596: 23-30.