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Dr. Muhammad Irfan, Head of Department, Research
Associate Professor
Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST College of Civil Engineering, Risalpur, Pakistan.
Tel : +92 300 9652413

Specialization
Transportation Engineering

Education
PhD (Purdue University, USA)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan is currently the Head of Department (Research) at Military College of Engineering (MCE), Risalpur Campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Formerly, he was the Head of Transportation & Geotechnical Engineering Department (2015-16), Construction Engineering & Management Department at MCE (2014-15) and Head of Transportation Engineering Department at National Institute of Transportation (NIT), NUST Main Campus Islamabad (2010-14). He holds MS Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, USA. Dr. Irfan has also qualified Applied Management Principles Program (Mini-MBA) from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA. Dr. Irfan has more than 22 years of work experience in various disciplines of Civil Engineering with emphasis on highway infrastructure engineering and management systems, and transportation systems evaluation/ decision making. He has presented his research work at a significant number of international conferences and authored/co-authored several peer-reviewed archival journal publications. He has supervised over 20 MS thesis research studies and has over 60 publications to his credit.

Academic Information 

PhD Civil Engineering (Jan-2007 - May-2010) Purdue University, USA.

MS Civil Engineering (Aug-2005 - Dec-2006) Purdue University, USA.

BE Civil Engineering (with Honours) (Oct-1990 - Oct-1994) NUST, Pakistan.

 
Awards & Scholarships 

 

  • 2016     INSTITUTE’S BEST RESEARCHER AWARD – 2014 Military College of Engineering, NUST

  • 2015    INSTITUTE’S BEST TEACHER AWARD – 2014/15 Military College of Engineering, NUST.

  • 2014    SUPERVISOR OF BEST UG INDUSTRIAL PROJECT titled “Framework of Advanced Traffic Control     and Management System- An Intelligent Transportation System Based Approach"- SCEE/ NUST.

  • 2013    BEST UNIVERSITY TEACHER AWARD – 2011 by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.

  • 2012    SUPERVISOR OF BEST UG INDUSTRIAL PROJECT titled “Traffic Database Management System"-    SCEE/ NUST.

  • 2010    BEST DISSERTATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AWARD - Purdue University, USA

  • 2010    OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD in Transportation Infrastructure Systems - Purdue       University, USA.

  • 2010    IRF FELLOWS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (IFAA) SECTOR COORDINATOR – SOUTH ASIA.

  • 2008    INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION (IRF) AWARD.

  • 2005    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP for MS and PhD Studies Abroad.

  • 2001    UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVER MEDAL.

  • 1994    B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING with HONOURS.

Professional Membership/ Fellowship


 

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

  • Professional Engineer, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

  • Fellow, International Road Federation (IRF).

  • Member, Institute of Engineers Pakistan MIE (Pak).

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RESEARCH AREAS  

 
  • Highway Infrastructure Engineering and Pavement Management System

  • Transportation System Evaluation and Decision Making.

  • Pavement Material Engineering.

  • Traffic/Transport Operations (e.g., modeling of traffic flow and control strategies, analysis of capacity and network reliability, network design and optimization).

  • Travel Behavior and Transport Modeling (e.g., survey design and data analysis, travel demand modeling using advanced statistical and econometric techniques).

  • Transportation Planning and Urban Mass Transit Systems.

  • Construction Engineering and Project Management.

  • Statistical & Econometric Methods in Data Analysis.

 
 
 

MS THESIS SUPERVISED

 
  1. A Framework for Maintenance and Rehabilitation (M&R) of Airfield Pavements of Pakistan.

  2. Transportation Asset Management: An Enhanced Framework for Pavement Management System (PMS) in Pakistan.

  3. Highway Asset Management in Pakistan Using Geographical Information System (GIS).

  4. Sustainable Water Use in Built Environment – A Case Study of University Campus.

  5. Mechanistic Characterization of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavements of Pakistan using Simple Performance Testing Protocols.

  6. Critical Success Factors for Contractor Firms in Building Construction of Pakistan.

  7. Experimental Investigation of Various Compaction Temperatures on Properties of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavements.

  8. Performance Evaluation of Stone-Mastic-Asphalt Pavements on National Highways of Pakistan.

  9. Development of Travel Behavioral Model: Analyzing the Effect of Congestion Pricing on Auto Demand in Rawalpindi.

  10. Performance Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Concrete Mixtures.

  11. Performance Evaluation of Asphaltic Airfield Pavements Using Elvaloy as a Fuel Resistant Polymer.

  12. Estimation of Highway Project Duration at the Planning Stage and Analysis of the Risk Factors Leading to Time Overrun.

  13. Laboratory Characterization of Various Asphalt Concrete Mixtures Using Dynamic Modulus Test.

  14. Mechanistic Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures Using Resilient Modulus Test.

  15. Performance Evaluation of Various Existing Aggregate Gradations Adjusted Through the Bailey Method

  16. Rutting Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixtures Using Static Creep and Repeated Load Tests.

  17. Fatigue Characterization of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures Subjected to Indirect Tensile Fatigue Test.

  18. Management Framework for Water Distribution Network in Pakistan:  Case Study in Urban Areas of Sindh Province.

  19. Effect of Binder on Permanent Deformation, Fatigue and Stiffness of Asphalt Paving Mixtures.

  20. Productivity Improvement Techniques in Construction Industry of Pakistan.

  21. Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation/ Mitigation in Pakistan.

  22. Development of Risk-Based Asset Management Framework for Highway BOT Projects in Pakistan.

  23. Integrating Structural Evaluation of Highways in Overall Pavement Management System Using Non-Destructive Testing (In progress).​

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


  1. Irfan, M., Saeed, M., Ahmed, S., and Ali, Y. (2017). Performance Evaluation of Elvaloy as a Fuel Resistant Polymer in Asphaltic Concrete Airfield Pavements. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, ISSN 0899-1561. Impact Factor: 1.295 (Accepted/ In publication queue)

  2. Ali, Y., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., and Ahmed, S. (2017). Empirical Correlation of Permanent Deformation Tests for Evaluating the Rutting Response of Conventional Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, ISSN 0899-1561. Impact Factor: 1.295

  3. Irfan, M., Waraich, S., Asad, Ahmed, S., and Ali, Y., Mahmood, T. (2016). Characterization of Various Plant-Produced Asphalt Concrete Mixtures Using Dynamic Modulus Test, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Hindawi. Impact Factor: 1.01

  4. Ali, Y., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., Khanzada, S., and Mahmood, T. (2016). Investigation of Factors Affecting Dynamic Modulus and Phase Angle of Various Asphalt Concrete Mixtures, Materials and Structures, 49: 857-868, ISSN: 1359-5997 (Print) 1871-6873 (Online). Impact Factor: 2.45

  5. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M.B., Iqbal, S., Khan, A. (2015) Framework for airfield pavements management-an approach based on cost-effectiveness analysis. Eur. Transp. Res. Rev. 7: 13 ISSN: 1867-0717 (Print) 1866-8887 (Online). Impact Factor: 0.675

  6. Ali, Y., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., Khanzada, S., and Mahmood, T. (2015). Sensitivity Analyses of Dynamic Response and Fatigue Behavior of Various Asphalt Concrete Mixtures. Fatigue and Fracture of engineering Material and Structures, 38, 1181–1193, Online ISSN: 1460-2695. Impact Factor: 1.56

  7. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2014). Marginal Pavement Damage Cost Estimation Using Field Data: Issues and Opportunities. IRF Examiner (Pavement Design), Volume 4, pp. 6-12.

  8. Yousaf, A., Hussain, A., Irfan, M., Khan, M.B., Ahmad, A. (2014). Performance Evaluation of Asphaltic Mixtures using Bakelite. Life Sci Jr:11(7s):481-488 (ISSN:1097-8135).

  9. Khurshid, M.B., Ahmed, S., Iqbal, M. J. and Irfan, M. (2014). “Utilization of Waste Polyethylene in Asphalt Mixes in Pakistan”. Sarhad University International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Pakistan, Vol 2, No. 1, ISSN: 2307-552X, pp.1-8.

  10. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, A., and Labi, S. (2014). A framework for assessing the consequences of deferred or hastened highway asset interventions, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2013.875046: iFirst (Online Version). Impact Factor: 2.805

  11. Khurshid, M.B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S. and  Iqbal, S.(2013). “An Analytical Framework for Optimizing the Highway and Civil Infrastructure Interventions”. Sarhad University International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, ISSN 2307-552X; Vol 1;1 Pages 158=166 Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

  12. S., Hussan, Kamal M. A., Khan M. B., Irfan M., and Hafeez I. (2013) "Determining the Contribution of Different Structural Layers of Asphalt Pavement System to Rutting  Using Transverse Profile Analysis." American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, No. 6: 174-180.

  13. Khurshid M. B., Irfan M., Ahmed, A., and Labi S. (2013). Multidimensional Benefit–Cost Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Overlays of Rigid Pavements, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, iFirst (Online Version). Impact Factor: 2.805

  14. Khattak, A., Khan, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S. (2012). “Factorial Design Approach to Investigate the Effect of Different Factors on the Resilient Modulus of Bituminous Paving Mixes”. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology (ISSN 2225-7217). Vol. 2 (11), pp. 1055-1062. Impact factor: 0.109

  15. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Ahmed, A., Labi, S. (2012). “Scale and Condition Economies in asset Preservation Cost Functions – A Case Study Involving Flexible Pavement Treatments”, Journal of Transportation Engineering. ASCE. Vol.138 (2),pp.218-228. Impact Factor: 0.863

  16. Irfan, M., Khurshid M. B., Bai, Q., Labi, S., Morin, T. L.(2012). “Establishing Optimal Project -Level Strategies for Pavement Maintenance & Rehabilitation – A Framework and Case Study”. Journal of Engineering Optimization. Taylor & Francis. Vol. 44 (5), pp. 565-589.  Impact Factor: 1.076

  17. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2011). “Optimal Performance Threshold Determination for Highway Asset Interventions - An Analytical Framework and Application”. Journal of Transportation Engineering. ASCE. Vol.137 (2), pp.128-139. Impact Factor: 0.863

  18. Irfan, M., Khurshid M. B, Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Moavenzadeh, F. (2011). “Planning Stage Estimation of Highway Project Duration on the Basis of Anticipated Project Cost, Project Type, and Contract Type”. International Journal of Project Management. Elsevier. Vol. 29 (1), pp.78-92. Impact Factor: 2.745

  19. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Ahmed, A., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C.(2010). “A Synthesis of Overweight Truck Permitting”. Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) in collaboration with Federal Highway Administration. JTRP / FHWA Purdue University. Vol.SPR3471, Final Report.

  20. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M.B, Labi, S. (2010). “Estimating Treatment Costs at the Planning Stage”, Pavement Preservation Journal, FP2 Inc. Naylor, LCC, No. 3, Vol.4(1) Fall,pp. 37-38.

  21. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2009). “Analysis of the Cost-effectiveness of Rigid Pavement Rehabilitation Treatments”. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. Taylor & Francis. Vol.7 (9), pp.715-727. Impact Factor: 2.805

  22. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S. (2009). “Comparing Methods for Evaluating Pavement Interventions–Evaluation & Case Study”. Journal of Transportation Research Record, TRR No. 2108, pp.25-36. Impact Factor: 0.556

  23. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S. (2009). “Service Life of Thin HMA Overlay Using Different Performance Indicators”, Journal of Transportation Research Record, TRR No. 2108, pp. 37-45. Impact Factor: 0.556

  24. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S., Flora W. (2009). “Evaluating the Cost-effectiveness of Flexible Rehabilitation Alternatives using different Performance Criteria”, Journal of Transportation Engineering. ASCE. Vol.135 (10), pp.753-763. Impact Factor: 0.863

 

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  

  1. Ali, Y., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S. (2017). Can Asphaltic Concrete Permanent Deformation Test Methods Be Used as Surrogates for Each Other? 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board. USA 9-12 January 2017.

  2. Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., Labi, S. (2016). “Developing a Framework for an Efficacious Highway Asset Management System in Pakistan”. Accepted for 

  3. resentation in 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV8), Singapore 27-29 July 2016.

  4. Irfan, M. (2015). Sustainable Urban Transportation System: Concept, Challenges & Opportunities. Proceedings of the National Conference: Paving the way for Sustainable Transport, PAKSTRAN-IUCN, Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

  5. Irfan, M. (2015). Socio-Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Mass Transit Systems. Proceedings of the Conference: International Seminar on Sustainable Urban Transportation System. PAKSTRAN-IUCN, Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad.

  6. Khurshid, A. N., Irfan, M., Khurshid, M.B., Ahmed, A., Khattak, A. (2015). Analyzing the Effect of Congestion Pricing on Work-Trip Mode Choice Using Econometric Modeling, 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board . USA (TRB Compendium of Papers).

  7. Irfan, M. (2015). Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Sustainable Urban Transportation. Proceedings of the Conference International Seminar on Sustainable Urban Transportation System. National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. May 15-16, 2015.

  8. Irfan, M., and Ali, Y. (2014). Laboratory Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures using Dynamic Modulus Test. Presented at 1st International Seminar: Improvement of Asphalt Mix Design Technology for Pakistan, National Highway Authority, Islamabad, May 14-15, 2014.

  9. Saeed, M., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., Qureshi, I. A. (2014). Performance Evaluation of Asphaltic Airfield Pavements Using Elvaloy as a Fuel Resistant Polymer. Accepted for Presentation in 11th International Congress on Advances Civil Engineering (ACE 2014), 21-25 October, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey.

  10. Kaleem, S., Irfan, M., and Gabrial, H. F. (2014). Estimation of Highway Project Duration at the Planning Stage and Analysis of Risk Factors  Leading To Time Overrun. Presented at the Second ASCE T&DI Congress, June 8-11, Orlando, FL.

  11. Khan, K.A., Irfan, M., Ahmed, S., Ahmed, Arsalan. (2013). Laboratory Characterization of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using Strength and Stiffness Parameters. Fourth International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries, 11-13 December, Karachi, Pakistan.

  12. Ahmed, S., Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M. and Dave, E.V. (2013). Cracking Evaluation of Asphalt Concrete in Context of Intermediate Test Temperatures. Presented in the 17th  IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh, 10-14 November, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Conference Proceedings.

  13. Ahmed, A., Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M. and Labi S. (2013). Marginal Pavement Damage Cost Estimation Using Field Data – Issues and Opportunities. Presented in the 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh, 10-14 November, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Conference Proceedings.

  14. Hussan, S., Khan, M. B., Irfan, M. (2013). Determining the Contribution of Different Structural Layers of Asphalt Pavement System to Rutting Using Transverse Profile Analysis. Presented in the 17th  IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh, 10-14 November, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Conference Proceedings.

  15. Irfan, M., Saeed, M. U., Khurshid, M. B., Ashraf, T. (2013). Developing an Enhanced Decision Framework for Road Asset Management System of Pakistan Using HDM-4. Presented in the 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh, 10-14 November, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Conference Proceedings.

  16. Khurshid, M. B., Ahmed, S., Irfan M. and Iqbal, M. J. (2013). Traffic Impact Study: New Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad. 5th World Engineering Congress (WEC), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), 23-24 September, Pakistan. http://www.wec2013.org/home.html.Conference Proceedings

  17. Khan M. A., Irfan, M., and Gabrial, H. F. (2013). Recent Developments in the Regression Methods for Computing Peak Flood Discharges. 2nd International Conference on Hydrology & Groundwater Expo, Raleigh, 26-27 August,NC, USA,.http://dx.dol.org/10.4172 /2157-7587.S1.008. Conference Proceedings.

  18. Khurshid, M.B.,Irfan, M., Ahmed, S. (2012). “An Analytical Framework for Optimizing the Highway & Civil Infrastructure Interventions”.2nd  International Multidisciplinary Conference towards Better Pakistan from 24-25 September, 2012. Sarhad University of Science and nformation Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan. Conference Proceedings.

  19. Mahmood, A., Irfan, M., Hussain, E.(2012). “Highway Asset Management using Geographical Information System”. Third International Conference Ion Construction in Developing Countries held on 04-06 July, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. East Carolina University, Auburn University, FIU, (USA), NED University. (Pak), RMIT (Aus).Conference Proceedings.

  20. Cheema, S.N., Irfan, M. (2012). “Water Reclamation Strategies in Built Environment- A Framework and Case Study of University Campus”. Construction Research Congress (CRC- 2012) held on 21 – 23 May, 2012 Purdue University. ASCE Construction Institute and Dept. of Construction Engineering & Management Purdue University, USA. Conference Proceedings.

  21. Irfan, M., Jamil, S.M., Khurshid, M.B.(2012). “Forensic Analysis of Premature Pavement Failure - A Synthesis of Plausible Causes and A Case Study”. Middle East Regional Congress & Exhibition held on 09 - 11 January 2012, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. International Road Federation (IRF). Conference Proceedings.

  22. Bai, Q., Ahmed, A., Irfan, M., Khurshid, M.B., Labi, S.(2011). “Establishing Efficient Project-Level Strategies for Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation considering Multiple Objectives, using Data Envelopment Analysis”.2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa. University of Iowa, IA, USA. Conference Proceedings.

  23. Khurshid, M.B., Irfan, M., Ahmad, A., Labi, S. (2011). “Quantifying the Consequences of Hastened or Deferred Interventions”. 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings, (CD-ROM).

  24. Khurshid, M.B., Irfan, M.,Labi, S. (2010).“Optimal Performance Threshold Determination for Highway Asset Interventions - An Analytical Framework and Application”.89th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  25. Irfan, M.,Khurshid, M. B., Ahmad, A., Labi, S. (2010). “Estimation of Planning-Level Asset Preservation Costs – A Case Study involving Flexible Pavement Treatments”.89th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  26. Khurshid, M.B., Irfan, M., Labi, S.(2009). “A Framework for Establishing Optimal Performance Thresholds for Highway Asset Interventions”. 5th Annual Interuniversity Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM). University of lowa, IA, USA. Conference Proceedings.

  27. Khurshid M.B., Irfan, M.,Labi, S. (2009). “Comparing the Methods for Evaluating Pavement Interventions-Evaluation and Case Study”.88th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  28. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M.B., Ahmad, A., Labi, S.(2009). “Parametric Estimation of Planning-Level Asset Preservation Costs – Case Study in Flexible Pavements”.5thAnnual Interuniversity Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM).University of Iowa, IA, USA. Conference Proceedings.

  29. Irfan, M.,Khurshid M. B., Bai, Q., Labi, S.(2010). “Establishing Optimal Pavement Life-cycle Profiles at Project Level – A Framework Involving Different Categories of Cost and Treatment Types. 89th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  30. Irfan, M., Khurshid M. B., Anastasopoulos, P., Labi, S., Moavenzadeh, F. (2009). “Econometric Analysis of the Influence of Highway Project Cost, Project Type, and Contract Type on Project Duration”. 88th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington  D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  31. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S. (2009). “Service Life of Thin HMA Overlay Using Different Performance Indicators”. 88th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (DVD-ROM).

  32. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S.,Sinha, K.C. (2008). “Effectiveness of AC Overlays of Rigid Highway Pavements Using LTPP SPS-6 Data”. 87th Annual Meetings of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA. Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM).

  33. Khurshid, M. B., Irfan, M., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C.(2008).“A Comparison of Two Types of Overlay Treatment for PCC Pavements”.7th International Conference of Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA). University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Conference Proceedings.

  34. Irfan, M., Khurshid, M. B., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C.(2008). “Cost-effectiveness of Rehabilitation Alternatives–the Case for Flexible Pavements”. 7th  International Conference of Managing Pavement Assets (ICMPA). University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Conference Proceedings.


PhD DISSERTATION

Irfan, M. (2010). A framework for developing optimal pavement life-cycle activity profiles.

ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing. ISBN 9781124166759.

Document URL: http://search.proquest.com/docview/753469680

 

COURSES OFFERED TO POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

  • STAT 835 Probability and Statistics

  • CE 861 Pavement Rehabilitation and Management

  • CE 865 Traffic Engineering

COURSES OFFERED TO UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAM:

  • CE 342 Transportation Engineering – II

  • CE 443 Pavement Design and Rehabilitation

  • CE 444 Traffic Engineering & Safety

Work Undertaken with Industry that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned

INDUSTRY PROJECT DESCRIP​TION

ROLE AND UTILITY FOR INDUSTRY/ COUNTRY

Pavement Design of Swat Motorway Proj (SMP): Co​​​​​mplete pavement design (both flexible and rigid) incl subgrade soil investigation, material characterization, layers thickness design, design optimization, job mix design and pavement management plan of SMP.

Worked as part of Design and Consultancy Team of MCE. Assigned as Principal Investigator of Pavement Design Works. The project will add to infrastructural development and will play a positive role towards poverty alleviation of the whole extended area of influence of the road.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Swat Motorway Proj (SMP): Identification, prediction, evaluation, proposing mitigation measures of the possible environmental and socio-economic impacts of the SMP proj on its imm surroundings on both short and long-term basis.

Worked as part of Design and Consultancy Team of MCE. Assigned as Principal Investigator/ Team leader of Environmental Impact Assessment Report.

Pavement Design of Lahore – Sialkot Motorway Proj (LSM):                Complete pavement design (both flexible and rigid) incl subgrade soil investigation, material characterization, layers thickness design, design optimization, job mix design and pavement management plan of LSM.

Worked as part of Design and Consultancy Team of MCE. Assigned Principal Investigator of Pavement Design Works. The motorway will facilitate regular travelers and generate economic activities in the area providing additional route between Sialkot and Lahore, two big industrial centers of Punjab province.

Improvement of Asphalt Mix Design Technology for Pakistan. The objective of project was to evaluate different aggregate sources, binder types and asphalt concrete mixtures to provide the basis for the implementation of mechanistic-empirical analysis and design - an approach which a departure from existing empirical design and considered more appropriate for heavy axle load/ excess tyre pressure and climatic conditions of Pakistan.

Worked as Principal Investigator with National Highway Authority (NHA) on this National Level Project to develop Asphalt Mix Design Specs for Pakistan. NHA and FWO can benefit from the research findings.

Modernization and Redesigning of Pirwadhai Interchange.Realizing the need for immediate improvement in urban transportation network in Rawalpindi, this project was undertaken to remodel and improve Pirwadhai Morr for better traffic management and uninterrupted, safer and improved flow of traffic along the major roads especially the Peshawar Road corridor. The project included construction of flyover and underpass to reduce traffic congestion by providing grade separation for the conflicting streams of traffic and thereby decreasing the travel delays, economic losses and environmental degradation problems. The study included pavement condition evaluation, traffic study, geometric design, environmental impact assessment, pavement design, and overlay design of N-5 (Peshawar Road), Rawalpindi.

Worked as part of NUST team with Punjab C&W Dept. on this Project of Modernization and Redesigning Pirwadhai Morr Interchange. The project has significantly improved the traffic stream conditions and provided un-interrupted traffic flow through the intersection.

Transportation Planning/ Travel Demand Study in Islamabad–Rawalpindi Transit. Prior to planning and designing of a transit system to meet the needs, the inputs of estimated ridership, fare preferences, revenue potential etc. are essential. Such inputs and analyses thereof enable the planning and decision making more realistic and ensures a transit service that is efficient, financially sustainable and supports/ contributes to socio-economic development. In this project, an extensive travel demand study on three major routes of Islamabad namely: Rawat – Pak Secretariat; Barakahu – F-8 Markez and I-10 Bus Stop – Pak Secretariat, was conducted.

Worked as Consultant/ Principal Investigator with Capital Development Authority (CDA) for Mass Transit System in Rawalpindi-Islamabad. This feasibility study has provided the CDA the requisite input for planning the feeder routes likely to be integrated with Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Route.

Design Review/ Vetting of Overlay (Rehabilitation) design and modernization of M-2 on BOT Basis. The project of overlay and modernization of motorway was geared towards meeting preservation needs of M-2 asset. The scope of the M-2 Project was to convert existing motorway in to a world-class facility and to maintain/ operate at international control accessed standards. The scope of the project is divided as follows: (1) Overlay of M-2 to achieve improved ride quality to an international motorway standard; (2) Modernization of motorway facilities and allied equipment. The objectives of review/ vetting include reviewing and vetting the design specifications of overlay/ modernization project by establishing adequacy, stability, safety, economy, and functionality of submitted design. Also, ensure adherence to the relevant codes and sound engineering practices of all design specifications.

Worked as Consultant/ Principal Investigator with Frontier Works Organization (FWO) on this National Level Project to vet/ review the design of overlay thickness (rehabilitation) of M-2.