Dr. Mustaque Hossain the Munger professor in the department of civil engineering at Kansas State University - received his doctoral degree from Arizona State University. He has been teaching at KSU since 1991. Hossain serves on various technical committees of the Transportation Research Board. Hossain has conducted over 62 research projects, published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and has three patents related to his research. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas.
Dr. Hosin "David" Lee is a professor at the Public Policy Center and civil engineering department at the University of Iowa. Lee received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed professional engineer. He has published more than 40 papers in transportation engineering journals. Lee is the president of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association and the chairman of the Engineering Faculty Council at the University of Iowa. He is a member of the editorial board for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems and of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He is also the chairman of the Transportation Research Board subcommittee on Computer Image Technology for Pavement Evaluation.
Dr. Yong Bai is an associate professor in the department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Kansas. His research expertise includes infrastructure construction and maintenance, highway work zone safety and emerging technology applications. Bai has led and participated in a variety of research projects funded by state departments of transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the National Science Foundation. He is a registered professional civil engineer and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Built to Last: A Look at Sustainable Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance
According to results of the U.S. Congress National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study, the U.S. has spent approximately $68 billion annually to maintain its highways, roads and bridges. Congress estimated that over the course of the next 50 years, the cost of maintaining our nation's aging infrastructure will soar to $185 billion per year. MATC hosted a webinar 12-1 p.m. CDT Thursday, February 16, entitled "Built to Last." During this presentation, Mid-America Transportation Center faculty discussed their research efforts geared toward making America's roads more sustainable, as well as cost-efficient. This webinar focused on thin whitetopping asphalt, extending pavement life, the benefits of utilizing Warm-Mix Asphalt and methods of more accurately assessing highway pavement damage. The presentation featured Dr. Mustaque Hossain, professor at Kansas State University; Dr. Hosin "David" Lee, professor at the University of Iowa, and Dr. Yong Bai, associate professor at the University of Kansas.