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Civil Engineering

Hossain, Mustaque; PhD, PE

HossainMMunger Professor in Civil Engineering
Associate Director of Mid-America Trans. Center

2124 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Area(s) of Specialization

Transportation and Materials Engineering


B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
M.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Dr. Hossain's research focuses on highway materials, pavement design and performance evaluation, and non-destructive testing of pavements with a goal of advancing and preserving Kansas's and the nation's rural roads and highway infrastructure.

Recent Publications

Rahman, F.; Hossain, M.; Romanoschi, S.; Hobson, C. 'Kansas experience with thin Superpave mixture overlay of small aggregate top size.' Transportation Research Record, 3:3-10, 2011.

Islam, S.; Hossain, M. 'Chip seal with lightweight aggregates for low-volume roads.' Transportation Research Record, 3:58-66, 2011.

Gedafa, D.S.; Hossain, M.; Miller, R.; Van, T. 'Estimation of the Remaining Service Life of Flexible Pavements from Surface Deflections.' ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136:342-352, 2010.

Gedafa, D.; Hossain, M.; Romanoschi, S.; Gisi, A. 'Dynamic modulus of superpave mixtures.' ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 22:114-123, 2010.

Liu, L.; Hossain, M.; Miller, R. 'Costs and benefits of thin surface treatments on bituminous pavements in Kansas.' Transportation Research Record, 2150:47-54, 2010.

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing and Recent)

Durable Superpave (SM and SR) Mixes in Kansas. Hossain, M. Kansas Department of Transporation. 2011-2013.

Accelerated Testing of Paved Roads with Geosynthetics-Reinforced Base.' Hossain, M. (PI), Najjar, Y. Tencate Geosynthetics. 2011-2012.

Accelerated Pavement Testing of Paved Low-Volume Roads with Geocell Reinforcement. Hossain M. U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009-2012.

Kansas Pavement Preservation Initiative: Rehabilitation of Ultrathin Bonded Bituminous Surface. Hossain, M.; Testa, D. U.S. Department of Transportation, 2008-2011.

Kansas Pavement Preservation Initiative: Development of a Seal Coat Design and Construction Manual and Investigation of Design of Seal Coats with Light Weight Aggregates. Hossain, M.; Testa, D. U.S. Department of Transportation, 2008-2011.

Major Honors and Recognitions

Chapter Honor Member, Chi Epsilon, Kansas State University, 2010
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009
Fulbright Scholar to Malaysia, Department of State, 2003
Dwight D. Eisenhower Faculty Fellow, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1996 and 1999