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Civil Engineering

Mustaque Hossain | Department Head and Professor

Photo of Mustaque HossianCivil Engineering Alumni Professorship Honoring Dr. Robert Snell

Munger Professorship in Civil Engineering

Ph.D. - 1990, Arizona State University
Civil Engineering
M.S. - 1986, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Civil Engineering
B.S. - 1983, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Civil Engineering

Contact Information

2118 Fiedler Hall
785-532-1576
mustak@k-state.edu

Professional Experience

Professor Mustaque Hossain received his doctoral degree from Arizona State University (ASU) in 1990. After graduation, he briefly worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation. He has been teaching at K-State since 1991. Over the last 30 years, Hossain has taught 14 different undergraduate and graduate classes at ASU and K-State. In 2021, he received the ASCE Region 7 (Kansas, Colorado, Whyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and the St. Louis and Kansas City areas of Missouri) Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 2018, he won the Alford-Myers Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Engineering. In 2017, he won the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2005 and 2007, he won the Chi Epsilon Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. In 2006, 2008 and 2009, he won the Chi Epsilon Undergraduate Advising Excellence Award. In 2007, he won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter Undergraduate Advising Excellence Award. In 2011 and 2012, he was named the Outstanding Faculty Member by the ASCE Student Chapter. From 2008-2010 and 2014-2016, he served as an adjunct professor for the Universiti Teknologi- MARA in Malaysia. From 2006-2015, he served as the associate director of the Mid-America Transportation Center and the FHWA Region 7 University Transportation Center. In 2003, Hossain was named a Fulbright Scholar and was attached to the Universiti Putra Malaysia. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the graduate program director for the department of civil engineering at K-State. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas.

Research

Hossain’s research is in the area of highway materials and pavement engineering. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator for 74 sponsored research projects totaling more than $6.9 million. Sponsors of his research include the U.S. Department of Transportation; Kansas Department of Transportation; Kansas Turnpike Authority; Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and New York State Departments of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration; National Research Council; and private industry. Hossain in the recent past was chair of the Highway Construction Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He serves on various technical committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. In 2016, he was named recipient of the Frank G. Erskine Award of the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute, and in 2015 he won the K-State College of Engineering Dean’s Research Excellence Award. In 2006 and 2008, he won the Outstanding Researcher Award in the civil engineering department.

Academic Highlights

Hossain has authored or co-authored two book chapters, and more than 168 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has made numerous presentations at various national and international forums, and authored or coauthored 52 published technical reports. He holds three U.S. patents. As a major professor, he has supervised 36 master’s theses and 12 doctoral dissertations. Hossain was named the Dwight D. Eisenhower Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member of the K-State Civil Engineering Department in 2002. In 2003, he was inducted as an Honor Faculty Member into Chi Epsilon, and in 2010 was elevated to Chapter Honor Member.

Recent Faculty Publications
  • Islam, S., A. Bose, C. Jones, M. Hossain and C. Vahl. Developing an Automated Technique to Calibrate the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Software. In Transportation Research Record (TRR) No. 2674 (9); Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academy of Science (NAS), September 2020. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120932567 
  • Islam, S., Hossain, M., Barrett, R., and Velasquez Jr., N. Practical Issues in Implementation of Mechanistic Empirical Design for Concrete Pavements. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B, 145 (3), 04019020, 2019. 
  • Islam, S., Hossain, M., Jones, C., Bose, A., Barrett, R., and Velasquez Jr., N.Implementation of AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Software for Asphalt Pavements in Kansas. In Transportation Research Record (TRR) No. 2673 (4); Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academy of Science (NAS), March 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119835540 
  • Islam, S., Hossain, M., and Miller, R. Evaluation of Pavement Surface Texture at the Network Level. Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 34 (1), 2019.  
  • Tavakol, M., Hossain, M. and Heptig, B.M. Minimum Virgin Binder Content Needed in Recycled Superpave Mixtures to Resist Fatigue Cracking and Moisture Damage. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30 (7), July 2018.  
  • Islam, S., A. Sufian, M. Hossain, R. Miller, and C. Leibrock. Mechanistic Empirical Design for Perpetual Pavement. Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design. 2018. Volume: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2018.1546218
  • Sabahfar, N., Ahmed, A., Aziz, S. and Hossain, M. Cracking Resistance Evaluation of Mixtures with High Percentages of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(4):06016022, 2017.   
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, M., and R. Miller. Evaluation of Pavement Surface Texture at the Network Level. Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. 2018. Volume: https://doi.org/10.1080/10589759.2018.1554067 
  • Tavakol, M., Hossain, M. and Heptig, B.M. Minimum Virgin Binder Content Needed in Recycled
    Superpave Mixtures to Resist Fatigue Cracking and Moisture Damage. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil
    Engineering, Vol. 30 (7), July.
  • Sabahfar, N., Ahmed, A., Aziz, S and Hossain, M. Cracking Resistance Evaluation of Mixtures with High
    Percentages of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering,
    29(4):06016022.
  • Islam, S., A. Sufian, M. Hossain, R. Miller, and C. Leibrock. Mechanistic Empirical Design for Perpetual
    Pavement. Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design. Volume:
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2018.1546218
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, M., and R. Miller. Evaluation of Pavement Surface Texture at the Network Level.
    Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Volume:
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10589759.2018.1554067
  • Islam, S., A. Sufian, M. Hossain, N. Velasquez, and R. Barrett. “Practical Issues in Local Calibration and
    Implementation of AASHTOWARE Pavement ME Design Procedure for Concrete Pavements.” In the 97th
    Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C, 2018.
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, R. Miller, and H. Zahir. “Pavement Surface Texture Characterization at the Network
    Level.” In the 97th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C, 2018.
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, and H. Zahir. “Road Surface Texture Evaluation with 3-D Laser Data.” Proceedings
    of the International Society for Asphalt Pavement Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2018.
  • Islam, S., A. Ahmed, and M. Hossain. “Flexible Pavement Design with RAP Mixture.” Proceedings of the
    International Society for Asphalt Pavement Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2018.
  • Islam, S., Sufian, A., and Hossain, M. “Local Calibration of AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Software
    for Flexible Pavements in Kansas.” Proceedings of the Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance
    Prediction (AM3P) conference. Doha, Qatar, 2018.
  • Gao, Y., S. Islam, and M. Hossain. “Investigation of Cracking Resistance of Recycled Superpave Mixtures.”  Proceedings of the Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P) conference, Doha, Qatar, 2018.
  • Islam, S., H. Zahir, M. Hossain, and D. Meggers. “Evaluation of High Friction Surface Treatment.”
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Pavements and Computational Approaches, New Delhi,
    India, 2018.
  • Tavakol, M. Hossain, M. and S. Tucker-Kulesza. “Effects of Fly Ash and Low-Quality Recycled Concrete
    Aggregate for HMA Subgrade Soil Stabilization.” Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Pavements and Computational Approaches, New Delhi, India, 2018.
  • Hossain, M., Heptig, B. and R. Barezenisky. “How to Improve Peformance of Flexible Pavements –
    Experience of a State from the United States.” Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Pavements and Computational Approaches, New Delhi, India, 2018.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Proceedings
  • Gao, Y., X. Wu, and M. Hossain. “Evaluation of Coal Combustion Products in Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixture.” Proc. Of the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ASCE, 2021. 
  • Wu, X., S. Islam, M. Hossain, and G. Schieber. “Mechanistic-Empirical Design of Chemical Stabilized Full-Depth Reclaimed Pavement.” Proc. Of the 100th Annual Meeting of TRB, NAS, Washington, D.C, 2021. 
  • Gao, Y., X. Wu, S. Islam and M. Hossain. “Evaluation of Carbon Char in Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixture.” Proc. Of the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, ASCE, 2019. 
  • Islam, S., A. Sufian, M. Hossain, N. Velasquez, and R. Barrett. “Practical Issues in Local Calibration and Implementation of AASHTOWARE Pavement ME Design Procedure for Concrete Pavements.” Proc. Of the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, NAS, Washington, D.C, 2018. 
  • Islam, S., A. Sufian, M. Hossain, N. Velasquez, and R. Barrett. “Practical Issues in Local Calibration and Implementation of AASHTOWARE Pavement ME Design Procedure for Concrete Pavements.” Proc. Of the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, NAS, Washington, D.C, 2018.  
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, R. Miller, and H. Zahir. “Pavement Surface Texture Characterization at the Network Level.” Proc. Of the 97th Annual Meeting of TRB, NAS, Washington, D.C, 2018.  
  • Islam, S., M. Hossain, and H. Zahir. “Road Surface Texture Evaluation with 3-D Laser Data.” Proc. of the International Society for Asphalt Pavement Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2018.  
  • Islam, S., A. Ahmed, and M. Hossain. “Flexible Pavement Design with RAP Mixture.” Proc. of the International Society for Asphalt Pavement Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2018.  
  • Gao, Y., S. Islam, and M. Hossain. “Investigation of Cracking Resistance of Recycled Superpave Mixtures.” Proc. of the Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction conference, Doha, Qatar, 2018.  
  • Islam, S., H. Zahir, M. Hossain, and D. Meggers. “Evaluation of High Friction Surface Treatment.” Proc. of the Intl. Confc. on Pavements and Computational Approaches, New Delhi, India, 2018. 
Outreach

Since 1996 Hossain has been supervising the joint KSU-Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)-Industry program for Superpave Certification Training that certified 1,900 engineers and technicians to date and generated close to $900,000 in revenue.