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Professor Hussain U. Bahia
Professor and Director | MARC-University of Wisconsin

"Performance Grading of Asphalt for Better Roads and Airports in the UAE"


Professor Bahia earned his PhD in pavement engineering from Penn-State University-USA in 1991 after which he served as the Director of Research and Technical Services at the Asphalt Institute-USA. He joined the University of Wisconsin on permanent basis in 1996. He is currently a full professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at which he teaches and conducts research on pavement materials and design. He is Founder and Director of the Modified Asphalt Research Center at the University of Wisconsin- Madison (, 2009 – present.   He served as the Technical Director of the Wisconsin Highway Research Program (WHRP- from 2005 to 2012. He has published more than 100 technical papers in refereed journals and has advised more than 60 MS and Ph.D. students, and 8 post-doctoral fellows at UW-Madison. He is an Editor In Chief of the International Journal for Road Materials and Pavement Design and member of the Board since 2002. He is the Chair of the RILEM Technical Group 2 on Mixture Design and Compaction of the ATB (Advanced Testing of Bituminous Materials) Committee of the RILEM International Organization, since 2007. He is also the chair of the Working Group 7( Binders and Mastics) of ISAP (International Society of Asphalt Pavements), since 2008. He is one of the founders of the Middle East Society for Asphalt Technology (MESAT), and continuous to serve as a board member.  He provides consulting services for a number of companies and road agencies in the USA, South America, Africa, and the Middle-east.

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