Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari

Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
362R Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-7857
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Professional Memberships:
• Transportation Research Board (TRB), AFK20
• International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP)
• American Standard Testing Materials (ASTM)
• Engineers Without Boarders USA (EWB-USA)
• National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
• Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Research Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Materials Engineering), USA
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, USA
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Transportation and Highway Design), Iran
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Iran
Appointment
  • 20% teaching, 80% research
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Chemo-Physical and Multi-Scale Characterization of Construction Materials
  • Mechanistic Analysis and Design of Pavements
  • Infrastructure Sustainability
Research Profiles:
Courses Taught
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018.
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017.
  • Milton Mohr Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016–2017.
  • First Place in Nano Art Competition, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, 2016.

Funding
  • "Using Corn Oil for Improving Performance of Asphalt Pavements", Agency: Nebraska Corn Board, 07/2020 - 07/2021, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PIs: Sibel Irmak, Mohammad Ghashami, Jongwan Eun, Majid Nabavi, Funding: $79,738 (Phase I).
  • "Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures – Phase II", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2020 - 05/2022, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PIs: Robert Rea and Jiong Hu, Funding: $145,134.
  • "Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures – Phase I", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 02/2020 - 05/2022, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Robert Rea, Funding: $397,788.
  • "Research on High-RAP Mixtures with Rejuvenators-Field Implementation", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2019 - 12/2021, Role: Principle Investigator (PI)Funding: $99,950.
  • "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 01/2019 - 06/2019, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Robert Rea, Funding: $45,000.
  • "RILEM TC 272 PIM - TG1 binder", Collaborative research project between Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials (RILEM), 04/2019 - 06/2020.

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

1-  G. Nsengiyumva, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi. "Mechanical-Chemical Characterization of the Effects of Type, Dosage, and Treatment Methods of Rejuvenators in Aged Bituminous Materials", Journal of Transportation Research Record (TRR), 2020, accepted, DOI: 10.1177/0361198120909110.

2-  H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, G. Reinke, D.F. Haghshenas. "Chemical Characterization of Recycling Agents", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2020, accepted, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003167.

3-  H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, D. Byre, D.F. Haghshenas, G. Reinke, M. Zaumanis. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2020, accepted, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002978.

4-   H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "In-Place Density of Asphalt Pavements: Case Study During Cold Weather Paving", Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), 2019, 145(4): 05019003, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000135.

5- H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, D.F. Haghshenas. "Aging Resistance of Asphalt Binders Through the Use of Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate", Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis), 2019, DOI: 10.1080/10916466.2019.1633348.

6- M. Alae, H.F. Haghshenas, Y. Zhao. "Evaluation of Top-Down Crack Propagation in Asphalt Pavement Under Dual Tires Loading", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2019, 46: 704–711, DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2018-0432.

7- F. Fallah, F. Khabaz, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi, H.F. Haghshenas. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Asphalt Binder Chemical Aging Due to Variation of Oxidation Level and Saturate-Aromatic-Resin-Asphaltene Fraction", Journal of Fuel (Elsevier), 2019, Volume 213, P.P. 71-80. 

8- H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi, D. Nguyen, D.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton. "Evaluation of Long-term Effects of Rejuvenators on Reclaimed Asphalt Binder Properties Based on Chemical-Rheological Tests and Analyses", Journal of Materials and Structures (Springer), 2018, Volume 51, Issue 5, P.P. 134-1 – 134-13.

9- Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, G. Nsengiyumva, R. Rea, H.F. Haghshenas. "Evaluation of Thin Lift Overlay Pavement Preservation Practice: Mixture Testing, Pavement Performance, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis", Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), 2018, Volume 144, Issue 3, P.P 04018037-1 – 04018037-10.

10- H.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton, T. Smith, M. Khedmati, Y-R. Kim, D.F. Haghshenas. "Effects of Softening Additives on the Moisture Susceptibility of Recycled Bituminous Materials Using Chemical-Mechanical-Imaging Methods", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2018, Volume 30, Issue 9, P.P 04018207-1 – 04018207-10.

11- H. Nabizadeh, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, F. T. S. Aragão. "Effects of Rejuvenators on High-RAP Mixtures Based on Laboratory Tests of Asphalt Concrete (AC) Mixtures and Fine Aggregate Matrix (FAM) Mixtures", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2017, Volume 152, P.P 65-73.

12- M. Khedmati, A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. "A Study on Moisture Susceptibility of Stone Matrix Warm Mix Asphalt", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2017, Volume 144, P.P 42-49.  

13- H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Saleh. "Long Term Effectiveness of Anti-Stripping Agents ", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2015, Volume 76, P.P 307-312.  

14- H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Khedmati, S. Tapkın. "A Mathematical Model for Predicting Stripping Potential of Hot Mix Asphalt", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2015, Volume 75, P.P 488-495.

15- H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Hossain, D. S. Gedafa. "Stripping Potential of HMA and SMA: A Study Using Statistical Approach", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2015, Volume 27, Issue 11, P.P 06015002-1 – 0601500-6.

16- H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, A. Mehrara, M.H. Dehnad, A.S. Ahari. “Frequency and Temperature Interactive Effects on Hot Mix Permanent Deformation Using Response Surface Methodology", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2014, Volume 26, Issue 6, P.P 06014003-1 – 06014003-4.

17- A. Khodaii, M. Khedmati, H.F. Haghshenas, M. Khedmati. "Statistical Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt Resilient Modulus Using a Central Composite Design", International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 2014, Volume 7, P.P 445-450.  

18- A. Kavussi, M.R. Ghorbani, A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. “Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt: A Statistical Analysis of the Laboratory Testing Results”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2014, Volume 52, P.P 511-517.

19- A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas, H. Kazemi Tehrani, M. Khedmati. "Application of Response Surface Methodology to Evaluate Stone Matrix Asphalt Stripping Potential", KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer), 2013, Volume 17, Number 1.

20- A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas, H. Kazemi Tehrani. "Effect of Grading and Lime Content on HMA Stripping Using Statistical Methodology", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2012, Volume 34, P.P 131-135.

21- A. Khodaii, H. Kazemi Tehrani, H.F. Haghshenas. "Hydrated Lime effect on Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt.", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2012, Volume 36, P.P 165-170.

 Conference Proceedings

1- F. Fallah, Y-R. Kim, H.F. Haghshenas. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Bitumen Chemical Aging", Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI), 2017, San Diego, California.

2- H.F. Haghshenas, H. Nabizadeh, Y-R. Kim. "The Effect of Rejuvenators on RAP Mixtures: A Study Based on Multiple Scale Laboratory Test Results.” Proceedings of the Geo-Chicago, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

3- A. Kavussi, M.R. Ghorbani, A.Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. "Quantification of Parameters Affecting Moisture Resistance of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Response Surface Methodology", International Journal of Pavements Conference (IJPC), December 9 – 10, 2013, São Paulo, Brazil.

Technical Reports

1- H.F. Haghshenas, G. Nsengiyumva, Y-R. Kim, S. Kommidi, S, Amelian. "Research on High-RAP Asphalt Mixtures with Rejuvenators – Phase II", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019.

2-  H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019.

3- R. Rea, H.F. Haghshenas. "Optimizing In-Place Density of Asphalt Pavements During Cold Weather Paving in Nebraska", Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019.

4- H.F. Haghshenas, H. Nabizadeh, Y-R. Kim, S. Kommidi. "Research on High-RAP Asphalt Mixtures with Rejuvenators and WMA Additives", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2016.

5- Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, H.F. Haghshenas, G. Nsengiyumva. "Evaluation of Thin Asphalt Overlay Practice Preserving Nebraska’s Asphalt Pavements", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2015.


Recent Presentations

1- H.F. Haghshenas. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", 56th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, July 14-17, 2019, Laramie, Wyoming.

2- H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", Task Force on Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO)-American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) meeting, Jun 5, 2019, Denver, Colorado.

3- H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim. "Chemical–microstructural–mechanical Tests and Kinetic Analyses to Evaluate Binder Aging: Laboratory vs. Field", International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference (ASCE), 2019, Chicago, Illinois.

4- F. Fallah, H.F. Haghshenas, F. Khabaz, Y-R. Kim. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Bitumen Chemical Aging", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC.

5- H.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton, Y-R. Kim, T. Smith, D.F. Haghshenas. "Effect of Rejuvenators on Moisture Susceptibility of Hot and Warm Mix Asphalt Based on Chemical Property Characterization and Mechanical Performance", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC.

6- H.F. Haghshenas, D.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, M.D. Morton. "Kinetic Analysis of Asphalt Binder Aging Due to Varying Thermal-Oxidative Conditions", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC.

7- H.F. Haghshenas, K. Santosh, D. Nguyen, Y-R. Kim. "Chemical-Rheological Evaluation of the Short-Term and Long-Term Effectiveness of Binder Rejuvenators", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC.

8-  H. Nabizadeh, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, F. T. S. Aragão. "Effects of Rejuvenators on High-RAP Mixtures Based on Laboratory Tests of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures and Fine Aggregate Matrix Mixtures", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC.

9- S. Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, R. Rea, G. Nsengiyumva, H.F. Haghshenas. "Thin Asphalt Overlay Pavement Preservation in Nebraska: Laboratory Tests, MEPDG, LCCA, and Field Performance", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC.

10-  H.F. Haghshenas, K. Zare Rami, M. Khedmati, K. Santosh, F. Fallah, Y-R. Kim. "Multiscale Research Toward Resilient Civil Infrastructure", Spring Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016.

11- D. Nguyen, H.F. Haghshenas, S. Kommidi, Y-R. Kim. "Optimizing Chemical and Rheological Properties of Rejuvenated Bitumen" Spring Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016.