Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari


Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari, Ph.D.

Hamzeh Haghshenas Fatmehsari

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
362R Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
(402) 472-7857
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Personal Links:

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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

  1. “PPE Treatment, Disposal and Management”, Agency: Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 07/2021 - 12/2021, PI: Jane Okalebo, Role: Co-PI, Funding: $14,653.
  2. "Research on Soybean Oil as a Sustainable Recycling Agent - Phase II", Agency: Nebraska Soybean Board, 10/2021 - 09/2022, Role: PI, Co-PIs: Mohammad Ghashami, Jongwan Eun, Majid Nabavi, Funding: $94,245.
  3. "Using Corn Oil for Improving Performance of Asphalt Pavements - Phase II", Agency: Nebraska Corn Board, 07/2021 - 07/2022, Role: PI, Co-PIs: Mahdieh Khedmati, Mohammad Ghashami, Jongwan Eun, Majid Nabavi, Funding: $89,757.
  4. "Nebraska Balanced Mix Design -Phase I", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2021 - 05/2023, Role: PI, Co-PI: Mahdieh Khedmati, Funding: $137,947.
  5. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging - Phase II", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2021 - 05/2023, Role: PI, Co-PI: Mohammad Ghashami, Funding: $140,617.
  6. "Research on Soybean Oil as a Sustainable Recycling Agent - Phase I", Agency: Nebraska Soybean Board, 10/2020 - 09/2021, Role: PI, Co-PIs: Sibel Irmak, Mohammad Ghashami, Jongwan Eun, Majid Nabavi, Funding: $82,821.
  7. "Using Corn Oil for Improving Performance of Asphalt Pavements - Phase I", Agency: Nebraska Corn Board, 07/2020 - 07/2021, Role: PI, Co-PIs: Sibel Irmak, Mohammad Ghashami, Jongwan Eun, Majid Nabavi, Funding: $79,738.
  8. "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: PI, Co-PI: Jiong Hu, Funding: $145,134.
  9. "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: PI, Funding: $397,788.
  10. "Research on High-RAP Mixtures with Rejuvenators-Field Implementation", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2019 - 12/2021, Role: PI, Funding: $99,550.
  11. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 01/2019 - 06/2019, Role: PI, Funding: $45,000.

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, G. Reinke, A. Yousefi, D.F. Haghshenas, P. Ayar. "The Effect of Recycling Agents on the Resistance of Asphalt Binders to Cracking and Moisture Damage", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2021, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003921.

  2. A. Yousefi, S. Sobhi, MRM. Aliha, S. Pirmohammad, H. F. Haghshenas. "Cracking Properties of Warm Mix Asphalts Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement and Recycling Agents under Different Loading Modes", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124130.
  3. M. Alae, M. Ling, H. F. Haghshenas, Y. Zhao. "Three-dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Top-Down Crack Propagation in Flexible Pavements", Journal of Engineering Fracture Mechanics (Elsevier), 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2021.107736.

  4. H.F. Haghshenas, E. Fini, R. Rea, A. Khodaii. "Increasing Efficacy of Recycling Agents with Simultaneous Addition of Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate as Antioxidant", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121892.

  5. A. Yousefi, A. Behnood, A. Nowruzi, H.F. Haghshenas. "Performance evaluation of asphalt mixtures containing warm mix asphalt (WMA) additives and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) ", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2020, accepted, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121200.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. 
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.  
  18. 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.  
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.  
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.

Recent Presentations

  1. H.F. Haghshenas. "Nebraska Recycling Agent Classification System", Transportation Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP), 22nd Annual Virtual Conference, February 9-11, 2021.

  2. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "Nebraska’s classification study based on raw materials source", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2021, Washington DC.

  3. H.F. Haghshenas. "Effect of Colloidal Index Variation on Chemical-Rheological-Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Binders Modified by Recycling Agents Under Different Aging Conditions", 57th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, July 13-14, 2020, Laramie, Wyoming.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. H.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton, Y. 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.

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

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

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

  11. H. Nabizadeh, H.F. Haghshenas, Y. 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.

  12. S. Im, T. You, Y. 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.

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

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