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M. Rashad Islam, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

M. Rashad Islam, Ph.D., P.E.
Contact Info
Office:
Technology Building, Room 164-A

Bio

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2015), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0)
  • M.S. in Structural Analysis (2008), University of Minho, Portugal and Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (2007), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Positions Held

Aug 2018 – present

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Civil Engineering Technology, CSU-Pueblo

Jan 2018 – July 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, CSU-Pueblo

Aug  2017 – Dec 2017

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Construction Management, State University of New York (SUNY), Farmingdale, NY

Aug 2016 – July 2017

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Civil Engineering Technology, CSU-Pueblo

Aug 2015 –July 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, CSU-Pueblo

June 2015 – Aug 2015

Post-doc, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

July 2011 – May 2015

Research Assistant, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

Dec 2010 – June 2011

Graduate Research Assistant, Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

Nov 2008 – Nov 2010

Lecturer, Civil Engineering (Tenured), Stamford University Bangladesh

 

Grants and Contracts as PI

  1. Dynamic Modulus of Cold In-Place Recycle Material, June 2016 - May 2017, Federal Highway Research Administration (FHWA)
  2. Sensitivity of Dynamic Modulus and Flow Number of CDOT HMA Mixes in the Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design (PMED), Dec 2016 - Dec 2018, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  3. Feasibility of Using Hand-Held Dynamic Cone Penetrometer for Analyzing Soft Subgrade Quickly, Dec 2016 - Dec 2018, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  4. Modeling Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete, SEED Grant, CSU-Pueblo,  2016 – 2017.
  5. Mechanistic-Empirical Software Analysis of Cold-in-Place Recycled Asphalt, Undergraduate Student Research, CSU-Pueblo, Summer 2017. 
  6. Correlating Single-Mass and Dual-Mass Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, Undergraduate Student Research, CSU-Pueblo, Summer 2019.
  7. Correlating CBR and R-value of pavement soil, Undergraduate Student Research, CSU-Pueblo, Summer 2020.

Research Interests

Characterization of geotechnical materials (asphalt, concrete, aggregate, soil, etc.), field instrumentation, full-scale pavement testing, finite element modeling, etc.

Other Activities

  • ABET Evaluator, EAC and ETAC Commissions, ABET Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
  • Engineer-In-Practice, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (No. M24017)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member ID. 9266047
  • ASCE Faculty Supervisor, ASCE Student Club, CSU-Pueblo

Publications

Text Books

  1. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. 2020. Pavement Design – Materials, Analysis and Highways, McGraw Hill, ISBN 9781260458916, p. 576. https://www.mhprofessional.com/9781260458916-usa-pavement-design-materials-analysis-and-highways
  2. Islam, M. R. 2020. Civil Engineering Materials – Introduction and Laboratory Testing, CRC Press, p. 477, ISBN-13: 978-0367224820. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429275111   https://www.routledge.com/Civil-Engineering-Materials-Introduction-and-Laboratory-Testing/Islam/p/book/9780367224820
  3. Islam, Faruque, Zoghi and Kalevela, 2021. Engineering Statics, CRC Press, ISBN – 9781003098157, p. 301. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003098157   https://www.routledge.com/Engineering-Statics/Islam-Faruque-Zoghi-Kalevela/p/book/9780367561062
  4. Islam, M. 2021. Construction Safety - Health, Practices and OSHA, 1/e, ISBN 9781264257829, McGraw Hill.
  5. Islam, M. R. (2018). “FE Civil Review Manual with 800 Solved Problems.” Third Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-9979180-3-8. (Available in Amazon.com) https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Review-800-Solved-Problems/dp/0997918039
  6. Islam, M. R. (2018). “FE Civil Practice Exams – Two Full Tests Including Solutions.” First Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-9979180-4-5. (Available in Amazon.com) https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Practice-Exams-Including-Solutions/dp/0997918047
  7. Islam, M. R. (2018). “FE Mechanical Review Manual with 750 Solved Problems.” Second Edition, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0-9979180-5-2. (Available in Amazon.com) https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Review-Manual-Solved-Problems/dp/B0735YK3JV
  8. Islam, M. R. (2019). “FE Mechanical Practice Exams – Two Full Tests Including Solutions.” First Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-9979180-6-9. (Available in Amazon.com) https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Practice-Exams-Including-Solutions/dp/0997918063

 Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Tingting Hu, Md R Islam, Sylvester A. Kalevela, 2020. Measured versus Predicted Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete used in Colorado, El Rio Journal, 3, No. 1 (2020), pp. 22-29. https://ojs.csupueblo.edu/article/view/19942/13705
  2. Katherine Widjaja, Md Rashadul Islam, Sylvester A. Kalevela. 2020. Variations of Flow Number of Asphalt Concrete due to Human Effects, El Rio Journal, 3, No. 1 (2020), pp. 36-43. https://ojs.csupueblo.edu/article/view/19941/13706
  3. Islam, M., Kalevela, S. A. and Nesselhauf, S. K. (2019). Sensitivity of the Flow Number to Mix Factors of Hot-Mix Asphalt, Journal of Infrastructures, 4(2), 34. https://www.mdpi.com/2412-3811/4/2/34
  4. Islam, M., Kalevela, S. A. and Nesselhauf, S. K. (2019). Effects of Mix Factors on the Mechanistic-Empirical Flexible Pavement Design, Journal of Design, 3(3), 36; https://www.mdpi.com/2411-9660/3/3/36    
  5. Islam, M., Kalevela, S. A. and Mendel, G. (2019). How Mix Factors Affect the Dynamic Modulus of Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixture, Journal of Composite Science, 3(3), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs3030072
  6. Islam, M. R., Kalevela, S. A., and Rivera, J. A. (2019). “Finding an Equivalent Hot-Mix Asphalt for Cold-in-Place Recycled Asphalt suing Laboratory Testing and Numerical Analysis” Journal of Engineering Science – King Saud University, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksues.2019.10.001   
  7. Islam, M. R., Tarefder, R. A. and Ahmed, M. U. (2019). Backcalculated Modulus of Asphalt Concrete, Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction, 2019;8(4):127-136. https://www.xpublication.com/index.php/jcec/article/view/285
  8. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2019). Structural Responses Data Measured in an Instrumented Flexible Pavement, of Civil Engineering and Construction, 2019: 9(1): 1 – 13. https://www.xpublication.com/index.php/jcec/article/view/287
  9. Islam M. R., Kalevela S. A., Rivera J. A., Rashid T. B. (2019). Dynamic modulus and field performance of cold-in-place recycled asphalt pavement. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 6(2), pp. B1-B7, doi: 10.21272/jes.2019.6(2).b1.http://jes.sumdu.edu.ua/dynamic-modulus-and-field-performance-of-cold-in-place-recycled-asphalt-pavement/
  10. Rahman, A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2019). “Dynamic Modulus and Phase Angle Models for New Mexico’s Superpave Mixtures.” Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 20 (3), p. 740-753.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2017.1422002
  11. Khan, Z. H., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2019). “Determining Asphalt Pavement Surface Temperature Using Weather Parameters.” Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, org/10.1016/j.jtte.2018.04.005.
  12. Islam, M. R., Rahman, A. and Tarefder, R. A. (2018). “Open Graded Friction Course in Resisting Transverse Cracking in Asphalt Pavement.” ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, Vol. 32, No. 2. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CR.1943-5495.0000164
  13. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2018). “Contribution of Day-Night Temperature Fluctuation to Top-Down Cracking in Asphalt Pavement.”  ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, Vol. 32, No. 1.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CR.1943-5495.0000148
  14. Hasan, M. M., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2018). “Characterization of Subgrade Soil Mixed with Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP).” of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, 5(3): 207-214. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095756416301647
  15. Rahman, A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2018). “Assessment and Modification of Nationally-Calibrated Dynamic Modulus Predictive Model for the Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Design.” J of Pavement Research and Technology, 11(5), p. 502-508. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1996681416301699
  16. Ahmad, M., Mannan, U. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2018). “Chemical and Mechanical Changes in Asphalt Binder due to Moisture Conditioning.” Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor and Francis, 18, No. 2, pp. 1 - 14.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2017.1299631
  17. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Developing Temperature-Induced Fatigue Model of Asphalt Concrete for Better Prediction of Alligator Cracking.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 28(5). https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001477
  18. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Coefficients of Thermal Contraction and Expansion of Asphalt Concrete in the Laboratory.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 27, No. 11. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001277
  19. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Effects of Large Freeze-Thaw Cycles on Stiffness and Tensile Strength of Asphalt Concrete.” ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 30(1). https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CR.1943-5495.0000094
  20. Hasan, M. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Clustering Vehicle Class Distribution and Axle Load Spectra for Mechanistic-Empirical (ME) Predicting Pavement Performances.” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 142, No. 11.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29TE.1943-5436.0000876
  21. Islam, M. R., Vallejo, M., Tarefder, R. A. and (2017). “Modeling Crack Propagation in Asphalt Concrete Overlay using Extended Finite Element Model.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(5).https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001815
  22. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Study of Asphalt Aging Through Beam Fatigue Test.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2505, pp. 115-120.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3141/2505-15?journalCode=trra
  23. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Measuring the Cross-Anisotropy of Hot-Mix Asphalt.” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 17 (3), 265-274. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10298436.2014.993186
  24. Ahmed, M., Tarefder, R. A., and Islam, M. R. (2013). “Effect of Cross-Anisotropy of Hot-Mix Asphalt Modulus on Falling Weight Deflections and Embedded Sensor Stress-Strain.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2369, pp. 20-29. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3141/2369-03
  25. Islam, M. R., Mannan, U. A., Rahman, A. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Effects of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement on Hot-Mix Asphalt.” ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 3, No. 1, pp. 291–307.https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/ACEM/PAGES/ACEM20140002.htm
  26. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Determining Coefficients of Thermal Contraction and Expansion of Asphalt Concrete using Horizontal Asphalt Strain Gage.” ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 3, No. 1, pp. 204-219. https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/ACEM/PAGES/ACEM20130101.htm
  27. Tarefder, R. A., Ahmed, M., Islam, M. R. and Rahman, M. (2014). “Finite Element Model of Pavement Response under Load Considering Cross-Anisotropy in Unbound Layers.” ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 3, No. 1, pp. 57-75. https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/ACEM/PAGES/ACEM20130102.htm
  28. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Determining Thermal Properties of Asphalt Concrete using Field Data and Laboratory Testing.” Construction and Building Materials, ELSEVIER, Vol. 67, pp. 297-306.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061814003031
  29. Islam, M. R., Hossain, M. I. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “A Study of Asphalt Aging Using Indirect Tensile Strength Test.” Construction and Building Materials, ELSEVIER, Vol. 95, pp. 218-223. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061815301720
  30. Ahmed, M., Rahman, A. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Combined Effect of Asphalt Concrete Cross-Anisotropy and Temperature Variation on Pavement Stress-Strain under Dynamic Loading.” Construction and Building Materials, ELSEVIER, Vol. 93, pp. 685-694. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061815007138
  31. Islam, M. R., Faisal H. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Determining Temperature and Time Dependent Poisson’s Ratio of Asphalt Concrete using Indirect Tension Test.” Journal of Fuel, ELSEVIER, Vol. 146, pp. 119-124.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016236115000423
  32. Mannan, U. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Effects of Recycled Asphalt Pavements on the Fatigue Life of Asphalt under Different Strain Levels and Loading Frequencies.” International Journal of Fatigue, ELSEVIER, Vol. 78, pp. 72–80. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0142112315001140
  33. Tarefder, R. A., Ahmed, M. U. and Islam, M. R. (2013). “Impact of Cross-Anisotropy on Embedded Sensor Stress–Strain and Pavement Damage.” European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 845-861. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19648189.2014.909337
  34. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Quantifying Traffic and Temperature Induced Fatigue Damages of Asphalt Pavements.” Journal of Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40515-014-0014-3.https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40515-014-0014-3
  35. Islam, M. R., Ahsan S., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Modeling Temperature Profile of Hot-Mix Asphalt in Flexible Pavement.” Intl. Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT). Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 47-52. http://www.ijprt.org.tw/reader/pdf.php?id=461
  36. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Measuring Thermal Effect in the Structural Response of Flexible Pavement Based on Field Instrumentation.” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 274-279. http://www.ijprt.org.tw/reader/pdf.php?id=309
  37. Ahmed, M., Tarefder, R. A. and Islam, M. R., Rahman, M. (2014). “A Study on Cross-anisotropy of Unbound Layers of Pavement Considering Nonlinearity.” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT), Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 263-272. http://www.ijprt.org.tw/reader/pdf.php?id=422
  38. Islam, M. R., Rahman, M. T. and Tarefder, R. A. (2012). “Laboratory Investigation of the Stiffness and the Fatigue Life of Glass Grid Reinforced Asphalt Concrete.” Intl. J. of Pavements, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 82-91.
  39. Mannan, U. A., Islam, M. R., Weldegiorgis, M. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Experimental Investigation on Rheological Properties of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Mastics.” Journal of Applied Rheology. DOI: 10.3933/ApplRheol-25-22753. https://www.complexfluids.ethz.ch/cgi-bin/AR/ar_contents?DC=1&DOI=10.3933/ApplRheol-25-22753&human=yes
  40. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Evaluating the Longitudinal and the Transverse Horizontal Strains at the Bottom of Hot Mix Asphalt.” J. of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-5. https://www.ijser.org/paper/Evaluating-the-Longitudinal-and-the-Transverse-Horizontal-Strains-at-the-Bottom-of-Hot-Mix-Asphalt.html
  41. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). "Tensile Strength of Asphalt Concrete due to Moisture Conditioning." Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 942-945.https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.651.6656&rep=rep1&type=pdf
  42. Islam, M. and Tarefder, R. (2015). "Moisture Variations in Unbound Layers in an Instrumented Pavement Section". Intl. J. of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Eng., Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 167-171.https://publications.waset.org/10000767/moisture-variations-in-unbound-layers-in-an-instrumented-pavement-section
  43. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Field Measurement of Vertical Strain in Asphalt Concrete.”  International J. of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-6.https://www.ijser.org/researchpaper/Field-Measurement-of-Vertical-Strain-in-Asphalt-Concrete.pdf
  44. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Evaluating FWD Moduli of a Flexible Pavement Using Finite Element Model.” International Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, Vol. 7, No.1, pp. 85-89.https://publications.waset.org/9996836/evaluation-of-the-fwd-moduli-of-a-flexible-pavement-using-finite-element-model
  45. Islam, M. R., Mannan, U. A., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Backcalculation of HMA Stiffness Based on Finite Element Model.” International Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, 7, No. 5, 2013, pp. 206-211.https://publications.waset.org/17164/backcalculation-of-hma-stiffness-based-on-finite-element-model
  46. Hasan, M. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Measured versus Default Interstate Traffic Data in New Mexico, USA.” International Journal of Civil, Architectural, Structural and Construction Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp. 1441-1445.https://publications.waset.org/10003105/measured-versus-default-interstate-traffic-data-in-new-mexico-usa
  47. Hasan, M. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Weigh-In-Motion Data Analysis Software For Developing Traffic Data For Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design.” International J. of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp. 2148-2152. https://publications.waset.org/10003246/weigh-in-motion-data-analysis-software-for-developing-traffic-data-for-mechanistic-empirical-pavement-design
  48. Islam, M. R and Bhuyan, M. R. K. (2011). “Development of Software to Transform Graphically the Stress at a Point inside a Cube in Three-Dimensional Directions.” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 125-134.https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Development-of-Software-to-Transform-Graphically-at-Islam-Bhuyan/8749c5e76381570ad5b60d728ae0b7de829ed1f2
  49. Islam, M. R. and Masud, M. A. (2011). “Numerical Analysis of a Corrugated Metal Pipe: A Case Study.” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 250-258. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Numerical-analysis-of-a-corrugated-metal-pipe-%3A-A-Rashadul-Islam/edcf5aad38cbcda611959f032a020c1de928d8d8
  50. Ahmad, M. and Islam, M. R. (2010). “Auto Generation of Geometry, Calculation of Loads and Optimized Design of Overhead Transmission Tower by Developing Computer Aided Programs.” International Journal of Mechanics Structural, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-15.
  51. Mahmud, K., Islam, M. R. and Amin, A. (2010). “Study the Reinforced Concrete Frame with Brick Masonry Infill due to Lateral Loads.” Intl. Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 04, pp. 35-40.http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.369.598&rep=rep1&type=pdf
  52. Islam, M. R. and Sazib, N. S. (2009). “Fiber Reinforced Polymer: An Innovative Material for Repairing and Strengthening of Civil Engineering Structures.” Stamford Journal of Civil Eng., Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 81-97.
  53. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Laboratory Investigation and Field Validation of the Cross-Anisotropy of Field Cored Asphalt Sample.” Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 246, pp. 194-201.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784478462.024
  54. Islam, M. R., Hossain, M. I., and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). "Field Validation of the Arching Phenomenon of Earth Pressure Cell to Measure Vertical Stress in Flexible Pavement.” Conference article published in the Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 255, pp. 99-106. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784478554.013
  55. Islam, M. R., Mannan, U. A., Rahman A. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Simplified Thermal Stress Model to Predict Low Temperature Cracks in Flexible Pavement.” Conference article published in the Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 239, pp. 251-261.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784413418.026
  56. Islam, M. R., Rahman, M. T. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). "Evaluating Sample Orientation in Flexural Stiffness and Temperature Load in Fatigue Life of Asphalt Concrete." Conference article published in the Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 239, pp. 90-99.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784413418.010
  57. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U. and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Backcalculated Asphalt Stiffness in a Pavement Section in New Mexico.” Conference article published in the Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 266, pp. 67-74.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784480090.009
  58. Khan, Z. H., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Determining Average Asphalt Temperature of Flexible Pavement.” Conference article published in the Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), 262, pp. 113-119.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784480052.014
  59. Islam, M. R., Weldegiorgis, M. T., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Correlating the Dynamic Modulus and the Indirect Tensile Strength of Asphalt Concrete.” Advanced Material Research, Vol. 723 (2013), pp. 268-275. https://www.scientific.net/AMR.723.268
  60. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Evaluating Structural Response of Flexible Pavement Based on Field Instrumentation.” Advanced Material Research, Vol. 723 (2013), pp. 67-74. https://www.scientific.net/AMR.723.67
  61. Islam, M. R., Ahmad, M. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). "Effect of Loading Rate on the Properties of Asphalt Concrete using Three-Point Bending Test. "Advanced Materials Research, 1096, pp 553-556. https://www.scientific.net/AMR.1096.553

Referred Conference Papers

  1. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Temperature-Induced Fatigue Damage of Asphalt Pavement: Model Development and Evaluation.” TRB Annual Meeting, 11-15, 2015, Washington, DC, Paper 15-5673. https://trid.trb.org/view/1339365
  2. Mannan, U. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Fatigue Behavior of Asphalt Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements.” TRB Annual Meeting 2015, January 11-15, 2015, Washington, DC, Paper No. 15-5828. https://trid.trb.org/view/1339441
  3. Ahmed, M., Tarefder, R. A., Rahman, A. and Islam, M. R. (2015). “Effects of Cross-Anisotropy and Temperature on Pavement Stress-Strain Responses under Dynamic Loading.” TRB Annual Meeting 2015, January 11-15, 2015, Washington, DC, Paper No. 15-5710. https://trid.trb.org/view/1339378
  4. Islam, M. R. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Comparing Temperature Induced Fatigue Damage to Traffic Induced Fatigue Damage in Asphalt Concrete.” TRB Annual Meeting, Jan 12-16, Washington, DC, Paper 14-3194. https://trid.trb.org/view/1339365
  5. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Cross-Anisotropy of Laboratory and Field Compacted Asphalt Concrete Samples.” TRB Annual Meeting 2014, Jan 12-16, 2014, Washington, DC, Paper 14-2916. https://trid.trb.org/view/1288544
  6. Islam, M. R., Mannan U. A., Rahman A. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). “Effects of Recycled Asphalt Pavement on Mix and Binder Properties and Performance in the Laboratory.” TRB Annual Meeting 2014, January 12-16, 2014, Washington, DC, Paper No. 14-4748. https://trid.trb.org/view/1289572
  7. Ahmed, M., Tarefder, R. A., Islam, M. R. and Rahman, M. T. (2014). “Effects of Unbound Layer Cross-Anisotropy on Pavement Responses.” TRB Annual Meeting 2014, January 12-16, 2014, Washington, DC, Paper No. 14-3588. https://trid.trb.org/view/1288909
  8. Tarefder, R. A and Islam, M. R. (2013). “Measuring Fatigue Damage from an Instrumented Pavement Section due to Day-Night and Yearly Temperature Rise and Fall in Desert Land of the West.” Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure, International Symposium of Climatic Effects on Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 4-7, 2013, pp. 78-88. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784413326.008
  9. Islam, M. R., Tarefder, R. A. and Syed, I. (2014). “Measurements of Lateral Distribution of Vehicle Wheels and its Effect on Fatigue Life of Asphalt Concrete.” Sustainability, Eco-efficiency, and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management, 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure (ICTI), April 22-25, 2014, Pisa, Italy, pp. 379–383. https://www.routledge.com/Sustainability-Eco-efficiency-and-Conservation-in-Transportation-Infrastructure/Losa-Papagiannakis/p/book/9781138001473
  10. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder, R. A. (2012). “Performance Evaluation of the Embedded Sensors in I-40 Pavement in New Mexico.” Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering & Construction (ICSDEC), ASCE, November 7-9, 2012 at Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, 519-526.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784412688.062
  11. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder, R. A. (2012). “Validation of the Backcalculated Stiffness of a Pavement Section in I-40 New Mexico.” Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering & Construction (ICSDEC), ASCE, November 7-9, 2012 at Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, 527-533.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784412688.063
  12. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2012). “Stress-Strain Responses of an I-40 Pavement Section in New Mexico.” Proceedings of 2nd Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium(SESES), March 24, 2012 at El Paso, Texas, Paper No. SESES 2012-021, pp. 58-60. http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SesesProgram_2.pdf
  13. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Measuring Thermal Strain in Asphalt Concrete Based on Field Instrumentation.” Proceedings of 3rd Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium(SESES), UTEP, April 27, 2013 at El Paso, Texas, pp. 76-78. http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SesesProgram_3.pdf
  14. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Measuring Vertical Strain of Asphalt Concrete Based on Field Instrumentation.” Proc. of 5th European Asphalt Technology Association Conference, June 3-5, 2013, Braunschweig, Germany, Paper ID- 34, pp. 1-11. http://archive-eata2013.eata-group.eu/Papers_Poster.html
  15. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013), “Investigation of Anisotropic Behavior of Laboratory Compacted Asphalt Concrete.” Proceeding of 5th European Asphalt Technology Association Conference, June 3-5, 2013, Braunschweig, Germany, Paper ID- 39, pp. 1-10.  http://archive-eata2013.eata-group.eu/Papers_Poster.html
  16. Islam, M. R., Rahman, M. T., Ahmed, M. U., and Tarefder R. A. (2013). “Evaluating Moduli of Base and Subbase Layers in Flexible Pavement.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section Spring Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 19-23, 2013 at Corpus Christi, Texas, Paper ID SP-5, pp. 1-14. DOI:13140/2.1.2204.0009. (Awarded 2nd Place)
  17. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Effect of Glass-Grid Reinforcement on Indirect Tensile Strength of Asphalt Concrete.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section Spring Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 19-23, 2013 at Corpus Christi, Texas, Paper ID TDI-4, pp. 1-7.
  18. Weldegiorgis, M. T., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Relationship of Compressive and Flexural Dynamic Moduli of Asphalt Concrete.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section Spring Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 19-23, 2013 at Corpus Christi, Texas, Paper ID TDI-6, pp. 1-8.
  19. Islam, M. R., Weldegiorgis, M. T., and Tarefder R. A. (2013). “Relating Dynamic Modulus and Indirect Tensile Strength of a SuperPave Asphalt Concrete Mixture.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section Spring Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 19-23, 2013 at Corpus Christi, Texas, ID TDI-3, pp. 1-6.
  20. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2013). “Investigating the Cross-Anisotropic Flexural Behavior of Asphalt Concrete Beam Sample.” Proceedings of the ASCE Texas Section Spring Conference and Centennial Celebration, March 19-23, 2013 at Corpus Christi, Texas, Paper ID TDI-2, pp. 1-8, 2013.
  21. Islam, M. R., Faisal, S., Syed, I. and Tarefder, R. A. (2014). "Permeability and Moisture Damage Issues of the Glass-Grid-Reinforced Asphalt Concrete." 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, November 10-14, 2014, Melbourne, pp. 1554-1561, Engineers Australia, Australia.https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=007438685947753;res=IELENG;type=pdf
  22. Islam, M. R., Hasan, M. A. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Measured Versus Generated Temperature and Rainfall Data in a Pavement Section in New Mexico.” 5th Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium(SESES), UTEP, April 4, 2015, El Paso, Texas, pp. 143-145.http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SesesProgram_5.pdf
  23. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Effect of Friction Course on the Performance of Asphalt Pavement.” 5th Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium (SESES), UTEP, April 4, 2015, El Paso, Texas.http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SesesProgram_5.pdf
  24. Islam, M. R., Hasan, M. M. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). “Effects of Input Parameters While Backcalculating Layer Stiffness of Pavement.” 5th Southwest Energy Science and Engineering Symposium (SESES), UTEP, April 4, 2015, El Paso, Texas.http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SesesProgram_5.pdf
  25. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M. U. and Tarefder, R. A. (2015). "Predicted Stress-Strain versus the Measured Ones in an Instrumentation Pavement Section in New Mexico." International Conference on Advances in Management Science and Engineering, July 26-27, 2015, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 97-102.
  26. Ahmad, M., Mannan, U. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Effects of Moisture Conditioning on Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Concrete.” Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, January 10–14, 2016, Washington, DC, Paper ID. 16-6677. https://trid.trb.org/view/1394451
  27. Rahman, A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Modifying the Viscosity Based Witczak Model and Developing Phase Angle Predictive Model for New Mexico’s Superpave Mixes.” Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, Jan. 10–14, 2016, Washington, DC, Paper ID. 16-3180. https://trid.trb.org/view/1393198
  28. Hasan, M. A., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Site-Specific Versus Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Default Traffic Data on Interstate Pavement Performance.” Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, January 10–14, 2016, Washington, DC, Paper ID. 16- https://trid.trb.org/view/1394077
  29. Hossain, M., Mehta, R., Shaik, N., Islam, M. R., Tarefder, R. (2016). “Rutting Potential of Asphalt Pavement Exposed to High Temperatures.” International Conference on Transportation & Development, ASCE, June 26-29, Houston, Texas. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784479926.107
  30. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, S., and Tarefder, R. (2016). “Effect of Aging on the Air Void of Asphalt Concrete.” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering & Construction (ICSDEC), May 18–20, 2016, Tempe, AZ, United States, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 145, pp. 1044 – 1050. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705816301412
  31. Hasan, M. M., Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. A. (2016). “Correlating Dynamic Cone Penetrometer and Laboratory Resilient Modulus of Subgrade.” 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV8), 27 to 29 July 2016, Singapore. http://rpsonline.com.sg/proceedings/9789811104497/html/tp.html
  32. Hossain, M., Azam, M., Mehta, R., Shaik, N., Islam, M. R., Tarefder, R. (2016). “Determining and Validating Thermal Strain in Asphalt Concrete.” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering & Construction (ICSDEC), May 18–20, 2016, Tempe, AZ, United States, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 145, pp. 1036 – 1043.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705816301400
  33. Millemon, R., Islam, M. R., Mincic, M. (2017). Evaluation of BELLS3 Temperature Prediction Model for Asphalt Pavement Design, The Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS), UTEP, April 1st, 2017, El Paso, Texas.http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SSouthwest%20Emerging%20Technology%20Symposium%202017.pdf
  34. Jill, R., Islam, M. R., Mincic, M. (2017). Statistical Analysis of Pavement System in the US, The Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS), UTEP, April 1st, 2017, El Paso, Texas. http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SSouthwest%20Emerging%20Technology%20Symposium%202017.pdf
  35. Jill, R., Islam, M. R., Mincic, M. (2017). Effects of Design Parameters on the Performances of Flexible Pavement, The Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS), April 1st, 2017, El Paso, Texas.http://engineering.utep.edu/sets/docs/SSouthwest%20Emerging%20Technology%20Symposium%202017.pdf
  36. Hossain, M., Adelkarim, A., Azam, M., Mehta, R., Islam, M. R., Tarefder, R. (2017). “Extended Finite Element Modeling of Crack Propagation in Asphalt Concrete Pavements Due to Thermal Fatigue Load, International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology 2017, August 27–30, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784480922.009

Major Research Reports

  1. Islam, M. R., Kalevela, S.A., and Nesselhauf, S. (2020). "Sensitivity of Dynamic Modulus and Flow Numbers using the PMED Analysis" Final Report, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Denver, CO, pp. 1-192.https://www.codot.gov/programs/research/pdfs/2020-research-reports
  2. Islam, M. R. and Kalevela, S.A. (2019). Feasibility of Using Hand-Held Dynamic Cone Penetrometer for Analyzing Soft Subgrade Quickly, Final Report CDOT 417.03, Colorado Department of Transportation Denver, CO.https://www.codot.gov/programs/research/pdfs/2019
  3. Islam, M. R., Kalevela, S.A., and Rivera, J. (2018). "Dynamic Modulus of Cold-in-Place Recycling Asphalt Materials." Final Report, 2018-10, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Denver, CO, pp. 1-158.https://www.codot.gov/programs/research/pdfs/2018-Research-Reports/cirmaterial
  4. Tarefder, R. A., and Islam, M. R. (2015). "Study and Evaluation of Materials Response in Hot Mix Asphalt Based on Field Instrumentation." Final Report, Project ID. NM11MSC-03, Research Bureau, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), pp. 1-195.https://dot.state.nm.us/content/dam/nmdot/Research/NM11MSC-03_MaterialResponse_Phase1_FinalReport_Orig-PI.pdf

Dissertations

Presentation Only (Abstract and Poster) 

  1. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2012). Evaluating Thermal Effect in Strain Response of Asphalt Layer in Flexible Pavement." 24th Annual Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials, October 22, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  2. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2013). "Studying Thermal Fatigue Crack in Asphalt Pavement." 2013 New Mexico Shared Knowledge Conference, April 16-18, 2013, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  3. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2013). “Interstate-40 Instrumentation.” Presented at the 58th Transportation Engineering Conference. April 24-26, 2013, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  4. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2013). “Interstate-40 Instrumentation.” Volunteered Speech at CE566: Graduate Seminar. April 10, 2013, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  5. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2014). “Temperature versus Traffic Induced Fatigue Damage on I‐40 Instrumented Pavement Section.” 51st Paving and Transportation Conference, January 6-7, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  6. Islam, M. R., and Tarefder, R. (2013). “Measuring Real-Time Stress-strain in an Instrumented Pavement Section of Interstate-40 near Route 66 Casino." 50th Paving and Transportation Conference, Albuquerque, NM, January 7-8, 2013 (Poster)
  7. Islam, M. R., Ahmed, M., and Islam, and Tarefder, R. (2013). “Evaluating the Cross-Anisotropy of Asphalt Concrete Based on Laboratory and Field Investigations.” Heartland Transportation Consortium, April 2-4, 2013, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  8. Azam, M., Shaik, N., Mehta, R., Hossain, M., Islam, M., Tarefder, R. (2016). “Application of Heat Transfer Principle to Predict Thermal Strain in Asphalt Concrete Pavements and Validate using Field Instrumentation.” Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists Annual Meeting, March 13-16, 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  9. Mehta, R., Hossain, M., Islam, R., and Tarefder, R. (2015). “Temperature Effects on the Creep Performance of Viscoelastic Material.” Student Scholarship Expo, April 15-16, Peoria, Illinois. (Poster)
  10. Hasan, M., Islam, M. and Tarefder, R. (2016). “Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Mixed with RAP.” 53rd Paving and Transportation Conference, January 4-5, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Poster)
  11. Islam, M. (2017). “Performance of Cold-in-Place Recycled Asphalt.” Second Annual Scholarship Celebration, Nov 7, 2017, Farmingdale, NY. (Poster)
  12. Millemon, R., Islam, M. R., Mincic, M. (2017). Evaluation of BELLS3 Temperature Prediction Model for Asphalt Pavement Design, CSU-Pueblo Student Symposium, April 7, 2017.
  13. Jill, R., Islam, M. R., Mincic, M. (2017). Statistical Analysis of Pavement System in the US, CSU-Pueblo Student Symposium, April 7, 2017. (Poster)
  14. Nesselhauf, S. and Wibbemeyer, N. (2018), Pedestrian Walking Speed in Pueblo, CSU-Pueblo Student Symposium, April 6, 2018. (Poster)
  15. Arajo, G. and Vallejos, K. 2018, CSU-Pueblo Biking Speed Measurement, CSU-Pueblo Student Symposium, April 6, 2018. (Poster)
  16. Makela, T. 2019, Household Transportation Cost, CSU-Pueblo Student Symposium, April 5, 2019. (Poster) 

Guest Lead Editor 

Special Issue, Geomaterials for Transportation Infrastructures, Journal of Infrastructures, Switzerland

 Training

  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certificate, September 17, 2020
  • Professional Development on Online and Hybrid Teaching, 21-hour, August, 2020
  • ABET Program Evaluator Training, 2018
  • Fundamentals of Program Assessment by ABET, 2016
  • Grant Writing-Proposal Preparation Certificate Program, University of New Mexico, 2014
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate Program, University of New Mexico, 2014
  • Introductory Training of ABAQUS, ABAQUS Official, 2014   

Professional Services to CSU Pueblo

  1. Chair, Scholarly Activity Board (SAB), 2020 – 2021
  2. STEM Representative, Library Board, 2020 – 2021
  3. Faculty Advisor, El Rio Journal, 2020 – 2021
  4. Co-Chair, Faculty-Handbook Committee, 2018 – present  

National Services

ABET Program Evaluator, 2018 - present

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