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Professor Hani Nassif is currently working in the research area of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Field Testing of Infrastructure facilities with emphasis on railroad as well as highway bridges. Dr. Nassif was also involved in the pioneering work of code calibration for the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (1994) as well as the Ontario Highway Bridge Design Code (OHBDC) and has concluded an NCHRP project for the calibration of AASHTO’s design of concrete bridges at the Serviceability Limit States.

He is also an associate director for the newly established Center on Research on Concrete Application for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) that is one of three Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) selected to address the U.S.DOT’s strategic goal of State of Good Repair. RE-CAST is a consortium of five universities (Missouri S&T (MO), Rutgers University (NJ), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL), University of Miami (FL) and Southern University (LA). He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and past member of its Technical Activity Committee (TAC) and served as the President of the New Jersey ACI Chapter. He is active in TRB’s committees including Committee on General Structures (AFF10). He received various awards including the AASHTO’s Research Activities Committee (2013) “Sweet Sixteen”, Project Implementation Award from NJDOT (2013), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Educator of The Year Award (2006) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Central New Jersey’s Educator of The Year Award (2005) for excellence in education and his dedication to student learning. He also served as the President of the Rutgers’ Chapter of the Scientific Research Society. He is a member of the Engineering Honor Societies Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon. Dr. Nassif has several years of practical experience in the area of structural design and construction.

Title Sponsor(s)
Calibration/Development of Safety Peformance Functions for New Jersey New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Real-time Estimation of Transit Origin-Destination Patterns and Delays Using Low-Cost Ubiquitous Advanced Technologies University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
Utilizing Remote Sensing Technology in Post-Disaster Management of Transportation Networks Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), Rutgers University