Hussain Bahia

Vilas Distinguished Professor


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Room: 3350
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-4481
Fax: (608) 262-5199

Primary Affiliation:
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Modified Asphalt Research Center

Profile Summary

• Dr. Bahia joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) in 1996 after serving at the Asphalt Institute and Penn State University for several years.

• He teaches and conducts research on pavement materials and design, particularly on modified asphalts and asphalt mixtures.

• He has established the Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC) at UW and serves as its Director since 2009. (

• He served as a researcher for the SHRP from 1989 to 1993 and was the Principal Investigator for the NCHRP 9-10 project on modified asphalts, and the NCHRP 9-45 project on test methods and specification criteria for mineral fillers used in HMA. He continues to serve as a Principal or co-Principal investigator for Wisconsin DOT projects, projects with FHWA, and projects funded by the private industry.

• He is one of the Principal Investigators of the Asphalt Research Consortium (ARC) Project.

• He has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications in his field and a large number of technical reports to various public and private agencies.

• He is named in 3 Patents of testing devices for bituminous materials.

• He has served  as an elected member of TRB committees AFK20, AFK30, and AFK40 for 9 years for each committee. He is a member of AAPT, CTAA, ASCE, ASTM, and ASEE.

• He has served as a member of the Asphalt Expert Task Group (ETG) of the Federal Highway Administration of the USA from 1993 until 2006.

• He has served as a consultant to many companies and agencies in the United States, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

• He is one of the Honorary Editors in Chief of the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design.

• He has served as the Technical Director of the Wisconsin Highway Research Program from 2004 until 2012.

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