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baladi
Gilbert Y. Baladi, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor
Director, Pavement Research Center of Excellence

Civil and Environmental Engineering
3553 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-5147
Fax: (517) 355-0250
E-Mail: baladi@egr.msu.edu
Web: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~baladi/

Courses Taught:

  • Pavement Design and Analysis I and II
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Transportation Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Management of Pavement Networks
  • Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering and Advanced Geotechnical Design
  • Rehabilitation of Highway and Airfield Pavements

Recent Research:

  • Optimization of and Maximizing the Benefits from Pavement Management Data Collection, a research project sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, (September 2008 - September 2011).
  • Backcalculation of Resilient Modulus Values for Unbound Pavement Materials, a research project sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation, (November 2009 - November 2010).
  • Value Affect of Construction Incentive Payments on Pavement Performance, a research project sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation, (October 2007 - September 2008).
  • Pavement Subgrade MR Design Values for Michigan's Seasonal Changes, a research center sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation, (2006 - 2008).
  • Implementation of Superpave Mixes in Pakistan", a research project sponsored by the US Department of State through the National Academy of Sciences, (2008-2011.
  • Development of Guidelines for Recycling Asphalt Pavements in Pakistan" a research project sponsored by the US Department of State through the National Academy of Sciences, (2006-2009).

Interests:

Professor Baladi's interests are in the areas of building foundations, geotechnical and pavement engineering, engineering management of transportation infrastructure, the development of pavement performance prediction models, characterization of composite engineering materials used in transportation networks, and backcalculation of the engineering properties of layered systems. Specific research interests include emphasis on pavement management, fatigue and plastic properties of soils, unbounded materials, and asphalt pavements. Current research in these areas focuses on the optimization of and maximizing the benefits of pavement management data collection, behavior of roadbed soils, unbound materials, and asphalt pavements under heavy vehicular loads, and recycling of asphalt pavements.

Education:

Purdue University: Ph.D., Pavements, Geotechnical and Materials

Awards and Honors:

  • William A. Bradley Outstanding Faculty Award, 2007
  • Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, 1996
  • Special Services Award, The American Society for Testing and Materials, 1990.

Selected Publications:

  • Dawson T. A., G. Y. Baladi, sessions, C. P., and S. W. Haider, "Backcalculated and Laboratory Measured Resilient Modulus Values," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2094, pp 71-78, Washington, D.C., 2009
  • Cerullo, N.J., S.W. Haider, G.Y. Baladi, T. Akram and N. Anwer, "Hot in-Place Recycling on Motorway (M-2) Project in Pakistan," Proceedings the sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, Torino, Italy, July 8, 2009
  • Dawson T., G.Y. Baladi and S.W. Haider, "Backcalculation of Resilient Modulus of Roadbed Soils," Proceedings the sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, Torino, Italy, July 8, 2009
  • Baladi, G.Y., M.J., Khattak, T. Dawson, and S.W. Haider, "Distress Points for Four Types of Distresses in Rigid Pavements," Proceedings the sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, Torino, Italy, July 8, 2009
  • Haider, S.W., G.Y. Baladi, Q. Aurangzeb, and T. Akram, "Rheology of Asphalt Binders in Pakistan," Proceedings the sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, Torino, Italy, July 8, 2009
  • Haider, S.W., Baladi G.Y., Chatti, K., and Dean, C.M., "Effect of Pavement Condition Data Collection Frequency on Performance Prediction," accepted for presentation and publication in the 89th Transportation Research Board annual meetings in Washington, D.C., January 2009
Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824