Syed Waqar Haider



Dr. Haider's research interests are in the area of pavement material characterization, preservation, performance modeling, management, and rehabilitation. His current research has been focused on (a) the mechanistic characterization of recycled asphalt mixtures, (b) the rheological properties of aged and virgin binders, (c) the statistical modeling of axle load spectra for mechanistic-empirical pavement design, (d) the implementation of Superpave asphalt binder and mixture specifications, (e) the effectiveness of pavement preservation treatments, (f) the development of performance-related specifications & statistical quality control/assurance, (g) the use of advance/efficient statistical techniques in modeling pavement performance, (h) the non-destructive pavement evaluation techniques for fixing the existing road infrastructure, and (i) the calibration of performance models in mechanistic-empirical pavement design.

Recent Research

  • University Transportation Center for Highway Pavement Preservation (CHPP), sponsored by Research and Innovation Technology Administration U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
  • Performance-Related Specifications for Pavement Preservation Treatments, sponsored by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
  • Preparation for Implementation of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide in Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
  • A Method to Assess the Use of New and Recycled Materials in Pavements, sponsored by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
  • Optimization of and Maximizing the Benefits from Pavement Management Data Collection, sponsored by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  • Development of Asphalt Pavement Recycling Guidelines for Pakistan, sponsored by National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
  • Implementation of Superpave Binder and Asphalt Mix Specification to Improve Pavement Performance in Pakistan, sponsored by National Academy of Sciences (NAS).