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Interests and Expertise

  1. Material characterization of asphalt mixtures (laboratory characterization, analytical and numerical modeling)
  2. Applications of 3D (X-ray CT) and 2D imaging techniques to geotechnical and pavement engineering.
  3. Granular mechanics (micromechanical modeling techniques, Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD))
  4. Modeling saturated and unsaturated flow through granular geomaterials (Lattice Boltzmann Method)
  5. Pavement surface characteristics (e.g., tire-pavement noise)


(2005) Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

(2002) M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

(2001) B.S., Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey

Professional Licensure

Registered Professional Engineer (Virginia)

Selected Publications (See CV (above) for the full list)

Kutay, M.E. and Ozturk, H. (2012) “Investigation of Moisture Dissipation in Foam-based Warm Mix Asphalt Using Synchrotron-Based X-Ray Microtomography”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 24, No 6, pp. 674-683.

Kutay, M.E., Ozturk, H., Abbas, A. and Hu, C (2011), Comparison of 2D and 3D Image-Based Aggregate Morphological Indices, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 421-431.

Kutay, M.E., Ozturk, H.I. and Gibson, N. (2010), 3D Micromechanical Simulation of Compaction of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Real Aggregate Shapes Obtained from X-ray CT, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute's Special Publication: Pavements and Materials: Testing and Modeling in Multiple Length Scales. Reston, VA.

Kutay, M.E., Arambula, E., Gibson, N.H. and Youtcheff, J. (2010), Three-Dimensional Image Processing Methods to Identify and Characterize Aggregates in Compacted Asphalt Mixtures, International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 511-528.

Kutay, M.E., Gibson, N.H., Youtcheff, J. and Dongre, R. (2009), Use of Small Samples to Predict Fatigue Lives of Field Cores: Newly Developed Formulation Based on Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Theory, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2127, pp. 90-97.