Professor Baladi's interests are in the areas of characterization of composite engineering materials used in transportation networks and building foundations. Specific research interests include emphasis on the fatigue and plastic properties of soils, unbounded materials, and asphalt pavements. Current research in these areas focuses on the behavior of soil subgrades and asphalt pavements under heavy vehicular loads. His research also includes the development of pavement performance prediction models and the back-calculation of engineering properties of layered systems. He is also quite active in technology transfer activities, managing and coordinating training courses for the Federal Highway Administration and the World Bank.
Special Services Award, The American Society for Testing and Materials, 1990.
Special Services Award, the Americaan Society for Testing and Materials, 1995
The Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, Michigan State University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1996
Ph.D., Pavements, Geotechnical and Materials, Purdue University 1977
M.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University 1975
B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University 1973
Presented at the Transportation Research Board meetings, Washington, D.C., January, 2006.
With T. Svasdisant and K. Chatti, proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology and Exhibition on Road and Airfield Construction and Management, Seoul, South Korea, May 2005.
With T. Svasdisant, Proceedings of the 5th International RILEM Conference on Cracking in Pavements, the University of Limonges, France, May 2004.