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Syed Waqar Haider

Syed Waqar Haider

Syed Waqar Haider

Associate Professor

Biography

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).
Research Area
Awards
Walter and Pauline Adams Academy Fellowship for Instructional Excellence and Innovation at Michigan State University, (2010).
Robert G. Packard Award for Outstanding Paper on Concrete Pavement Design, 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements, San Francisco, CA, (2008)
McCowan Endowed Fellowship (2005)
International Road Federation Fellow (2001)
Education
Michigan State University; Ph.D., Civil Engineering - Pavements and Materials
Publications
Haider, S.W., W. C. Brink, N. Buch, and K. Chatti (2015), “Process and Data Needs for Local Calibration of Performance Models in the Pavement-ME”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2523.
Haider, S.W., S. Varma (2015), “Another Look at Delineation of Uniform Pavement Sections Based on FWD Deflections Data”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, In press, 2015.
Haider, S.W., N. Buch, and W. C. Brink (2015), “Local calibration of rigid pavement performance models using resampling methods”, International Journal of Pavement Engineering (IJPE), In press 2015.
Haider, S. W and M. B. Dwaikat (2013), “Estimating Optimum Timings for Treatments on Flexible Pavements with Surface Rutting” ASCE Journal Transportation Engineering, Volume 139, No. 5, pp.485-493.
Haider, S. W., R. S. Harichandran, and M. B. Dwaikat (2012), “Impact of Systematic Axle Load Measurement Error on Pavement Design using Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide”, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 138, No. 3, pp.381-386.
Haider, S. W., K. Chatti, and G. Y. Baladi (2012), “Long-Term Pavement Performance Effectiveness of Preventive Maintenance Treatments Using Markov Chain Algorithm”, Engineering Journal, Volume 16, No 4, pp. 1-10, 2012.
Haider, S. W., K. Chatti, and G. Y. Baladi (2011), “The Impacts of Pavement Monitoring Frequency on Pavement Management System Decisions”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2225, pp. 43-55.
Haider, S. W. and M. D. Dwaikat (2011), “Estimating Optimum Timings for Preventive Maintenance Treatments to Mitigate Pavement Roughness”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2235, pp. 43-53.
Haider, S. W., N. Buch, K. Chatti, and J. Brown (2011), “Development of Traffic Inputs for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide in the state of Michigan”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2256, pp. 179-190.
Haider, S. W., K. Chatti, and G. Y. Baladi (2010), “Effect of Pavement Condition Data Collection Frequency on Performance Prediction”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2153, pp. 67-80.
Haider, S. W., R. S. Harichandran, and M. Dwaikat (2010), “Effect of Axle Load Measurement Error on Pavement Performance and Design Reliability”, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, No. 2160, pp. 107-117.