Faculty - Haghshenas

Hamzeh F. Haghshenas

Hamzeh F. Haghshenas

Hamzeh F. Haghshenas
Research Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
362R Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
2200 Vine St. P.O. Box
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0851
Office: 402-472-7857

Research Interests

  • Chemo-physical and Multi-scale Characterization of Construction Materials
  • Mechanistic Analysis and Design of Pavements
  • Infrastructure Sustainability

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Materials Engineering), USA
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, USA
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Transportation and Highway Design), Iran
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Iran

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017.
  • Milton Mohr Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016–2017
  • First Place in Nano Art Competition, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB), AFK20
  • International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP)
  • American Standard Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Funding

  • "Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures – Phase II", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2020 - 12/2021, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PIs: Robert Rea and Jiong Hu, Funding: $145,134
  • "Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures – Phase I", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2019 - 12/2021, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Robert Rea, Funding: $139,788
  • "Research on High-RAP Mixtures with Rejuvenators-Field Implementation", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2019 - 12/2021, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Funding: $99,973
  • "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging", Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation, 01/2019 - 6/2019, Role: Principle Investigator (PI), Co-PI: Robert Rea, Funding: $45,000
  • "RILEM TC 272 PIM - TG1 binder", Collaborative research project between Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials (RILEM), 04/2019 - 6/2020

Selected Publications

Journal Papers
  1. G. Nsengiyumva, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi. "Mechanical-Chemical Characterization of the Effects of Type, Dosage, and Treatment Methods of Rejuvenators in Aged Bituminous Materials", Journal of Transportation Research Record (TRR), 2020, accepted
  2. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, G. Reinke, D.F. Haghshenas. "Chemical Characterization of Recycling Agents", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2020, accepted, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003167
  3. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, D. Byre, D.F. Haghshenas, G. Reinke, M. Zaumanis. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2020, accepted, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002978
  4. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "In-Place Density of Asphalt Pavements: Case Study During Cold Weather Paving", Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), 2019, 145(4): 05019003, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000135
  5. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea, D.F. Haghshenas. "Aging Resistance of Asphalt Binders Through the Use of Zinc Diethyldithiocarbamate", Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis), 2019, DOI: 10.1080/10916466.2019.1633348
  6. M. Alae, H.F. Haghshenas, Y. Zhao. "Evaluation of Top-Down Crack Propagation in Asphalt Pavement Under Dual Tires Loading", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2019, 46: 704–711, DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2018-0432
  7. F. Fallah, F. Khabaz, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi, H.F. Haghshenas. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Asphalt Binder Chemical Aging Due to Variation of Oxidation Level and Saturate-Aromatic-Resin-Asphaltene Fraction", Journal of Fuel (Elsevier), 2019, Volume 213, P.P. 71-80
  8. H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, S-R. Kommidi, D. Nguyen, D.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton. "Evaluation of Long-term Effects of Rejuvenators on Reclaimed Asphalt Binder Properties Based on Chemical-Rheological Tests and Analyses", Journal of Materials and Structures (Springer), 2018, Volume 51, Issue 5, P.P. 134-1 – 134-13
  9. Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, G. Nsengiyumva, R. Rea, H.F. Haghshenas. "Evaluation of Thin Lift Overlay Pavement Preservation Practice: Mixture Testing, Pavement Performance, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis", Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), 2018, Volume 144, Issue 3, P.P 04018037-1 – 04018037-10
  10. H.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton, T. Smith, M. Khedmati, Y-R. Kim, D.F. Haghshenas. "Effects of Softening Additives on the Moisture Susceptibility of Recycled Bituminous Materials Using Chemical-Mechanical-Imaging Methods", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2018, Volume 30, Issue 9, P.P 04018207-1 – 04018207-10
  11. H. Nabizadeh, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, F. T. S. Aragão. "Effects of Rejuvenators on High-RAP Mixtures Based on Laboratory Tests of Asphalt Concrete (AC) Mixtures and Fine Aggregate Matrix (FAM) Mixtures", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2017, Volume 152, P.P 65-73
  12. M. Khedmati, A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. "A Study on Moisture Susceptibility of Stone Matrix Warm Mix Asphalt", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2017, Volume 144, P.P 42-49
  13. H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Saleh. "Long Term Effectiveness of Anti-Stripping Agents ", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2015, Volume 76, P.P 307-312
  14. H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Khedmati, S. Tapkın. "A Mathematical Model for Predicting Stripping Potential of Hot Mix Asphalt", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2015, Volume 75, P.P 488-495
  15. H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, M. Hossain, D. S. Gedafa. "Stripping Potential of HMA and SMA: A Study Using Statistical Approach", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2015, Volume 27, Issue 11, P.P 06015002-1 – 0601500-6
  16. H.F. Haghshenas, A. Khodaii, A. Mehrara, M.H. Dehnad, A.S. Ahari. “Frequency and Temperature Interactive Effects on Hot Mix Permanent Deformation Using Response Surface Methodology", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2014, Volume 26, Issue 6, P.P 06014003-1 – 06014003-4
  17. A. Khodaii, M. Khedmati, H.F. Haghshenas, M. Khedmati. "Statistical Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt Resilient Modulus Using a Central Composite Design", International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 2014, Volume 7, P.P 445-450
  18. A. Kavussi, M.R. Ghorbani, A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. “Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt: A Statistical Analysis of the Laboratory Testing Results”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2014, Volume 52, P.P 511-517
  19. A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas, H. Kazemi Tehrani, M. Khedmati. "Application of Response Surface Methodology to Evaluate Stone Matrix Asphalt Stripping Potential", KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer), 2013, Volume 17, Number 1
  20. A. Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas, H. Kazemi Tehrani. "Effect of Grading and Lime Content on HMA Stripping Using Statistical Methodology", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2012, Volume 34, P.P 131-135
  21. A. Khodaii, H. Kazemi Tehrani, H.F. Haghshenas. "Hydrated Lime effect on Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt.", Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), 2012, Volume 36, P.P 165-170
Conference Proceedings
  1. F. Fallah, Y-R. Kim, H.F. Haghshenas. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Bitumen Chemical Aging", Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI), 2017, San Diego, California
  2. H.F. Haghshenas, H. Nabizadeh, Y-R. Kim. "The Effect of Rejuvenators on RAP Mixtures: A Study Based on Multiple Scale Laboratory Test Results.” Proceedings of the Geo-Chicago, 2016, Chicago, Illinois
  3. A. Kavussi, M.R. Ghorbani, A.Khodaii, H.F. Haghshenas. "Quantification of Parameters Affecting Moisture Resistance of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Response Surface Methodology", International Journal of Pavements Conference (IJPC), December 9 – 10, 2013, São Paulo, Brazil
Technical Reports
  1. H.F. Haghshenas, G. Nsengiyumva, Y-R. Kim, S. Kommidi, S, Amelian. "Research on High-RAP Asphalt Mixtures with Rejuvenators – Phase II", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019
  2. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019
  3. R. Rea, H.F. Haghshenas. "Optimizing In-Place Density of Asphalt Pavements During Cold Weather Paving in Nebraska", Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2019
  4. H.F. Haghshenas, H. Nabizadeh, Y-R. Kim, S. Kommidi. "Research on High-RAP Asphalt Mixtures with Rejuvenators and WMA Additives", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2016
  5. Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, H.F. Haghshenas, G. Nsengiyumva. "Evaluation of Thin Asphalt Overlay Practice Preserving Nebraska’s Asphalt Pavements", Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Research Report, 2015

Recent Publications

  1. H.F. Haghshenas. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", 56th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, July 14-17, 2019, Laramie, Wyoming
  2. H.F. Haghshenas, R. Rea. "Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging: Effective Parameters and New Protocol for Testing", Task Force on Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO)-American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) meeting, Jun 5, 2019, Denver, Colorado
  3. H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim. "Chemical–microstructural–mechanical Tests and Kinetic Analyses to Evaluate Binder Aging: Laboratory vs. Field", International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference (ASCE), 2019, Chicago, Illinois
  4. F. Fallah, H.F. Haghshenas, F. Khabaz, Y-R. Kim. "Molecular Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Bitumen Chemical Aging", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC
  5. H.F. Haghshenas, M.D. Morton, Y-R. Kim, T. Smith, D.F. Haghshenas. "Effect of Rejuvenators on Moisture Susceptibility of Hot and Warm Mix Asphalt Based on Chemical Property Characterization and Mechanical Performance", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC
  6. H.F. Haghshenas, D.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, M.D. Morton. "Kinetic Analysis of Asphalt Binder Aging Due to Varying Thermal-Oxidative Conditions", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2018, Washington DC
  7. H.F. Haghshenas, K. Santosh, D. Nguyen, Y-R. Kim. "Chemical-Rheological Evaluation of the Short-Term and Long-Term Effectiveness of Binder Rejuvenators", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC
  8. H. Nabizadeh, H.F. Haghshenas, Y-R. Kim, F. T. S. Aragão. "Effects of Rejuvenators on High-RAP Mixtures Based on Laboratory Tests of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures and Fine Aggregate Matrix Mixtures", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC
  9. S. Im, T. You, Y-R. Kim, R. Rea, G. Nsengiyumva, H.F. Haghshenas. "Thin Asphalt Overlay Pavement Preservation in Nebraska: Laboratory Tests, MEPDG, LCCA, and Field Performance", Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2017, Washington DC
  10. H.F. Haghshenas, K. Zare Rami, M. Khedmati, K. Santosh, F. Fallah, Y-R. Kim. "Multiscale Research Toward Resilient Civil Infrastructure", Spring Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
  11. D. Nguyen, H.F. Haghshenas, S. Kommidi, Y-R. Kim. "Optimizing Chemical and Rheological Properties of Rejuvenated Bitumen" Spring Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016