staff photoNazimuddin M. “Wasi” Wasiuddin

Associate Professor (July 1, 2013 – Present)

Robert Howson Professor (June 1, 2013 – Present)

Assistant Professor (September 1, 2007- June 30, 2013)

Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University,

P.O.BOX 10348, 600 W. Arizona Ave., Ruston, LA 71272, Bogard Hall 245

E-mail:; Phone/Fax: (318) 257-2392/2306;

Cell: (405) 209-1311;



Ph.D. - Civil Engineering: University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA – 2007

M.A.Sc. – Civil Engineering: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2002

B.Sc. – Civil Engineering: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh – 2000

Teaching (Instructor)

Recent Externally Funded Projects (Principal Investigator)

  1. “Characterization of Asphalt Binders Exposed to Extreme Temperatures through Simple and Effective Test Methods”, Southern Plains Transportation Center, Co-PIs: Dr. Z. Hossain, Arkansas State University and Dr. Rouzbeh Ghabchi, University of Oklahoma, October 2014- September 2016.
  2. “Evaluation of Fog Seal and Its Performance Measures”, Parish of Caddo, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 2013 – September 2016.
  3. “Highway for Life Demonstration Project – LA 511”, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), January 2014 – July, 2015.
  4. “Acquisition of Superpave Asphalt Binder Testing Equipment for Highway Engineering Laboratory”, LEQSF(2013-14)-ENH-TR-12, Louisiana Board of Regents (LA BoR), June 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.
  5.  “A Novel Dewetting and Spreading-Based Moisture Susceptibility Test Method for Hot and Warm Mix Asphalt”, LTRC Research Project No. 12-2TIRE, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.
  6. “Nanoclay-Based Modifications of Asphalt Binders”, LEQSF-EPS(2012)-PFUND-287, National Science Foundation (NSF) through Louisiana Board of Regents (LA BoR), March 1, 2012 – February 28, 2013.
  7. “Evaluation of Dynamic Shear Rheometer Tests for Emulsions”, LTRC Research Project No. 11-2B, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), , September 15, 2010 – November 14, 2013.
  8. “Superpave Gyratory Compactor for Highway Engineering Laboratory”, LEQSF(2010-11)-ENH-TR-20, Louisiana Board of Regents (LA BoR), June 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011.
  9. “Construction and Performance Study of Various Asphaltic Surface Treatments at the Joe Aillet Stadium Parking Lot”, P.R. Parker Company, Inc., August 2009 – Present.
  10. “Theoretical and Experimental Determination of Adhesion between Asphalt Binders and Aggregates in Dry and Wet Conditions”, LTRC Research Project No. 09-4TIRE, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), June 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010.
  11. “Quantification of Nanoscale Surface Roughness of Asphalt Binders Using Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)”, NSF(2009)-PFUND-149, National Science Foundation (NSF) through Louisiana Board of Regents (LA BoR), February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010.

Research Interests

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Islam, M.R., Ashani, S.S., Wasiuddin, N.M., King, W.B., “Effects of Curing Time, Temperature, and Vacuum Pressure on Asphalt Emulsion Residue Recovered by Vacuum Drying Method”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 43, Issue 5, September 2015.
  2. Wasiuddin, N.M., Wilson, K., Islam, M.R., Parker, P., Christopher, A., Mohammad, L.N., “Field and Laboratory Evaluation of Environmental Effects on Chip Seal Performance: Freeze-Thaw and Asphalt Aging”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 43, Issue 4, July 2015.
  3. Sobolev, K., Vivian, I.F., Saha, R., Wasiuddin, N.M., Saltibus, N.E., “The Effect of Fly Ash on the Rheological Properties of Bituminous Materials”, Fuel, Vol. 116, 2014, pp. 471-477.

4.       Wasiuddin, N.M., Marshall, A., Saltibus, N.E., Saber, A., Abadie, C., and Mohammad, L.N., “Use of Sweep Test for Emulsion and Hot Asphalt Chip Seals: Laboratory and Field Evaluation”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 41, Issue 2, 2013.

5.       Wasiuddin, N.M., Saha, R., King Jr., W., Mohammad, L.N., “Effects of Temperature and Shear Rate on Viscosity of Sasobitฎ-Modified Asphalt Binders”, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2012, pp. 369-378.

6.       Buddhala A., Hossain Z., Wasiuddin N.M., Zaman M., and O’Rear E., “Effects of an Amine Anti-Stripping Agent on Moisture Susceptibility of Sasobit and Aspha-Min Mixes by Surface Free Energy Analysis”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 40, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 91-99.

7.       Hossain, Z., Zaman, M., Wasiuddin, N.M., Sneed, J., and O’Rear, E., “Rheological Evaluation of Warm Mix and Anti-Stripping Additives Modified Performance Grade Binders”, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2011, pp. 875-895.

8.       Wasiuddin, N.M., Zaman, M.M., and Tarefder, R.A., “Use of Chat-Asphalt As a Paving Material: Field Performance Assessment”, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, pp. 71-79.

9.       Wasiuddin, N.M., Saltibus, N.E., Mohammad, L.N., “Novel Moisture-Conditioning Method for Adhesive Failure of Hot- and Warm-Mix Asphalt Binders”, Transportation Research Record, Issue 2208, 2011, pp. 108-117.

10.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Hamid, W.B., Zaman, M.M., and Nairn, R.W., “Use of Raw Chat in HMA Surface – Environmental and Engineering Characterization”, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2010, pp. 69-80.

11.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Zaman, M.M. and O’Rear, E.A. “Polymeric Aggregate Treatment Using Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) for Moisture-Induced Damage Potential”, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010, pp. 1-9.

12.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Commuri, S. and Zaman, M.M., “Calibration of Non-Nuclear PQI Gauges and Field Comparison of PQI and Nuclear Gauge Densities”, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2009, pp. 181-187.

13.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Zaman, M.M. and O’Rear, E.A., “Effect of Sasobit and Aspha-Min on Wettability and Adhesion between Asphalt Binders and Aggregates”, Transportation Research Record, Issue 2051, 2008, pp. 80-89.

14.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Selvamohan, S., Zaman, M.M. and Guegan, M.L.T., “A Comparative Laboratory Study of Sasobit and Aspha-Min in Warm Mix Asphalt”, Transportation Research Record, Issue 1998, 2007, pp. 82-88.

15.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Fogle, C.M., Zaman, M.M. and O’Rear, E.A., “Characterization of Thermal Degradation of Liquid Amine Anti-Strip Additives in Asphalt Binders Due to RTFO and PAV-Aging”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 35, Issue 4, 2007, pp. 387-394.

16.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Fogle, C.M., Zaman, M.M. and O’Rear, E.A., “Effect of Anti-Strip Additives on Surface Free Energy Characteristics of Asphalt Binders for Moisture-Induced Damage Potential”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 35, Issue 1, 2007, pp. 36-44.

17.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Zaman, M.M., Nairn, R.W. and Kolothody, N., “Characteristics of Chat-Asphalt for Road Base Application”, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2006, pp. 125-137.

18.    Rahman, M.H., Wasiuddin, N.M. and Islam, M.R., “Experimental and Numerical Modeling Studies of Arsenic Removal with Wood Ash from Aqueous Streams”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 82, No. 5, 2004, pp. 968-977.

19.    Wasiuddin, N.M., Tango, M. and Islam, M.R., “A Novel Method for Arsenic Removal at Low Concentrations”, Energy Sources, Vol. 24, No. 11, 2002, pp. 1031-1041.

Research Team (click here for a team photo of 2012)

  1. Md Shams Arafat, Doctoral Student, Fall 2014-Present
  2. Nibert Saltibus, Doctoral Student, Fall 2009-Present
  3. Readul Islam, Doctoral Student, Fall 2011-Present
  4. Isabela Lemos, Undergraduate Student, Fall 2013-Winter 2014
  5. Saeid Salehi, M.S. Student, Spring 2011-Fall 2013
  6. Kisler Wilson, M.S. Student, Fall 2011- Spring 2013
  7. Braden Smith, Undergraduate Student, Spring 2012- Spring 2013
  8. Rajan Saha, Doctoral Student, Spring 2009-Winter 2013
  9. Amanda Marshall, M.S. Student, (Committee Chair: Dr. A. Saber),  Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Professional Activity

Dr. Wasiuddin served as a reviewer for over 175 articles for the following journals (as of October 2018).

1.        Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier)

2.        NDT&E International (Elsevier)

3.        Soils and Foundations (Japanese Geotechnical Society)

4.        Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE)

5.        Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE)

6.        International Journal of Pavement Engineering (International Society for Concrete Pavements)

7.        Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE)

8.        International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE)

9.        Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management (Widener University School of Engineering)

10.     International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering),

11.     Energy & Fuels (American Chemical Society)

12.     Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM)

13.     Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ASTM)

14.     Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

(a)      Characteristics of Nonasphalt Components of Asphalt Paving Mixtures Committee (AFK30) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

(b)     Characteristics of Asphalt Materials Committee (AFK20) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

(c)      Characteristics of Asphalt-Aggregate Combinations to Meet Surface Requirements Committee (AFK40) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

(d)     Abstract Reviewer, Annual (1st through 4th) Doctoral Student Research Workshop in Asphalt Materials and Mixtures of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

15.     GeoFlorida 2010 – Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, ASCE Conference

16.     Other Conferences

Pavement Materials Laboratory

Dr. Wasiuddin established a pavement materials laboratory from scratch primarily through external competitive funding. The following is a list of the equipment that was purchased (or acquired from LA DOTD/ LTRC) during the period 2009 through 2014.

•       Dynamic Shear Rheometer

•       Bending Beam Rheometer

•       Gyratory Shear Compactor

•       Vibratory Compactor

•       Rolling Thin Film Oven

•       Pressure Aging Vessel

•       Asphalt Pavement Analyzer

•       Rotational Viscometer

•       Pneumatic Adhesion Tensile Testing Instrument

•       Centrifuge

•       Rotary Evaporator

•       Skid Resistance Tester and

•       Dipstick Profiler

•       Core Drilling Machine

•       Vacuum Oven

•       Three Forced Draft Ovens and Two Scales

•       Two Microscopes with Automatic Image/Video Capturing Capacity

•       Indirect Tensile Strength Equipment (Modified Marshall Stabilometer)

•       Lightweight Deflectometer

•       Asphalt Vibratory Compactor

•       NCAT Ignition Oven

•       Gilson Large Sieve Shaker

Doctoral Position Available

One (1) doctoral position is immediately available in the Civil Engineering Program at the Louisiana Tech University in the area of pavement materials and design, primarily in asphalt technology that include asphalt rheology, asphalt/aggregate surface science, asphalt mix design, performance prediction and green technologies for asphalt pavement. Please contact Dr. Wasi immediately for details if you are interested.

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