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Kamal Hossain

Associate Professor in Transportation Engineering

Degrees:Postdoc (Illinois, Urbana Champaign), PhD (Waterloo), BEng (BUET), PEng
Phone:613-520-2600 x5789
Office:3370 Mackenzie Building
Website:ARTEL Research Group

Profile Summary

Dr. Hossain is an Associate Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa. Previously, Dr. Hossain served as an Assistant Professor at Memorial University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Illinois Center for Transportation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in USA, and at the Center for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) and Transportation System Solution Laboratory of the University of Waterloo. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hossain’s research interests include pavement engineering, pavement materials, and spring and winter road maintenance. He teaches highway and pavement engineering, and infrastructure management courses. Dr. Hossain has contributed to over 80 journal articles, conference papers and technical reports. Dr. Hossain serves in several technical committees and professional associations including United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committees on Asphalt Binders (AKM20) and Pavement Maintenance (AKT30), APSE Research Task Force, ASCE Construction Institute Technical Committee on Bituminous Materials (BMC), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA), and the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE).

Research Interests

Pavement Performance and Sustainability; Climate Change Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure and Pavements; Pavement Design for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles; Pavement Asset Management; Pavement Performance Prediction Modeling; Highway Maintenance and Pavement Preservation Technologies; Transportation Asset Management; Transportation Infrastructure Resiliency; Transportation Sustainability; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) for Municipal and Transportation Infrastructure Design Alternatives; Winter Road Operation; De-icing and Anti-icing Technologies; Snow and Ice Control on Walkways, Sidewalks and Parking lots; Road Safety; Cold Region Pavement Design; Tire-Pavement Interaction; Smart Pavement; Pavement Recycling Technologies including WMA, CIR, HIR, FDR; Advanced Characterization of Asphalt and Mastic; Canadian Northern Road Issues

Professional Services

  • Associate Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2022 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Carleton University (2020 – 2022), MUN (2017 – 2020)
  • Consultant, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board of Government of  Newfoundland and Labrador, 2018 – 2019
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Illinois Center for Transportation, Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2017
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo, Jan. 2016 – Aug. 2016
  • Graduate Researcher/Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Waterloo, 2011 – 2016
  • Project Engineer/Construction Engineer in Construction Industry in Dhaka Bangladesh, 2005 – 2011

Professional Activities

  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Asphalt Binders (AKM20)
  • Standing Committee Member, United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Pavement Maintenance (AKT30)
  • Technical Committee Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Bituminous Materials
  • Research Task Force Lead and Academic Member, The Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE)
  • Member, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), 2017-2018
  • Member, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA)
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Other External Services

  • Grant Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • Grant Reviewer, Dutch Research Council (NWO), The Netherlands
  • Expert Duties, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Supreme Court of British Columbia


  • Editor’s Choice Paper, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2022
  • Board Member, Junior Editorial Board of Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, Springer Nature, 2021 – Present
  • Best Paper of Pavements Award, ASCE T&DI Pavement Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2019
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • University of Waterloo Departmental Graduate/Doctoral Awards (5 times), 2011-2014
  • Employee of The Year Award & Employee of the Month Award, Bay Development Ltd, 2010

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Research Publications