Yusuf Mehta, Ph.D., P.E.

Yusuf Mehta, Ph.D., P.E.

Yusuf Mehta, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Director of CREATEs

Yusuf  Mehta, Ph.D., P.E.
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 110


Website: http://users.rowan.edu/%7Emehta/

Rowan CREATEs Website: www.rowancreates.org

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1999
M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, 1994
B.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Bombay, Mumbai, India, 1993

Impactful Research Areas:
    Renewable Energy
    Digital Engineering
    Infrastructure & Transportation

Research Expertise:
Construction materials; pavement design and rehabilitation; transportation engineering

Dr. Mehta developed a Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering (CREATEs) with funding from state of New Jersey. He developed a collaboration with US Army Corps of Engineers to acquire a $3 Million Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS). Dr. Mehta was involved with the Evaluation of Precast Systems in the state of New Jersey, conducting accelerated pavement testing using HVS on thin composite flexible overlay, and developing innovative construction materials for the Arctic Region.

Honors and Awards:
South Jersey ASCE Distinguished Engineer Award, 2018.

ASCE-NJ Educator of the Year Award, May 2014.

Rowan University Research Achievement Award 2014 for outstanding research record and the national recognition in the field of Transportation Engineering.

New Jersey DOT Research Implementation Award (2012) Project Title: Correlation of MSCR to Polymer Modified Binder.  This project funded by New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Aviation Research Award (2012) American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Research project title: Evaluation of Load transfer Efficiency of Concrete Pavements
New Jersey DOT Research Implementation Award (2012) Project Title: High Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). 

High RAP in HMA project funded by New Jersey Department of Transportation was one of the sixteen projects out of 120 that were selected for the 2012 High Value Research Award by the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC).

2012 Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Engineering Education Award

Mid-Atlantic American Society of Engineering Education Section Distinguished Teaching Award, West Point, 2008.

New Jersey DOT Research Implementation Award (2010) Second Place.  Project Title:  Development of Pavement Catalog and the Calibration of Alligator Cracking Model

Professional Memberships:
Adviser, Engineers-without-borders, Rowan University Chapter – 2015-Present
Volunteer- NCEES FE exam Civil Engineering, 2015-present
Section Chair, ASCE GeoChina Conference, 2016
Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2015- present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Solid Technology and Management, Modern Traffic and Transportation Engineering Research (MTTER), 2015-present
American Society for Engineering Education, Division Chair, 2014-2015, Awards Chair, 2017-2018.
Transportation Research Board:
     Committee Member, AFD70, Pavement Rehabilitation Committee, 2009-2012.
     Committee Member, AFD60, Flexible Design Committee, 2012-2015.

Recent Publications:
Saidi, A., Ali, A, Mehta, Y, Xie, Z, Cox, B, and Wade, L.A Balanced Mix Design Method for Selecting the Optimum Binder Content of Cold In-Place Recycling Asphalt Mixtures.  Journal of Transportation Research Record.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119835806

Saidi, A., Ali, A, Mehta, Y, Xie, Z, Cox, B, and Wade, L. Performance Evaluation for Cold In-Place Recycling with Different Binders, Curing Processes and Compaction Levels. Manuscript Accepted for Publication in the Journal of American Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist (AAPT), 2019.

Zhaoxing, X., Rizvi, H, Purdy, C, Ali, A. and Mehta, Y.   Effect of rejuvenator types and mixing procedures on volumetric properties of asphalt mixtures with 50% RAP, Journal of Construction of Building materials.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.05.093.
Rizvi, H., Mehta, Y; Weiss, D, and Purdy, C., Bone Glue Modified Fuel Resistant Asphalt Binder.  ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20170765.

Abyad, J., Ali, A., Mehta, Y., Celaya, M., Chen, F., Venkiteela, G, Offenbacker, D. “Evaluating the Potential for Replacing Nuclear Density Gauge using Nonnuclear Alternative Devices and Methods. ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials. https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20170074

Francois, A., Ali, A., and Mehta, Y.  “Evaluating the Impact of Different Types of Stabilized Bases on the Overall Performance of Flexible Pavements, International Journal of Pavement Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/10298436.2017.1366766. Impact factor: 1.832