Mohammad AlHassan, Ph.D

Director, Civil Engineering Program

Al Ain Campus & Abu Dhabi Campus

+97137024883

mohammad.alhassan@aau.ac.ae

Biography

Dr. Mohammad Alhassan finished his PhD in civil engineering/structures from the University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC (2004-2007). He finished his BS and MS degrees in structural englineering in 2000 and 2003 from the Jordan University of Science and Technolofy (JUST). Dr. Alhassan joined Purdue University Fort Wayne as Assisstant Professor in January of 2008 and he was promototed to associate professor with tenure in 2012. Dr. Alhassan then joined JUST as associate professor since 2016 and promoted to full professor in 2019. Currently Dr. Alhassan is working as full professor of civil engineering at AL Ain University and he is the director of the civil enfineering program. 

Dr. Alhassan teachning experience is in structures, concrete materials, reinforced concrete, steel design, seismic design, and mechanics courses. His main research interests include: Analysis, design, testing, and simulation of structures, Mechanical properties and durability of fiber reinforced , oncrete, Repair/strengthening of structural members with CFRP composites, Seismic behavior of beam-column connections, and Structural health monitoring and smart structures. He authored/coathured 30 journal papers, 24 conference papers, and 8 bookslspecifications.

Dr. Alhassan received many grants (over $250K) and awards including best teacher of the year award/student choice (2014) at Purdue UNiversity Fort Wayne and best researcher award on the college level. He is a memebr of many prestigious organizations including the ACI.

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), spring 2007

M.S. in Structural Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, spring 2003

B.S. in Structural Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, spring 2000

Research Interests

  • Analysis, design, testing, and simulation of structures
  • Mechanical properties and durability of fiber reinforced concrete
  • Repair/strengthening of structural members with CFRP composites
  • Seismic behavior of beam-column connections
  • Structural health monitoring and smart structures

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Layla Amaireh, Rajai AL-Rousan, Ayman Ababneh, and Mohammad Alhassan, “Integration of CFRP Strips as an Internal Shear Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Beams,” Structures, Vol. 23, February 2020, pp. 13-19
  2. Mohammad Alhassan, Ayman Ababneh, and Nour Betoush, “Optimum Prediction of the Transfer Length of Strands Based on Artificial Neural Networks,” Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2019, Accepted.
  3. Mohammad Alhassan, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan and Shatha Al-Khasawneh, “Control of Vibrations of Common Pedestrian Bridges in Jordan with Tuned Mass Dampers,” Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2019, Accepted.
  4. Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, Mohammad A. Alhassan, and Moheldeen A. Hejazi, “Concerning the Tensor-Based Flexural Formulation: Theory,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 70, No. 4, 2019, pp. 445-455.
  5. Khairedin M. Abdalla, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Nikos Lagaros “Finite Element Modelling of Concrete Filled Steel Tube Columns Wrapped with CFRP,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings, Je 2019.
  6. Mohammad A. Alhassan, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, and Esmail A. Alshuqari, “Bond-slip behavior between fiber reinforced concrete and CFRP composites,” Ain Shams Engineering Journal, March 2019.
  7. Khairedin M. Abdalla, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, Mohammad A. Alhassan, and Nikos Lagaros, “Modeling and Analysis of Optimized Rectangular RC Columns Confined with CFRP Composites,” Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering (JJCE), Vol. 13, No. 2, April 2019, pp. 325-334.
  8. Mohammad A. Alhassan, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, and Moheldeen A. Hejazi, “Novel Nonlinear Model for Analysis of RC Slabs with Various Boundary Conditions under Monotonic Loading,” International Review of Civil Engineering (I.RE.C.E.), Vol. 9, No. 6, December 2018.
  9. Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, Mohammad A. Alhassan, and Moheldeen A. Hejazi, “Novel Nonlinear Stiffness Parameters and Constitutive Curves for Concrete,” Computers and Concrete, Vol. 22, No. 6, December 2018, pp. 539-550.
  10. Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Esmail AlShuqari, “Behavior of Plain Concrete Beams with DSSF strengthened with anchored CFRP Sheets – Effects of DSSF Content on the Bonding Length of CFRP Sheets,” Case Studies in Construction Materials Journal, Volume 9, December 2018.
  11. Mohammad Alhassan, Rajai Al-Rousan, Layla Amaireh, and Muneer Barfed “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of B-C Connections: Influence of the Column Axial Load, Jacket Thickness, and Fiber Dosage,” Structures, Volume 16, November 2018, pp. 50-62.
  12. Mohammad Alhassan, Rajai Al-Rousan, and Ayman Ababneh, “Flexural Behavior of Lightweight Concrete Beams Encompassing Various Dosages of Macro Synthetic Fibers and Steel Ratios,” Case Studies in Construction Materials Journal, Volume 7, December 2017, pp. 280-293.
  13. Ayman Ababneh, Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Mohammed Alqadami, “Influence of Synthetic Fibers on the Shear Behavior of Lightweight Concrete Beams,” Advances in Structural Engineering Journal, Volume: 20, No. 11, February 2017, pp. 1671-1683.
  14. Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Harith Al-Salman, “Impact Resistance of Polypropylene Fiber Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Slabs,” Structural Engineering & Mechanics Journal, Volume: 62, No. 3, February 2017, pp. 373-380.
  15. Ayman Ababneh, Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Mashal Sheban “Assessment of Shrinkage-Induced Cracks in Slabs Made of Different Cement-Based Materials,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 131, January 2017, pp. 371-380.
  16. Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Ayman Ababneh, “Simulating the Response of CFRP Strengthened Shear-Keys in Composite Concrete Bridges,” Materials and Design, Elsevier, Vol. 90, Nov. 2015, pp. 733-744.
  17. Rajai Al-Rousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Mohsen Issa, “The Optimum Overlay Thickness of Prefabricated Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panel System – 3D Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 100, No. 12, June 2015, pp. 264-275.
  18. Mohammad Alhassan, Suleiman Ashur, and Layla Amaireh, “Impact of Reducing the Latex Content in LMC Bridge Deck Overlays,” Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology (JMEST), Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2015, pp. 66-69.
  19. Mohammad Alhassan, Bruno Carvalho, Eduardo Sztrajtman, and Andres Montenegro, “Structural and Architectural Designs of the Optimum Alternative for Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Stadium,” International Journal of Applied Science & Technology (IJAST), Vol. 4, No. 7, December 2014, pp. 1-14.
  20. Mohammad Alhassan and Suleiman Ashur, “Fibrous Latex-Modified Concrete Overlay for Bridge Decks: Installation and Life- Cycle Cost Analysis,” Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering Research (JASER), Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 74-87.
  21. Mohammad Alhassan, Suleiman Ashur, and Jerry Brown, “Sustainable Fly Ash Concrete Mixtures with Synthetic Fibers,” International Technical Sciences Journal (ITSJ), Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2014, pp. 1-9.
  22. Mohammad Alhassan and Suleiman Ashur, “Developing Course Assessment Tool to Measure the Degree of Achieving Course Learning Outcomes,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 6, November 2013, pp. 71-74.
  23. James Welch, Mohammad Alhassan, and Lubna Amayreh, “Analysis and Design of Arch-Type Pedestrian Bridge for Static and Dynamic Loads,” Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering Research (JASER), Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2012, pp. 191-207.
  24. Mohammad Alhassan and Suleiman Ashur, “Sustainable Fly Ash Concrete Overlay Mixture for Preserving Bridge Decks,” JCCS, Vol.39, No. 10, Oct. 2011, pp. 77-83.
  25. Mohammad Alhassan and Suleiman Ashur, “Performance-Based Aspects and Constructability of Bridge Deck Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays with and without Fibrous Additives,” ACI Special Publication (ACI-SP 278), Frontiers in the Use of Polymers in Concrete, April 2011.
  26. Mohammad Alhassan and Mohsen A. Issa, “Estimation of Drying Shrinkage-Induced Stresses at Bridge Deck Slab-Overlay Bond Interface,” Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society (JCCS), Vol. 39, No. 1, 1/2011, pp. 92-98.
  27. Mohammad Alhassan, “Shrinkage-Time Responses of Bridge Deck Overlay Mixtures with Fibrous Additives,” JCCS, Vol. 38, No. 9, Sept. 2010, pp. 1638-1644.
  28. Mohammad Alhassan and Mohsen Issa, “Long-Term Protection of Bridge Deck Systems with Structural Latex-modified Concrete Overlays,” PCI Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, summer 2010, pp. 122-137.
  29. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Hameed Shabila, “High Performance Plain and Fibrous Latex-Modified and Micro-Silica Concrete Overlays,” ASCE Materials Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 12, Dec. 2008, pp. 472-753.
  30. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Hameed Shabila, “Low Cycle Fatigue Testing of HPC Bonded Overlay-Bridge Deck Slab Systems,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.12, No.3, July/August 2007, pp. 419-428.
  31. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Jill Ramos, "Glass Fiber Reinforced Latex-Modified Concrete Using a Volumetric Mixer for Production of Overlays,” ACI Concrete International, Vol. 29, No. 3, 3/2007, pp. 48-52.
  32. Mohammad Shannag and Mohammad Alhassan, “Seismic Upgrade of Interior Beam-Column Subassemblages with High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Jackets,” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 102, No. 1, 2005, pp. 131-138.

 

Books/Technical Reports/Specifications

  1. Suleiman Ashur and Mohammad Alhassan (2015). Selection of pedestrian crossing treatments at controlled and uncontrolled locations (Joint Transportation Research Program Publication No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2015/03). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University. http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284315522.
  2. Co-author of “Guide for Polymer Concrete Overlays,” An ACI Standard Reported by ACI Committee 548, ACI 548.5R-16, American Concrete Institute (ACI), January 2016.
  3. Co-author of “Specification for Bonding Fresh Concrete to Hardened Concrete with a Multi-Component Epoxy Adhesive,” An ACI Standard Reported by ACI Committee 548, ACI 548.13-14, October 2014.
  4. Co-author of “Specification for Bonding Hardened Concrete and Steel to Hardened Concrete with an Epoxy Adhesive,” An ACI Standard Reported by ACI Committee 548, ACI 548.12-12, March 2013.
  5. Co-author of “Guide for the Application of Epoxy and Latex Adhesives for Bonding Freshly mixed and Hardened Concrete,” An ACI Standard Reported by ACI Committee 548, ACI 548.11R-12, September 2012.
  6. Mohammad Alhassan and Suleiman Ashur, “Superiority & Constructability of Fibrous Additives for Bridge Deck Concrete Overlays,” Research Report FHWA-ICT-12-003, Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), June 2012.
  7. Co-author of “State-of-the-Art Report on Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels” Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Prepared by the PCI Committee on Bridges and the PCI Bridge Producers Committee Under the Direction of the sub-committee for the State-Of-The-Art Report on Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels, 1st Ed., 2011.
  8. Mohammad Alhassan, Bridge Deck Fibrous Concrete Overlays: Performance-Based Aspects and Structural Benefits, VDM Pub. House Ltd., ISBN 978-3-639-21647-9, 2009.

Conferences

  1. Mohammad A. Alhassan, Rajai Z. Al-Rousan, and Moheldeen A. Hejazi, “Analysis of Rectangular Plates Based on the Hydrostatic Point Phenomenon,” Presented and Published in the 4th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’19), Rome, Italy, DOI: 10.11159/icsect19.105, 7-9 April 2019.
  2. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Gerard Güell Bartrina, “Reinforcing Civil Engineering Curricula with Courses Including Project-Based Software Applications,” Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2018), ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7, Valencia, Spain, 5-7 March, 2018, pp. 1923-1932.
  3. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Dihong Shao, “Use of Tuned Mass Dampers to Control Excessive Vibrations of Pedestrian Bridges,” Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience Conference (CESARE'17), Dead Sea, Jordan, May 2017.
  4. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker), Jacob Baily, Jeremy Hoffman, Jerry Brown, and Layla Amaireh, “Shear Behavior of NWC and LWC Beams Comprising Structural Synthetic Fibers,” Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Management, Assessment and Rehabilitation Techniques (ICIMART’16), The American University of Sharjah (AUS), UAE, March 8-10, 2016, pp. 109-119.
  5. Suleiman Ashur (Speaker) and Mohammad Alhassan, “Integrated and Effective Assessment Tool to Evaluate Engineering Courses,” 121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014.
  6. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Suleiman Ashur, “Developing Course Assessment Tool to Measure the Degree of Achieving Course Learning Outcomes,” Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Informatics, and Cybernetic: (icEIC 2012), Nov.13-16, 2012, Orlando, FL, pp. 70-73.
  7. Suleiman Ashur and Mohammad Alhassan, “Assessment of Students’ Performance in Statics to Identify Weaknesses and Improve Learning Outcomes,” Presented and Published in the proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Conference, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, March 17-18, 2012.
  8. Suleiman Ashur (Speaker), Mohammad Alhassan, Dong Chen, and Shan Gunawardena, “Integrating Professional Software in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education,” Published and Presented at the 4th International Multi-Conference on Engr. and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2011, July 19-22, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
  9. Mohammad A. Alhassan (Speaker) and Suleiman A. Ashur, “Sustainable Fly Ash Bridge Deck Concrete Overlay,” 2011 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA11), CD-ROM, Denver, CO, May 9-12, 2011.
  10. Mohammad Alhassan and James Welch (Speaker),“Incorporating very Powerful Structural Analysis and Design Software Packages into Civil Engineering Courses,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Paper No.: AC 2010-2267, June 20-23, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  11. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker), “Shrinkage-Time Responses of LMC, MSC, and FAC Bridge Deck Overlay Mixtures with Fibrous Additives,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cement & Concrete (ISCC2010), Ji’nan, China, May 2010.
  12. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Suleiman Ashur, “Performance-Based Aspects and Constructability of Bridge Deck Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays with and without Fibrous Additives,” Presented and published in the ACI 2010 Spring Convention proceedings, CD-ROM, Chicago, IL, March 21-25, 2010.
  13. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Suleiman Ashur, “Fibrous Bridge Deck Concrete Overlay: Parameters of Investigation and Preliminary Experimental Results,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the TRB 89th, CD-ROM, No. 10-2233, Session 535, WA, D.C., Jan. 10-14, 10.
  14. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker), “Improving the Seismic Behavior of Critically-Detailed RC Beam-Column Joints with Fiber Reinforce Concrete Jackets,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the New Materials and Innovative Approaches for Seismic Rehabilitation, ATC & SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, Abstract & Technical Presentation, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 8-12, 2009.
  15. Mohammad Alhassan and Mohsen Issa, “Simplified shrinkage-prediction model applicable to high performance concrete,” Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Published in the proceedings of the CONCREEP8 Conference, Chapter 186, Ise-Shima, Japan, 30 Sept.-2 Oct. 2008.
  16. Mohammad Alhassan (Speaker) and Mohsen Issa, “Long Term Protection of Bridge Deck System with Constructible Fibrous Bonded Latex-Modified Concrete Overlay Having Structural Benefits,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the 2008 PCI National Bridge Conference (NBC), 54th Annual Convention, Oct. 4-7, 2008, Orlando, Florida, 20 p.
  17. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Rajai Alrousan, "Response of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Strengthened with Different Types and Configurations of CFRP," Published in the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007.
  18. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Rajai Alrousan, "Durability of CFRP Repairs under Severe Environmental Exposures and Fatigue Loading," Published in the proceedings of the CDCC 2007, Canada, 2007.
  19. Rajai Alrousan, Mohammad Alhassan, and Mohsen Issa, “Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of RC Beams Strengthened with Different CFRP Schemes,” Proceedings of the CICE 2006, Miami, Florida, Dec. 2006.
  20. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Rajai Alrousan, “High Performance Bonded Concrete Overlays for Full-Depth and Segmental Bridge Deck Construction,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the PCI NBC 2006, Texas, USA, Sept. 2006.
  21. Mohammad Alhassan, Hameed Shabila, and Mohsen Issa, “Successful Development of Crack-Resistant Durable HPC Based on Target Performance Criteria,” Published in the proceedings of the Structural Systems, Civil Eng. Infrastructure Systems, CEIS 2006, American Univ. of Beirut, Lebanon, June 06, 6p.
  22. Mohsen Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, Hameed Shabila, and Jeff Krozel, “Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Self Consolidated Concrete,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the 2nd North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC), Chicago, IL, Nov. 2005, pp. 857-862.
  23. Mohsen Issa, Hameed Shabila, and Mohammad Alhassan, “Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Decks and Rehabilitated Precast-Prestressed Concrete Beams,” Presented and published in the proceedings of “Sensing Issues in Civil Structural Health Monitoring,” Edited by F. Ansari, Session VI, Sensors & Instrumentation Performance & Reliability, 2004, pp. 363-372.
  24. Mohsen Issa, Hameed Shabila, and Mohammad Alhassan, “High Performance Concrete For Bridge Decks and Overlays: Laboratory and Field Investigations,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the Innovations and Emerging Technology in Concrete Technology, The 7th International Conference on Concrete Technology in Developing Countries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 7, 2004, pp. 1-12.

Professional Experience

  • Professor and Program Director:           Civil Engineering Program, Al Ain University (AAU), 2019 – Present
  • Professor:                                               Department of Civil Engineering, JUST, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor:                              Department of Civil Engineering, JUST, 2014-2015 & 2016 – 2019
  • Associate Professor:                              Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, IPFW, 2012-2016
  • Assistant Professor:                               Department of Engineering, IPFW, 1/2008 – 8/2012
  • Structural Engineer:                               ABKJ Consulting Engineering, Seattle, WA, 7/2007-12/2007
  • Research Specialist:                              Department of Civil & Materials Eng., UIC, 6/2007-7/2007
  • Teaching Assistant:                                Department of Civil & Materials Eng., UIC, 1/2004-5/2007
  • Structural Engineer:                               Irbid Greater Municipality, Jordan, 4/2001-12/2003
  • Engineering Training:                             Ministry of Public Work, Jordan, 03/2000-03/2001

Teaching Courses

      Courses Taught

  • ● Statics                                             ● Structural Analysis I                      ● Structural Analysis II                             
  • ● Construction Materials                  ● Materials Lab                                 ● Reinforced Concrete Design  
  • ● Earthquake Engineering                ● Steel Design

 

      Graduate Courses Taken

        ● Fracture Mechanics & Failure Analysis I                   ● Fracture Mechanics & Failure Analysis II

        ● Finite Element Analysis I                                            ● Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

        ● Bridge Design I                                                            ● Nondestructive Testing of Concrete

        ● Advanced RC Design (Seismic Design)                    ● Elastic Stability of Structures

        ● Advanced RC Design                                                  ● Finite Element Methods

        ● Advanced Mechanics of Materials                             ● Structural Dynamics

        ● Analytical Methods in Transportation                       ● Advanced Steel Design

        ● Special Topics in Civil Engineering                           ● Advanced Concrete Technology

Memberships

  • Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), since 2009
  • Voting Member of ACI Committee 548 & Member of ACI Committee 209
  • Member, Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA), since 2000
  • Registered Licensed Structural Engineer in Jordan, since 2000
  • Engineering Intern (EI), State of Indiana, since 2010.