Faculty Profile

Hasan Ozer

Hasan Ozer
Hasan Ozer

Primary Research Area

  • Transportation Engineering

Education

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1999

Biography

Hasan Ozer is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hasan Ozer holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Middle East Technical University, 1999), M.S. in civil engineering (Northwestern University, 2005), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011). His master thesis was about developing and implementing wireless sensor networks for crack displacement measurements. In his research at the University of Illinois, he specializes in computational mechanics, infrastructure sustainability, fracture mechanics, pavement interfaces, experimental characterization of asphalt mixture materials and sealants.

Research Interests

  • Alternative energy sources for transportation and road construction
  • Experimental characterization of asphalt mixtures, binder, and sealants
  • Computational mechanics, fracture mechanics, numerical modeling of pavements
  • Sustainable infrastructure, environmental life-cycle assessment

Selected Articles in Journals

  • V Mwumvaneza, W Hou, H Ozer, E Tutumluer, IL Al-Qadi, S Beshears. (2015). Characterization and Stabilization of Quarry Byproducts for Sustainable Pavement Applications. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2509), 1-9.
  • Ozer, H. S. S. Yousefi, IL Al-Qadi, GE Castro. (2015). Field Aging and Development of Aging Model for Hot-Poured Crack Sealants. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2481), 90-99.
  • Ghosh, L., L Lu, H Ozer, Y Ouyang, IL Al-Qadi. (2015). Effects of Pavement Surface Roughness and Congestion on Expected Freeway Traffic Energy Consumption. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2503), 10-19.
  • Al-Qadi, I.L., Yang, R., Kang, S., Ozer, H., Ferrebee, E., Roesler, J.R., Salinas, A., Meijer, J., Vavrik, W.R. and Gillen, S.L., (2015). Scenarios Developed for Improved Sustainability of Illinois Tollway: Life-Cycle Assessment Approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2523), pp.11-18.
  • Dhasmana, H., Ozer, H., Al-Qadi, I.L., Zhang, Y., Schideman, L., Sharma, B.K., Chen, W.T., Minarick, M.J. and Zhang, P., (2015). Rheological and Chemical Characterization of Biobinders from Different Biomass Resources. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2505), pp.121-129.
  • Ghauch, Z. H. Ozer, I.L. Al-Qadi. (2015). Micromechanical finite element modeling of moisture damage in bituminous composite materials. Construction and Building Materials 80, 9-17.
  • Hafeez, I. H. Ozer, and I. L. Al-Qadi. (2014). Performance Characterization of In-Place Recycled Mixtures. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 140, 8.
  • Ozer, H., P. Solanki, S. S. Yousefi, and I. L. Al-Qadi. (2014). Field Validation of Laboratory-Predicted Low-Temperature Performance of Hot-Poured Crack Sealants.￿ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC., 2431, 57-66.
  • Kanaan, A. I., H. Ozer, and I. L. Al-Qadi. (2014). Development of a Fine-Asphalt Mixture Testing Protocol to Evaluate Asphalt Binder Replacement Effectiveness.￿ Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC., 2445, 103-112.
  • Kang, S., R. Yang, H. Ozer, and I. L. Al-Qadi. (2014). Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gases and Energy Consumption for Material and Construction Phases of Pavement with Traffic Delay. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2428, 27-34.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Solanki, P. Ozer, H., Yousefi, S.S., Al-Qadi, I.L. (2014). Effect of Installation Parameters on Performance of Hot-Poured Crack Sealants. ASCE T&DI Congress, 142-152.
  • Yang, R. H. Ozer, S. Kang, I. L. Al-Qadi. (2014). Life-Cycle Impact of Producing Bituminous Mixes with Varying Degrees of Recycled Materials. International Symposium on Pavement LCA, October.
  • Ozer H., I.L. Al-Qadi, K. Hasiba, H. Wang, A. Salinas. (2013). Pavement Layer Interface Shear Strength Using a Hyperbolic Mohr-Coulomb Model and Finite Element Analysis. ASCE Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference, Los Angeles.
  • Ozer, H., I. L. Al-Qadi, G. E. Castro, S. S. Yousefi. (2013). Short term kettle and field aging investigation of hot-poured crack sealants", Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting.
  • Al-Qadi, I. L., S. H. Carpenter, G. L. Roberts, H. Ozer, Q. Aurangzeb. (2009). Investigation of Working Binder in Hot-Mix Asphalt Containing Recycled Asphalt Pavements. Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting.
  • Ozer, H., I. L. Al-Qadi, and Z. Leng. (2008). A fracture-based constitutive model for pavement interface characterization. RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements, Chicago IL.
  • Dowding, C.H., M. Kotowsky , and H. Ozer. (2007). Multi-hop wireless crack measurements for control of crack measurements. International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston VA, pp. 90
  • Dowding, C.H., H. Ozer, and M. Kotowsky. (2006). Wireless crack measurement for control of construction vibrations. Proceedings of GeoCongress, Atlanta, GeoInstitute American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 37.
  • Dowding, C.H., H. Ozer, and D.R. Marron. (2006). Potentiometers for measuring micro-inch crack displacements with wireless systems. Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Fragblast Section, International Society of Explosive Engineers, Santiago, Chile. pp. 45-49.

Professional Societies

  • Chair, Highway and Pavement Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2014-present
  • Committee Research Coordinator, Sealant and fillers for joints and cracks (AHD25), Transportation Research Board. 2012-present
  • Vice Chair, Highway and Pavement Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2012-2014

Research Honors

  • 2013 High impact project: "Evaluation of tack and bond of HMA overlays on PCC and best practices and implementation" (February, 2013)
  • The annual innovative research award (December, 2012)
  • Airport operation and maintenance design challenge 3rd Place (2008)
  • Best executable ideas for wireless sensor networks (2006)