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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-9756

  • Email:

    mkhasawneh@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-018

  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, Ph.D., P.Eng., ExCEEd

  • Job Title :

    Associate Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Civil Engineering


Dr. Mohammad Ali Khasawneh is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Khasawneh has M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA in the years 2005 and 2008, respectively. He earned his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 2003.

Dr. Khasawneh is a registered professional engineer (registration #: 76806) in the state of Ohio since 2012 and a graduate of the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) program. Dr. Khasawneh has more than eleven years of teaching and research experience. In addition, he has experience in learning and excelling at new technologies. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and Jordan Engineers Association (JEA).

Dr. Khasawneh has been the recipient of the Best Thesis Award 2018 at JUST and was selected as the OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST IN CIVIL ENGINEERING under the Engineering Discipline by the 4th Venus International Research Awards (VIRA 2018), Venus International Foundation (VIF).


  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August 2008 The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, August 2005 The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, February 2003 Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan


Refereed Journals Papers

  • Khasawneh, M. A., Permanent Deformation Behavior of Cohesive Subgrade Soils Classified as A-4a and A-6a.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., Taamneh, M. M., & Albatayneh, O. (2019). Evaluation of static creep of FORTA-FI strengthened asphalt mixtures using experimental, statistical and feed-forward back-propagation ANN techniques. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology12(1), 43-53.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., Al-Omari, A. A., & Oditallah, M. (2019). Assessing Speed of Passenger Cars at Urban Channelized Right-Turn Roadways of Signalized Intersections. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 1-17.
  • Al-Omari, A. A., Khasawneh, M. A., & Gannam, B. (2019). Evaluation of Traffic Accidents in Jordan Using Accident Hazard Scale, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, October 2018, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. xxx-xxx.
  • Al-Omari, A., Taamneh, M., Khasawneh, M. A., & Al-Hosainat, A. (2018). Effect of crumb tire rubber, microcrystalline synthetic wax, and nano silica on asphalt rheology. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 1-23.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., Shbeeb, N. I., & Al-Omari, A. A. (2018). Analytical tool to shorten polishing time based on mean texture depth (MTD) of flexible pavements. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 1-20.
  • Shbeeb, N. I., Khasawneh, M. A., & Al-Omari, A. A. (2018). The development of a predictive tool to reduce experimentation time for the polishing and frictional evaluation of asphalt pavement surfaces. Construction and Building Materials, 186, 740-750.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., & Alsaleh, N. M. (2018). Turbo Roundabout Usage in Lieu of Conventional Roundabouts for the Jordanian Traffic Conditions. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 1-14.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., Al-Omari, A. A., & Gannam, B. (2018). Forecasting Traffic Accidents in Jordan Using Regression Techniques, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, October 2018, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. xxx-xxx.
  • Al-Omari, A. A., Khedaywi, T. S., & Khasawneh, M. A. (2018). Laboratory characterization of asphalt binders modified with waste vegetable oil using SuperPave specifications. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 11(1), 68-76.
  • Khasawneh, M. A. (2018). Macrotexture characterisation of laboratory-compacted hot-mix asphalt specimens using a new asphalt polishing machine. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 19(2), 400-416.
  • Khasawneh, M. A. (2017). Investigation of factors affecting the behaviour of subgrade soils resilient modulus using robust statistical methods. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 1-14.
  • Khasawneh, M. A. (2017). Laboratory study on the frictional properties of HMA specimens using a newly developed asphalt polisher. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 15(7), 1007-1017.
  • Ghuzlan, K. A., Al-Omari, B. H., & Khasawneh, M. A. (2016). Parking Demand for Residential Apartment Buildings in Jordan. Institute of Transportation Engineers. ITE Journal, 86(7), 32.
  • Khasawneh, M., Smadi, M., & Zelelew, H. (2016). Investigation of the factors influencing wavelet-based macrotexture values for HMA pavements. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 17(3), 779-791.
  • Khasawneh, M. (2015). The Prediction of LWST Values from DFT and CTM Measurements Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression Analyses. Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 9(4).
  • Khasawneh, M. (2017). Characterisation of asphalt pavement surfaces using torque measurements. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 18(3), 189-201.
  • Zelelew, H., Khasawneh, M., & Abbas, A. (2014). Wavelet-based characterisation of asphalt pavement surface macro-texture. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 15(3), 622-641.
  • Khasawneh, M. A., & Liang, R. Y. (2011). AIR VOID EFFECT ON FRICTIONAL PROPERTIES OF EXISTING ASPHALT PAVEMENT SURFACES. International Journal of Pavements, 10(1-2-3).
  • Khasawneh, M. A., & Liang, R. Y. (2012). Temperature effect on frictional properties of HMA at different polishing stages. Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 6(1), 39-53.
  • Liang, R. Y., Rabab’ah, S., & Khasawneh, M. (2008). Predicting moisture-dependent resilient modulus of cohesive soils using soil suction concept. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 134(1), 34-40.

Peer-Reviewed Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Mohammad A. Khasawneh, Introducing Principles of Land Surveying by Assigning a Practical Project, International Conference on Building Science and Engineering, ICBSE 2016, New York, USA, 6-7 June 2016.
  • Mohammad A. Khasawneh, Polishing Machine Based on High-Pressure Water Jet, International Conference on Building Science and Engineering, ICBSE 2015, New York, USA, 4-5 June 2015.
  • Mohammad A. Khasawneh, Estimation of Asphalt Pavement Surfaces using Image Analysis Technique, International Conference on Building Science and Engineering, ICBSE 2014, New York, USA, 5-6 June 2014.
  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh and Mohammad Obadat, Using DARWin 3.1 in Undergraduate Pavement Design Courses, ASEE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2013.
  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh and Mohammad Obadat, Incorporating Highway Capacity Software in Undergraduate Teaching of Transportation Courses, ASEE North Central Conference, Columbus Ohio, March 2013.
  • Mohammad Obadat and Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, Using Turning Point Technology (Clickers) in Teaching Engineering Statics, ASEE Gulf Southwest Conference, Arlington, Texas, March 2013.
  • Ahmad Abdel-Mohti and Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, Teaching Finite Element Analysis in Undergraduate Courses, ASEE North Central Conference, Ada, Ohio, March 2012.
  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh and Robert Y. Liang, Laboratory Study of Air Void and Temperature Effects on HMA Friction Properties, 5th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 1st – 3rd 2011, pp. 481-490.
  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh and Robert Y. Liang, Aggregate Blending to Improve Skid Resistance, 5th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 1st – 3rd 2011, pp. 1185-1194.
  • Robert Y. Liang, Mohammad Ali Khasawneh and Madhar Taamneh, Accelerated Laboratory Polishing Device for Hot Mix Asphalt, GeoShanghai international conference, 2010.
  • Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, and Liang, R. Y., Correlation Study between Locked Wheel Skid Trailer and Dynamic Friction Tester, CD-ROM Conference Proceeding, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2008, 27p.
  • Liang, R. Y., Abu Alfoul, B., and Mohammad Ali Khasawneh, Laboratory Investigation of Anisotropic Behavior of HMA, Conference Proceeding of 2006 International Conference on Perpetual Pavement, Columbus, Ohio, September 2006, 14p.


My research interests include pavement engineering, highway materials, and surface characterization of flexible pavements in terms of polishing, friction, and texture measurements using experimental, numerical, statistical, artificial intelligence and deep learning and image processing techniques. Dr. Khasawneh is also interested in exploring physical, rheological and mechanical properties of modified asphalt cement and asphalt mixtures using different types of modifiers such as polymers, waste materials, microfibers, nanofibers, carbon nanotubes, nanosilica, etc. Besides, Dr. Khasawneh is interested in educational technology research and development. He is a recipient of the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Professors Training Course in Highway Materials Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Fellow, Flexible Pavements of Ohio Graduate Asphalt Scholarship and Eisenhower Graduate Research Fellowship in Transportation Engineering.


  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers, ITE
  • Affiliate member, American Concrete Pavement Association, ACPA
  • Member, Jordan Engineers Association, JEA
  • Friend of the Geometric Design committee, AFB10, TRB
  • Friend of the Surface Properties – Vehicle Interaction committee, AFD90, TRB
  • Friend of the Characteristics of Asphalt-Aggregate Combinations to Meet Surface Requirements committee, AFK40, TRB
  • Friend of the Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing committee, AFD40, TRB
  • Friend of the Flexible Pavement Design committee, AFD60, TRB