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Mohammad Obadat, Ph.D., P.E
Associate Professor
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Department of Engineering
124 D Johnson EPS Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Office: 731-881-7392
Fax:731-881-73832

 

 

                                       

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohammad Obadat

 

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering/Transportation

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, August 2003 

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering/Transportation

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, August 1997 

B.C., Civil and Environmental Engineering/Transportation

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, May 1995

Engineering Work Experience

 

August 2004-Present    Department of Engineering         The University of Tennessee at Martin

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering
      • Teaching undergraduate courses for engineering students
      • Advising students
      • Service in committees for the department and university
      • Supervising students for senior design projects
      • Development of ENGR 453 Pavement design and analysis course
      • Development of an Asphalt Laboratory for the department of engineering
    • Courses taught
      • ENGR350 Surveying •  ENGR121 Statics •  ENGR352 Transportation Engineering •  ENGR453 Pavement design and analysis •  ENGR453L Pavement design and analysis Laboratory •  ENGR451L Geotechnical Engineering •  ENGR451L Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
    • Consulting work
      • Developed a one day workshop for "Carlson consulting engineering" for "Superpave mix design", Memphis, TN, 2006
    • Workshops attended
      • Blackboard training: Beginning Blackboard, Blackboard Focus on Feature: Assignment Tool, 2005   Critical thinking workshop, 22, August, 2006   discovering pathways to civic engagement, the 21st century imperative for universities and communities, 8/22/2007   Faculty development workshop, summer 2007   Development of Website for classes taught   Faculty development workshop, summer 2008

August 2003-June 2004    Public Policy Center         The University of Iowa

  • Teaching Associate

Instructor of “Pavement Analysis and Design” course. Duties include: Teaching lectures and Laboratory classes, preparing exams, grading homework and exams, and advising students. 

  • Research Associate

Associate researcher for two main projects:

  • Development of a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) based intelligent hybrid Bi-Axial Strain Transducer (BiAST) sensor for predicting railroad fatigue life based on strain history (Extension of Ph.D. work), funded by the TRB-IDEA program. Duties include: writing progress report, making presentations, and writing technical papers.
  • Experimental measurement of corrosion of rebar embedded in concrete with corrosion inhibiting admixtures, funded by the Iowa DOT.

May 1999-August 2003  Public Policy Center      The University of Iowa

  • Research Assistant
  • Carried out a Field performance study of past Iowa pavement research
  • Evaluated and Utilized a digital Uni/Bi-Axial strain Transducer (MEMS Technology) at TTCI in Colorado
  • Performed a Finite Element Modeling of Railroad
  • Accomplished a fatigue model for predicting the remaining life of railroad rails
  • Conducted a Foamed Asphalt Research for Iowa DOT
  • Achieved a traffic simulation project for a segment of an urban area with congested intersections using different traffic simulation software HCS, CORSIM® (TRAF-NETSIM and FREESIM).
  • Performed a travel demand modeling for Iowa city/Coralville. Census data, field surveys, and data analysis area were used together with the TransCAD® modeling software

 

January 1999-Present    Civil & Environmental Engineering    The University of Iowa

  • Teaching Assistant
  • T.A. Courses:  Experiments in SMT, Transportation Engineering, Projects Design, Statics
  • Designed and presented lectures, led discussion groups, prepared exams, and advised students
  • Planned and supervised laboratory experiments: Concrete mix design, Asphalt superpave mix design
  • Designed and set up new pavement Laboratory at the university of Iowa, including purchasing, implementation, and calibration of equipments.
  • Recipient of the University of Iowa outstanding teaching assistant award.                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 1996-1998  Civil & Environmental Engineering    Jordan University of Science & Technology

  • Research Assistant
  • Conducted a study on the influence of olive-husk on dynamic modulus and static creep of asphalt concrete mixtures
  • Developed a semi-automated image-based approach to quantify %VMA and aggregate size for asphalt mixtures
  • Constructed a GIS system for parking allocation in Irbid city using Arcview®  software
  • August 1995-1998  Civil & Environmental Engineering    Jordan University of Science & Technology
  • Teaching Assistant
  • T. A. Courses: Asphalt materials laboratory, Surveying, Route surveying, Geodesy, Advanced Transportation engineering, Surveying laboratory, Highway and Traffic Engineering, and Highway Maintenance
  • Designed and presented lectures, led discussion groups, prepared exams, and advised students
  • Planned and supervised laboratory experiments: Asphalt mix design

1997-1998                     Al-qusairy constructions                  Irbid, Jordan

  • Executive Engineer
  • Supervised and took charge of the construction of a three story school building. Duties included: Materials and testing engineer, Survey engineer, Preparing reports, and organized meetings.

May-September 1994     Abu-obaid Road Masters Inc.          Irbid, Jordan

  • Intern
  • Conducted experiments for asphalt materials and testing

 

Professional Activities

 

 

Awards and honors

 

 

 

 

Publication

 

 

Member, TRB Committee AFH30: Emerging Technology for design and construction

 

 

 

  • A University of Iowa Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Iowa, 2003
  • University Honor list for outstanding performance, Jordan University of Science and Technology 1993
  • Jordan Ministry of education scholarship for outstanding students: five-year full scholarship for undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering (1990-1995)

 

Obadat, M., Lee, H. D., Bhatti, A., and Maclean, B. “Development of PIC Microcontroller for Smart MEMS Sensor", Proceedings of the 83nd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, TRB (CD-ROM), 2004.

Obadat, M., Lee, H. D., Bhatti, A., and Maclean, B. "Full-Scale Field Evaluation of MEMS-based Bi-Axial Strain Transducer and its Application in Fatigue Analysis", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, July, 2003.

Obadat, M., Lee, H. D., Bhatti, A., and Maclean, B. "Field Evaluation of MEMS-based Bi-Axial Strain Transducer", Proceedings of the 82nd  Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, TRB (CD-ROM), 2002.

Obadat, M., Lee, H. D., Bhatti, A. "Predicting Fatigue Life of Rails Using Measured and 3D Finite Element   Simulated Strain Histories", Proceedings of the  81st Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, TRB (CD-ROM), 2001. 

Obadat Mohammad “Construction and teaching of a new asphalt laboratory for the engineering department at the University of Tennessee at Martin”, 2007 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, Louisville, KY.

Obadat Mohammad “Implementing field work in teaching Transportation Engineering course”, 2007 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, Louisville, KY.

Obadat Mohammad , Holt Steve " Technology Use in Classroom: Exploring what's new" , 2008 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, Memphis, TN.