Mohammadreza (Reza) Mirzahosseini
Ph.D., P.E.
Visiting Assistant Professor

Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: HAMP 4127
Phone: (765) 496-0157 | Email:


Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Transportation Materials), Kansas State University (KSU) 2014
M.S. Highway & Transportation Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) 2009
B.S. Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) 2006

Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications

Professional Engineering (PE): Licensed in the State of Texas – PE # 129014

Specialty Groups

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 – Outstanding Reviewer of ASCE, Journal of Bridge Engineering
  • 2013 – Outstanding Ph.D. Student of the Year, Department of Civil Engineering at KSU
  • 2013 – Top Presenter award, KSU Graduate Poster Session: Research and the State
  • 2013 – The Best Graduate Poster award, KSU Open House Day
  • 2005 – Outstanding Bachelor Student award, IUST, Tehran, Iran


Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  • M. Mirzahosseini, J. Jeon, J. Lee., J. Olek, and T. E. Nantung, “Predicting Fatigue Service Life Reductions (FSLR) of Asphalt Pavements Due to Deficiency in Design-Level Values of Effective Binder Content (ΔVbe)”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 49, No. 8, pp. 1340-1350, August 2022.
  • M. Mirzahosseini, J. Lee., J. Olek, J. Jeon, and T. E. Nantung, “Analysis of the Effects of Deficiencies of Voids in Mineral Aggregate on Pavement Fatigue Performance using AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design and FlexPAVE”, Materials Performance and Characterization, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 700-717, September 2021.
  • M. Mirzahosseini, P. Jiao, K. Barri., K.A. Riding, and A. Alavi, “New machine learning prediction models for compressive strength of concrete modified with glass cullet”, Engineering Computations, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 876-898, April 2019.
  • E. J. Gardoczi, K. A. Riding, and M.R. Mirzahosseini, “Particle Shape Effects on Particle Size Measurement for Crushed Waste Glass” Elsevier – Advanced Powder Technology, Vol. 28(2), pp. 648–657, February 2017.
  • M.R. Mirzahosseini, K. A. Riding, “Influence of Different Particle Sizes On Reactivity of Finely Ground Glass as New Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM)” Cement and Concrete Composite, Vol. 56, pp. 95-105, February 2015.
  • M.R. Mirzahosseini, K. A. Riding, “Effect of Combined Glass Particles on Hydration in Cementitious Systems.” ASCE – Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 27(6), pp. 04014190-1 – 04014190-15, June 2015.
  • M.R. Mirzahosseini, Y. M. Najjar, A.H. Alavi, and A.H. Gandomi, “The Next-Generation Models for Evaluation of Rutting Potential of Asphalt Mixtures” ASCE – International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 15(6), pp. 04015009-1 – 04015009-15, April 2015.
  • M.R. Mirzahosseini, K. A. Riding, “Effect of Curing Temperature and Glass Type on the Pozzolanic Reactivity of Glass Powder” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 58, pp. 103-111, April 2014.
  • M.R. Mirzahosseini, A.H. Alavi, A.H. Gandomi, “Permanent Deformation Analysis of Asphalt Mixtures Using Soft Computing Techniques” Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38(5), pp. 6081-6100, May 2011.
  • A.H. Alavi, M. Ameri, A.H. Gandomi, M.R. Mirzahosseini, “Formulation of Flow Number of Asphalt Mixes Using Hybrid Computational Method” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 25(3), pp. 1338-1355, March 2011.
  • A.H. Gandomi, A.H. Alavi, M.R. Mirzahosseini, F. Moghaddas Nejad, “Nonlinear Genetic-Based Model for Prediction of Flow Number of Asphalt Mixtures” ASCE – Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 23(3), pp. 248-263, March 2011.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Mirzahosseini, M.R. “Sensitivity of Pavement ME Fatigue Cracking Predictions on Effective Binder Contents” AASHTO Pavement ME National Users Group Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, November 2019.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R. and Riding, K. “Study of the Feasibility of Using Combined Glass Particle Sizes and Types in Concrete as Partial Cement Replacement” ACI Spring Convention, Reno, Nevada, US, March 2014.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R. and Riding, K. “Finely Ground Glass in Concrete as a New Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM)” 91st Engineering Open House: Empowering Students to Impact Our Future, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, US, April 2013.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R. and Riding, K. “Glass Cullet as a new supplementary cementitious material (SCM); what are the effects of size distributions and types on glass reactivity?” ACI Spring Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, April 2013.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R., Najjar, Y. M., Alavi, A. H., and Gandomi, A. H. “ANN-Based Prediction Model for Rutting Propensity of Asphalt Mixtures” 92nd annual meeting of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., US, January 2013.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R. and Riding, K. “The Effects of Temperature on Glass Hydration in Cementitious Systems” ACI Spring Convention, Dallas, Texas, US, March 2012.
  • Mirzahosseini, M.R., Ameri, M., Moghaddasnejad, F., and Alavi, A.H. “Evaluation of Rutting Potential of Asphalt Mixtures Using Computational Intelligence Technique” 11th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, Nagoya Japan, August 2010. (Published in Proceeding)

Technical Note

  • Kyle A. Riding, Asad Esmaeily, and Mohammadreza Mirzahosseini, “Measurement of the Pore Size Distribution of Limestone Aggregates in Concrete Pavement Cores: Phase I” Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Final Report, Rep. No. KS-12-1, April 2012.


Research Interests

  • Innovative/Sustainable/Smart Construction Materials, such as self-sensed materials and seal-healing materials
  • Innovative/Sustainable/Smart Construction/Monitoring Methods, such XR- and DT-based monitoring of the pavement performance
  • Asphalt materials and pavement
  • Concrete materials and pavement
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Pavement Preservation and Maintenance

Research Projects

  • Performance Acceptance and Performance Monitoring of Pavement Using Falling Weight Deflectormer (FWD) and International Roughness Index (IRI) – Phase II, SPR-3902, Jun. 2023 - present. (Serving as Co-PI)
  • Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) Overlay Performance Evaluation, SPR-4728, Jan. 23 – present. (Serving as Co-PI)
  • Performance Related Specification for Pavement Milling, SPR-4332, Jan. 19 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Remaining Service Life Prediction of Indiana Pavements Using Mechanistic, SPR-4443, Feb. 20 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Material Characterization and Determination of MEPDG Input Parameters for Indiana Superpave 5 Asphalt Mixtures, SPR-4514, Jul. 20 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Review of Indiana Asphalt Binders (In-Situ PG Grade Asphalt Determination), SPR-4518, Aug. 20 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Full-scale Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer and Pilot Project Implementation), SPR-4607, Jul. 21 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Back-calculated Dynamic Modulus Master Curve from the Time Histories of Falling Weight Deflectometer Surface Deflections, SPR-4619, Sep. 21 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Assessment of Temperature Correction Factors for Falling Weight Deflectometer Deflections, SPR-4717, Mar. 23 – present. (Serving as Project Manager)
  • Field Handbook for Maintenance and Preservation Treatments of Concrete Pavements, SPR-4601, Jan. 22 – present. (Served as Principle Researcher)
  • MEPDG Implementation (Validation/Model Calibration/Acceptable Distress Target/IRI Failure Trigger/Thermal Selection/Binder Selection), SPR-4447, Jan. 20 – Dec. 22. (Served as Principle Researcher)
  • Evaluation of Asphalt Pavement Performance based on Change in the Volumetric Properties, Feb. 18 – Dec. 20. (Served as Principle Researcher)
  • Quantified The Relationship Between Particle Size and Reactivity of Crushed Recycled Glass as a New Cementitious Material in Concrete, NSF CMMI-1032636, Jan. 11 – May 14. (Served as Principle Researcher)
  • Measurement of the Pore Size Distribution of Limestone Aggregates in Concrete Pavement Cores: Phase I, KDOT KS-12-1, Apr. 11 – Nov. 11. (Served as Principle Researcher)


Current teaching activities include the following classes:

  • CE 563 – Airport Design
  • CE 297 – Statics

Professional Development

  • 2021–Present – Official Associate Editor of Measurement
  • 2020–Present – Official reviewer of Measurement
  • 2016–Present – Official reviewer of The Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal
  • 2015–Present – Official reviewer of Materials, Materials & Design, and Construction & Building Materials (Elsevier)
  • 2011–2013 – Founder and President, K-State Iranian Graduate Student Association (IGSA)
  • 2011–Present – American Concrete Institute (ACI), Member

Professional Experience

  • 2014–2017 – Project and Design Engineer, Schwab Eaton P.A., Manhattan, KS
  • 2008–2010 – Supervisor of the Department of Pavement Management Systems (PMS), Tadbir Foroud Rah Consultant Engineers Company, Tehran, Iran
  • 2006–2007 – Highway Design & Pavement Engineer, Baryand Consultant Engineers Company, Tehran, Iran