Samuel Labi

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-5926
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G175A
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
B.S., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1987
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques for material characterization

  • Asset Management (pavements, bridges, safety, congestion)

  • Construction project management (contracting approaches, overrun of cost and time)

  • Costs analysis of engineering systems (highways, transit)

  • Policy analysis

  • Project and program evaluation

  • Transportation Finance (traditional and innovative mechanisms)

  • Transportation Law (assessment and risk mitigation of tort liability)

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Honors and Awards
SIGMA XI (the Scientific Research Society)

CHI EPSILON (National Civil Engineering Honor Society)

2008 – K.B. WOODS AWARD for Best Paper in Design and Construction, awarded by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the TRB in Washington, D.C.

2007 – BRYANT MATHER AWARD for Best Paper in Concrete Materials, awarded by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C.

2002 – MILTON PIKARSKI AWARD for Best National Ph.D. Dissertation in Transportation (Science and Technology category), awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and sponsored by the American Roads and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).