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Mohsen A. Issa, PhD

Professor

Civil and Materials Engineering

Contact

Building & Room:

2095 ERF

Address:

842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3432

Email:

missa@uic.edu

About

Research Interests

Analysis, design, and testing of structural models and prototypes subjected to static, fatigue and simulated seismic loading.

Development of experimental and analytical techniques for monitoring and rating existing highway bridges to assess and evaluate their physical condition, vulnerability and reliability.

Development of an optimum structural bridge deck system for rehabilitation (Rapid Replacement of Bridge Decks) and new bridge construction.

Size effects, and fractal surface characterization in fracture of cementitious materials.

Development of High Performance Concrete: mechanical and durability properties.

Failure mechanisms and damage assessment of materials and structures.

Strength and durability assessment of advanced composite materials, such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) for rehabilitation of bridges.

Finite element modeling of structures.

Research Laboratory

The Structural and Concrete Materials Research Laboratory is committed to conducting state-of-the-research on civil engineering structures and concrete materials. Research includes: design and testing of structural models and prototypes; development of experimental and analytical techniques for monitoring and rating existing highway bridges; design of optimum structural slab system for rehabilitation and new bridge construction; scale effects and surface characterization in fracture of cementitious materials; high-performance concrete (HPC) materials; conduct most ASTM testing on concrete and concrete materials; application of advanced composite materials for rehabilitation of civil engineering structures (bridges and buildings); and inspection and evaluation of building and bridge structures.

Selected Publications

  1. Mohsen A. Issa, Mohammad Alhassan, and Hameed Shabila, “High Performance Plain and Fibrous Latex-Modified and Micro-Silica Concrete Overlays”, ASCE Journal of Materials Engineering, vol. 20, No. 12, Dec. 2008, 13 pp.
  2. Mohsen A. Issa, Atef A. Khalil, Shahidul Islam, and Paul D. Krauss, “Mechanical Properties and Durability of High Performance Concrete for Bridge Decks,” Precast/Prestress Concrete Institute Journal, July-August 2008, vol. 53, no. 4, pp.108-130.
  3. Mohsen A. Issa and Mark J. Saccomonto, “Strength Correlation of High Performance Concrete Using Different Sized Specimens, “Journal of ASTM International (JAI), Volume 4, Issue 7, July/August 2007, 12 pp.

Notable Honors

2000, Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIC

1999, Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering

Education

Ph. D. Civil Engineering (1986)
University of Texas at Arlington

M.S. Civil Engineering (1982)
University of Texas at Arlington

B.S. Civil Engineering (1981)
University of Texas at Arlington