Welcome to Our Research Group Website!

Canada ranks 7th in the world in terms of road length and has over 1.13 million kilometers of roads (two-lane equivalent km). These roads play a key role in the safe movement of people and goods, and the economic advancement of the country. Therefore, the country invests billions of dollars every year in construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of these roads.  Over 90% of the roads are paved with an asphalt mixture. Asphalt mixture consisting asphalt cement, mineral aggregates and additives is one of the most complicated materials used in the construction of civil engineering infrastructures.

The overall goal of our research lab is to better understand the characteristics of road materials, to design a more durable pavement mixture, and to develop an improved pavement design, construction and management system. We also strive to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of study, and to the generation of highly qualified personnel for the industry and academia. To realize these goals, we take collaborative efforts involving my graduate and co-op students, and colleagues from Memorial and other universities.

Thank you!

Dr. Kamal Hossain

News & Updates

💛Happy Valentine Day💛 from a road researcher!!!

Friends who drive; drive safe. Don’t swerve around potholes. If possible and situation allow, slow down to pass over the potholes. PC: ... View More

Lessons Learned Can Help

Dr. Hossain gives an interview with the Western Star on Hansen Highway cracking on 18 January 2019. In this over half-an-hour interview ... View More

TSB and Road Safety

My straight views  Thanks to Dr. Shalaby for his persistence efforts to talk about road safety issues in Canada. I echo with you. ... View More
See All News

Research Supports

The Harris Center

Research Supports


Research Supports

See All Supports