ssam Khoury has served as a research engineer for ORITE since 1993 and recently completed his Ph.D. with a dissertation focused on the “Impact of Base Stiffness on Portland Cement Concrete Pavement.” He has been involved in instrumentation and research projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation, New York Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Khoury’s involvement in highway research project includes conducting research and instrumentation on several test road projects, such as the Ohio SHRP project on US 23 in Delaware, Ohio, the long-life concrete and perpetual asphalt pavements on US 30 in Wayne County, I-490 near Rochester, New York, I-86 in Olean, New York, I-90 in Syracuse, New York, and RT 9A in New York City. Khoury was also involved in the instrumentation and testing of bridge projects on OH 180 in Hocking County, Ohio, OH 682 bridge in the Plains, and the Washington Waterloo Road Bridge in Fayette County. He has been responsible for instrumenting numerous culverts and soil installations, including subgrade soils, base soils, wingwalls, and slope stability monitors. Khoury’s expertise includes field sensor installation, field data acquisition and analysis, material sampling and testing for both asphalt and concrete, and the ability to conduct lab testing of materials to acquire material properties for use in analysis and design programs such as the MEPDG. He is a veteran operator of the dynamic cone penetrometer, the cone penetration tester, the lightweight deflectometer, and ground penetrating radar. Khoury has co-authored several technical reports and papers that have been published in major research journals and presented at national conferences.
Saturday, April 27
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM