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About Kamal Khayat

Professor Khayat joined Missouri S&T in 2011 as the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering and interim Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Missoui S&T. He was the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies between 8/2011 and 10/2021. Between 8/2011 and 6/2014, he directed the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety, a National University Transportation Center (UTC). The $37M grant funded 174 research, equipment, and education projects. He also directed the Tier-1 UTC, Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation between 9/2013 and 12/2019. He was Champion for the Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Signature Area and the UM System’s new Tier-2 Center for Novel Carbon-Efficient Binders for Sustainable Infrastructure. Dr. Khayat received undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Between 1990 and 2011, Dr. Khayat was professor of Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he last served as Director of the Integrated Research Laboratory on Materials Valorization and Innovative and Durable Structures, a 4,000-m2 state-of-the-art facility made possible by a grant of C$16M from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation. At Missouri S&T, he led efforts to establish the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory – a 1,375-m2 state-of-the-art research facility inaugurated in 2020. 
Professor Khayat was awarded over 135 research projects with approximate funding of approximately $31M as PI and $13M as co-PI. He has advised 40 PhD students, 44 MSc students, and 22 post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars and has co-authored nearly 500 publications, 11 contributions to books and book chapters, and served as editor/co-editor of 19 books and conference proceedings.   

Positions

September 2021 - Present Interim Vice Chancellor of Research, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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September 2013 - Present Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology REsearch on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST)
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August 2011 - Present Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES)
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August 2011 - Present Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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Present Research Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
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August 2011 - June 2014 Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Robert E. Philleo Award, Concrete Research Council of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation
  • 2016 ACI Foundation Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award, 2016
  • 2016 Elsevier list of 150 most cited people in civil engineering in the world
  • 2015 Fellow RILEM (International Union Reunion of laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures)
  • 2015 ACI Arthur R. Anderson Medal
  • 2014 The G.H. Tattersall Award for Sustaining and Outstanding Contributions in the Area of Sustainability and Durability of Concrete, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2012 ACI Quebec and Eastern Ontario Award of Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Concrete Science and Technology

Education

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1989 Ph. D. in Civil Engineering, Concrete Technology, University of California, Berkeley
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1985 M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
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1984 Master of Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, University of California, Berkeley
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1982 B.S. in Civil Engineering (concentration: Structural Engineering), University of California, Berkeley
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Contact Information

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
224 Engineering Research Laboratory
Rolla, MO 65401 USA

Phone: (573) 341-6223
Fax: (573) 341-6215

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