Hani Titi

Hani Titi

  • Lawrence E. Sivak Faculty Fellowship
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • PhD, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Louisiana State University, 1996
  • MS,Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1990
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Yarmouk University, 1987

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical and pavement engineering
  • Characterization of subgrade soils and unbound pavement materials for Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design
  • Finite element analysis with emphasis on behavior of driven piles
  • Constitutive modeling of geomaterials
  • Advanced laboratory test of geomaterials
  • X-ray micro computed tomography for durability characterization of aggregates
  • Nondestructive test methods for pavement evaluation


  • Titi, H. H., Dakwar, M., Sooman, M., and Tabatabai, H. (2018). “Long Term Performance of Gravel Base Course Layers in Asphalt Pavements,” Journal of Case Studies in Construction Materials, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2018.e00208
  • Titi, H. H., and Matar, M. (2018). “Estimating Resilient Modulus of Base Aggregates for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design and Performance Evaluation,” Transportation Geotechnics, 17 (2018) 141-153, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trgeo.2018.09.014
  • Titi, H. H., and Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Tutumluer, E., and Peters, J. (2018). “Spatial Variability of Compacted Aggregate Bases,” Transportation Geotechnics, in press, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trgeo.2018.06.007
  • Shatnawi, A. S., Coley, N., and Titi, H. H. (2018). “Interactive Data Framework and User Interface for Wisconsin’s Oversize-Overweight Vehicle Permits,” Journal of Data in Science, 3(2), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/data3020020 MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Titi, H. H., Coley, N., and Latifi, V. (2018). “Evaluation of Pavement Performance due to Overload Single Trip Permit Truck Traffic in Wisconsin,” Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 2018, Article ID 1070653, 11 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1070653
  • Tabatabai, H., Titi, H. H., Lee, C. W. (2018). “Assessment of Tests to Determine Long-Term Durability of Wisconsin Aggregates,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002463
  • Shen, C., Liao, Q., Titi, H., H., and Li, J., (2018). “Turbidity of Stormwater Runoff from Highway Construction Sites,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 144(8): 04018061. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001407
  • Titi, H. H., and Tabatabai, H. (2018). “Effect of Coarse Aggregate Type on Chloride Ion Penetration in Concrete,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.090 Volume 162, pp. 871-880.
  • Tabatabai, H., Titi, H. H., and Zhao, J. (2017). Probabilistic Assessment of Load Effects on Bridges due to Various Classes of Heavy Trucks,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.02.060 Volume 140, 189–198.

Selected Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Recycled Base Aggregates, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-15-06. PI: Titi, Project Budget: $99,990, Project Dates: 10/25/2016 -2/25/2019
  • Evaluation of the Long-Term Degradation and Strength Characteristics of In-situ Wisconsin Virgin Base Aggregates under HMA Pavements, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-15-06. PI: Titi, Budget: $119,997 (Completed).
  • Base Compaction Specification Feasibility Analysis, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-11-02. PI: Titi, Project Budget: $106,936. (Completed).
  • Phase II Investigation of Testing Methods to Determine Long Term Durability of Various Types of Wisconsin Aggregate Resources, Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-10-08. PI: Tabatabai, Project Budget: $59,991 (Completed)
  • Characterization of Unbound Materials for ME Pavement Design of Marquette Interchange, the Midwest Regional University Transportation Center through Marquette University, PI: Titi, Project Budget: $14,977. (Completed)

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • 2007/2008 Fulbright Teaching/Research Scholarship – U.S. Scholar to Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • The 13th Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering Service Award, 2005