Hani Titi, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Louisiana State University, 1996
  • M.S.,Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1990
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Yarmouk University, 1987

Research Focus:

  • 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.

Honors and Awards:

  • 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

Selected Publications:

  • 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.
  • Van Dyke, S., Titi, H. H., and El Hajjar, R. (2017). “Comparison of California Bearing Ratio and Pin Puncture Strength Testing Used in the Evaluation of Geotextiles.” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, DOI 10.3141/2656-01, 2656: 1-11.
  • Coley, N., Titi, H. H., and Latifi, V. (2016). “Mapping Overweight Vehicle Permits for Pavement Engineering Applications.” Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000875. pp. 04016044-1– 04016044-13.
  • Titi, H. H., English, R. and Faheem, A., (2015). “Characterization of Resilient Modulus of Fine-Grained Soils for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 2510, Geology and Properties of Earth Materials, pp 24-35.
  • Titi, H. H., Faheem, A., Tabatabai, H., and Tutumluer, E. (2014). “Influence of Aggregate Base Layer Variability on Pavement Performance,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 2457 / Pavement Management 2014, Vol. 3, pp 58–71.
  • Titi, H. H., Coley, N., Latifi, V. and Matar, M. (2014). “Characterization of Overweight Permitted Truck Routes and Loads in Wisconsin,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 2411 / Freight Systems 2014, Vol. 2: Urban Freight, Hazardous Materials, and Trucking, pp. 72-81
  • Titi, H. H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Druckrey, A., Tutumluer, E., and Bautista, E. (2014). “Evaluation of Compacted Aggregate Base Course Layers,” Geocongress 2014, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 2921-2930.
  • Titi, H. H., Druckrey, A., Alshibli, K., and Tabatabai, H. (2014). “X-ray Micro-computed Tomography for the Durability Characterization of Limestone Aggregate,” Geocongress 2014, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, American Society of Civil Engineers. pp. 2877-2886.

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).
  • The Effect of Minnesota Aggregates on Rapid Chloride Permeability Tests. Minnesota Department of Transportation ($65,769). PI: Titi (Completed).
  • Determination of Typical Resilient Modulus Values for Selected Soils Representative of the Soils Distributions of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, ($103,049). PI: Titi (Completed).
  • Evaluation of Wisconsin Department of Transportation QMP (Quality Management Program) Activities and Impacts on Pavement Performance, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-15-05. PI: Titi, (Subcontract with Temple University, PI: Faheem) UWM Project Budget: $29,565, (Total Budget: $100,000), Project Dates: 2/1/2015 -1/31/2017.
  • 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, Co-PI: Tabatabai, Project Budget: $119,997, Project Dates: 11/25/2014 -11/24/2016.
  • CFIRE Partner Grant Re-competition, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PI Horowitz and Liu, Project Budget: $100,000, Project Dates: 1/1/2014 - 1/31/2015.
  • CFIRE Partner Grant, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PI Horowitz and Liu, Project Budget: $100,000, Project Dates: 1/1/2014 to 1/31/2016.
  • Non-Destructive Technologies for Monitoring and Condition Assessment to Support Safety, Maintenance Programming, and Cost Allocation, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PIs: El-Hajjar and Tabatabai, Project Budget: $110,000, Project Dates: 9/30/2012 - 1/31/2014.
  • Predicting Scour of Bedrock in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-12-07. PI: Titi, Co-PI: Liao and Hooyer, Project Budget: $94,989, Project Dates: 11/1/2011 - 5/1/2013.
  • Base Compaction Specification Feasibility Analysis, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-11-02. PI: Titi, Co-PI: Tabatabai, Project Budget: $106,936, Project Dates: 10/21/2010 - 1/20/2012.
  • Correlation of ASTM D4833 and D6241 Geotextile Puncture Test Methods and Results for Use on Wisconsin Department of Transportation Projects, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-13-03. PI: El-Hajjar, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $59,945, Project Dates: 11/12/2014 - 2/11/2016.
  • Effect of Heating/Cooling Cycles on the Thermomechanical Performance of Energy Piles, National Science Foundation, Award # 1335395, PI: Helwany, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $361,454, Project Dates: 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016.
  • Class F Fly Ash Assessment for Use in Concrete Pavements, Wisconsin Department of Transportation. PI: Sobolev, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $49,990, Project Dates: 12/18/2014 - 6/17/2016.
  • WisDOT Stormwater Mitigation, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-13-03. PI: Liao, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $74,998, Project Dates: 8/14/2012 - 2/13/2014.