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Hassan Baaj

Hassan Baaj

Associate Professor
University of Waterloo,Canada
United States

Biography

Dr. Hassan Baaj is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is the Norman W. McLeod Professor in Pavement Materials and the Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology. Dr. Baaj has about 20 years of experience in pavement materials and design in Europe and North America both in the private sector and academia. He is Professional Engineer in Quebec and Ontario and member of several scientific and technical organizations. Hassan Baaj obtained his PhD from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. He was then awarded with a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Research in Construction at the National Research Council in Canada where he worked for a year. Hassan then joined the road construction industry in 2003 with Sintra in Québec (Colas Canada). During the next five years, he had the opportunity to lead and participate in several innovative projects in the roads industry and was in charge of several collaborations with the Ministry of Transportation Québec, municipalities, and a number of universities in Canada and abroad. In 2008, he joined Lafarge in France and took over the responsibility of the Research and Development (R&D) activities of the company in the area of Infrastructure Engineering at the Lafarge Research Center (LCR). He is interested in research topics related to sustainable pavement materials, self-healing materials, constitutive modelling of the behavior of construction materials, Life-Cycle Analysis and mechanistic pavement design.

Research Interest

Characterization And Modelling Of The Behaviour Of Construction Materials. Smart Pavement Materials And Structures. Mechanistic Pavement Design Methods. Optimization Of The Use Of Recycled Materials. In Sustainable Infrastructure System. Sustainable Development. Life Cycle Analysis.