Karim Chatti, PhD

Acting Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research, Michigan State University

Karim Chatti

Dr. Karim Chatti is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Acting Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at MSU. He is also the Director of the Pavement Research Center of Excellence. He previously served as the CE Graduate Program Director in 2012 and CEE Associate Chairperson for Graduate Studies and Research from 2005 to 2009. He holds BS (1985) and MS (1987) degrees from MSU, and a PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley (1992). Prior to joining MSU, he worked as an assistant research engineer at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Berkeley, and as a consultant. Dr. Chatti is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of pavement dynamics, vehicle-pavement interaction, pavement roughness, long-term pavement performance, and pavement health monitoring and non-destructive evaluation of pavements. Dr. Chatti has been involved in more than thirty research projects funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) of the National Academies. Dr. Chatti has advised some thirty graduate students including ten PhD’s and is the author of one hundred and twenty peer-reviewed papers and thirty technical reports. He is past associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and is editorial board member of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering. He is past chair of the ASCE highway pavements committee, and a member of several other ASCE and Transportation Research Board committees. He is also a board member of the International Forum for Road Transport Technology.

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