Mostafa A. Elseifi is an Associate Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University. His experience focuses on pavement design and evaluation using analytical methods such as the finite element method, fracture behavior of HMA, and modeling of binder and asphalt mixtures performance.
Dr. Elseifi was part of a research group that exclusively introduced the use of steel reinforcing nettings in the U.S. to delay reflection cracking in rehabilitated pavements. Since its first installation in Virginia, this technology has been tested by many states including Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has conducted research on the development and theoretical validation of a design procedure to predict pavement service life against reflective cracking. He has also developed a model to investigate and to separate the effects of Modes I and II loading in the reflective cracking failure mechanism. He was the PI on a project conducted to investigate the cost effectiveness of interlayer systems in pavements to reduce reflective cracking. He conducted theoretical and experimental work to model crack initiation and propagation with and without reinforcing and strain energy absorption interlayer systems.
Dr. Elseifi has authored or co-authored 61 publications and one of his papers is the winner of the 2006 TRB D. Grant Mickle Award. He is the Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal in Transportation Engineering. He has received the Paul E. Torgersen Research Excellence Award for his work on reflection cracking. Dr. Elseifi has authored or co-authored 49 publications and one of his papers is the winner of the 2006 TRB D. Grant Mickle Award. He is the Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal in Transportation Engineering.