Concrete Industry Management

Mohammed Albahttiti, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connell 231
Email: malbahttiti@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-3027

Mohammed Albahttiti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the American University of Sharjah in 2010. In May 2012, he received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. After that, he completed his doctoral studies and obtained a doctorate in Civil Engineering from K-State in 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, Dr. Albahttiti served as an instructor at Kansas State University. In 2017, Albahttiti joined the Concrete Industry Management program at California State University, Chico as an Assistant Professor. 

Research

Albahttiti’s research was funded by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration. It involved monitoring and collecting data from active railway lines, and manufacturing facilities situated both in the United States and Canada. In addition, his research focused on understanding and improving the behavior of pre-stressed concrete railroad ties under large scale freeze-thaw testing. The analysis and collection of this data were done in partnership with research teams from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of British Columbia. Albahttiti’s current research, which was funded by Kansas State Department of Transportation (KDOT), involves testing and collecting concrete samples from paving projects across Kansas. The KDOT project utilizes a new sequential pressure device to measure the air content of concrete pavement called the Super Air Meter. Recently, he was awarded project by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) to develop an educational course at California State University, Chico. In addition, he is seeking research funding in collaboration with researchers at Chico, South Dakota State University, Kansas State University and industrial partners. His research interests include studying the structural stability and nonlinear analysis of fiber-reinforced concrete and reinforced/pre-stressed precast concrete structures. In addition, he is eager to further our understanding of materials behavior under extreme events, durability of concrete infrastructures, early age concrete structural behavior, concrete microstructure characterization and modeling, and novel cementatious.

Academic Highlights

Albahttiti authored and/or co-authored five research reports, one book, two journal papers and eleven conference papers. He has presented his research at national/international conferences, universities and workshops. He has mentored more than 20 undergraduate students in research. Albahttiti's work was recognized by several journals and magazines in 2012, and he was awarded the V. Terrey Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in 2015.

Mohammed working with students in the lab