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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Dr. Zahid Hossain

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering


  • Doctor of Philosophy Civil Engineering The University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Master of Science Computer Science The University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Master of Science Civil Engineering The University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Khulna University of Eng. and Tech., Bangladesh

Professional Credentials

  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  •  Member, Geo-Institute (GI)
  •  Member, National Dean List
  •  Trustee, Chi-Epsilon Honor Society
  •  Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  •  Member, University of Oklahoma Database Group
  •  President's Gold Medalist, Bangladesh Institute of Technology
  •  Member, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh

Teaching Specialties

Computer Applications for Engineers, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Pavement Design, Soil-Water Interaction, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Construction Materials, Surface Science and Asphalt Chemistry, Geographic Information System, Numerical Analysis, and Finite Element Method.


Research Interests

Asphalt Chemistry, Spectroscopy Analysis, Surface Chemistry, Superpave, Warm Mix Asphalt, Asphalt Recycling, Nanotechnology, Bioasphalt, Asphalt Emulsion, Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), Enhanced Integrated Climate Modeling (EICM), Resilient Modulus, Constitute Modeling, Neural Network Modeling, Data Mining, and Lean Construction.



Dr. Hossain has joined as a faculty member of Arkansas State University (ASU) in 2012 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. His research interests include energy conservation, recycling, nano- and bio-modifications, and intelligent system design of geotechnical and transportation materials for pavement applications. He is also faculty member of an interdisciplinary research team at the Center for Efficient and Sustainable Use of Resources (CESUR). Dr. Hossain focuses on the development and characterization of innovative geotechnical (stabilized subgrades and aggregates) and asphalt pavement materials and green technologies that will safeguard the environment and facilitate to build longer lasting pavements. Besides mechanistic performance evaluation, Dr. Hossain is interested in surface science and analytical chemistry (i.e., spectroscopy) approaches to evaluate these materials. Furthermore, Dr. Hossain's is interested in constitutive modeling, data mining and visualization, neural network modeling, lean construction, and molecular dynamics simulation of pavement materials. Dr. Hossain also holds "Green Belt" certification on Lean and Six/Sigma from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Hossain a recipient of President's Gold Medal from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (erstwhile Bangladesh Institute of Technology) for his outstanding performance in his undergraduate study.