Faculty Muhammad Irfan

Muhammad Irfan

Dean
Summary

Dr. Muhammad Irfan is currently serving as Dean, Military College of Engineering (MCE), NUST Campus Risalpur. Formerly, he has served as the Head of Department, Research at MCE/ NUST (2016-2019), Head of Transportation & Geotechnical Engineering Department at MCE/NUST (2015-16), Head of Construction Engineering & Management Department at MCE/ NUST (2014-15) and Head of Transportation Engineering Department at NUST's National Institute of Transportation (NIT) from 2010-14. He holds MS Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, USA. Dr. Irfan has also qualified Applied Management Principles Program (Mini-MBA) from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA. Dr. Irfan has more than 28 years of work experience in various disciplines of Civil Engineering with emphasis on highway infrastructure engineering and management systems, Pavement materials characterizations and transportation systems evaluation/ decision making. He has presented his research work at a significant number of international conferences and authored/ co-authored several peer-reviewed archival journal publications. He has supervised over 30 post-graduate thesis research studies and has over 90 x publications to his credit (Cumulative Impact factor = 110+, total citations = 1180+, H-index =20+, i10-index = 38+)

Academic Background
PhD (Transportation) Purdue University January 01, 2007 - February 09, 2010
Honours and Awards
BEST UNIVERSITY TEACHER NATIONAL AWARD OF BEST UNIVERSITY TEACHER August 09, 2013
Publications
An eXtreme Gradient Boosting model for predicting dynamic modulus of asphalt concrete mixtures August 09, 2021 Fizza Hussain, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Abdul Salam Buller, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 295, Article Number 123642
Quantifying the Differential Phase Angle Behaviour of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures Using Artificial Neural Networks May 21, 2021 Fizza Hussain, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology - Pages 1-19
A data-driven model for phase angle behaviour of asphalt concrete mixtures based on convolutional neural network February 01, 2021 Fizza Hussain, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Murtaza Ashraf, Shafeeq Ahmed, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 269, Article Number 121235
Influence of Coarse-Aggregate Angularity on Asphalt Mixture Macroperformance: Skid Resistance, High-Temperature, and Compaction Performance May 01, 2020 Junfeng Gao, Hainian Wang, Yin Bu, Zhanping You, Xiang Zhang, Muhammad Irfan, Junfeng Gao, Hainian Wang, Yin Bu, Zhanping You, Xiang Zhang, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering - Volume 32(5), Article Number 04020095
A binary logistic model for predicting the tertiary stage of permanent deformation of conventional asphalt concrete mixtures December 10, 2019 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Abdul Salam Buller, Hammad Anis Khan, Hafiz M. F. Gul, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 227, Article Number UNSP 116608
Traffic open time prediction of fog seal with sand using image processing technology June 10, 2019 Xiang Zhang, Hainian Wang, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Junfeng Gao, Xiang Zhang, Hainian Wang, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Junfeng Gao, Muhammad Irfan, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 209, Pages 9-19
Rutting and Fatigue Properties of Cellulose Fiber-Added Stone Mastic Asphalt Concrete Mixtures March 25, 2019 Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Ali, Shahid Iqbal, Hainian Wang, Yasir Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Iqbal, Hainian Wang, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering - Volume 2019, Article ID 5604197, 8 pages
Performance Test on Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) Modified Asphalt Based on the Different Evaluation Methods February 01, 2019 Hainian Wang, Junfeng Gao , Muhammad Irfan, Chen Zhang, Zhanping You, Applied Sciences-Basel - Volume: 9, Issue:3, Article Number: 467
The impact of data noise on permanent deformation behaviour of asphalt concrete mixtures November 27, 2018 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Etikaf Hussain, International Journal of Pavement Engineering - -
Predicting the permanent deformation behaviour of the plant produced asphalt concrete mixtures: A first order regression approach November 20, 2018 arshad hussain, Hassan Bin Tahir , Muhammad Irfan , Yasir Ali, Etikaf Hussain, Construction and Building Materials - Construction and Building Materials, Volume 189, PP 629 – 639
High-Temperature Performance and Workability of Crumb Rubber–Modified Warm-Mix Asphalt November 15, 2018 Hanian Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Jinkun Xiao, Zhanping You, Xu Yang, Muhammad Irfan, Hanian Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Jinkun Xiao, Zhanping You, Xu Yang, Journal of Testing and Evaluation - Volume 48, Issue 4, online published in 2018
Highway Asset Management Framework for Longevity of Infrastructure – A Case Study for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor November 01, 2018 Yasir Mehmood, Anwaar Ahmed, Hainian Wang, Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Mehmood, Anwaar Ahmed, Hainian Wang, American Journal of Civil Engineering - Volume 6, No. 6, Pages 185-194
Rutting Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Using Static, Dynamic, and Repeated Creep Load Tests October 01, 2018 Muhammad Irfan, Y. Ali, Shahid Iqbal, Sarfraz Ahmad, I. Hafeez, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering - Volume 43, Pages 5143–5155
Modelling and characterising the fatigue behaviour of asphaltic concrete mixtures September 30, 2018 Muhammad Aniq Gul, Muhammad Irfan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Shahab Khanzada, Construction and Building Materials - Volume:184, Pages 723-732
Effects of coarse aggregate angularity on the microstructure of asphalt mixture September 20, 2018 Junfeng Gao, Hainian Wang, Yin Bu, Zhanping You, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Muhammad Irfan, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 183, Pages 472-484
Post Implementation Evaluation of Lahore-Sheikhupura- Faisalabad Dual Carriageway - A Built Operate Transfer (BOT) Project September 01, 2018 Anwaar Ahmed, Sandeerah Choudhary, Anwaar Ahmed, Sandeerah Choudhary, Muhammad Irfan, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology - Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 59-64
Effect of binder grade on performance parameters of asphaltic concrete paving mixtures September 01, 2018 Muhammad Junaid, Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Junaid, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Ali, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology - Volume 11, Issue 5, Pages 435-444
Policy Implications of Work-Trip Mode Choice Using Econometric Modeling August 01, 2018 Muhammad Irfan, Ahmed N. Khurshid, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Yasir Ali, Aemal Khattak, Ahmed N. Khurshid, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Yasir Ali, Aemal Khattak, Journal of Transportation Engineering Part A: Systems - Volume 144(8), Article Number 04018035
Rheological Behavior and Sensitivity of Wood-Derived Bio-Oil Modified Asphalt Binders June 03, 2018 Junfeng Gao, Hainian Wang, Zhanping You, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Yong Lei, Muhammad Irfan, Junfeng Gao, Hainian Wang, Zhanping You, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Yong Lei, Applied Sciences - Volume 8(6), Article Number 919
Revisiting the Relationship of Dynamic and Resilient Modulus Test for Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures May 10, 2018 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Zeeshan, Imran Hafeez, Shafeeq Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Imran Hafeez, Shafeeq Ahmed, Construction & Building Materials - Volume 170, Pages 698-707
Performance Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Mixtures Based on Laboratory and Field Investigations April 01, 2018 Yasir Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imran Hafeez, Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Ali, Imran Hafeez, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering - Volume 43, Issue 4, Pages 1795-1806
Permanent deformation prediction of asphalt concrete mixtures - A synthesis to explore a rational approach October 30, 2017 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shafeeq Ahmed, Construction and Building Materials - Volume 153, Pages 588-597
Performance Evaluation of Elvaloy as a Fuel-Resistant Polymer in Asphaltic Concrete Airfield Pavements October 01, 2017 Muhammad Irfan, Madeeha Saeed, Sarfraz Ahmed, Y. Ali, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering - Volume 29, Issue 10, Article Number 04017163
Empirical Correlation of Permanent Deformation Tests for Evaluating the Rutting Response of Conventional Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures August 01, 2017 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shafeeq Ahmed, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering - Volume 29, Issue 8, Article Number 04017059
Community Based Flood Risk Reduction: A Study of 2010 Floods in Pakistan June 01, 2017 Muhammad Iqbal Javed Akhter, Muhammad Irfan, Naeem Shahzad, Rehan Ullah, American Journal of Social Science Research - Volume 3, No. 6, Pages 35-42
Characterization of Various Plant-Produced Asphalt Concrete Mixtures Using Dynamic Modulus Test March 24, 2016 Asad S. Waraich, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Asad S. Waraich, Yasir Ali, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering - Volume 2016, Article ID 5618427, 12 pages
Investigation of factors affecting dynamic modulus and phase angle of various asphalt concrete mixtures March 01, 2016 Yasir Ali, S. Khanzada, Tariq Mahmood, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Sarfraz Ahmed, S. Khanzada, Tariq Mahmood, Materials and Structures - Volume 49, Issue 3, Pages 857-868
Sensitivity analysis of dynamic response and fatigue behaviour of various asphalt concrete mixtures October 01, 2015 Yasir Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahab Khanzada, Tariq Mahmood, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures - Volume 38, Issue 10, Pages 1181-1193
A framework for assessing the consequences of deferred or hastened highway asset interventions April 04, 2015 Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Muhammad Irfan, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering - Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 282-296
Framework for airfield pavements management - an approach based on cost-effectiveness analysis April 01, 2015 Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Shahid Iqbal, Abid Khan, European Transport Research Review - Volume 7, Article Number 13
Performance Evaluation of Asphaltic Mixtures Using Bakelite July 25, 2014 Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Babar Khan, Anwaar Ahmed, Adnan Yousaf, Arshad Hussain, Life Science Journal - Vol.11(7s), Pages 481-488, 2014
Multidimensional Benefit–Cost Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Overlays of Rigid Pavements June 01, 2014 Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Muhammad Irfan, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, Journal Structure and Infrastructure Engineering - Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 792-810
Determining the Contribution of Different Structural Layers of Asphalt Pavement System to Rutting Using Transverse Profile Analysis November 21, 2013 Sabahat Hussan, Majid Kamal, Muhammad Babar Khan, Sabahat Hussan, Majid Kamal, Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Irfan, American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture - Volume 1, No. 6, Pages 174-180
Factorial Design Approach to Investigate the Effect of Different Factors on the Resilient Modulus of bituminous Paving Mixes December 01, 2012 Muhammad Babar Khan, Afaq Khattak, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Babar Khan, Afaq Khattak, Muhammad Irfan, ARPN Journal of Science and Technology - Volume 2, No. 11, Pages 1055-1062
Scale and Condition Economies in asset Preservation Cost Functions – A Case Study Involving Flexible Pavement Treatments February 01, 2012 Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, Journal of Transportation Engineering - Volume 138(2), Pages 218-228
Optimal Performance Threshold Determination for Highway Asset Interventions: Analytical Framework and Application February 01, 2011 Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Muhammad Irfan, Samuel Labi, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Samuel Labi, Journal of Transportation Engineering - Volume 137(2), Pages 128-139
Planning Stage Estimation of Highway Project Duration on the Basis of Anticipated Project Cost, Project Type, and Contract Type January 01, 2011 Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Panagiotis Anastasopoulos, Samuel Labi, Fred Moavenzadeh, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Panagiotis Anastasopoulos, Samuel Labi, Fred Moavenzadeh, International Journal of Project Management - Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 78-92
Conferences
Post Implementation Evaluation of Lahore-Sheikhupura- Faisalabad Dual Carriageway - A Built Operate Transfer (BOT) Project December 15, 2018 - December 17, 2018 Muhammad Irfan, Anwaar Ahmed, Sandeerah Choudhary, 2018 World Congress on Traffic and Transportation Engineering -
Integrating Structural Evaluation of Highways in overall Pavement Management System using Non-Destructive Testing October 29, 2017 - October 31, 2017 Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Mehmood, Sarfraz Ahmed, 5th IRF Middle East Regional Congress & Exhibition -
Can Asphaltic Concrete Permanent Deformation Test Methods be used as Surrogate to Each Other? January 08, 2017 - January 12, 2017 Muhammad Irfan, Yasir Ali, Dr Sarfraz Ahmed, Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting -
Analyzing the Effect of Congestion Pricing on Work-Trip Mode Choice Using Econometric Modeling January 11, 2015 - January 15, 2015 Muhammad Irfan, Ahmed Nader Khurshid, Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed, Aemal Khattak, 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) -
Estimation of Highway Project Duration at the Planning Stage and Analysis of Risk Factors Leading To Time Overrun June 08, 2014 - June 11, 2014 Muhammad Irfan, Sidra Kaleem, Hamza Farooq Gabriel, Second Transportation and Development Institute Congress -
Experimental Investigation of Strength and Stiffness Characteristics of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) December 11, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Muhammad Irfan, Asst Prof Kashif Ahmed, Dr.Sarfraz Ahmed, Arsalan Ahmed, Afaq Khatak, Fourth International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries, IEDC 2013 -
Marginal Pavement Damage Cost Estimation Using Field Data – Issues and Opportunities November 10, 2013 - November 14, 2013 Muhammad Irfan, Anwaar Ahmed, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Samuel Labi, 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh -
Determining the Contribution of Different Structural Layers of Asphalt Pavement System to Rutting Using Transverse Profile Analysis November 10, 2013 - November 14, 2013 Muhammad Irfan, Sabahat Hussan, Muhammad Babar Khan, 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition Riyadh -
Developing an Enhanced Decision Framework for Road Asset Management System of Pakistan Using HDM-4 November 10, 2013 - November 14, 2013 Muhammad Irfan, Umer Saeed, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Tabjeel Ashraf, 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition -
Water Reclamation Strategies in Built Environmenta Framework and Case Study of University Campus May 21, 2012 - May 23, 2012 Muhammad Irfan, Saqib Naveed Cheema, Construction Research Congress (CRC- 2012) -
Estimation of Planning-Level Asset Preservation Costs – A Case Study involving Flexible Pavement Treatments January 10, 2010 - January 14, 2010 Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed, Samuel Labi, 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., USA -
Dean/(Professor)/ Chief Instructor MCE September 20, 2019 - May 13, 2022
Prof/ HoD Research MCE July 17, 2017 - September 19, 2019
Assoc. Prof. HoD Const Engg & Mgmt Dept HoD Tn & Geotech Dept MCE NUST Campus Risalpur August 07, 2014 - July 16, 2017
Asst. Prof. HoD Transportation Dept NIT June 21, 2011 - August 06, 2014
Asst. Prof NIT May 15, 2010 - June 20, 2011
Lecturer MCE September 20, 2001 - August 21, 2005