Prof. Abdullah Al-Mansour

Bio: 
Professor of Transportation Engineering. Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana,USA, 1991. Faculty member in Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University (1991 -Date). From 2013 to 2015 Adviser to the Minister of Transport. Consultant to Ministry of Higher Education from 2008 to 2011. 2006 – 2008 Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University.

Curriculum Vitae 
Name :                          Abdullah I. Al-Mansour
Nationality:                  Saudi 
Address:                       College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800,
                                      Riyadh 11421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Telephone:                     467-6931
Fax:                                467-7008
E-Mail:                          
amansour@ksu.edu.sa  

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., USA. 1991
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., USA. 1987
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1985

 POSITION HELD: 

  • 2006 – Date:  Professor, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 2013 – 2015: Adviser to the Minister of Transport.
  • 7/2013 – 11/2013: Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
  • 2008 – 2011: Full time consultant Ministry of Higher Education, General Directorate for projects
  • 2006 – 2008: Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 1998 – 2006:  Associate Professor, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 1991 – 1998: Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, King Saud   University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • 1986 – 1991:  Graduate Student and Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • 1985 – 1986:  Graduate Instructor, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

SCIENTIFIC BOARDS:

  • 1991- Date: Member of the Civil Engineering Department Council, King Saud University.
  • 1991 – Date: Member of Transport Engineering Group, Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University.
  • 2012 -2014: Member of the Board of the Research Centre, Faculty of engineering, King Saud University
  • 2006 – 2008: Member of the Faculty of Engineering Council, King Saud University.

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Transportation System Analysis  
  • Computer Application in Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering 
  • Pavement Management System
  • Highway Engineering 
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Pavement Design 
  • Pavement Management System
  • Pavement Evaluation and Maintenance
  • Railway Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Safety and Traffic Operations
  • Surveying
     
     SHORT COURSES:
  • Lectures on the Effect of Flexible Pavement Maintenance Strategies, Riyadh Municipality. 
  • Pavement Inspection and Maintenance, One Week Course, Engineering Committee, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Operation and Maintenance Management of Road Networks in the Kingdom, Workshop, Ministry of Municipality and Rural Affairs, Riyadh.
  • Traffic Operation and Safety, Institute of Higher Education, Naïf Arab University for Security Science, Riyadh . 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:  

  • Research Assistant - “Analysis of Traffic Accidents in Riyadh Area” Civil  Engineering Department, King Saud University.
  • Co-Investigator - “Facility Location Optimization Problem (Fire Station Location in West Lafayette), Purdue University, USA.
  • Principal Investigator - “Environmental Impacts and the Transportation      Planning Process”, Purdue University, USA.
  • Principal Investigator - “Street and Urban Road Pavement Maintenance Management System”, Purdue University, USA.
  • Principal Investigator - “Cost Effectiveness Evaluation of Highway Flexible Pavement Routine Maintenance Activities”, Purdue University, USA.
  • Principal Investigator - “Analysis of Operational Levels of Truck Tire Pressure on the Kingdom’s Road Network”, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Project No. 7/414.
  • Co-Investigator - “Applicability and Recommendation of Dry Friction Standards for the Kingdom’s Road Network”, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project No. 3/414.
  • Co-Investigator - “Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System for the Street Network of Riyadh City”, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST).
  • Co-Investigator - “Developing Criteria for Skid Resistance under Prevailing Climatic Conditions in Saudi Arabia” King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST).
  • Co-Investigator - “Arabic Translation of the book “Modern Pavement Management”, Translation Center, King Saud University.
  • Co-Investigator - “Future of Science and Technology in Transportation", National Comprehensive Plan of Science and Technology, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST).
  • Principal Investigator - “Manual for Highway Material Testing”, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Project 16/422
  • Principal Investigator - “Evaluation and design of vehicle parking areas in King Saud University", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project 5/424
  • Principal Investigator - “Relationship Between Visual Inspection and Roughness Measurements in Pavement Evaluation", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project 28/424
  • Principal Investigator – “A New Approach for Traffic Safety Education of Future Drivers in the Kingdom” Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project

 
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS:

  • Distinction Certificate for participation in Pavement Inspection and Maintenance Short Course, Engineering Committee, 1994
  • Distinction Certificate for participation in the Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Umm   Al-Qura University, Makkah, 1999.
  •  Distinction Certificate from Riyadh Municipality 2002.
  • Distinguished Research Project Award "Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System for Riyadh's Street Network" King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST), 2003.
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST), 2003

OTHER ACTIVITIES: 

  • Advisor and Member of Examining Committee for B.Sc. Projects and M.Sc. Dissertations, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of Committee for evaluating Civil Engineers towards a higher rank, Ministry of Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of Committee and Representative of Civil Engineering Department for Graduation Day, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Coordinator for Student Summer Training Program in Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University.
  • Coordinator for the Transportation Group, Civil Engineering Department, College of    Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of Committee, Determining Pavement Maintenance Needs of Riyadh Street Network, Riyadh Municipality.
  • Member of Committee "Future of Science and Technology in Transportation", National Comprehensive plan of Science and Technology, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST).
  • Coordinator for "Annual Report Committee", College of Engineering, King Saud University.
  • Member of Committee, Determining Laboratory Needs of Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University.
  • Member of Technical Committee, Strategic Unit, High Commission for the Development of Riyadh.
  • Review a number of technical papers, research proposals and progress reports for a number of academic agencies.

  
PUBLICATIONS: 

1.   Al-Mansour, A., Mouaket,I., and Sinha K., “Evaluation of Cost Effectiveness of Pavement Surface Maintenance Activities”, JHRP Report No. C-36-63M, Purdue University. 
2.   Al-Mansour, A., Sinha, K., and Kuzek,T., “Effects of Routine Maintenance on Flexible Pavement Condition”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Jan./Feb., 1994. 
3.   Al-Mansour, A. and Sinha, K. “ An Economic Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pavement Preventive Maintenance”, Transportation Research Record No. 1442, 1994.  
4.  Sharaf, E., and Al-Mansour, A., “Analysis of Operational Levels of Truck Tire Pressure on the Kingdom’s Road Network”, Final Report  No. C07/14/15, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, 1994.
5.   Sharaf, E., and Al-Mansour, A., “Analysis of Current Truck Tire Pressure Levels and Their Effects on Highway Pavement in Saudia Arabia"Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1995.
6.   Sharaf, E., Al-Mansour, A., and Al-Nayel, M., “Analysis of Current Tire Pressure Levels on the Kingdom’s Road Network”, Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 13, 1995 [In Arabic].
7.   Sharaf, E. and Al-Mansour, A.,” Effect of Tire Pressure Levels on Pavement Service Life in Saudi Arabia”, Second International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology, Singapore, Sept. 1995.
8.   Al-Mansour A., “Evaluation of Pavement Condition and Identification of Common Types of Distress on Riyadh Street Network”, Maintenance of Buildings - Public Structures and Preventive Measures Symposium, Umm Al-Qura University, March,1996.
9.   Sharaf, E. and Al-Mansour, A., “Effect of Including The Empty-Adjusted Truck factors on Pavement Design, A case study on Riyadh area road network”,  Journal of KSU, Engineering Science, 1996.
10. Sharaf, E., Al-Mansour, A. and et al “Applicability and Recommendation of Dry Friction  Standards for the Kingdom’s Road Network”, Final Report No.C07/16/17, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, 1996.
11. Al-Mansour A.,” Effect of Time and Traffic on Properties of Asphalt Road Mixes”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Materials, Ottawa. Canada., 1997.
12. Al-Mansour, A., and Al-Swilim, S. “Pavement Condition Data Collection and Evaluation of Riyadh Main Street Network” Journal of KSU, Engineering Science, 1997.
13. Al-Mansour A., Sharaf, E., “Analysis of Truck Factors Associated with Different Truck Classes and Truck Load Types” the Emirates Journal for Engineering Research (EJER). United Arab Emirates University, 1997.
14. Al-Swailmi, S., Al-Mansour, A., and et.al, “Development of a Maintenance Management System for Riyadh City Street Network”, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructures Symposium, Arab Urban Development Institute, Al-Ain, UAE., 1997.
15. Al-Mansour, A., “Effect of Slurry Seal on Flexible Pavement Surface Distresses”, Third International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology, Beijing, China, 1998.
16. AL-Mansour, A. and AL-Fozan F. " Use of Safety Belt in Riyadh City", Safety on Road International Conference, Bahrain, 1998.
17. Al Swalimi S., Al-Mansour, A. and et.al. “Pavement Maintenance Management System for Riyadh Street Network”, Fifth  Saudi Engineering  Conference, Umm   Al-Qura University, Makkah, 1999.
18. Al Swalimi S., Al-Mansour, A. and et.al.,” Developing Urban Distress Index for Riyadh PMMS”, Fifth  Saudi Engineering  Conference, Umm   Al-Qura University, Makkah, 1999.
19. Al-Mansour, A. and et. al. “Development of Pavement Performance Models for Riyadh Street Network”, Transportation Research Record No. 1442, 1999.
20. Al Swalimi S., Al-Mansour, A. and et.al "Development of Pavement maintenance Management System for Riyadh Street Network", Final Report No. AT 02 – 15, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology,  (KACST), 1999.
21. Al-Mansour, A. " Manual for Highway Material Testing", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project 16/422
22. Al-Mansour,A., and Magdi zaho, " Evaluation and Planning Vehicles Parking Areas in King Saud University Camps, Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project 5/42
23. Al-Mansour, A. and et.al "Pavement Skid Resistance Analysis and Evaluation of Highway Network in Saudi Arabia, First Gulf Congress on Roads, Kuwait, March 2002.
24. Al-Mansour, A. "Development of Pavement Maintenance Performance Models", The Second World Engineering Congress, Kuching, Malaysia, 2002.
25. Al-Suhaibani, A and Al-Mansour, A., Arabic Translation of " Modern Pavement Management" by Hass, Hudson and Zaniewqski , King Saud University Press,2003.
26. Al-Mansour, A., and Al-Swailem, S., "Utility Cut Patching and Pavement maintenance in Riyadh City", Second annual Conference on Maintenance and Operations, Lebanon, 2004.
27. Al-Mansour, A., "Effects of Pavement Skid Resistance on Traffic Accidents", The Journal of Engineering Research (TJER), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 75-78, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, 2006.
28.Al-Mansour, A. "Correlation of Visual Inspection and Roughness Measurements in Pavement Condition Evaluation", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project No. 28/424, 2006.
29. Al-Mansour, A., and Al-Mubaraky, M., "Development of Flexible Pavement Distress Model for Riyadh City - Saudi Arabia", Al-Azhar University Engineering Journal Vol.2, No.3, 2007.
30. Al-Mansour, A., and  Al-Bishi., F., "Skid Resistance on Riyadh Streets", Seventh Saudi Engineering Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, 2007.
31. Al-Mansour, A. "Expected Performance and Service Life of Pavement Maintenance Strategies", Engineering Research Journal, Vol. 29, Faculty of Engineering, Minoufiya University, 2006.
32. Al-Mansour, A., "Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System for Border Roads in Saudi Arabia", Journal of King Saud University, Engineering Science, 2006.
33. Al-Mansour, A. "Correlation of Visual Inspection and Roughness Measurements in Pavement Condition Evaluation", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University Project No. 28/424, 2006. 
34. Al-Mansour, A. "Skid Resistance for Riyadh Street Network", Seventh Saudi Engineering Conference, King Saud University, 2007.
35. Al-Mansour, A. and Albaz M., "Design and Maintenance of Roads", Research Center, College of Engineering, King Saud University, 2008.
36. Zaho, M. and Al-Mansour, A. "Evaluation of Highway Concrete Bridge Approach Slab", International Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering Technology, Vol.2, 2012.
37.  Al-Mansour, A., "Suggested Pavement Maintenance Management System for Saudi Arabia's Road network" To be published.