Kamyar Cyrus Mahboub, P.E., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Outreach and External Partnerships
Lawson Professor of Civil Engineering

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Civil Engineering - CE
263 OHR
Lexington, KY 40506-0281
Phone: 859-257-4279
Fax: 859-257-4404
Email: kc.mahboub@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1988 (Construction Materials, Pavements, Transportation)
M.S. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1985 (Pavements, Transportation, Fracture Mechanics)
B.S. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982 (Structures, Transportation)


  • Lawson Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Studies. University of Kentucky
  • Academic Coordinator — UK Advanced Transportation Institute (1993-1996)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, and Head of Bituminous Materials Research Section, UK-KTC (1988-1994).
  • Research Associate, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M Univ. (1983-1988).
  • Consulting Engineer (1985-1988).

Selected Publications

  • G.M. Rowe, S. Hakimzadeh, P. Blankenship, and K.C. Mahboub, “Evaluation of Aspects of E* Test Using HMA Specimens with Varying Void Contents,” Journal of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 2009, pp. 164-172.
  • K.C. Mahboub, J. Canler, R. Rathbone, T. Robl, B. Davis2. “Pervious Concrete: Compaction and Aggregate Gradation”.  Journal of Concrete Materials,  American Concrete Institute,  Volume 106, No.6, November-December 2009, pp. 523-528.
  • Mohammad Uddin, K.C. Mahboub, P. Goodrum. “Effects of Non-Normal Distributions on Highway  Construction Acceptance Pay Factor Calculations” .ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineering.  February 2011, Volume 137, Number 2, pp 108-119.
  • D.E.Rust, R. Rathbone, K.C. Mahboub, T.Robl.  “Formulating Low Energy Cement Products”   ASCE Journal of Materials Engineering, American Society of CivilEngineering. Accepted, to be published in 2011.
  • Mohammad Uddin, Goodrum, P., and Mahboub, K.C.  “Severity of Non-Normality in Pavement Quality Assurance Acceptance Quality Characteristics Data and the Adverse Effects on Acceptance and Pay. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2011.