Al Maerifa Public Seminar Series

Presented Digitally by Texas A&M University at Qatar

Road Design and Safety:

Recent Developments and Future Directions

Thursday, 2 April 2020 • 12–1 p.m.

This presentation will give an overview to the public about the main factors that influence road safety. These factors include road design, driver behavior, vehicle condition and condition of infrastructure. The speaker will discuss the outcomes of research studies that were performed in Qatar to assess and improve road design and safety. The presentation will also cover expected changes in traffic characteristics, road design and technologies that would influence and hopefully improve road performance and safety.

Dr. Eyad Masad

Dr. Eyad Masad is a professor at Texas A&M at Qatar. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Masad teaches and conducts research in the areas of road design and development of innovative materials. He is the co-author of a book on pavement design and materials, which is adopted for teaching pavement courses in many universities around the world.