Samer Katicha, Research Scientist

Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

Dr. Samer Katicha is a research scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). He has more than 12 years of experience in the areas of pavement management, design, evaluation, performance prediction and modeling, asphalt mix quality measures and indicators, and advanced asphalt material characterization and modeling. He is co-principal investigator for the National Sustainable Pavement Research Consortium, the High RAP High Binder Mixes project, and the Development of Pavement Structural Capacity Requirements for Innovative Pavement Decision-Making and Contracting with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). He has also worked on the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) R06(F), Development of Continuous Deflection Device, and a number of projects involving the characterization of asphalt materials for the state of Virginia, including characterization of the hot-mix asphalt placed at the Virginia Smart Road and the development of a hot-mix asphalt catalogue for use with the mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide. Dr. Katicha has published more than 25 journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. He is also a member and communication coordinator of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee AFD60 on Flexible Pavement Design.