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Mounir El Asmar

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

Mounir El Asmar is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. He also is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, an Honors faculty member with the Barrett Honors College, and co-director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations.

Through his use-inspired research activities, El Asmar has focused on improving the performance of the built environment and empowering the stakeholders delivering it. He has successfully conducted research for diverse organizations, ranging from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT); to the Construction Industry Institute (CII); the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA); the Water Research Foundation (WRF); the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP); the National Science Foundation (NSF); as well as public and private organizations in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

El Asmar has presented his research at more than 100 national and international venues. His technical papers are published in several archival journals and his scholarship received more than 25 recognitions and awards, including the Construction Industry Institute (CII) 2014 Distinguished Professor Award, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s 2015 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, the DBIA 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award, and most recently the ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2018 Best Paper Award.

Education

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management; minor: Business Operations and Technology Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.E. Mechanical Engineering; minor: Economics, American University of Beirut

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Research Interests

Decision-Making in Engineering and Construction; Innovative Project Delivery Systems; Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Design-Build (DB); Sustainable Performance; Infrastructure.

Research Activity
  • El Asmar,Mounir*. First Solar - Probabilistic Risk Assessments. FIRST SOLAR, INC(6/30/2015 - 6/30/2017).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*. Public Private Partnerships in the US Transportation Sector (UTCP YR2). UNIV OF MARYLAND(2/20/2015 - 9/30/2017).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Sullivan,Kenneth T. Market Entry Decision-Making Process (Phase 2): Detailed Methodology. New Horizons Foundation(1/30/2015 - 12/30/2016).
  • Parrish,Kristen*El Asmar,MounirGrau Torrent,David. P3: Producing Native American PhDs and Professors in Engineering. NSF-ENG-EEC(1/1/2016 - 12/31/2018).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Sullivan,Kenneth T. New Horizons Foundation Optimal Market Analysis and Assessment. New Horizons Foundation(6/15/2014 - 2/28/2015).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Chasey,Allan Dee. Quantifying and Benchmarking the Delivery Performance of US Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Transportation Projects. UNIV OF MARYLAND(1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Gibson,Edd. An Empirical Study of Resource Expenditure Efficiency Impact of Single-Step (Turnkey) Design-Build. (1/2/2013 - 4/30/2014).
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 799Dissertation