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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) Distinguished Professor Award, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, and the DBIA Distinguished Leadership 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: 

Sample of Funded Projects

  • Gibson,EddEl Asmar,Mounir. Improving the Reliability of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Compliance and EVMS Maturity Level Assessments: Development of an EVMS Maturity Level Rating Index. U.S. DOE (2019 - 2021).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*. Probabilistic Risk Assessments. FIRST SOLAR (2015 - 2020).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*. Public Private Partnerships in the US Transportation Sector (UTCP YR2). U.S. DOT(2015 - 2017).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Sullivan,Kenneth T. Market Entry Decision-Making Process (Phase 2): Detailed Methodology. New Horizons Foundation(2015 - 2016).
  • Parrish,Kristen*El Asmar,MounirGrau Torrent,David. P3: Producing Native American PhDs and Professors in Engineering. NSF (2016 - 2018).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Sullivan,Kenneth T. New Horizons Foundation Optimal Market Analysis and Assessment. New Horizons Foundation(2014 - 2015).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Chasey,Allan Dee. Quantifying and Benchmarking the Delivery Performance of US Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Transportation Projects. UNIV OF MARYLAND(2014 - 2015).
  • El Asmar,Mounir*, Gibson,Edd. An Empirical Study of Resource Expenditure Efficiency Impact of Single-Step (Turnkey) Design-Build. DBIA (2013 - 2014).
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
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
Editorships: 

ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Guest Editor, CRC 2020 Special Issue

TR News, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Guest Editor, APDM Special Issue

ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Assistant Specialty Editor 

Service: 

ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2020, Conference Chair

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Research Coordinator for AKC20

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Member of AKC10