Mohammad Z Bashar

Lecturer (On Leave)
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • bashar@iut-dhaka.edu
    +1 (225) 508 6782


Mohammad Zobair Bashar is currently pursuing his PhD in Construction Engineering Management at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is working on a project on automated pavement condition assessment through satellite images and machine learning technologies. Prior to that, he obtained his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with a specialization in Transportation Engineering) from the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also worked as a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka, Bangladesh for two years. Zobair received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from IUT in 2014. He was awarded IUT Gold Medal for academic excellence in his undergraduate studies.


PhD (Construction Engg.), University of Colorado Boulder, US; MSc (Transportation), Louisiana State University, US; BSc Engg. (Civil), Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

Experience Portfolio

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (2019-Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2017-2018)
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015-2016)

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Remote Sensing
    • GIS
    • Machine Learning
    • Infrastructure Condition Assessment
    • Ground Penetrating Radar
    • Pavement Management System
    • Construction Materials

    [Google Scholar Citations: 45 (August, 2019)]

    Funded Research Projects

  • Automated Pavement Condition Assessment through Satellite Images and Machine Learning Technologies. CU Seed Grant. (2019-2020)
  • Detection and Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of Moisture-Damage in Flexible Pavements. LTRC No. 18-4P (2018-2019)
  • Improving the Use of Crack Sealing to Asphalt Pavements in Louisiana. LTRC No. 17-1P (2017-2018)
  • Reliability and Economic Evaluation of urban storm-water management systems in Bangladesh. (2014-2017)

  • Awards & Commendations

  • 1st Place, Tran-SET Poster Competition, Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (2018)
  • Honorable Mention (Transportation), GSR Conference Poster Competition, Louisiana State University (2018)
  • IUT Gold Medal for outstanding performance in undergraduate studies, Islamic University of Technology (2014)