Energy, Food and Water Engineering (EFWE)
Research Group


Associate Professor and Academic Leader

Prof Mostafa


Professor Mostafa is an experienced academic with a demonstrated history (more than 20 years) of working in the higher education. He has multinational experience, starting his academic career in Egypt before moving to UK and then to South Africa. He is skilled in Pavement, Highways, Transportation, and Geotechnical Engineering.

The Professor is also experienced in Research Management. His research focuses on “sustainable roads”. He is interested in applications related to environmental aspects and characterisation of flexible pavement materials, with special reference to bituminous materials.

Position: Associate Professor (Geotechnics and Pavement) and Academic Leader
 PhD (Liverpool Uni, UK)
MSc (Civil Eng)
BSc (Cum Laude)
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Campus Howard College
Telephone: 031 260 3709
Research Areas:

 Sustainable Roads:
  • Non-conventional Materials in Asphalt
  • Pavement Modelling
  • Pavement Life Cycle Assessment
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Smart Transportation
Recent Publications:

 Heyns M, SO Abejide and M Mostafa Hassan (2018) “Sustainable Waste Alternative as Cement Replacement in Pavement Stabilization” JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION; Vol 8, No 1, June 18, pp 1767 – 1778; ISNN: 2223-7852;

Adedeji J.A., Mostafa Hassan M. (2019) Performance Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Pavement Seals in Low-Volume Roads. In: El-Badawy S., Abd El-Hakim R. (eds) Recent Developments in Pavement Design, Modeling and Performance. GeoMEast 2018. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham;

Ikechukwu A.F., Emeka O., Hassan M.M. (2019) Resilient Modulus Prediction of Subgrade Soil Using Dynamic Cone Penetrometer. In: Hemeda S., Bouassida M. (eds) Contemporary Issues in Soil Mechanics. GeoMEast 2018. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham;

Mostafa Hassan M, SO Abejedi, JA Adedeji and G Chesseny (2018) “Implementing Waste Oils with RAP as Alternative Material in Warm Mix Asphalt pavement construction” Sustainable Asphalt Roads in the Middle East, Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the Middle East Society of Asphalt Technologists, July 4-6, 2018, Beirut – Lebanon; pp 38-47

Hassan M M and H Khalid (2010) “FRACTURE CHARACTERISTICS OF ASPHALT MIXTURES CONTAINING INCINERATOR BOTTOM ASH AGGREGATE” Transportation Research Record, TRR, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2180, pp 1-8. DOI: 10.3141/2180-01

Mostafa Hassan M M and H Khalid (2010) “COMPRESSIVE DEFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF ASPHALT MIXTURES CONTAINING INCINERATOR BOTTOM ASH AGGREGATE” Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, vol. 11, issue 3; pp 633-652. ISBN: 1468-0629.

Mostafa Hassan M M and H Khalid (2010) “MECHANICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BITUMINOUS MIXTURES WITH INCINERATOR BOTTOM ASH AGGREGATES” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2010, 11:2, pp.83-94;
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