Ali Mokhtari

  • Graduate Research Assistant


Ali Mokhtari is a Ph.D. student in the field of Transportation and pavement engineering. He mainly works with Hosin (David) Lee assisting with experiments at the asphalt laboratory, the test results and technical memoranda about the experiments. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals (published by ASCE and Elsevier) during his education. Before joining the University of Iowa, he worked as an asphalt researcher at Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Research Interests

  • Rejuvenators and high-RAP mixtures
  • Warm mix asphalt technologies
  • Stone matrix asphalt
  • Modified asphalt and mixture characterization
  • Mechanistic-empirical design
  • Aging of asphalt binder

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 2014-present
  • Masters in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011
  • Bachelors, Civil Engineering, University of Mazandaran, 2008