Isaac L. Howard, PhD, PE, F.ASCE 
Isaac L.
Howard, PhD, PE, F.ASCE

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Walker 235

(662) 325-7193

501 Hardy Road - Mail Stop 9546
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
Isaac L. Howard is the Materials & Construction Industries Endowed Chair in the Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) department who also works with the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS).
Research Interest
Construction materials and infrastructure are primary interests, where characterization, rehabilitation, recycling, or interfacing materials/design with construction are focus areas. Airfield and highway flexible pavements are of particular interest. Materials background includes: aggregates, aluminum, asphalt, emulsions, chemically stabilized soil, concrete, fiber reinforced polymer composites, geosynthetics, wood.
Spending time with family.
Selected PublicationsTotal Publications:  231 
Carey, A. S., Howard, I. L., Shannon, J. D., Scott, D. A., & Songer, B. (2022). Laboratory Curing Protocols to Replicate Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of High Strength Concrete in Mass Placements. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 34(8), 04022189. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004345.

Cox, B. C., Carey, A. S., Lewis, J. V., & Howard, I. L. (2022). Twenty-Five Years of Rubber Tire Wheel Tracking of Asphalt Pavements in a Laboratory. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. N/A, N/A. DOI:10.1177/03611981221091558.

Carey, A. S., & Howard, I. L. (2022). Backcasting and Forecasting Stabilized Soil Mechanical Properties for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design. Construction and Building Materials. 324, 126645. DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126645.

Roberson, M.M., Inman, K. M., Carey, A. S., Howard, I. L., & Shannon, J. D. (2022). Probabilistic Neural Networks That Predict Compressive Strength of High Strength Concrete in Mass Placements Using Thermal History. Computers and Structures. 259, 106707. DOI:10.1016/j.compstruc.2021.106707.

Hansen, B. S., Carey, A. S., & Howard, I. L. (2021). Effects of Aggregate Shape and Mineralogy on Relationships between Concrete Mechanical Properties. ACI Materials Journal. 118(5), 115-124. DOI:10.14359/51732933.