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Goulias, Dimitrios G.

Goulias, Dimitrios G.

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1182 A Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.C.E., University of Michigan
  • Laurea, Universita Degli Study Della Calabria


Recent News

National Academy of Science, Transportation Research Board, TRB

2023 Upcoming Chair, ACK30 Committee, Quality  Assurance Management



Safer Roads:



ACI Smart Brief:

Goulias International cooperation with Polish researchers on rock dust in cement and concrete showcased in ACI SmartBrief:



Other Media News:

Washington Post





Awards, Professional Activities, Editorship

2021 Teaching Award - College of Engineering



Associate Editor, Transportation Research Record Journal (IF=2.019)




Chief Guest Editor, Journal of Sustainability, (IF=3.889)

“Recycled Materials and Infrastructure Sustainability"



Guest Editor, Journal of Sustainability, (IF=3.889)

“Green Infrastructure and Recycled Materials Sustainability"



Topic Editor, Frontiers in Built Environment Journal

“Using Recycled Materials from Waste and By-Products in Road Construction.”



Incoming Committee Chair & Committee Research Coordinator, CRC, TRB AKC30 Quality  Assurance Management

2022 Blue Ribbon Committee Award on Research



Head Civil Engineering Unit & Annual International Civil Engineering Conference, ATINER


Podcast: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, YIT,

"US Infrastructure & Innovative Technologies. "Episode 65. Interviewee, June 24, 2022



  • Condition assessment of infrastructure and materials through non-destructive testing, NDT;
  • Non-destructive-based QA/QC systems
  • Quality assurance risk assessment, performance specifications, and pay factors
  • Recycled materials and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Highway materials performance assessment
  • Machine Learning in Performance Predictions of Bridge Decks & Highway Materials



Whiting-Turner Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories

Materials, Pavements & NDT Labs

Testing Systems                                                                                                                    

  • MTS servohydraulic closed loop 300 kip*                                                                
  • Instron  servohydraulic closed loop  100 kip*                                                    
  • UPM  servohydraulic closed loop with Env Chamber 100 kip*                                                                           
  • ELE Compression 120 kip                                                                                          
  • Humbolt Compression 180 kip                                                                                  
  • Non Destructive Testing (10): resonance frequency RTG, impact echo IE, array pulse echo UPE , E-meter, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (2), Ground Penetrating Radar GPR, 2D Traverse Imaging, Thermal imaging, FLIR camera.            
  • AIMS 3D Laser imaging                                                                                             
  • LWD                                                                                                                            
  • Maturity instrumentation                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Mortar Testing Equipment                                                                                

* (servo-hydraulic DAQ and controllers, actuators, hydraulics and maniforlds, software). 


Sample Preparation & Conditioning

  • Gyratory Compactors (2)                                                                                             
  • PCC Freeze Thaw PCC system                                                                                   
  • Freeze Thaw 3cf programmable                                                                                  
  • RH variable conditioning (2)                                                                                       
  • RH 100% curing high capacity (2)                                                                              
  • RTFOT                                                                                                                          
  • Sieve shakers high capacity (3)                                                                                   
  • Sieve shakers low capacity (2)                                                                                     
  • Mortar instrumentation                                                                                                
  • PCC & HMA mixers (6)                                                                                             
  • Coring systems (2)                                                                                                       
  • Sample prep accessories                                                                                              
  • Humboldt Compactor                                                                                                  
  • Microduval                                                                                                                            
  • Oven high capacity (2)                                                                                              
  • SG setup                                                                                                                       
  • Fabricating/ Machining stations (5)                                                                                     
  • Sample prep accessories/ air content, slump, permeability, scales, other.                           


Data Acquisition & Instrumentation:

  • DAQs, filtering modules, signal acquisition meters, LVDTs, strain gages, pressure cells, proving rings, other                                                                                    
  • Transducers, load cells, LVDT, linear potentiometer, strain gages,  thermocouples, accelerometers.                                                                           
  • PCC Extensometer 2D                                                                                                  
  • SmartJig (with pressure cell/LVDT)                                                                           
  • Software: Labview, FlexTest,Bluehill, Geostudio other.                                           






Recent Journal Publications (last 5 years)

Graduate Students


Zhao, Y.†, Goulias, D., Saremi, S.† (2023, in press). Enhancing Prediction Accuracy of Concrete Compressive Strength using Stacking Ensemble Machine Learning. Computers and Concrete.

Saremi, S.†, Goulias, D., Zhao, Y.† (2023). Development of Alternative Sequence Classification Networks for Predicting Condition Rating of Bridge Decks. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.

Zhao, Y.†, Goulias, D. (2023). Assessing Impact on Risks and Pay Factors when Contractors Quality Testing Data are used through the development of Power Surface Analysis. International Journal of Pavement Engineering.



Barraj, F., Mahfouz, S., Kassem, H., Goulias, D. (2023). Investigation of Using Crushed Glass Waste as Filler Replacement in Hot Asphalt Mixtures. Sustainability Journal.



Dobiszewska, M., Bagcal, O., Goulias, D. (2023). Utilization of Rock Dust as Cement Replacement in Cement Composites: An alternative approach to sustainable mortar and concrete productions. Journal of Building Engineering.



Cafiso, S., Di Graziano, A., Goulias, D. (2022). Data Fusion of Non-destructive Testing Methods for Bridge Deck Condition Assessment. Open Transportation Journal, 16((1)).



Zhao, Y.†, Goulias, D., Dobiszewska, M. (2022). Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Using Rock Dust as a Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregate and Cement in Concrete Pavements. Sustainability Journal.



Setare, S.†, Goulias, D., Akhter, A.† (2022). NDT in Quality Assurance of Concrete for Assessing Production Uniformity. Transportation Research Record Journal.



Dobiszewska, M., Bagcal, O., Beycioğlu, A., Goulias, D. (2022). Influence of rock dust additives as fine aggregate replacement on cement composites properties. Materials Journal.



Zhao, Y.,† Goulias, D. (2021). Evaluation of Acceptance Risks through PWL for Highway Materials and Pavement Construction. Transportation Research Record Journal, 1-10.



Zhao, Y.,† Goulias, D. (2021). Pay Factor Analysis for Highway Pavements through PWL and Monte Carlo Simulation. Transportation Reearch Record Journal, 1-14.



Zhao, Y.,† Goulias, D., Teffa, L., Bassani, M. (2021). Life Cycle Economic and Environmental Impacts of CDW Recycled Aggregates in Roadway Construction and Rehabilitation. Journal of Sustainability, 13(8611).



Zhao, Y.,† Goulias, D., Petrson, D. (2021). Recycled Asphalt Pavement Materials in Transport Pavement Infrastructure: Sustainability Analysis & Metrics. Sustainability Journal, 13(8071).



Goulias, D., Cafiso, S., Setare, S.† (2020). Condition Assessment of Bridge Decks through Ground Penetration Radar in Bridge Management Systems. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 34(5).



Cafiso, S., Di Graziano, A., Goulias, D., Mangiameli, M. (2020). Implementation of GPR and TLS data for the Assesment of the Bridge Slab Geometry and reinforcement. Archives of Civil Engineering Journal, 66(1).



Goulias, D., Peterson, D.,† Zhao, Y.† (2020). Holistic Approach for Generating and Assessing Sustainable Rehabilitation Strategies in Roadway Construction. International Journal of Computational Engineering Research, 10(6), 51-57.



Gagarin, N., Goulias, D., Mekemson, J. (2020). Development of a Novel Methodology for Assessing Bridge Deck Conditions Using Step Frequency Antenna Array Ground Penetrating Radar. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Journal, 34(5).



Saremi, S.,† Goulias, D. (2020). Concrete Strength Gain Monitoring with Non-Destructive Methods for Potential Adoption in Quality Assurance. Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 260, 1-7.



Zhao Y., Goulias D.(2019) “Systematic Assessment of Sustainability Strategies in Highway Projects through Parametric Analysis.” International Journal of Computational Engineering Research. 9(9). pp13-20



Cafiso S., Di Graziano A., Goulias D., D’Agostino C. (2019) “Distress and Profile Data Analysis for Condition  Assessment in Pavement Management Systems.” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology.” 12(5). pp527-536.



Saremi S., Goulias D. Akhter A.† (2019) “Incorporating Non-Destructive Testing Methods in Concrete Production for Strength Gain Assessment.” International Journal of Engineering Research and Development. 15(4). pp45-51



Goulias, D., Karimi  S., Schwartz C. (2018) “Assessing Specification Pay Schedules through Monte Carlo Simulation.” International Journal of Computational Engineering Research.  8(10). pp1-10.



Goulias D., Awoke, G.“Novel Approach to Pavement Friction Analysis with Advanced Statistical Methods using Structural Equation Modeling.” (2018) International Journal of Pavement Engineering, (IF=4.178).  21(2). pp236-245.



Goulias, D., Zhang Y., Aydilek A. (2018) “Sustainability Assessment of Roadways through Economic and Environmental Impact Life Cycle Analysis.” International Journal of Computational Engineering Research.  8(12). pp1-8.



Goulias D., Awoke, G. (2018) “Methodology for Predicting Pavement Friction deterioration for Triggering Preventive Maintenance.” International Journal of Pavements, 17(1-2-3).



Better Roads, Safer Driving

UMD researchers partner with Maryland’s SHA to develop an improved pavement mix design procedure.

Goulias: Innovation Can Help Meet Infrastructure Challenges

UMD expert is featured on the Yesterday Today Tomorrow show.

New Research Showcased at TRB

Transportation safety, impact of telecommuting among topics covered by UMD experts.

Maryland Engineering Mourns Matthew Witczak, Professor Emeritus

A former civil and environmental engineering chair, Witczak built the department’s pavement engineering curriculum.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

Five Clark School Students Awarded Summer Research Fellowships

Research fellowships provide support to UMD doctoral students at mid-career (i.e., in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy).

Goulias Honored for Teaching Excellence

CEE faculty member wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award.

Data-Driven Research, Pandemic Impact Highlighted at TRB

UMD researchers presented new findings, tools, and technologies, including a COVID-19 Impact Dashboard that leverages mobile device data.

Monitoring Bridge Wear and Tear—With Radar

CEE professor Dimitrios Goulias is using computer algorithms and machine learning to support a promising new approach.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

MTI Announces Seed Grant Awardees

Five new proposals have been selected for seed grants under a program designed to support interdisciplinary research.

Engineering Sustainable Solutions…Globally!

CEE professors led sustainability-focused study abroad programs in Iceland and Italy.

CEE Shows Strong Presence at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Department faculty, staff, and students were highly active at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

Goulias to Chair International Multidisciplinary Symposium

Abstracts will be accepted through January 22, 2018. 

UMD Experts Tackle Critical Topics at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and student involvment exemplified the theme "Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change."

CEE Transportation Researchers Tackle Critical Topics at 95th TRB Annual Meeting

Areas include visualization, resilience, high-speed rail, and green vehicles.

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Components Project Makes AASHTO’s Sweet 16

CEE Professor Dimitrios Goulias leads project recognized by American Assoc. of State Highway & Transportation Officials.

Clark School Students Invited to Apply for Summer Engineering Courses in Czech Republic, Italy

Applications for three-credit technical electives due March 1, 2016.

Clark School Students Study Urban Infrastructure in Turin, Italy

UMD-Politecnico di Turin partnership gives engineering students opportunity to study sustainable green infrastructure abroad.

CEE Launches Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories Renovation Initiative

CEE to redesign virtual and physical infrastructure engineering laboratories.

Clark School Students Invited to Apply for Spring Engineering Course in Italy

Two-Week Sustainable Green Infrastructure Course to Be Held in Partnership with Politecnico di Torino

Goulias, Schwartz Co-Principal Investigators for Highway Quality Study

Associate Professor Dimitrios Goulias and Department Chair and Professor Charles Schwartz named to FHWA research study.

UMD Team Awarded Grant to Support International Collaboration

New grant supports research between UMD and Politecnico di Torino, Italy in sustainable, safe, and smart infrastructures.

CEE's Professor Dimitrios Goulias Appointed to the Editorial Boards

Professor Goulias was recently appointed to the editorial board of two international journals.

The First RAC International Conference Termed A Success

The First International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology (rac07) was held, 19-21 September 2007 in the Washington, DC area.

CEE Professor Goulias awarded a two year grant from DOE

Professor Dimitrios Goulias has been awarded a two year grant from DOE.

CEE Professor receives research contract from NSSGA and PCA

Dr. Dimitrios Goulias has been awarded a research contract from NSSGA and PCA