Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, UMD
Dr. Manik Barman conducts research on a range of pavement engineering problems, emphasizing pavement analysis and design, materials, and sustainability. Some of his current research projects deal with the following: (i) application of structural fibers in concrete pavements and overlays, (ii) best practices manual for pothole patches, (iii) cost effectiveness of different crack-sealing methods, (iv) influence of recycled asphalt materials on the thermal cracking resistance of asphalt mixes, and (v) high-density asphalt mixes. He is actively involved in several professional organizations and currently serves as a member in the two Standing Committees of the Transportation Research Board.
Barman received his Ph.D. and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, respectively. Before joining UMD in 2015, he served as a senior research fellow at the University of Oklahoma.