Abdullah Haroon

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Professional Title
Assistant Professor

Structural Engineering


  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio (2023)
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio (2019)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India (2017)

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth (2023-present)
  • Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati Large Scale Testing Facility (UCLSTF) (2019-2023)

Teaching Interests

  • CE 4128/5128 – Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • CE 4126 – Design of Concrete Structures
  • CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design

Research interests

My research is focused on experimental testing of structures under various static and dynamic loading conditions coupled with analytical validations using finite element models. Particularly, I have experience in numerical analysis and experimental testing of precast bridge components and subassemblies under thermal and fatigue loads. I am also interested in health monitoring and preventive care for existing bridges. During my doctoral studies, I worked on several research projects funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).My research resulted in modifications in AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications.

I am excited to collaborate with colleagues and students in the department to pursue research projects that address critical infrastructure challenges facing our society.

Select Publications

  1. Haroon, Abdullah, Waleed Hamid, Eric Steinberg, Kenneth Walsh, Richard Miller, and Bahram Shahrooz. 2023. “Investigating UHPC in Deck Bulb-Tee Girder Connections, Part 1:Analytical Investigation.” PCI Journal 68 (3). https://doi.org/10.15554/PCIJ68.3-04
  2. Haroon, Abdullah, Eric Steinberg, Richard Miller, Bahram Shahrooz, and Waleed Hamid. 2023.“Investigating UHPC in Deck Bulb-Tee Girder Connections, Part 2: Full Scale Experimental Testing.” PCIJournal. In press.
  3. Haroon, Abdullah; Hamid, Waleed; Steinberg, Eric; Miller, Richard; Shahrooz, Bahram (2023). “Thermal Variations and Camber Leveling Induced Stresses in the Longitudinal Joints of Deck Bulb Tee (DBT) Girder Systems.” PCI Convention 2023, Columbus, Ohio.
  4. Richard Miller; Bahram Shahrooz; Abdullah Haroon; Eric Steinberg; Waleed Hamid; AlexanderChlosta; Caleb Slyh (2023). “Guidelines for Adjacent Precast Concrete Box Beam Bridge Systems.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27029
  5. Eric Steinberg; Kenneth Walsh; Waleed Hamid; Alexander Chlosta; Caleb Slyh; Richard Miller; BahramShahrooz; Abdullah Haroon; Reid Castrodale; Chuck Prussack (2022). “Design and Construction ofDeck Bulb Tee Girder Bridges with UHPC Connections.” Washington, DC: The National AcademiesPress. https://doi.org/10.17226/26644