Manik Barman

Manik Barman
Professional Title
Associate Professor

Infrastructure Engineering and Pavement Engineering



  • Ph. D. Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2014) 
  • M. Tech. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India (2004)
  • B. Tech. Civil Engineering, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, India
Academic & Professional Experience: 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth (2015-present)
  • Faculty Scholar, CTS, University of Minnesota (2017-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma (2016)
  • Post-Doctoral/ Senior Research Fellow, University of Oklahoma (2013-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University, India (2007-2008)
  • Lecturer, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India (2004-2007)
Research Interests: 

Dr. Barman teaches infrastructure materials and pavement engineering-related courses at UMD. He conducts research on pavement materials, maintenance, and rehabilitation. His research projects deal with: (i) application of structural fibers in concrete pavements and overlays, (ii) structural fibers in performance engineered concrete mixtures (iii) pavement crack and pot-hole repairs, (iii) low-volume road asphalt mixtures, and (v) high-density asphalt mixture, etc. His ethnically diverse research group comprises of post-doc, research scholar (R3), graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Barman’s research projects are funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), National Road Research Alliance (NRRA), Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), St. Louis County of Minnesota, etc. Dr. Barman collaborates with colleagues from the UMD and other universities such as the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and the University of Oklahoma.

Courses Taught: 
  • CE 3027 Infrastructure Materials
  • CE 4316/5316 Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CE 4318/5318 Pavement Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Management 
  • CE 4320/5320 Advanced Pavement Materials, Design, and Construction 
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Full publication list also available on Google Scholar 

Hansen, B., Barman, M. (corresponding author), “New Method to Evaluate the Post-Crack Performance of Fiber Reinforced Concrete,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0361198119848408, pp 1-10.

Barman, M., Vandenbossche, J. M., and Jansen, D. “Small-Scale Joint Performance Test for Concrete Pavements,” ACI Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, V.116, No. 6., 2019. DOI: 10.14359/51718067. In press.

Barman, M., Ghabchi, R., Singh, D., Zaman, M., Commuri, S. “An Alternative Analysis of Indirect Tensile Test Results for Evaluating Fatigue Characteristics of Asphalt Mixes,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 166:204-21 DOI10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.049, Elsevier, 2018.

Barman, M., Vandenbossche, J. M., and Li, Z. “Influence of Interface Bond on the Performance of Thin and Ultra-thin Concrete Overlays on Asphalt Pavement,” Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, ASCE, 2017, ISSN 2573-5438, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000010.

Barman, M., Vandenbossche, J. M. and Li, Z. “Characterization of Load Transfer Behavior for Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2524, Vol. 2, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, 2015, pp. 143-151.