Timur Ibrahim Mauga

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

School of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States of America
MS. in Civil Engineering, Florida State University, United States of America
BSc. in Civil Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Mauga holds the position of Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Department within the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD). His primary responsibilities entail the instruction of courses related to Transportation Engineering and Geomatics. Before his affiliation with AUD, Dr. Mauga held various academic roles, including Senior Lecturer at Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH), Assistant Professor at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), and Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in the United States.

During his tenure at UAEU, Dr. Mauga played a pivotal role as the manager of the Highway and Transportation Engineering Laboratory. His research activities at UAEU encompassed an examination of the carbon footprints generated throughout the life cycles of highways, as well as investigations into the field of roadside design concerning safety and operational efficiency. His scholarly publications on roadside safety have significantly contributed to the evolution of design guidelines established by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), particularly with regard to horizontal sightline offsets.

Before his tenure at UAEU, Dr. Mauga conducted research focused on enhancing the safety of urban arterials in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, USA, while working at UNLV. Furthermore, he applied his expertise to develop both microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow models tailored for traffic scenarios involving emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police vehicles, and fire trucks. In recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, Dr. Mauga received the honor of being named the outstanding graduate student for the academic year 2010-2011 within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNLV.

Teaching Interests:

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning and Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Geomatics

Research Interests:

  • Sustainability in Transportation Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Roadway and Traffic Safety
  • Pavement Management Systems

Selected Publications: 

  • Albuquerque, F., Rezaul C., Munjed M., Timur , and Mohammed. A., (2020). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Road Transport: Project Stage, Benchmarking, And Assessment Tools. Transportation Research Procedia, Vol. 48, pp. 2018-2030.
  • AlZard, M., Munjed A. M., Rezaul C., Qasim K., Francisco D.B. A., Timur M., and Khaled N. A., (2019). Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Produced by Road Projects in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 8. DOI: 3390/su11082367
  • Albuquerque, F., Mohammed A., Rezaul C., Munjed M., and Timur , (2019). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With Road Transport: Project Stage, Benchmarking, And Assessment Tools. Presented at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, India.
  • Alzard, M., Munjed M., Rezaul C., Mohamed S., Timur M., Francisco A., Khalid A.,(2019). RoadCO2: A Web-based Tool for Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Road Projects. IEEE’s 2019 International Conferences on Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET).
  • Choudhury, R., Munjed M., Timur M., Fransisco A., Mohamed. A., and Qasim. K., (2017). Estimation of Carbon Footprint from Roads in the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Presented at the 5th IRF Middle East Regional Congress and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE.
  • Timur M., (2017). Suitability of the Euler’s Spiral for Roadside Clearance in order to Provide Stopping Sight Distances. Transportation Technologies, 7, No. 3, pp. 221-239. DOI:10.4236/jtts.2017.73016
  • Timur M., (2016). Minimum Clearance Offsets for Providing Desired Stopping Sight Distances at Simple Curves with Variable Operating Speeds. Transportation Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 106-117. DOI:4236/jtts.2016.63010
  • Timur M., (2015). Minimum Roadside Clearance Offsets on the Inside of Reverse Curves Based on Flat Spirals. Transportation Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 169-184. DOI:10.4236/jtts.2015.53016
  • Timur M, (2015). New Spiral Curves for Appropriate Transition of Minimum Roadside Clearance on Simple Curves. Transportation Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 141-158. DOI: 4236/jtts.2015.53014
  • Timur M., (2014). Horizontal Clearance Offsets to Objects Higher Than Sightlines. Transportation Research Record, 2436, Vol.1, pp. 23-31.
  • Timur M., Mwafag G., and Kamran A., (2013). Roadside Clearance Limit on Horizontal Curves with Transition Arcs: Sites with Circular Arcs Shorter than Sight Distance. Transportation Research Record, No. 2358, pp. 20-28.
  • Timur M. and Mohamed K., (2010). Modeling and Evaluating Safety Impacts of Access Management Features in the Las Vegas Valley. Transportation Research Record, No. 2171, pp. 57-65.
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