Jubair Ahmad Musazay

Jubair Ahmad Musazay
Assistant Research Professor, Rail Transportation Engineering
Aaron Building, 206M

Jubair Ahmad Musazay is an assistant research professor of rail transportation engineering at Penn State Altoona and a doctorate candidate at Penn State. His research is focused on sustainable and environmentally friendly construction materials as well as railroad bridges' structural health monitoring systems. He is currently working on incorporating recycled plastics into asphalt pavements and the development of Engineered Polymer Composite (EPC) railroad crossties. His research further addresses some of the current challenges of the EPC crossties such as durability and fatigue performance and compatibility with traditional fastening systems. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware (2017), where he majored in Structural Engineering and Railroad Engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia (2012).

Before joining Penn State, Jubair served as an assistant professor at the Department of Railway Engineering at Kabul Polytechnic University, Afghanistan’s newly established and only railway engineering program (2018-2019). Besides teaching railroad courses, he was also involved in research and discussion on policy development on the selection of railroad gauges on gauge differences between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries and studying Afghanistan’s railway history. He was engaged in curriculum review, redevelopment, and suggestions for strategic planning of the department. He has a brief industry experience where he provided bidding conceptual design and technical support for two railway projects in Afghanistan (2017-2018).

Jubair Ahmad Musazay is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship (2015-2017), Leo P. Russel Fellowship (2023), and the AREMA Educational Foundation’s Norfolk Southern Scholarship (2024).

  • Sustainable civil engineering materials 
  • Recycled-polymer-modified asphalt pavements 
  • Engineered Polymer Composite (EPC) Railroad Crossties 
  • Finite element analysis of and structural health monitoring systems for railroad bridges