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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Nehme, Jean

First Name:
Jean
Last Name:
Nehme
ORC ID:
0000-0001-6538-2511
Telephone:
202-493-3042
Team: Program Management
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: HRDI-1
Area of Expertise:
  • Accelerated Construction Research and Development
  • Accelerated Pavement Testing Research and Development
  • Aggregates
  • Asphalt Chemistry Research and Development
  • Asphalt Materials Research and Development
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Bridge Scour Research and Development
  • Chemistry
  • Concrete Bridge Research and Development
  • Concrete Materials Research and Development
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide executive-level leadership and management of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) infrastructure research and development program, including strategic planning, coordination, guidance, and oversight
  • Represent FHWA in interagency groups at the Federal Government level and international organizations dealing with highway infrastructure research, development, and technology
Biography:

Since August 2017, Jean Nehme has served as the Team Leader for the Long-Term Infrastructure Performance team in the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development. In this position, he provided leadership to technical research staff and provided direction and oversight for the Long-Term Pavement Performance and the Long-Term Bridge Performance Programs. He also oversaw the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Coatings and Corrosion laboratory.

Prior to joining FHWA, Dr. Nehme held various leadership positions at the Arizona Department of Transportation: Director of Performance Management and Research, State Asset Management Engineer, and State Bridge Engineer. He was a primary voting member of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials Committee of Bridges and Structures for over 10 years and of the Research Advisory Committee for three years. He also worked briefly in the private industry as a consultant and was an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Nehme holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, a master's degree in Structural Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Structure Mechanics from the University of New Mexico. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.