Kamal H. Khayat is the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, Missouri. He is the director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies at Missouri S&T and past director of the Tier-1 University Transportation Center for Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) and the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety. Between 1990 and 2011, he was professor of Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Dr. Khayat has conducted pioneer work in the field of rheology of cement-based materials and self-consolidating concrete. Other research interests include high-performance concrete, fiber -reinforced composites, infrastructure rehabilitation, underwater concrete, and grouting. He has authored and co-authored over 450 technical papers and was recently listed by Elsevier among the 150 most cited people in civil engineering in the world.
Dr. Khayat is active on several ACI committees, including the Technical Activities Committee and the Editorial Board ACI Materials Journal. He is serves on technical committees of TRB and RILEM technical committees and served on the Development Advisory Committee for RILEM in the capacity of Convener for North America. He has chaired/co-chaired several international conferences, including the 2020 Gordon Research Conference (Ventura Beach, CA), SCC2016 (Washington, DC), SCC2010 (Montreal), SCC2018, 2014, 2009, 2005 (China), and Advances in HPC in the Middle East 2008 and 2009 (UAE).
Dr. Khayat is Fellow of ACI and RILEM and recipient of numerous awards from ACI including the 2020 Robert E. Philleo Award from the ACI Concrete Research Council, the 2018 ACI Wason Medal for the Most Meritorious paper, the 2017 J.-C. Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award from the ACI Foundation, and the 2015 ACI Arthur Anderson Medal.
He earned a BS in civil engineering in 1982, MEng in construction engineering and management in 1984, MS in structural engineering in 1985, and Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley.