Dr. Mehdi Khanzadeh Moradllo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University. Before joining Temple, he was a Postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University where he studied the durability and resiliency of infrastructure materials using advanced analytical and imaging techniques. Dr. Khanzadeh earned his PhD in Infrastructure Materials and Structural Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Khanzadeh has previous work experience of researching, designing, and specifying concrete materials and structures in both the laboratory and field and has over 40 publications in the area of durability and sustainability of concrete infrastructure. He is a recipient of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Best Paper Award for 2018, the Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshal Award from Oklahoma State University in 2016, and the Kerry and Roberta Havner Fellowship in structures and mechanics in 2014 and 2015. His research interests include durability and sustainability of concrete infrastructure, analytical imaging and microscopy techniques (e.g., X-ray and Neutron Imaging), novel sustainable infrastructure materials, innovative construction techniques, internal curing of concrete, and novel concrete surface treatments. He is an active member of several American Concrete Institute Committees. In addition, he is a member of Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Society for Testing and Materials.

Research Interests

  • Cementitious Materials
  • Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Infrastructures
  • Analytical Imaging and Microscopy Techniques
  • Innovative Construction Techniques
  • Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Infrastructure Materials

Courses Taught




CEE 3048

Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods


CEE 4040

Special Topics - Advanced Concrete Technology


CEE 5048

Probability and Statistics in Engineering


CEE 5110

Special Topics - Advanced Concrete Technology


CEE 5434

Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures


CEE 5446

Advanced Concrete Technology


Selected Publications

  • Ghantous, R.M., Moradllo, M.K., Becker, H.H., Ley, M.T., & Weiss, W.J. (2021). Determining the freeze-thaw performance of mortar samples using length change measurements during freezing. Cement and Concrete Composites, 116. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103869

  • Moradllo, M.K., Chung, C.W., Keys, M.H., Choudhary, A., Reese, S.R., & Weiss, W.J. (2020). Use of borosilicate glass powder in cementitious materials: Pozzolanic reactivity and neutron shielding properties. Cement and Concrete Composites, 112. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103640

  • Moradllo, M.K., Qiao, C., Ghantous, R.M., Zaw, M., Hall, H., Ley, M.T., & Weiss, W.J. (2020). Quantifying the freeze-thaw performance of air-entrained concrete using the time to reach critical saturation modelling approach. CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, 106. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103479

  • Moradllo, M.K., Qiao, C., Hall, H., Ley, M.T., Reese, S.R., & Weiss, W.J. (2019). Quantifying fluid filling of the air voids in air entrained concrete using neutron radiography. CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, 104. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103407

  • Bharadwaj, K., Glosser, D., Moradllo, M.K., Isgor, O.B., & Weiss, W.J. (2019). Toward the prediction of pore volumes and freeze-thaw performance of concrete using thermodynamic modelling. Cement and Concrete Research, 124. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2019.105820

  • Moradllo, M.K., Reese, S.R., & Weiss, W.J. (2019). Using neutron radiography to quantify the settlement of fresh concrete. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 8(1), pp. 71-87. doi: 10.1520/ACEM20180086

  • Qiao, C., Moradllo, M.K., Hall, H., Ley, M.T., & Weiss, W.J. (2019). Electrical resistivity and formation factor of air-entrained concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 116(3), pp. 85-93. doi: 10.14359/51714506

  • Moradllo, M.K., Qiao, C., Keys, M., Hall, H., Ley, M.T., Reese, S., & Weiss, W.J. (2019). Quantifying fluid absorption in air-entrained concrete using neutron radiography. ACI Materials Journal, 116(6), pp. 213-226. doi: 10.14359/51716980

  • Moradllo, M.K., Qiao, C., Isgor, B., Reese, S., & Weiss, W.J. (2018). Relating formation factor of concrete to water absorption. ACI Materials Journal, 115(6), pp. 887-898. doi: 10.14359/51706844

  • Moradllo, M.K., Sadati, S., & Shekarchi, M. (2018). Quantifying maximum phenomenon in chloride ion profiles and its influence on service-life prediction of concrete structures exposed to seawater tidal zone - A field oriented study. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 180, pp. 109-116. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.05.284

  • Moradllo, M.K., Montanari, L., Suraneni, P., Reese, S.R., & Weiss, J. (2018). Examining curing efficiency using neutron radiography. Transportation Research Record, 2672(27), pp. 13-23. doi: 10.1177/0361198118773571

  • Hajibabaee, A., Moradllo, M.K., Behravan, A., & Ley, M.T. (2018). Quantitative measurements of curing methods for concrete bridge decks. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 162, pp. 306-313. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.020

  • Hajibabaee, A., Moradllo, M.K., & Ley, M.T. (2018). Comparison of curing compounds to reduce volume change from differential drying in concrete pavement. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of PAVEMENT ENGINEERING, 19(9), pp. 815-824. doi: 10.1080/10298436.2016.1210442

  • Sadati, S., Moradllo, M.K., & Shekarchi, M. (2017). Long-Term performance of silica fume concrete in soil exposure of marine environments. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(9). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001962

  • Moradllo, M.K. & Ley, M.T. (2017). Comparing ion diffusion in alternative cementitious materials in real time by using non-destructive X-ray imaging. CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, 82, pp. 67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.05.014

  • Moradllo, M.K. & Ley, M.T. (2017). Quantitative measurement of the influence of degree of saturation on ion penetration in cement paste by using X-ray imaging. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 141, pp. 113-129. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.007

  • Moradllo, M.K., Hu, Q., & Ley, M.T. (2017). Using X-ray imaging to investigate in-situ ion diffusion in cementitious materials. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 136, pp. 88-98. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.01.038

  • Moradllo, M.K., Sudbrink, B., Hu, Q., Aboustait, M., Tabb, B., Ley, M.T., & Davis, J.M. (2017). Using micro X-ray fluorescence to image chloride profiles in concrete. CEMENT and CONCRETE RESEARCH, 92, pp. 128-141. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.11.014

  • Sudbrink, B., Moradllo, M.K., Hu, Q., Ley, M.T., Davis, J.M., Materer, N., & Apblett, A. (2017). Imaging the presence of silane coatings in concrete with micro X-ray fluorescence. CEMENT and CONCRETE RESEARCH, 92, pp. 121-127. doi: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.11.019

  • Moradllo, M.K., Sudbrink, B., & Ley, M.T. (2016). Determining the effective service life of silane treatments in concrete bridge decks. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 116, pp. 121-127. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.04.132

  • Sadati, S., Moradllo, M.K., & Shekarchi, M. (2016). Long-term durability of onshore coated concrete —chloride ion and carbonation effects. Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 10(2), pp. 150-161. doi: 10.1007/s11709-016-0341-2

  • Moradllo, M.K., Shekarchi, M., & Hoseini, M. (2012). Time-dependent performance of concrete surface coatings in tidal zone of marine environment. CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIALS, 30, pp. 198-205. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.11.044