Biography

Dr. Robert Brooks is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. His research area lies in the evalutation and testing of soilds and CE materials, and Pavement Design.

Dr. Brooks is the winner of the American Society for Engineering Education's National Outstanding Teaching Award 2015. Dr. Brooks is a Fellow of the American Society for Civil Engineers. He is the winner of the Temple University College of Engineering Teacher of the Year-2008 Award and Distinguished Teacher of the American Society for Engineering Education-Middle Atlantic Section-2013 Award. He is a reviewer of American Society for Civil Engineers Journal of Materials.

Research Interests

  • Pavement Design
  • Evaluation & Testing of Solids & CE Materials

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

CMT 3145

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

CEE 2011

Civil Engineering Materials

Undergraduate

CEE 3211

Transportation Engineering

Undergraduate

CEE 4221

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Undergraduate

CEE 4231

Airport Engineering

Undergraduate

CEE 5202

Transportation Engineering

Graduate

CEE 5221

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Graduate

CEE 5231

Airport Engineering

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Brooks, R.M. (2019). Soil stabilization with flyash and corn waste ash – Improvements in engineering characteristics. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 14(4), pp. 1025-1030.

  • Brooks, R.M., Udo-Inyang, P., & Al-Ayaydah, H. (2019). Soil stabilization with flyash and wheat husk ash – optimization. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 14(7), pp. 1539-1545.

  • Al-Enizi, A.M., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Yousef, A., Nafady, A., & Hameed, R. (2018). CoCr7C3-like nanorods embedded on carbon nanofibers as effective electrocatalyst for methanol electro-oxidation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(21), pp. 9943-9953. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.04.069

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., Abutaleb, A., Al-Deyab, S.S., & El-Newehy, M.H. (2018). Low temperature synthesis of cobalt-chromium carbide nanoparticles-doped carbon nanofibers. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18(4), pp. 2938-2942. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2018.14334

  • Al-Enizi, A.M., Brooks, R.M., Ahmad, M.M., El-Halwany, M.M., El-Newehy, M.H., & Yousef, A. (2018). In-situ synthesis of amorphous co nanoparticles supported onto TiO2nanofibers as a catalyst for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18(7), pp. 4714-4719. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2018.15300

  • Al-Enizi, A.M., Brooks, R.M., Abutaleb, A., El-Halwany, M.M., El-Newehy, M.H., & Yousef, A. (2017). Electrospun carbon nanofibers containing Co-TiC nanoparticles-like superficial protrusions as a catalyst for H2 gas production from ammonia borane complex. Ceramics International, 43(17), pp. 15735-15742. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.08.135

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., Abutaleb, A., El-Newehy, M.H., Al-Deyab, S.S., & Kim, H.Y. (2017). One-step synthesis of Co-TiC-carbon composite nanofibers at low temperature. Ceramics International, 43(7), pp. 5828-5831. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.01.110

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Newehy, M.H., Al-Deyab, S.S., & Kim, H.Y. (2017). Electrospun Co-TiC nanoparticles embedded on carbon nanofibers: Active and chemically stable counter electrode for methanol fuel cells and dye-sensitized solar cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(15), pp. 10407-10415. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.171

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Abutaleb, A., El-Newehy, M.H., Al-Deyab, S.S., & Kim, H.Y. (2017). Electrospun CoCr7C3-supported C nanofibers: Effective, durable, and chemically stable catalyst for H2 gas generation from ammonia borane. Molecular Catalysis, 434, pp. 32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.mcat.2017.02.036

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Obaid, M., El-Newehy, M.H., Al-Deyab, S.S., & Barakat, N. (2016). A novel and chemical stable Co-B nanoflakes-like structure supported over titanium dioxide nanofibers used as catalyst for hydrogen generation from ammonia borane complex. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(1), pp. 285-293. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.10.087

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., El-Newehy, M.H., Al-Deyab, S.S., & Barakat, N. (2016). Cu0/S-doped TiO2 nanoparticles-decorated carbon nanofibers as novel and efficient photocatalyst for hydrogen generation from ammonia borane. Ceramics International, 42(1), pp. 1507-1512. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.09.097

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Barakat, N., EL-Newehy, M.H., & Kim, H.Y. (2015). Cu<inf>0</inf>-decorated, carbon-doped rutile TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofibers via one step electrospinning: Effective photocatalyst for azo dyes degradation under solar light. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 95, pp. 202-207. doi: 10.1016/j.cep.2015.06.015

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., Abdelkareem, M.A., Khamaj, J.A., El-Halwany, M.M., Barakat, N., El-Newehy, M.H., & Kim, H.Y. (2015). Electrospun NiCu nanoalloy decorated on carbon nanofibers as chemical stable electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation. ECS Electrochemistry Letters, 4(9), pp. F51-F55. doi: 10.1149/2.0091509eel

  • Yousef, A., Brooks, R.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Abdelkareem, M.A., Khamaj, J.A., EL-Newehy, M.H., Barakat, N., & Kim, H.Y. (2015). Fabrication of electrical conductive NiCu-carbon nanocomposite for direct ethanol fuel cells. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 10(9), pp. 7025-7032.