Biography

Dr. Robert Brooks is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. His research area lies in the evaluation and testing of solids 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

CEE 1105

Surveying

Undergraduate

CEE 2011

Civil Engineering Materials

Undergraduate

CEE 3211

Transportation Engineering

Undergraduate

CEE 4221

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Undergraduate

CEE 4231

Airport Engineering

Undergraduate

CEE 4871

Fundamentals of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Undergraduate

CEE 5202

Transportation Engineering

Graduate

CEE 5221

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Graduate

CEE 5231

Airport Engineering

Graduate

CMT 3145

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

CMT 4335

Steel and Wood Structures

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Yousef, A., Al-Enizi, A.M., Mohamed, I., El-Halwany, M.M., Ubaidullah, M., & Brooks, R.M. (2020). Synthesis and characterization of CeO2/rGO nanoflakes as electrode material for capacitive deionization technology. Ceramics International, 46(10), pp. 15034-15043. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.03.034

  • Brooks, R.M. & Shinde, S. (2020). Creation of a paradigm shift in student humanitarian service-An experience of one third century. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Brooks, R.M. & Shinde, S. (2020). Unlocking the creativity potential. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Al-Enizi, A.M., Nafady, A., El-Halwany, M.M., Brooks, R.M., Abutaleb, A., & Yousef, A. (2019). Electrospun carbon nanofiber-encapsulated NiS nanoparticles as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen production from hydrolysis of sodium borohydride. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(39), pp. 21716-21725. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.06.152

  • Brooks, R.M., Maafa, I.M., Al-Enizi, A.M., El-Halwany, M.M., Ubaidullah, M., & Yousef, A. (2019). Electrospun bimetallic NiCr nanoparticles@carbon nanofibers as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen generation from ammonia borane. Nanomaterials, 9(8). doi: 10.3390/nano9081082

  • (2019). Soil stabilization with flyash and wheat husk ash – optimization. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 14(7), pp. 1539-1545.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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., 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). Cu0-decorated, carbon-doped rutile TiO2 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., 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.

  • 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

  • Brooks, R.M., Cetin, M., & Kavuturu, J. (2013). Sustainability perspectives of graduate students on transportation systems and management. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Cetin, M., & Kavuturu, J. (2013). Application of peer reviewed journal articles for enhancing technological literacy. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Khoury, N., Brooks, R., Boeni, S.Y., & Yada, D. (2013). Variation of resilient modulus, strength, and modulus of elasticity of stabilized soils with postcompaction moisture contents. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 25(2), pp. 160-166. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000574

  • Brooks, R.M. (2012). Properties of residential Construction Demolition Waste (CDW). International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 7(10), pp. 1183-1190.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Application of interrupted case method for teaching ethics to graduate students in transportation engineering. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Interrupted Case Method for Teaching Ethics in Transportation Engineering and Systems Management course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Critical thinking, a pedagogocal instrument for new engineering and science educators. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Science for non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Creativity for enhancing the technological literacy of non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., Cetin, M., & ASEE (2012). AC 2012-2992: CREATIVITY FOR ENHANCING THE TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS. 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Critical thinking, a pedagogocal instrument for new engineering and science educators. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Creativity for enhancing the technological literacy of non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Interrupted Case Method for Teaching Ethics in Transportation Engineering and Systems Management course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Science for non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Cetin, M. (2012). Application of interrupted case method for teaching ethics to graduate students in transportation engineering. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Khoury, N., Brooks, R., Khoury, C., & Yada, D. (2012). Modeling resilient modulus hysteretic behavior with moisture variation. International Journal of Geomechanics, 12(5), pp. 519-527. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000140

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., Cetin, M., & ASEE (2012). AC 2012-2977: SCIENCE FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS. 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., Cetin, M., & ASEE (2012). AC 2012-2979: CRITICAL THINKING: A PEDAGOGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR NEW ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE EDUCATORS. 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Donaldson, K., Brooks, R.M., Udoeyo, F.F., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2011). Effects of fly ash on engineering properties of clays. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 6(1), pp. 43-52.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Teaching ethics for preparing Transportation Systems and Management students for professional practice. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M. & Amavasai, A. (2011). Rewarding levels of knowledge in graduate student exams. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Development of best practices for new engineering and math educators. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Engineering and technology for nonengineering and non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Khoury, N., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Correlation between "ethical issues"and "grade" performance in a graduate class. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R., Udoeyo, F.F., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2011). Geotechnical properties of problem soils stabilized with fly ash and limestone dust in philadelphia. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 23(5), pp. 711-716. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000214

  • Udoeyo, F.F., Anyanwu, C., Brooks, R., & Udo-Inyang, P. (2011). Properties of palm nut fiber-reinforced cement composite containing pulverized kernel shell as supplementary material. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 23(4), pp. 378-384. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000178

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Teaching ethics for preparing Transportation Systems and Management students for professional practice. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Khoury, N., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Correlation between "ethical issues"and "grade" performance in a graduate class. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Development of best practices for new engineering and math educators. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Jyothsna, K.S., & Amavasai, A. (2011). Engineering and technology for nonengineering and non-science majors. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M. & Amavasai, A. (2011). Rewarding levels of knowledge in graduate student exams. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Tovia, F., Brooks, R.M., Cassady, C.R., & Rossetti, M.D. (2011). Modelling and analysis of service parts logistics systems. International Journal of Operational Research, 10(1), pp. 60-81. doi: 10.1504/IJOR.2011.037263

  • Brooks, R.M., Khoury, N., Jyothsna, K.S., Amavasai, A., & ASEE (2011). AC 2011-147: CORRELATION BETWEEN "ETHICAL ISSUES" AND "GRADE" PERFORMANCE IN A GRADUATE CLASS. 2011 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Udoeyo, F.F., Brooks, R., Udo-Inyang, P., & Iwuji, C. (2010). Residual compressive strength of laterized concrete subjected to elevated temperatures. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2(3), pp. 262-267.

  • Khoury, N., Zaman, M., & Brooks, R. (2010). Stiffness and drainage characteristics of unbound aggregate bases. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 4(4), pp. 461-469. doi: 10.3328/IJGE.2010.04.04.461-469

  • Brooks, R., Khoury, N., Singh, T., Rostami, H., Tovia, F., Amavasai, A., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2010). Improving creativity in a graduate course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R., Singh, T., Rostami, H., Tovia, F., & Amavasai, A. (2010). Innovative training strategy (ITS) for TAs. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R., Bahadory, M., Tovia, F., & Rostami, H. (2010). Properties of alkali-activated fly ash: High performance to lightweight. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 3(3), pp. 211-218. doi: 10.1080/19397038.2010.487162

  • Brooks, R.M. (2010). Influence of vehicular interaction on PCU values. PROCEEDINGS of the INSTITUTION of CIVIL ENGINEERS-TRANSPORT, 163(3), pp. 139-142. doi: 10.1680/tran.2010.163.3.139

  • Khoury, N.N. & Brooks, R. (2010). Performance of a stabilized aggregate base subject to different durability procedures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 22(5), pp. 506-514. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000055

  • Khoury, N., Brooks, R., Zaman, M., & Khoury, C. (2010). Variations of resilient modulus of subgrade soils with postcompaction moisture contents. Transportation Research Record(2101), pp. 72-81. doi: 10.3141/2101-09

  • Brooks, R., Singh, T., Rostami, H., Tovia, F., & Amavasai, A. (2010). Innovative training strategy (ITS) for TAs. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R., Khoury, N., Singh, T., Rostami, H., Tovia, F., Amavasai, A., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2010). Improving creativity in a graduate course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R.M., Udoeyo, F., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2009). Compaction delay characteristics of clay with cement kiln dust. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 162(5), pp. 283-286. doi: 10.1680/geng.2009.162.5.283

  • Brooks, R., Ayranci, B., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2009). Improvement of graduate students' performance in design, discovery, and learning. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Khoury, N.N., Brooks, R., & Khoury, C.N. (2009). Environmental influences on the engineering behavior of unsaturated undisturbed subgrade soils: Effect of soil suctions on resilient modulus. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 3(2), pp. 303-311. doi: 10.3328/IJGE.2009.03.02.303-311

  • Brooks, R., Ayranci, B., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2009). Improvement of graduate students' performance in design, discovery, and learning. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Rostami, H., Brooks, R., Tovia, F., & Bahador, M. (2009). Development of lightweight construction material from alkali activated fly ash. Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 35(3), pp. 127-134. doi: 10.5276/JSWTM.2009.127

  • Brooks, R., Madjar, A., Miller, W., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2008). Finite element method - A tool for learning highway design. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Brooks, R., Madjar, A., Miller, W., & Takkalapelli, K.V. (2008). Finite element method - A tool for learning highway design. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Oakley, D.L., Brooks, R., & Binot, R. (1994). A strategy for the development and selection of waste management options for spacecraft and planetary bases. SAE Technical Papers. doi: 10.4271/941312

  • Croft, B., Brooks, R., Watkiss, P., & Oakley, D.L. (1994). In-situ biological treatment of mixed organic contaminants in chalk: laboratory studies. Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series, pp. 113-115.

  • Bond, G. & Brooks, R.M. (1984). Selection of the optimized aftercooling system for cummins premium diesel engines. SAE Technical Papers. doi: 10.4271/841023

  • Brooks, R.M. (1973). Energy crisis [12]. Chemical and Engineering News, 51(6), p. 28.

  • Brooks, R.M. (1972). Population problem [17]. Chemical and Engineering News, 50(12), pp. 52-59.

  • Brooks, R.M. (1972). Chemists and unions. Chemical and Engineering News, 50(21), p. 48.

  • Brooks, R.M. (1971). Reverence for life [10]. Chemical and Engineering News, 49(48), pp. 3-4.

  • Brooks, R.M. (1970). Birth control [14]. Chemical and Engineering News, 48(39), p. 9.