Mousa Bani Baker
About University
Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan (henceforth, Al-Zaytoonah) was established in 1993 after receiving its license and general accreditation by Decision No. 848 on March 6, 1993. Instruction began on September 6, 1993, and since then Al-Zaytoonah has witnessed ... Read more
Academic & Administrative Staff
There are 300 faculty members of various ranks distributed among the six faculties of the University, and 80 teaching and research assistants and lab technicians. In addition, there are 210 administrative employees and 260 workers.

Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan


Professional Development and Activities

  • Member of Al-Zaytoonah University Council         2015/2016
  • Member of the faculty of engineering and technology council      2014/2015
  • Member of the Organizing committee of Al-Zaytoonah University .Engineering      conference, 2016
  • Head of the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Dept. Al-Zaytoonah University 2014/2015
  • Faculty of Engineering ABET Committee AUM           2013/2014
  • Member of research committee AUM                         2013/2014
  • Member of faculty of engineering board Philadelphia University 2012/2013
  • Head of the Civil Engineering Dept. Philadelphia University 2012/2013
  • Member of research committee of Philadelphia University         2012/2013
  • Member of quality assurance committee at Philadelphia University         2012/2013
  • Acting dean and head of civil engineering department at Jerash University   2011/2012
  • Teacher and research assistant at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada 2001/2011
  • Poll clerk Federal elections of Canada           2011
  • Member of the Board of Senate (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)        2007/2008
  • Member of the Board of Governors  (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)             2007/2008
  • Member of the North America board of governors
  • Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (In process- passed ethics and law exams)
  • Co-founder and Vice president of Teacher and Research Assistant Union   (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)  2005/2006
  • President of Graduate Students Association     (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)  2006/2007
  • Students representative at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2001/2002
  • Member of Jordanian Association Engineers 2000-Now
  • German Technical Cooperation Agency, Civil Engineer, field surveys     2000/2001


Courses Taught

  • Engineering Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Statics
  • Geotechnical Engineering Lab
  • Survying Lab
  • Environmental Engineering Lab


Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)                                                          Nov 2010
Specialized in Geotechnical  Engineering

Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Thesis: The Effect of Alternative Fuels on the Performance of Sand-Bentonite Liners and the Application of Electro-Silicatization Technology into Liners Rehabilitation

Supervisors: Professor Maria Electorowicz and Professor Adel Hanna


Master of Applied Science (Civil Engineering)                                                 Nov 2003

Specialized in Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Canada. Thesis: Passive Earth Pressure of Overconsolidated Cohesionless Backfill Overlaying Natural Deposit)

Supervisor: Professor Adel Hanna


Bachelor of Civil Engineering                                                                             Feb 2001

Department of Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology-Jordan

The Feasibility of Using Milled Glass Wastes in

International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering Vol:9, No:8, 2015

Raed Abendeh, Mousa Bani Baker, Zaydoun Abu Salem, Heham Ahmad


The using of waste materials in the construction industry can reduce the dependence on the natural aggregates which are going at the end to deplete. The glass waste is generated in a huge amount which can make one of its disposals in concrete industry effective not only as a green solution but also as an advantage to enhance the performance of mechanical properties and durability of concrete. This article reports the performance of concrete specimens containing different percentages of milled glass waste as a partial replacement of cement (Powder), when they are subject to cycles of freezing and thawing. The tests were conducted on 75-mm cubes and 75 x 75 x 300-mm prisms. Compressive strength based on laboratory testing and non-destructive ultrasonic pulse velocity test were performed during the action of freezing-thawing cycles (F/T). The results revealed that the incorporation of glass waste in concrete mixtures is not only feasible but also showed generally better strength and durability performance than control concrete mixture. It may be said that the recycling of waste glass in concrete mixes is not only a disposal way, but also it can be an exploitation in concrete industry.

Freezing Thawing Resistance of Concrete Incorporating Glass Waste

Journal of Materials Science Research; Vol. 4, No. 4; 2015

ISSN 1927-0585 E-ISSN 1927-0593

Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education

Raed Abendeh1, Khaled Ramadan2, Rami Haddad3 & Mousa Bani Baker1

1 Al-Zaytoonah university of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

2 Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan

3 Jordan University of science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan


Glass waste, which is dumped around the world in huge amounts, can be used as a partial replacement of mineral aggregate in concrete industry. This would not only contribute to reducing pollution extent but also enhancing physical properties and durability of concrete. This article reports the mechanical performance of concrete with different replacement percentages of crushed glass waste of cement or fine aggregates before and after being subjected to standard cycles of freezing and thawing. Mechanical performance was evaluated in terms of compressive and flexural strengths. Furthermore, internal damage extent was evaluated using ultrasonic pulse velocity and dynamic modulus of elasticity. The results (average of six specimens for each test) revealed the feasibility of incorporating glass waste in concrete mixtures for the purpose of improving strength and durability; especially in environments where concrete is being exposed to an effective freezing and thawing cycles.



Production of Sustainable Asphalt Mixes Using Recycled Polystyrene

International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences ISSN 0973-6077 Volume 11, Number 1 (2016), pp. 183-191 © Research India Publications

 Mousa Bani Baker1), Raed Abendeh1), Zaydoun Abu-Salem1), Taisir Khedaywi2)


1) Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

2) Department Civil Engineering. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan


The issue of discarding unwanted materials is becoming a vital topic in contemporary engineering trends, as it has negative influence in the environment where it’s discarded. Polystyrene is one of the materials widely used in industrial applications as a packaging and construction material. The collection and safe disposal of this material in asphalt mixes was elaborated in this paper. The polystyrene waste was added by volume to the bitumen in 0, 5, 10 and 15%. Penetration degree, softening point, ductility, flash and fire point tests were conducted in this research. Results show that increasing the polystyrene ratio in asphalt will have direct impact on the bitumen properties by decreasing penetration, ductility and increasing softening, flash and fire points. The modified asphalt can be used in hot climate for different construction purposes such as insulation materials (waterproof) for basements, retaining walls and roofs or as a pavement material in garage floors, parking lots, sidewalks, playgrounds and parks.


The Influence of Biofuels on the Permeability of Sand-Bentonite Liners

Liners are made to protect the groundwater table from the infiltration of leachate which normally carries different kinds of toxic materials from landfills. Although these liners are engineered to last for long period of time; unfortunately these liners fail; therefore, toxic materials pass to groundwater. This paper focuses on the changes of the hydraulic conductivity of a sand-bentonite liner due to the infiltration of biofuel and ethanol fuel. Series of laboratory tests were conducted in 20-cm-high PVC columns. Several compositions of sand-bentonite liners were tested: 95% sand: 5% bentonite; 90% sand: 10% bentonite; and 100% sand (passed mesh #40). The columns were subjected to extreme pressures of 40 kPa, and 100 kPa to evaluate the transport of alternative fuels (biofuel and ethanol fuel). For comparative studies, similar tests were carried out using water. Results showed that hydraulic conductivity increased due to the infiltration of alternative fuels through the liners. Accordingly, the increase in the hydraulic conductivity showed significant dependency on the type of liner mixture and the characteristics of the liquid. The hydraulic conductivity of a liner (subjected to biofuel infiltration) consisting of 5% bentonite: 95% sand under pressure of 40 kPa and 100 kPa had increased by one fold. In addition, the hydraulic conductivity of a liner consisting of 10% bentonite: 90% sand under pressure of 40 kPa and 100 kPa and infiltrated by biofuel had increased by three folds. On the other hand, the results obtained by water infiltration under 40 kPa showed lower hydraulic conductivities of 1.50×10-5 and 1.37×10-9 cm/s for 5% bentonite: 95% sand, and 10% bentonite: 90% sand, respectively. Similarly, under 100 kPa, the hydraulic conductivities were 2.30×10-5 and 1.90×10-9 cm/s for 5% bentonite: 95% sand, and 10% bentonite: 90% sand, respectively.
World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;2012, Issue 72, p1473


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