Habtamu Zelelew (PhD)
Dr. Habtamu Melese Zelelew is the president and CEO of Lucy Consulting Engineers PLC. Dr. Zelelew has more fifteen years of engineering experience working in a variety of professional contexts. He has a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience including academia, private sector, and as a contractor to the federal government. His academic credentials include degrees from distinguished universities in Africa, Asia, and North America. His academic credentials include: - BSc in Civil Engineering from Jimma University, Ethiopia - MTech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India - PhD in Civil Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman USA. He has functioned as an adjunct professor and offered undergraduate and graduate level classes for several academic institutions. Dr. Zelelew’s key technical specialties include transportation engineering, economics, statistics, and advanced computing. Other areas of experience include forensic engineering, value engineering, and transportation engineering education and training. Dr. Zelelew is an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASCE Geo-Institute, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologies (AAPT), and Transportation Research Board (TRB). He has attended and/or presented dozens of international and national conferences. He is an author or co-author of more than thirty papers in the areas of transportation engineering. His peer-reviewed papers have been published in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering (IJPE), International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, and TRB National Research Council. In addition, he has reviewed several technical papers for notable international journals including TRB, AAPT, IJPE, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Materials and Structures, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, and Journal of Fuel. Dr. Zelelew is the founder of Annual Ethiopian Road Safety Conference. Dr. Zelelew has been providing technical assistance to equipment manufacturers, private firms, highway and academic institutions. Dr. Zelelew has received prestigious scholarships, honors, and awards from Jimma University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), and Marquis Who's Who in America. Dr. Zelelew is a registered PE in the District of Columbia (DC) (No. 907935).