Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Khan Kakar


Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Khan Kakar Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
    Institut Baustoffe und biobasi. Material
    Solothurnstrasse 102
    2504 Biel


  • Leading Science & Technology funded Projects; Supervision of MSE students thesis; Conducting research; Establishing and developing test procedures


  • Professional skills: Road Maintenance execution, Budgeting and Tendering process, Government policies
    for road infrastructure.
    Materials related skills: Characterization & testing of bitumen; Bitumen rheology; Thermal analysis of
    Bitumen; Design of bituminous mixtures and modification; Warm mix asphalt characterization; Composite
    materials; Heat transfer; Phase change materials; Development and improvement of standard
    and conventional testing of asphaltic materials; Waste plastic modification of asphalt mixtures.
    Characterization of bitumen/materials: Rheometer; All conventional bitumen test; UTM; DSC; TGA;
    Optical microscopy; FTIR; GPC; AFM.
    Computer based Programme: Auto Cad; Microsoft office (word, excel, power point, front page); MS
    Project; SPSS; Minitab; RSM; Windows (Operating Systems).
  • 2017 - 2020 Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology
  • 2016 - 2016 Deputy Director: Principle investigator, Training team coordinator Highway Research & Training Center, Burhan, NHA, Pakistan
  • 2007 - 2015 Assistant/Deputy Director: Road Maintenance Engineer (Assistant to Director Highways) National Highway Authority of Pakistan, NHA, Pakistan
  • 2011 - 2015 PhD (Civil Engineering), Asphalt Technology School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • 2008 - 2010 Master of Engineering (Transportation Engineering) NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2003 - 2006 Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan


  • Member of Rilem TC-279-WMR : Valorisation of Waste and Secondary Materials for Roads

  • Member of Pakistan Engineering Council (Registration number: Civil/26291)

  • Member of Sustainable Asphalt Research Group, University Sains Malaysia

  • Fellow Member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, USA

  • Member of Universal Association of Civil, Structural And Environmental Engineers


Research publication in the year 2014, 2015 & 2016: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

2011: University grant scheme: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

2015: University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

Supervised theses

  • Samuel Mazor Low temperature moisture related performances of open graded asphalt mixtures 2021

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • Pashto - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Urdu - Full professional proficiency
  • Malay - Elementary proficiency
  • German - Limited working proficiency
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Switzerland