The following Kent Seminar Series lectures, presented in winter and spring 2015, are available online:
- February 5—Hasan Kazmee (UIUC Ph.D. student): Performance Investigation of Non-Traditional Aggregates Used as Remedial Measures to Weak Subgrade; and Wentig Hou (UIUC Ph.D. student) and Vincent Mwumvaneza (UIUC M.S. student): Characterization and Stabilization of Quarry By-Products for Sustainable Pavement Applications.
- February 12—Hadi Madani (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC): Uncertainty Quantification Using Polynomial Chaos
- February 19—Carmine Dwyer (Applied Research Associates, Inc.): Evaluating Pavement Markings on Concrete and Asphalt Surfaces (ICT R27-077)
- February 26—C. Armando Duarte (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC): Recent Developments in the Generalized Finite Element Method and Applications in 3-D Modeling of Pavement Cracking (no video available)
- March 5—Michael Darter (Applied Research Associates, Inc.): Mechanistic–Empirical Design of Pavements: The “Long and Winding Road”
- March 12—Ahmad El Khatib (UIUC M.S. student): Testing Protocol to Ensure Performance of Asphalt Mixes with High Amounts of Recycled Content
- March 19—Amit Bhasin: Understanding the Asphalt Genome to Engineer Better Asphalt Binders
- April 2—Erman Gungor: Adjustment Factors for MEPDG Pavement Responses Considering Three-Dimensional Analysis and Wide-Base Tires
- April 16–Charles Schwartz (University of Maryland): Kent Distinguished Lecture, Structural Characteristics and Environmental Benefits of Cold-Recycled Asphalt Paving Materials
The Paul Fraser Kent Distinguished Lecture, initiated in 2007, honors outstanding leadership in the field of transportation engineering. Paul Kent was a 1920 graduate of the University of Illinois in Civil Engineering. As a highway contractor and materials supplier, he owned and operated two Champaign-based companies, General Paving and Builders Supply. Throughout his professional career, he expressed the highest regard and great esteem for the education in civil engineering he received at the University of Illinois. Mr. Kent dedicated himself to civic service in Illinois and surrounding states. He was the founder and president of the University of Illinois Civil Engineering Alumni Association, and was the recipient of the U of I Loyalty Award and the Civil Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Kent Distinguished Lectures are sponsored by the Paul F. Kent Memorial Fund, established in 1977 to support education in transportation engineering.