Registration is now open for joining the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), a global academic community aimed to educate, innovate, and advance the profession of pavement science and engineering. JOIN APSE.
In 2012, Illinois Center for Transportation Director Imad Al-Qadi invited a group of academic leaders from various educational institutions worldwide for a meeting where they formulated and debated a basic vision for how to advance pavement engineering education and research and set a new course for preparing the next generation of pavement engineers for professional practice. These academic leaders are the members of APSE’s Board of Governors: Professors Imad Al-Qadi, Bjorn Birgisson, John Harvey, Dallas Little, and Tom Scarpas.
On October 14, 2015, a group of academics (see list of founding members in APSE’s Directory) was invited to meet in Chicago and discuss the formation of APSE. The group represented a wide spectrum of academics from research-active and education-focused institutes. They came together to review, discuss, debate and further refine a vision for the development of a pavement science and engineering academic workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs and the demands of the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure that underpins the world’s economies. The founding members worked meticulously behind the scenes to define the group and draft its mission, vision, and roadmap as related to its three core activities: Education, Research, and Professional Development.
APSE’s activities are facilitated by officers elected by the founding members: Amit Bhasin of the University of Texas, Austin (President); Silvia Caro of the University of Los Andes, Colombia (Vice-President); Ghassan Chehab of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (Secretary); and Elie Hajj of the University of Nevada, Reno (Treasurer).
For more information about membership benefits and requirements and to learn more about APSE, please visit APSE’s homepage.