Researchers are working to reduce waste in quarries across Illinois by repurposing the leftover material to improve the lifespan of roads. Nearly two billion tons of aggregates are produced every year in the United States. Over the years, aggregate production has resulted in four billion tons of Quarry By-product (QB) aggregates accumulating in 3,000 operating quarries across the U.S.Read More
“If you’re real smart and want a good job, you need to go work for the federal government.” These were the words of Catherine “Kay” Batey’s father years ago, but Batey didn’t listen, at least not at first.
Issam Qamhia is a graduate researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His Ph.D. is in transportation engineering with a focus in transportation geotechnics, the study and modification of soil and rocks.
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The creation of Autonomous Illinois through an executive order signed by Governor Bruce Rauner puts the state on track to be a leader in the field of connected and autonomous vehicles. Read More