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RESEARCH—A Hallmark of IDOT’s Guiding Principles

Published January 23, 2017

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Strategic Planning Initiative identifies the department’s guiding principles as Safety, Integrity, Diversity, Responsiveness, Quality, and Innovation. Through the lens of IDOT’s guiding principles, we have highlighted several federally funded contract research projects administered and managed through the Illinois Center for Transportation that have had a lasting impact and led to changes to IDOT policy, specifications, and guidelines.Read More

PI Spotlight: Marshall Thompson

Published January 23, 2017

Marshall Thompson is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, with more than 50 years of experience in the field of asphalt pavement. He received his PhD from Illinois in 1964 and retired in 1996 after an illustrious career, but he has remained active as a consultant and researcher.Read More

TRP Chair Spotlight: Charles Wienrank

Published January 23, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Wienrank is the Pavement Design Engineer in IDOT’s Bureau of Research. In that capacity, he provides assistance on new pavement designs and on innovative rehabilitation techniques for existing pavements. He previously served as the Pavement Management and Analysis Engineer and as Research Engineer in IDOT’s Bureau of Materials and Physical Research.Read More

ICT Student Spotlight: Antoine Petit

Published January 23, 2017

Antoine Petit holds a master’s degree in general engineering from École Centrale de Lille, France, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering at Illinois under the guidance of Professor Yanfeng Ouyang and hopes to work as a consultant for a medium-sized company after graduation.Read More