Urban Heat Islands Studied within a Pavement LCA Framework

Published April 19, 2018

Urbanization has caused artificially created surfaces to replace open land and vegetation. This led the once permeable and soft surfaces to absorb and store more heat while retaining very little moisture, thus raising their surface temperatures and causing urban areas to become warmer than the surrounding rural area. This phenomenon has been called the Urban Heat Island (UHI).Read More

Awards and Honors

Published April 19, 2018

Several ICT investigators and students have recently been recognized for their academic and research efforts: Read More

Kent Distinguished Speaker Talks Money Matters for Highway Use

Published April 18, 2018

Dozens of students, faculty, and staff gathered to listen to the 2018 Kent Distinguished Speaker Dr. Kumares C. Sinha at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 12.

Sinha is a registered professional engineer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has 50 years of teaching experience with a wide range of research contributions spanning from highway engineering, traffic operations, and safety analysis to land use–transportation system modeling, transportation financing, and civil infrastructure management. He is currently the Edgar and Hedwig Olson Distinguished Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Read More

Spring 2018 Kent Seminar Series Wraps Up

Published April 17, 2018

The Spring 2018 Kent Seminar Series wrapped up another successful season in late April. Students, researchers, and professionals lectured on a variety of transportation topics. The list of speakers and topics covered were as follows: Read More