Post-Doctoral Researcher Spotlight: Ali A. Butt

Published March 2, 2018

Ali A. Butt is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He is also a member of the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) team who has worked closely with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Rutgers University. Read More

The I-FIT Accurately Predicts In-Service Pavement Cracking

Published February 22, 2018

Committed to designing and building sustainable and flexible pavements that maintain their durability, safety, and smoothness, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been using recycled asphalt materials in asphalt concrete (AC) mixes for the past three decades. Recycling these materials, in such a way that their inclusion does not diminish long-term performance, can help enhance sustainability and protect the environment by limiting the consumption of natural resources. Read More

APSE Convenes Inaugural Meeting

Published February 1, 2018

In 2012, a group of academics representing a wide spectrum of research-active and education-focused institutes came together to review, discuss, 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. Read More

Transportation Research Under One Umbrella…

Published January 26, 2018

Transportation research at Illinois has historically spanned multiple disciplines, such as computer and information sciences, engineering, geosciences, and life, physical, and social sciences. Each of those branches of knowledge have accomplished distinctive research advances over the years. However, all such scientific investigation has been done so far under the banner of a singular field of study, which led the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to announce the Smart Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (STII)—to harmonize all transportation research under one umbrella. Read More