TRB asphalt poster winners announced

TRB asphalt poster winners announcedWinners of the asphalt poster contests at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 91st annual meeting in Washington, D.C. were awarded a special Asphalt Institute prize in January.

For several years, the asphalt materials section committees have sponsored sessions that have been combined into one large poster session. This combined session is an excellent opportunity for asphalt technologists to come together in a single location at an otherwise busy TRB meeting to review the latest research concerning the asphalt industry.

This year to address the large quantity of submitted papers, there were two combined poster sessions. The committee leadership for the past few years has also recognized the ?Best Poster? in the asphalt section. The Asphalt Institute, in cooperation with the committee leadership, chose to add recognition to this effort by presenting the winning authors a complimentary copy of “MS-4, The Asphalt Handbook.”

This year, the overall winning poster was entitled ?Fatigue Characterization of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Mixtures? by James Richard Willis, Adam Joel Taylor and Nam Tran (top photo) ? all from the National Center for Asphalt Technology.

The winner from the first half of the poster session, and the overall runner-up, was entitled ?Use of Sweep Test for Emulsion and Hot-Asphalt Chip Seals: Laboratory and Field Evaluation? by Nazimuddin Wasiuddin, Amanda Marshall, Nibert Saltibus, Aziz Saber (all from Louisiana Tech University), Chris Abadie (Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development) and Louay Mohammad (Louisiana State University.)

Organized in 1920, TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council (NRC)?a private, non-profit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public and the scientific and engineering communities. The NRC is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine.