New Paper in Road Materials and Pavement Design

I am proud and excited to announce that our lab has a new publication in Road Materials and Pavement Design on cracking indicators for asphalt binder! Congratulations to my co-author, UIUC undergrad Scott Young on his first journal publication. Our paper can be found here: and will also be presented as part of EATA 2021: 9th European Asphalt Technology Association (EATA) Conference this summer.

Microextraction Paper in CBM

Even in this unprecedented crisis, we should enjoy and celebrate our successes. This morning, I am happy to announce a new paper published in Construction and Building Materials. This paper is the culmination of years of hard work to develop a method for extracting asphalt binder from small specimens of mixture or RAP and assess its performance. I believe this tool will prove very useful for researchers and practitioners and was happy to see a great reception for it when we presented it earlier this year at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. For the next 50 days, you can access this article for free using my author link: Feel free to drop me your feedback or thoughts; I look forward to hearing from you!

New Paper in Road Materials and Pavement Design

As we deal with this unprecedented crisis in the United States and around the world, it’s always nice to get some good news. Yesterday, our article about the inverse stereology principle for converting 3D weight gradations to 2D volume gradations was published in Road Materials and Pavement Design. Thanks to my collaborators at the University of Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation! The article can be found at the following link:

Successfully defended and onto the next step of my career!

I’m proud to announce that I successfully defended my dissertation and submitted the final draft to the Graduate School at UT-Austin. In January 2020, I will be joining the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor.