News: longer lasting asphalt
Chinese-Dutch special Zoom session
Section of pavement engineering successfully organized a Chinese-Dutch special Zoom session on October 19, 2020, on the topic of “Innovative Sustainable Pavement Technologies”. This special session involved people from government agencies, research institutes and industries.
GLD and Industry grant
-Congratulations to Xueyan and others with obtaining the industry grant on: Innovative Cold in Place Recycling for Surface Asphalt Concrete (ICiPRe)
-Also congratulations to him and others with obtaining the GLD grant on: Epoxy Modified Asphalt Concrete (EpoxAC)
Congratulations Dr. Liu!
On 10 March 2020, Dr. Liu submitted a proposal to the Science Diplomacy Fund (SDF), entitled ‘Chinese-European Workshop on functional pavements for better urban infrastructure’ (file number: 483.20.011). The Executive Board of NWO has decided to offer him a grant for his proposed activity. This proposal was given a qualification of very good.
The Pavement Engineering Section participated in the exposition on innovation at RWS
Congratulations to Dr. Katerina Varveri on successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled “Moisture damage susceptibility of asphalt mixtures -Experimental characterization and modelling-’.
Congratulations to Dr. George Tzimiris on successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled “Investigation of Membrane Materials used in Multilayer Surfacing Systems for Orthotropic Steel Deck Bridges’.
Skid resistance test using instrumented wheel
On October 14th,pavement skid resistance testing using the grip tester wheel with instrumented temperature sensors was successfully conducted at the Umm Bab test site in Qatar. Congratulations to Mr. Tianchi Tang, Ir. Paul Vermeulen, Dr. Anupam Kumar Dr. Reginald Kogbara.
An Educational tour to China
On July 29 - Aug 10, 2016, the Section of Pavement Engineering organized a visit of their MSc students to China. Our students visited Southwest Jiaotong University and Chongqing Jiaotong University and had the opportunity to meet, interact and exchange ideas and knowledge with local scholars and students. They also visited local construction sites and various other historical and cultural monuments.
4th Chinese European Workshop on functional pavement design concluded successfully on 1st of July, 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Sayeda Nowrozon Nahar on successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled “Phase-separation characteristics of bitumen and their relation to damage-healing ”’.
Katerina Varveri on Moisture Damage in Asphalt Surfacings of Dikes
On November 25th, Katerina Varveri gave an invited lecture on Moisture Damage in Asphalt Dikes in the yearly meeting of the Stiching Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer. She presented ongoing research in the Section of Pavement Engineering of TU Delft on evaluation of moisture induced damage in Asphaltic mixes.
Click here to access the lecture.
Congratulations to Dr. Mirella Maria Villani on successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled “Friction in Asphalt Concrete Mixes: Experimental and Computational Issues ”’.
Congratulations to Panagiotis Apostolidis on successfully defending his MSc. thesis titled ‘’Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Induction Heating in Asphalt Mixes’’.
Guest Fulbright scholar
The Pavement Engineering Section hosted Fulbright scholar Prof. Michael L. Greenfield, the University of Rhode Island between January –May 2017.