2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700
Ames, IA 50010-8664
Several current projects explore environmentally sustainable ways of making asphalt:
Other projects involve testing, quality control, and non-destructive evaluation:
An asphalt trail being placed.
The group assists the Iowa DOT through forensic evaluation of materials. They attend conferences and have disseminated research results locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in Canada, France, China, Greece, and the Netherlands.
The asphalt program has partnered with the following agencies, industry, and universities:
Asphalt researchers provided 10 undergraduate scholarships in 2007. They’re working on getting an undergraduate asphalt concentration in the civil engineering curriculum at Iowa State University. Four graduate students are supported on research projects.
“The greatest long-term return is producing high-quality people in asphalt with technical, business, and leadership skills,” says Chris Williams, leader of the program.
Chris Williams, program manager, 515-294-4419, email@example.com