December 15, 2016

“Cost Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Pavements” presented at the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Synthetic fibers have recognized as a cost effective strategy when added to paving materials around the world. Fiber based asphalt pavement technologies generally require a larger initial investment than conventional asphalt concrete. However, benefits in long-term performance reduce the overall cost of the project when examined over its entire life cycle. The Mechanistic Empirical Pavement […]

December 5, 2016

Congratulations Professor Ram Pendyala!

Professor Ram Pendyala has been awarded a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) by the US Department of Transportation.  This center, titled Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET), is one of just 20 Tier 1 Centers awarded nationwide from among 200+ proposals submitted for the competition.  This is the first and only UTC grant ever […]

November 10, 2016

Drs. Kaloush and Niethalath featured in a transportation infrastructure article

Drs. Kaloush and Niethalath are featured in a transportation infrastructure article written by Allie Nicodemo of the ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. The article is entitled: “The long road ahead: Improving transportation infrastructure”   Here is the link to the article. https://research.asu.edu/stories/read/long-road-ahead-improving-transportation-infrastructure  

October 29, 2016

Hydrosystems Engineering PhD defense (Jiachuan Yang)

Hydrosystems Engineering PhD student, Jiachuan Yang, will be defending his Dissertation on Friday November 04, 1:00 pm at Wexler Hall room A306. Titled: Urban Green Infrastructure: Modelling and Implications to Environmental Sustainability You are all welcome to participate the public defense.

October 17, 2016

Coatings Cool Down Pavements

High temperature of pavements can lead to increased energy consumption of nearby buildings, intensive outdoor discomfort, and reduction of pavement life and reliability. Applying engineered surface coating over pavements can reduce their temperatures significantly, therefore mitigating the aforementioned adverse effects. As part of ongoing joint research efforts between Arizona State University’s National Center of Excellence […]

October 12, 2016

New Fatigue Cracking Webinar Series

Dr. Shane Underwood, Co-Director of NCE SMART, will be one of two presenters of three webinars sponsored by the Asphalt Institute and the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. Joining Dr. Underwood is Dr. Andrew Braham, of the University of Arkansas. The seminar series address fatigue cracking of asphalt pavements. The first webinar is Thursday, October […]

August 5, 2016

Congratulations Monireh and Xuesong

Monireh Mahmoudi and Xuesong Zhou received two significant awards on their paper titled “Finding optimal solutions for vehicle routing problem with pickup and delivery services with time windows: A dynamic programming approach based on state–space–time network representations”. The paper will be published in the Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, one of the top tier journals in transportation […]

July 13, 2016

Jiachuan Yang featured on CBS 5 Arizona talking about Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island

Jiachuan Yang was interviewed by CBS 5 Arizona for his research work on Phoenix Urban Heat Island; he is a researcher at the NCE SMART. His experimental work in the field reveals that porous materials and coating could help mitigate the Urban Heat Island problem. Jiachuan is a PhD candidate in hydrosystems engineering, supervised by Professor Zhihua […]

April 5, 2016


Co-directors, Drs. Shane  Underwood and Mike Chester, have been awarded, along with Dr. Kristen Parrish, the top 5% teaching awards by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for 2015. Congratulations to an outstanding performance!

March 29, 2016

GPH598 Special Topics: Urban Heat Islands

Professor David Sailor conducts research at the intersection of urban climate and the built environment. He is a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with GIOS. He also holds an affiliation with the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr. Sailor brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to this course that […]