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August 20, 2020

FORTA professorship to expand ASU pavement engineering research

Over the past four decades the FORTA Corporation has built a reputation as a leader in the synthetic reinforcement fibers industry. Through a newly announced professorship at Arizona State University, researchers in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will work with FORTA to continue advances to develop stronger pavement materials that make roadways safer and more durable.

Among the first involved was Kamil Kaloush, a professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of the six Fulton Schools.The success of that project opened the doors to a series of collaborations between Pennsylvania-based FORTA and several faculty members and postdoctoral researchers in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The productivity of that working relationship over the years has earned Kaloush the distinction of being named the first FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering, a designation that supplies Kaloush and his lab with $250,000 over the next five years to support scholarly activities. The professorship funding is part of an overall investment of $1 million by FORTA over five years that will also fund research and support for a postdoctoral researcher.

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