Speakers

Rochelle L. Cameron | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Monday, August 28 | 8:30 - 9:00 A.M.

Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, a large hub airport system serving over 31.4 million passengers annually. She oversees the planning, development and administration of all activities for the City’s Division of Aviation – which generates more than $14.4 billion in spending to the regional economy and accounts for more than 141,000 jobs within the region. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial aviation management, Cameron also served as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force.

 

Dr. Shiraz Tayabji | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Monday, August 28 | 9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

Dr. Shiraz TayabjiDr. Shiraz Tayabji serves as President of Advanced Concrete Pavement Consultancy LLC, based in Columbia, Maryland. He has been actively involved in developing, improving, and implementing technologies for highway and airfield concrete pavements for over 35 years. Dr. Tayabji is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on concrete pavement technology and has been involved in with most types of concrete pavements, including conventional jointed, precast, roller-compacted, and continuously reinforced concrete pavements. From 2004 to 2007 and in 2015, he served as a Short-Term Technical Consultant to The World Bank, reviewing concrete pavement design and construction practices at several projects in India funded by the World Bank and to conduct best practices for concrete pavement workshops at various locations in India. His current activities include improvements to precast concrete pavement technology and developing guidelines for best practices for long-lasting concrete pavements.

Dr. Tayabji obtained his B. Sc. In Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya and M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois, and is a registered Professional Engineer in several US states. He is an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Founding Member, Past President and Honorary Member of the International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a Past Chair of ACI 325 – Concrete Pavements, Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is actively involved in technical committees of TRB, ACI, ASTM, and ASCE. He was the 2016 recipient of ASCE’s Wilbur S. Smith Award, and is one of the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Dr. Robert L. Lytton | Francis C. Turner Lecture

Monday, August 28 | 9:30 - 10:00 P.M.

Robert L. LyttonDr. Lytton is a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Zachry Civil Engineering Department of the Texas A&M University and is the current holder of the Fred J. Benson Chair. Dr. Lytton is a Research Engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Dr. Lytton’s research interests are in the general areas of mechanics, soils, construction materials, climatic effects and non-destructive testing. More specifically, he has interest and has done research in continuum mechanics, fracture mechanics, plasticity, soil dynamics, moisture diffusivity and constitutive modeling.

In 1984, Dr. Lytton was recognized for his work in foundations on expansive soils with the Everite Bursary Award by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa. In 1995, he was awarded the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, and in 2000, was named the Distinguished Lecturer of the Transportation Research Board. He is the patent holder of U.S. Patent No. 5,384,715 on “Systems Identification Analysis of Subsurface Radar Signals.” In 2006, he was honored with the NOVA Award of the Construction Innovation Forum of the Construction Users Roundtable for his development of the commercial application of ground penetrating radar analysis to construction quality control. In 2008, he was presented with the Dick and Joyce Birdwell Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Zachry Civil Engineering Department. In 2009, he was elected an inaugural member in the National Academy of Geo-Professionals, which carries with it the designation as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE.). In June, 2013, he was presented with the Texas A&M Association of Former Students College Level Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching.

On June 10, 2013, he presented the 2013 Carl L. Monismith Lecture at the ASCE National Convention in Los Angeles, California. He had been selected as the inaugural lecturer and recipient of the accompanying award by the Pavements Committee of the ASCE Geo-Institute and the Transportation and Development Institute.

Dr. David A. Anderson | Carl Monismith Lecture

Monday, August 28 | 12:45 - 1:30 P.M.

Dr. Anderson has been active as a researcher and teacher in the area of paving materials and pavement performance for more than 50 years. He received his BSCE and MSCE degrees from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and 1964, and Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1971. Dr. Anderson worked in industry and taught at West Virginia University before spending 28 years on the faculty at Penn State University, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2003. Dr. Anderson has been an active researcher in a number of pavement-related areas including skid resistance and surface characteristics, recycling, pavement maintenance, aggregate properties, field instrumentation studies, and has published more than 250 refereed papers and technical reports.

Dr. Anderson is recognized nationally and internationally for his work on the rheological properties of asphalt binders used in highway paving applications and for playing a lead role during the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) in the development of the asphalt binder test methods and specification that are now used in the United States and other parts of the world. He continues to work in the area of asphalt binders as an active researcher, lecturer, consultant, and as a contributor to the FHWA asphalt binder Expert Task Group on asphalt binders, ASTM and other professional organizations. Dr. Anderson has been elected to the Asphalt Institute Roll of Honor, is an Honorary Member and Past President of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists, and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers.

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