Innovative Infrastructure Materials
This presentation will give an overview of the regional UTC Tran-SET followed by an introduction of some innovative pavement material advancements that were developed by Tran-SET funding including Low-cost ECC, EGC, and Self-healing asphalt and concrete pavement materials and a detailed overview of self-healing/self-rejuvenating asphalt technologies.
Marwa Hassan, Ph.D., is the director of the regional university transportation center Tran-SET, as well as the CETF Distinguished Professor and Jacobs Professor of Excellence in the Department of Construction Management in the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). She is a member of the LSU faculty senate executive committee. She served as the department graduate coordinator for seven years from 2012 to 2018. Her area of expertise is evaluation and characterization of sustainable infrastructure materials and Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA). Dr. Hassan has more than 20 years of industrial and academic experience in material science and characterization, LCA, and sustainable engineering.
She has established a unique multi-disciplinary research and education program at LSU for undergraduate and graduate students focused on infrastructure sustainability and the use of advanced materials including nanomaterials in construction applications. Dr. Hassan has attracted research funding that exceeded $30 million and has published with her students 85 refereed journal publications and 100 refereed conference proceedings. She served as ASCE’s Construction Research Congress (CRC) President in 2017-2018. She is a member of many Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees including AFH10, AFH30, and AFH50. She is also a member of AFD001: Pavement Sustainability subcommittee. In addition, she is a member of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) academic committee and a friend of the Sustainable Pavement Technical Work Group (SPTWG). Dr. Hassan led the design and construction of the first photocatalytic pavement in the US.