Al-Qadi to Receive ASCE’s Francis C. Turner Award

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April 7, 2014

Imad L. Al-Qadi, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Francis C. Turner Award for his national and international leadership in the field of transportation engineering research and education, and for his long and outstanding contributions to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of pavement engineering and sustainability. Founder professor of engineering and director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) and the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Al-Qadi is a world-recognized leader in the field of pavement materials and the application of advanced technologies for forensic investigation, analysis, and design of pavement systems. He also broke new ground by emphasizing sustainability and lifecycle of pavements and transportation infrastructure. Currently the president of the Board of Governors of ASCE’s Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), Al-Qadi has authored or coauthored more than 550 publications, more than 300 of which are fully refereed papers (185 in periodic journals). His research resulted in the development of new tests, testing specifications, advanced modeling and simulation of pavement loading, and analysis of radar electromagnetic wave interactions with civil engineering materials, roads, and bridges. Additionally, he has served as the principal investigator of more than 100 projects sponsored by various federal, state, and international agencies and industry and has managed more than 175 projects sponsored by ICT. The only pavement engineer ever to receive the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award and the Quadrennial International Geosynthetic Society Award, Al-Qadi has also been honored with ASCE’s James Laurie Prize and Francis C. Turner Award.

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