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Pavements and Materials

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About our program

Pavements and materials engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno is a nationally recognized teaching, research and training program.  Faculty and student researchers focus on developing innovative asphalt mixtures or improved processes for laying pavement that can improve its ability to stand up to stress and harsh weather.

Our program is  home to the Western Regional Superpave Center, one of five centers established by the Federal Highway Administration to promote the implementation of superpave technology.

Labs and centers

Faculty

Elie Hajj

Elie Y. Hajj

Assistant Professor

elieh@unr.edu

(775) 784-1180

Murugaiyah Piratheepan

Murugaiyah Piratheepan

Research Scientist

mpiratheepan@unr.edu

(775) 682-6446

Peter Sebaaly

Peter Sebaaly

Professor, Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center

psebaaly@unr.edu

(775) 784-6565

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