Pavement Engineering and Science

A researcher inspects pavements samples

About our program

Pavement engineering and science 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


Elie Hajj

Elie Y. Hajj

Associate Professor, Associate Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center

(775) 784-1180 | SEM 320A

Adam Hand

Adam Hand

Associate Professor

(775) 784-1439 | SEM 320D

Murugaiyah Piratheepan

Murugaiyah Piratheepan

Research Scientist

(775) 682-6446 | HREL 201

Peter Sebaaly

Peter Sebaaly

Professor, Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center

(775) 784-6565 | SEM 320B