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Balasekaram Jayaprakas Name: Balasekaram Jayaprakas
Degree: M.S.
Hometown:  Jaffna, Sri Lanka


Rukesh Maharjan Name: Rukesh Maharjan
Degree: M.S.
Hometown:Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bio: Mr. Rukesh Maharjan is a Research Assistant at the University of Nevada. He is working on the evaluation of WMA-Foamed asphalt mixtures' resistance to moisture damage, fatigue and rutting.


Peter NabhanName: Peter Nabhan
Degree: M.S.
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Bio: Mr. Nabhan is currently working as a research assistant under the tutelage of Dr. Elie Hajj. His master's degree thesis project is the calibration of the mechanistic empirical pavement distress predictions to fit Nevada's conditions and materials.


Roshan Suwal Name: Roshan Suwal
Degree: M.S.
Hometown: Tulsipur, Nepal

Bio: Mr. Suwal is a graduate assistant at the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, he has been working in the project related with the evaluation of Pavement Rating System in Nevada. For the past few years he has worked on the evaluation of HMA mixtures and RAP.


Saroj Thapa Name: Saroj Thapa
Degree: M.S.
Hometown: Reno, NV

Bio: Mr. Thapa is a Research Assistant of Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is currently working on Mix design and performance evaluation of Cold-In place Recycling and evaluation of shear strength properties of the asphalt mixtures.


Cheng Zhu Name: Cheng Zhu
Degree: M.S.
Hometown: Reno, NV

Bio: Cheng is originally from China and started his study at at the University of Nevada, Reno in August 2013. His current research program is about how binder performance is affected by aging with unmodified and modified binders.