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31st Transportation Forum: Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Sustainable System for Eternal Peace and Prosperity 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Prof. William G. Buttlar, University of Missouri at Columbia, Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements “Intelligent Infrastructure, Smart Materials, and Smart Cities”

Consul General Yonghyon Kim, Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Boston “Sustainable Infrastructure and System for Eternal Peace and Prosperity”

https://myvideo.uri.edu/Mediasite/Channel/transportationforum – Link to the Transportation Forum Videos


 

30th Transportation Forum: Sustainable Infrastructure and System for Eternal Peace and Prosperity 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Keynote Speakers 

Prof. Robert L. Parsons ,University of Kansas, Chair of TRB Standing Committee on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials “Geomaterials and Recycled Materials for Sustainable Infrastructures”

Mr. Peter Alviti Jr., P.E., Director of RI Department of Transportation (DOT) “Rhode Works – Rhode Island’s Sustainable Infrastructure Program”


 

29th Transportation Forum: Globally Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and System 

Firday October 28, 2016

Keynote Speakers 

Dr. Randy West, P.E. , President of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), Director – National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn University “New Products, Design Technologies, and Construction Methods that lead to Asphalt Pavement Improvements”

Mr. Rich O’ Meara, President, Core Composites (Bristol, RI), Ms. Wendy Mackie, RI Marine Trades Association and Composites Alliance, Ms. Reie Abiade, Deputy State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse “Why the Time is Right for Composites in Infrastructure”


 

28th Transportation Forum: Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and System to Stimulate Economy Recovery 

Friday, October 2015

Keynote Speakers 

Prof. Geoffrey M. Rowe, P.E., Adjunct Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, President of Abatech, Inc., President of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) “Analysis of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) for Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation” and/ or “Thinking Outside of the Asphalt Tool Box – addressing the future needs”

Dr. Jun Seok Oh, P.E., PTOE, Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, Director of Transportation Research Center for Livable Community, Western Michigan University “Developing Liable Communities with Sustainable Transportation Systems”


 

27th Transportation Forum: Safe and Sustainable Transportation Practices and Systems to Stimulate Economy Recovery

Friday, October 31, 2014

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Brian D. Prowell, P.E., President of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists “High Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Mixes including 100% AP Placed in NYC”

Amy Pettine, Director of Planning of Rhode Island Public Transit Authority “A Vision for the Future of Transit in Rhode Island”


26th Transportation Forum: Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and System

Friday, October 25, 2013

Keynote Speakers

Dr. John T. Harvey, Director of UC Davis-Berkeley Pavement Research Center, University of California at Davis “Innovations to Improve the Financial and Environmental Sustainability of Highway Pavement Infrastructure”

Dr. Ramon Bonaquist, President of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists & CEO of Advanced Asphalt Technologies “Documented Benefits of Warm Mix Asphalt”

Kelly Fredericks, President & CEO of the R.I. Airport Corporation “Sustainable Airport System”


25th Transportation Forum: Innovative and Green Transportation Infrastructure and Systems

Friday, October 26, 2012

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rebecca S. McDaniel, P.E., President of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), Technical Director, North Central Superpave Center, Purdue University “Trends on Asphalt of Paving Technology”

Mr. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, USDOT “Innovative Transportation Infrastructure and System”


 

24th Transportation Forum: Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and System

Friday, October 28, 2011

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Imad L. Al-Qadi, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Founder and Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation “Sustainable Green Transportation Infrastructure and System”

Professor Michael Sullivan, College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, Former Director of RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) “Environmental Considerations in Managing Transportation Infrastructure”

Mr. Charles Odimgbe, CEO, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) “Sustainable Transit and Public Transportation System”


23rd Transportation Forum: Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and Systems for Globalization

Friday, October 29, 2010

Keynote Speakers

Rep. Michael A. Rice, Ph.D, Professor of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science, URI “Building Partnerships in Transportation Policy and Planning”

Prof. Kenneth H. Stokoe III, Jennie C. Milton T. Graves Chair in Engineering, Director, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin “Characterizing and Monitoring Transportation and Geotechnical Infrastructure Using Nondestructive Testing”

Irma-Louise Rush Stewart Prof. Louay Mohammad, Director, Engineering Materials Characterization Research Facility, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) “Mechanistic Characterization of Sustainable Materials for Pavement Infrastructure”


22nd Transportation Forum: Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure and System

Friday, November 6, 2009

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Randy Machemehl, Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin “Bicycles on Urban Streets: An Observational Study”

Dr. Dallas Little, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, “Asphalt Research Consortium: A Next Step in Understanding and Addressing Damage in Asphalt Pavements”

Mr. William Chuck Alves, Deputy Director, RIDOT “Creating a Foundation for 21st Century Operations at RIDOT”

Mr. Gerrald M. McCarthy, NETC Coordinator “Discovering Transportation Innovations and Improvements through Research at New England State Universities”


21st Transportation Forum

Friday, November 7, 2008

Keynote Speaker

Professor Marc A. Anderson, Chair of Environmental Chemistry & Technology, University of Wisconsin at Madison “Nanoporous Oxide Coatings: A New and Promising Vision of Applying Nanotechnology to Concrete”


20th Transportation Forum

Friday, November 2, 2007

Keynote Speaker

Norman W. McLeod Eng. Prof. Ralph Carl Haas, P. Eng., Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo “Safety, Sustainability and Innovation Issues for the Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure and System”

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