2021 APSE Awards

In these photos: Dr. Hao Wang (Rutgers University), recipient of the 2021 APSE Outstanding Emerging Academic Award, for his contributions in research, and Mr. Haopeng Wang (Technische Universiteit Delft), recipient of the 2021 APSE Outstanding Service by a Student Member Award for his contributions in activities and initiatives related to the mission of APSE. 

These awards were given on the APSE 2021 Annual Meeting by Dr. Silvia Caro (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) APSE President, and Dr. Zhen Leng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Chair of the Awards Committee.

DESCRIPTION OF APSE AWARDS

One of the ways APSE promotes the field of pavement science and engineering (PS&E) is by recognizing the excellent work of its students, associate, and academic members from all levels and sub-disciplines throughout the world.  Please find below the description of the APSE annual awards and the selection process of the recipients.

Nominees must be active, dues paying members of APSE in the year in which they are nominated. The APSE Executive Officers will select and announce the recipients within a month of closing the nomination process. The recognition of the awardees will take place during the APSE annual meeting or in a major event (e.g. symposium, conference) sponsored by APSE and attended by its members.

Outstanding Academic Member Award

1. Number of awards: No more than two awards will be given in a year. 

2. Eligibility: This award recognizes academic members of APSE who distinguished themselves for their outstanding contributions in the field of PS&E.  The nominee must have a rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or equivalent titles at the time of nomination.  The nominee must be an active APSE Academic Member in the year that the nomination is made. 

3. Nomination: APSE will initiate the nomination process in October of every year, and the nominations will be open for about two months. Any APSE Academic Member can make the nomination. The nomination package must include: i) a nomination letter highlighting the nominee´s accomplishments, ii) at least one more recommendation letter from a person who is familiar with the nominee’s accomplishments, and iii) a full CV of the nominee. 


4. Selection criteria: The selection will be primarily based on the following factors: a) recognizable contributions in one or more of the three areas: (i) teaching or curriculum development, (ii) service to the professional community, and (iii) research.

b) active participation and leadership in APSE’s committees, sponsored conferences, and/or programs

5. Nomination deadline: 20 December 2021 for awards to be announced in the 2022 annual meeting. 

Associate Member Award 

1. Number of awards: No more than two awards will be given in a year.

2. Eligibility: The nominee must be an active APSE Associate Member In the year that the nomination is made

3. Nomination: APSE will initiate the nomination process in October of every year, and the nominations will be open for about two months. Any APSE Academic Member can make the nomination. The nomination package must include: i) a nomination letter highlighting the nominee´s accomplishments, ii) at least one more recommendation letter from a person who is familiar with the nominee’s accomplishments, and iii) a full CV of the nominee. 


4. Selection criteria: The selection will be primarily based on the following factors: a) noticeable contributions in one or more of the three areas: (i) teaching or curriculum development, (ii) service to the professional community, and (iii) research.

b) involvement in APSE’s committees, sponsored conferences, and/or programs. 

5. Nomination deadline: 20 December 2021 for awards to be announced in the 2022 annual meeting.

Student Member Award

1. Number of awards: No more than two awards will be given in a year.

2. Eligibility: The nominee must be an active APSE Student Member in the year that the nomination is made. 

3. Nomination: APSE will initiate the nomination process in October of every year, and the nominations will be open for about two months. Any APSE Academic Member can make the nomination. The nomination package must include: i) a nomination letter highlighting the nominee´s accomplishments, ii) at least one more recommendation letter from a person who is familiar with the nominee’s accomplishments, and iii) full CV of the nominee. 

4. Selection criteria: The selection will be primarily based on:  a) noticeable contributions in teaching, professional service, and/or research. b) involvement in APSE’s committees, sponsored conferences, and/or programs. 

5. Nomination deadline: 20 December 2021 for awards to be announced in the 2022 annual meeting.

Notes

Nominations should be sent to the following APSE email address: admin@pavementsacademy.onmicrosoft.com The APSE Awards Committee will review all nominations. The committee will then have a discussion round in which they share their views on the nominations. Finally, there will be a vote and the nominee with the highest number of votes in a given category is awarded. The APSE Awards Committee may revise award requirements for future years.  

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