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  • 15 Nov 2019 12:12 PM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to develop an approach to assess moisture damage of asphalt mixture as part of a performance-related specification (PRS).  Moisture damage is a critical concern for asphalt material engineers - a recent survey shows 80% of State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) conduct some kind of testing related to moisture damage resistance.  However, a performance prediction model to include moisture damage in a PRS framework is not readily available.

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been advancing a PRS framework using fundamental engineering properties to predict long-term pavement life and assign pay factors by comparing as-designed to as-built materials.  The framework currently addresses rutting, fatigue cracking, and low temperature cracking, but is lacking with respect to moisture damage.  Postdoctoral associates should have extensive experience with respect to moisture damage conditioning and characterization.  The approach should be amenable to testing in both mixture design and production phases of an asphalt pavement construction project.  A PRS has potential to encourage innovation, share risk, and raise the bar on performance of asphalt mixtures.


    McCarthy, L.M., Callans, J., Quigley, R., and Scott, S.V. "Performance Specifications for Asphalt Mixtures: A Synthesis of Highway Practice," NCHRP Synthesis 492, National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

    More information can be found in:

    Additionally, more information on the program can be found in the following link

  • 21 Oct 2019 8:58 AM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the UAE. Applicants should demonstrate research capabilities in computational mechanics. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in computational contact mechanics, modeling of the tire-pavement interaction, and Abaqus. 

    Key Roles & Responsibilities:

    The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for the computational modeling, participate and utilize the results of laboratory/field tests for the simulation of tire-pavement interaction and the prediction of the influence of test wheel temperature on skid resistance measurements. 1. Develop a 3-D finite-element based thermo-mechanical tire-pavement interaction computational framework that can be used to predict the influence of temperature on skid resistance measurements. 2. Calibrate and validate the computational framework by laboratory tests and skid resistance tests in UAE pavements. The duration of the position is from January 2020 to June 2022 and the position will be open until filled. For interested applicants, please send a curriculum vita including list of publications to Dr. Tae Yeon Kim ( 

    About Khalifa University of Science and Technology:

    Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) has grown to become one of GCC’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key center of intellectual talent and innovation. We are UAE’s highest ranking and 15th in Emerging Economies in latest Times Higher Education Ranking. The subject rankings in ‘Engineering and Technology’ second in the 2018 The Arab World University Rankings, and 32nd out of 259 Asian Universities in the 2018 THE Asia University Rankings. KUST is home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

  • 8 May 2019 12:15 PM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    General Dynamics Information Technology is currently hiring a full-time Materials Laboratory Manager for the NextGen Pavement Materials Laboratory at the FAA’s National Airport Pavement Test Facility. This position is located in Atlantic City Airport – William J. Hughes Technical Center. The Materials Laboratory Manager will play a key role in the organization, and will be responsible for directing and supervising the activities of the personnel assigned to the laboratory where airport pavement materials are tested in accordance with ASTM, AASHTO and other industry recognized test methods. This is a challenging position and will require an individual with a strong technical background combined with strong leadership capabilities.

  • 8 May 2019 12:05 PM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    General Dynamics Information Technology is currently seeking a full-time Civil Engineer for our office at the FAA’s National Airport Pavement Test Facility. This position is located in Atlantic City Airport – William J. Hughes Technical Center. 

  • 11 Mar 2019 3:56 AM | Ghassan Chehab

    I would like to bring to your attention an opportunity for a fully-funded PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering the American University of Beirut.  Thesis topic should be in the area of sustainability, and the student should be from outside Lebanon. 

    For more information please contact me at 

    Ghassan R. Chehab, PhD

  • 31 Jan 2019 6:46 PM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    The Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environment Engineering, an academic unit within the College of Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and knowledge through teaching, research and outreach in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Urban Infrastructures, Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

    Detailed information can be found at:

    The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks from candidates with demonstrable experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and/or in the field of Coastal Engineering.

    The candidates are expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in the above mentioned areas. The candidates must possess excellent communication skills.

    Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain active research programs that lead to peer-reviewed publications in high-impact professional journals, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

    Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas.

    A PhD or equivalent doctorate in a related discipline from an accredited institution is required. Preference will be given to candidates with education from and/or previous service in pre-eminent institutions of higher education.

    Applicants should submit an online application at . All applicants should submit an online application via the portal. A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, cover letter, photo and the names and contact information of three references.

    Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team at

  • 23 Jan 2019 6:46 PM | Administrator APSE (Administrator)

    We are in the process of hiring staff for UCPRC Berkeley facilities. We have three openings:

    ·  Research and Development Engineer. This position is focused on asphalt and concrete mechanical testing and data analysis and research.

    ·  Staff Research Associate 2. This position is focused on laboratory production, including managing of UCPRC facilities and staff.

    ·  Staff Research Associate 1. This position is focused on laboratory production.

    Details of the positions are included in the links below. I believe this is a great opportunity for engineers seeking for a career in the field of pavements. Many engineers come to work with us for a couple of years and most leave to work for Caltrans, municipalities, or private sector in the field of pavements.

    I would appreciate if you could help us distributing this email.

    Thanks in advance,


    Research and Development Engineer. Yearly salary: $50,000 to $53,000.

    Staff Research Associate 2. Yearly salary:  $47,000 to $53,000:

    Staff Research Associate 1. Yearly salary:  $43,000 to 47,000.

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