Pavement advances have led to safer, 'greener,' more durable roads

For his research in asphalt rubber technology, Senior Sustainability Scientist Kamil Kaloush was honored with the Outstanding Research Award from the Rubber Pavements Association.

For the past 12 years, Kaloush has been working with his research group at Arizona State University to provide performance testing and innovative pavement designs using rubber. Their team has found ways to reduce traffic noise, improved safety, and lowering tire particle emissions. Kaloush is also working on ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions during asphalt manufacturing and road construction.

Kaloush is the director of the National Center of Excellence on Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technologies (SMART) Innovations at ASU.