Shiraz Tayabji, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, has been actively involved in highway and airfield pavement design, construction, testing, and rehabilitation for over 30 years. His involvement has been both as an active participant and in leadership roles in numerous R&D studies sponsored by FHWA, NCHRP, IPRF, State DOTs, and industry to improve pavement technology and he has managed numerous multi-year, multi-team projects. He has served and continues to serve in leadership roles in national and international pavement focused technical organizations. Tayabji has been involved in several innovative pavement technologies and has participated in all phases of the development of these technologies –from conceptual beginnings to field demonstration projects. On the practice side, Dr. Tayabji has been extensively involved in pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design of many miles of highway pavements and numerous airport pavements and with several pavement instrumentation projects.