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Geoffrey Rowe Selected as the Winner of the Wilbur S. Smith Award

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Dr. Geoffrey Michael Rowe, Ph.D., P.E., C.Eng., M.ASCE, President of Abatech Inc, was announced as the winner of Wilbur S. Smith Award. The Wilbur S. Smith Award was established by the Highway Division (now T&DI) of ASCE in recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments of Wilbur S. Smith, Hon.M.ASCE.

Dr. Rowe is a distinguished highway engineer with nationally and internationally recognized expertise in pavement engineering and a specialization in asphalt materials. For more than 40 years, he has been actively involved in developing, improving, and implementing technologies to improve the understanding of bituminous materials for use on highway and airfield pavements.

Dr. Rowe's work covers all aspects from the practical construction of roads to advanced engineering research.  He has performed pioneering work in the understanding of behavior of asphalt materials, including both mixtures and binders. His work is included in many specifications in use by highway engineers around the world, and his experience has been used to support technology transfer to highway agencies in the US and other countries, including emerging and developing countries around the world.

Dr. Rowe will receive his award during the ASCE-T&DI International Conference on Transportation and Development in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 16, 2018.