September 10, 2010

Dr. Louay N. Mohammad, professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been appointed as a member of the Committee to Improve Asphalt Mixture Design in Flexible Pavement Systems of the Ministry of Public Works of Jordan.  He has also been appointed to the Federal Highway Administration Expert Task Group (ETG) on Superpave Mixtures and Aggregates Technology. ETG is organized to advise the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Superpave Committee on matters relating to the research and implementation of Superpave mixture technology, August 2010.

Mohammad is also holder of the Irma Louise Rush Stewart Distinguished Professorship, and director, Engineering Materials Characterization Research Facility for the Louisiana Transportation Research Center.  

Clifford J. Mugnier, instructor for Civil and Environmental Engineering has received one of the 2010 ASPRS Fellow Awards. The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines). The designation of Fellow is awarded for professional excellence and for service to the Society. Candidates are nominated by other active members, recommended to the Fellows Committee, and elected by the ASPRS Board of Directors. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society's active members may be elected as Fellows in any one year. The nominees must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping sciences. Members of the Fellows Committee and the Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination. This year's awards were given in April at the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.

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Article from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 225-578-8442,


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