Department Update

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management is celebrating great achievements after a productive 2014. All are invited to read the updates from the desk of Dr. N.Mike Jackson, P.E. in the following newsletter. Have a happy Holidays season!

GS Newsletter (vol. 1, no 4)


New Faculty Being Recognized

AbbasAbbas Rashidi has been recognized by the editors of Visualization in Engineering as a “Star Reviewer” for his excellent response, turn-around time and completeness of review of technical publications between November 2012 and June, 2013.

Dr. Junan Shen Presenting at the First International Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference

irrptc_lasvegas_shenDr. Junan Shen, Director of the Asphalt Research Laboratory at Georgia Southern, made a presentation entitled “Effect of cross-link agent on the performance of asphalt rubber” at the first International Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference, October 10-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was attended by 300 academic, government, business and industry leaders involved in the waste tire recycling and rubber products industries and addressed a wide variety of technology advancements, economic strategies and opportunities in the field of rubber recycling.

GS Alum Serves as Georgia DOT Chief Engineer

russell_mcmurry_11-15-12Mr. Russell McMurry, a cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology currently serves as Chief Engineer for the state Department of Transportation. McMurry, a licensed Professional Engineer, has worked for Georgia DOT since 1990. Read more…

GS Asphalt Research on Display in Atlanta at Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI)

Shen_postersAssociate Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Junan Shen, together with his research team members Dr. Xie and Graduate Researcher Matthew Earnest, presented three posters in the Research Poster Session jointly hosted by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)/Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI) on September 24th 2013. The three posters entitled: “Long-term Performance of Pavements with Crumb Rubber Added by the Dry Process”; “Effect of Cross-Linking Agent on the Properties of Asphalt Rubber;” and “Asphalt Pavement Weathering System for Asphalt Mixtures” were based on projects funded by GDOT. The 50 other posters in the Poster Session came from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Mercer University and Albany University. The Georgia Southern University posters attracted the attention of many attendants including GDOT Chief Engineer, and GS CET 91 alumna, Russell McMurry.

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