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Leonard E. Wood Lecture Series

A lecture in the materials area, typically focused on asphalt materials.  Materials engineers improve the infrastructure through study of asphalt, Portland cement and concrete materials, and develop new materials for use in construction.  This lecture has been given since 2010 in honor of Professor Leonard E. Wood, an alum (PhD, 1956) and Purdue faculty member from 1956 to 1993.  During his distinguished career at Purdue University, Dr. Wood served as more than an instructor. He was a mentor, a counselor, a teacher, and a friend who was truly dedicated to and for the students.  His influence continues to be felt through the impact he had on his students and colleagues and through his legendary work with the Co-op Program.


March 18, 2019
Dr. Gerry Huber
Associate Director of Research
Heritage Research Group
Future of Transportation in America

Dr. Gerry Huber


February 6, 2018
Jon Epps, Ph.D., PE
Executive Associate Director
Senior Research Fellow
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
The Future of Highway Materials and Construction Practices


October 27, 2016
Thomas D. White
Professor of Civil Engineering
Mississippi State University
Is Hot Mix Asphalt a Rational Material?


September 8, 2015
Benjamin Colucci-Rios
Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of LTAP
University of Puerto Rico
Innovation in Transportation in the 21st Century


February 18, 2014
Dr. Mang Tia, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Civil & Coastal Engineering
University of Florida
Accelerated Testing of Superpave Mixtures with and without SBS


April 26, 2012
E.R. Brown
Emeritus Director
National Center for Asphalt Technology
Past Accomplishments & Expected Future Developments in Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Design & Construction


October 14, 2010
Matt Witczak (PhD, 1969)
Professor of Civil Engineering
Arizona State University