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Combined State Binder Group Round Robin

The NCSC offers employment opportunities to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to work in the exciting field of asphalt materials, mixtures and pavements at Purdue University. Visiting Scholars are also welcome. Contact Director Jan Olek for information on joining our team. Click here for a list of our current and past graduate students and research fellows.

For students from other universities, the NCSC is willing to collaborate on your sponsored research if we can add capabilities or expertise to your project. Have your major professor or research sponsor contact the Director or Technical Director to discuss your project.

Everyone is welcome to use the web resources we provide. We can also attempt to answer your specific questions or help put you in contact with some one who can. Send an e-mail to ncsc@ecn.purdue.edu or give us a call at 765-463-2317 with your question. In the past, we have helped students working on science fair projects, the general public, graduate students, industry representatives, developers, consultants, agency personnel and others get the information they need.


Current Graduate Students

 



Ali Behnood

Graduate Research Assistant North Central Superpave Center

1205 Montgomery Street
P. O. Box 2382
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 543-0612 phone
abehnood@purdue.edu e-mail
 

Ali Behnood is a Ph. D. student in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran, in 2008 and a Master's degree in Highway and Transportation Engineering from the same university, in 2011.

While working towards his Master's and doctoral degrees, he was a Teaching Assistant for a couple of undergraduate Civil Engineering courses, including Statics, Pavement Design, Traffic Engineering, Construction Equipment and Engineering Materials-I. He was also a Teaching Assistant for a graduate level course, Advanced Pavement Design. Prior to joining NCSC, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Transportation Research Institute in Iran.

His areas of research include rheology and viscous properties of asphalt binders, time-temperature dependent behavior of asphalt binders, durability of asphalt mixtures, durability of concrete pavements, and traffic safety.


Ali Hekmatfar

Graduate Research Assistant North Central Superpave Center

1205 Montgomery Street
P. O. Box 2382
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 413-1908 phone
ahekmatf@purdue.edu e-mail
 

Ali Hekmatfar is a Ph.D student in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. His thesis topic and areas of interest include optimizing mixture design, durability of asphalt mixtures, laboratory and field performance of asphalt mixtures and porous asphalt pavement. He received both, his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (2009) and Master's degree in Highway and Transportation Engineering (2011) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. The title of his Master's thesis was "Evaluation of Mechanical and Hydraulic Properties of Porous Asphalt". While pursuing his Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, he worked as a part-time and a full-time intern at a pavement consulting firm and at a roads and pavements construction company.