2015 HONOREE OF THE AMAP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
David A. Anderson
Dr. Anderson is a professor emeritus of civil engineering at Penn State. He has been active in the area of paving materials and pavement performance for more than 40 years. During that time he has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on projects totaling nearly $20 million. Dr. Anderson was responsible for the development of the asphalt binder testing procedures during SHRP and delivered a significant portion of the technology that is currently being implemented under Superpave.
Dr. Anderson has had considerable experience in pavement durability testing and has been responsible for managing a number of field studies. Dr. Anderson was a co-principal investigator for SHRP Research Project A-002A, in which he was responsible for the physical property-related studies on asphalt binders. In this study, Dr. Anderson’s research team at Penn State was responsible for developing the new SHRP test methods for asphalt binders and played a major role in developing the current asphalt binder specification and associated test methods. The research resulted in a new generation of asphalt binder specifications.
- 1971 Ph.D., Purdue University
- 1964 M.S., University of Connecticut
- 1962 B.S., University of Connecticut
- Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University (1982 – present)
- Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University (1975 – 1982)
- Senior Civil Engineer, Technical Staffs Division,
Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York (1974 – 1975)
- Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia (1971 – 1974)
- Civil Engineer, Technical Staffs Division,
Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York (1970)