January 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMAP to Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award on Dr. David A. Anderson
The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers has announced that it will induct Dr. David A. Anderson into the AMAP Asphalt Hall of Fame and present him with AMAP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The presentation will take place at AMAP’s 16th Annual Conference & Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida, at a reception in his honor on February 18 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.
Dr. Anderson is a professor emeritus of civil engineering at Penn State University. He has been actively involved in paving materials research and pavement performance technologies for more than 40 years. During career, he was the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous projects totaling nearly $20 million. Dr. Anderson was responsible for the development of the asphalt binder testing procedures during SHRP and was responsible for a significant portion of the technology that is currently in use under Superpave. Dr. Anderson has made significant contributions to the field of pavement durability testing and has been responsible for managing numerous field studies. He was a co-principal investigator for the 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 developed 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 completely new generation of asphalt binder specifications.
AMAP President Jeanne Kendrick said today, “Dr. Anderson has been major contributor to the advancement of asphalt science and technology as we know it today. He is truly deserving of our recognition and we hope all who have had the opportunity to work with him will join us in honoring him on February 18th.”
More information about the event can be found on the AMAP website, www.modifiedasphalt.org. We look forward to seeing you there.