|Home Address||3334 Peppermill Dr|
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
|Street Address||3334 Peppermill Dr|
|ZIP / Postal Code||47906|
|State / Province||Indiana|
|Are your home address and mailing address the same?||Yes|
|Current college/university||Purdue University|
|Degree(s) obtained (please list Degree, Institution, Year, Major(s))||1. B.S., Catholic University of Honduras, 2014, Civil Engineering; 2. M.S., Purdue University, 2016, Civil Engineering|
|Degree currently seeking (include Major(s))||Ph.D. in Civil Engineering|
|Adviser Name||John Haddock|
|Current academic status||Graduate|
|Adviser Address||550 Stadium Mall Drive|
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2051
|Street Address||550 Stadium Mall Drive|
|Address Line 2||Lyles School of Civil Engineering|
|ZIP / Postal Code||47907-2051|
|State / Province||Indiana|
|Adviser Phone||(765) 496-3996|
|Please write a short essay on activities and/or interest in asphalt technology|
My career interest is to bring innovation and ultimate performance to the field of asphalt technology. Pursuing a career in asphalt pavement engineering has always been my passion. Since an early age, I have been amazed by seeing how many aggregate particles of different size and shape can be well bonded and densely compacted in asphalt pavement materials. As a civil engineering undergraduate student, I realized that in order to achieve my career goals, I first needed to engage in activities that would expand my understanding of asphalt pavement technologies. In the fall of 2014, I was given the opportunity to join the research group of Prof. John Haddock at Purdue University.
|Free Response Questions|
|Provide details of any work experience relative to the highway industry|
1. Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 2014 – present: Conducting laboratory and field experimental work towards dissertation project and other research projects. Contributing to the writing of technical papers and reports, and research proposals. Graduate research assistant position is funded through research projects sponsor by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
|List your academic awards and honors|
1. McConnaughay Endowed Support Fellowship, 2016, 2017, and 2018: Given by the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University for demonstration of outstanding research performance in asphalt paving materials, design, and construction. The fellowship is named in honor of Kenneth McConnaughay who was responsible for multitude of inventions in the asphalt field.
|Discuss your hobbies and interests|
I enjoy to play and watch soccer. I am a former Honduras national under-17 soccer team member. During my early teenage years, my intention was to become a professional soccer player. Although I was not successful, my short-experience as a semi-professional soccer player taught important life lessons, such as discipline and team-effort. Presently, I am an avid fan of FC Barcelona in Spain and my hometown team Motagua in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Also, I am a fantasy English Premier League (EPL) manager. I manage my fantasy team and predict the performance of all EPL players based on statistics, indicators, cost, etc. However, at the end my decisions are mostly based on a gut feeling.
|List your school activities|
1. Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council (CEGSAC), Purdue University, Fall 2014 – present: Active member of the CEGSAC at Purdue University and served in the professional development and sports committee as Co-Chair.