Dr. Yetkin Yildirim, P.E.
Dr. Yetkin Yildirim is the project manager of the Superpave and Asphalt Research Program. He was an active participant in the
He has been the main researcher on a number of TxDOT’s major research projects dealing with the field and laboratory evaluation of pavement materials. Some of the recent projects that Dr. Yildirim is working on include the evaluation of aggregate and asphalt characteristics on pavement performance, evaluation of crack sealants, and the present state and future of pavement preservation in the
Dr. Yildirim has been active in promoting pavement preservation awareness. He has taught courses on pavement preservation both at the undergraduate and graduate level at the
Dr. Yildirim has also organized pavement preservation seminars with the Associated General Contractors, the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, and the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association. Recently, proceedings from these seminars have been added as an online course on pavement preservation. Dr. Yildirim now serves as the Director of the Texas Pavement Preservation Center.