As to the subject matter, my research is focused on infrastructure materials with emphasis on asphalt materials and pavements. The research on asphalt materials is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature and requires bringing together both theoretical and experimental knowledge from the areas of solid-mechanics and mechanics of time-dependent materials, surface sciences, and (just a little bit of) chemistry.
The ultimate goal of my research is to (1) engineer newer and higher performing materials for pavement applications (e.g. self-healing binders and binders with very high durability and cracking resistance), (2) promote sustainable practices (e.g. energy saving construction methods and increased use of recycled materials), and (3) create mechanistic methods to evaluate and predict material performance in lieu of empirical tests.
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Amit Bhasin, Ph.D.
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