Mansour Solaimanian promoted to research professor

06/27/2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) today announced the recent promotion of Mansour Solaimanian to research professor. 

Serving as director of the Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT), Solaimanian directs certification and training programs for asphalt design and construction, concrete field testing and surface improvement for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The programs have certified more than 18,000 individuals in the construction industry. 

“We are very proud of Dr. Solaimanian and his contributions to the research and education coming out of NECEPT,” said Eric Donnell, director of the Institute. “He has a very active research program here at LTI, which includes projects sponsored by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration and several state transportation agencies.”  

Solaimanian’s research focuses on characterization, testing and construction of bituminous materials and pavements, as well as pavement preservation and recycling materials. He also periodically teaches construction materials, soil mechanics and bituminous mixtures courses for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Solaimanian joined LTI in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Tehran Polytechnic Institute; Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; and doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His list of honors and awards include the International Road Federation Best Paper Award (2015) and the Research Innovations Award and Better Roads Outstanding Transportation Research Award, both from the Texas Department of Transportation (2000 and 1997, respectively).

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education and service. The institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

 

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Mansour Solaimanian, who serves as director of the Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT), has been promoted to research professor. 

“He has a very active research program here at LTI, which includes projects sponsored by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration and several state transportation agencies.” — Eric Donnell, director of the Larson Transportation Institute

 
 

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The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891