Benjamin F. Bowers, Ph.D., P.E.

Research Scientist

  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Integration of reclaimed materials into pavement
  • Asphalt binder chemistry
  • Chemical testing techniques
  • Asphalt binder admixtures
  • Geotechnical engineering
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Registration:
  •  Professional Engineer, Virginia 
 
Memberships: 
  • American Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Member of Bituminous Materials Committee
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
    • Young member of Committee, AFK30 Characteristics of Nonasphalt Components of Asphalt Paving Mixtures
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
 
Awards:
  • Helen Jubin Fellowship, College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2013
  • Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, 2012
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010
  • Jack H. Dillard Award for Best Paper, "Structural Study of Cold Central Plant Recycling Sections at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Test Track", (with Diaz Sanchez, Timm, and Diefenderfer), Virginia Transportation Research Council, 2016

Current Projects

Reports

Benjamin F. Bowers, Ph.D., P.E.

Ben.Bowers@VDOT.Virginia.gov

(434) 293-1423

Last updated: October 12, 2023

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