My personal interest in research and education has led me to my current career path (by education I mean learning, teaching, learning how to teach, and teaching how to learn). In this sense, asphalt materials and pavements are my medium of engaging in something I enjoy very much, i.e. the process of discovery, the process of making things better in the built and engineered world around us, intellectually engaging with young minds and contributing my very small share to help them become scholars for life and leaders in their profession.
Dr. Bhasin’s research is concentrated in the following areas: 1) developing models that relate fundamental material properties to performance of asphalt mixtures, 2) evaluating the impact of additives on the performance of asphalt mixtures including additives used to produce energy efficient warm asphalt mixtures, 3) developing c omprehensive models for fatigue cracking and moisture sensitivity in asphalt mixtures, and 4) characterizing physical and chemical properties of asphalt binders and aggregates including fillers.
Dr. Bhasin has conducted research sponsored by the Texas state department of transportation (TxDOT), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and private corporations. Dr. Bhasin has co-authored more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. He has also co-authored over 40 other significant reports and papers presented in various conferences in the area of bituminous materials, and four book chapters.
Dr. Bhasin's research and teaching has been recognized through several different awards and honors including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the CUTC-ARTBA award for outstanding contributions to research and teaching in transportation, the University of Texas at Austin Presidents Associates Teaching Excellence Award, and the University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award.
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