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Canada ranks 7th in the world in terms of road length and has more than 1,000,000 kilometers of paved roads. These roads play a key role in the safe movement of people and goods within Canada and beyond. Canada spends billions of dollars every year in construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of these roads with over 90% paved with an asphalt mixture. This mixture consisting of asphalt cement (bitumen), mineral aggregates and additives is one of the most complicated materials used in the construction of civil engineering infrastructures.

The overall goal of our research lab is to better understand road materials, and to enhance road and transportation system performances, while contributing to the body of knowledge in the field of study and to the generation of highly qualified personnel for the industry and academia. Through collaboration involving my graduate and co-op students, and colleagues from Memorial and other universities, we strive to learn and develop advanced knowledge to improve our road conditions, and making our transportation system truly sustainable.

Thank you!

Dr. Kamal Hossain

News & Updates

CBC Interview

CBC interviews  Dr. Hossain regarding road conditions of Newfoundland on 12 June 2018. Over half an hour, a number of questions related … View More

Research Initiative for Sustainable Road Pavement for NL

Dr. Hossain presented an overview of MUN’s initiative for developing pavement research program on May 31 in transportation committee of the university. … View More

Congrats to Thomas for NSERC CGS-M Award!

Thomas  Donnelly has recently received prestigious NSERC CGS-M award for his achievements in research and academic excellence. Under the supervision of Dr. … View More

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