Congratulations to the Three Winners of AMAP's 2017 Dr. David R. Jones IV Scholarship

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers has announced the three 2017 recipients of its annual scholarship for academic excellence in the field of asphalt technology.

The scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. David R. Jones IV, a friend, colleague, Asphalt Hall of Fame recipient and legend of the asphalt industry. " As a true scholar whose work contributed significantly to both the roofing and paving industries, Dr. Jones would be very pleased that in his memory AMAP is helping students interested in pursuing careers in the asphalt industry," said Ingevity's Everett Crews, President of AMAP.

AMAP is also pleased to announce that it will add a fourth scholarship starting in 2018. Look for more details this fall on the Dr. David R. Jones IV Scholarship page.

Claire Like is currently a third year undergraduate student at Louisiana State University, where she studies Civil Engineering. She maintains above a 4.0 GPA in her studies. Claire is an active member of Tau Beta Pi, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Volunteer LSU. She is also the current secretary and editor of the LSU Chi Epsilon chapter. Claire specializes in asphalt binder research at Louisiana Transportation Research Center, where she mainly focuses on modified asphalt binders. She is also a teaching assistant with the LSU Department of Experimental Statistics. In her free time, Claire participates in the LSU Bengal Bound book club and volunteers at her local animal shelter.

Mona Nobakht is a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Iran, in 2006 and her M.S. degree in Structural Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, in 2011. She started her Ph.D. studies in Pavement Materials Engineering program in 2013 under supervision of Dr. Maryam Sakhaeifar. Her research interests mainly include bituminous material characterization, and pavement design, preservation and rehabilitation. She has developed an innovative performance-based methodology for selection of long-lasting and cost-effective rehabilitation treatments for flexible and composite pavements. Her current research is focused on characterization of long-term oxidative aging of asphalt concrete and evaluation of the effect of moisture infiltration on linear viscoelastic behavior of asphalt pavement.

Clint Van Winkle received his master's degree and undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa. Currently, he is doctoral student at Auburn University specializing in pavement preservation, asset management, and pavement condition assessment. His dissertation topic addresses the ability of modified asphalt pavement to prevent rainwater from infiltrating the surface and preserving the subgrade. During his time at Auburn University, he has worked with NCAT on numerous projects, including Lee Road 159 Pavement Preservation Study, U.S. Route 280 Pavement Preservation Study, Mercedes-Benz Pavement Infrastructure Management Project, and Accelerated Loading Facility Cracking Correlation Study. Work from these projects and from his time at the University of Iowa have been published or presented in AAPT, the ASCE Journal of Materials, and TRB.

Clint's passion for civil engineering and sharing his knowledge is evident in his success at poster competitions and multiple speaking engagements to high school engineering students about the civil engineering profession. His hobbies include yoga, where he has 500 hours of teacher training and works part-time at multiple gyms in the Auburn-Opelika area. After graduation, Clint would like to split his efforts into teaching in higher education and working as a consultant in pavement management.


Jim Sattler | Executive Director | Association of Modified Asphalt Producers

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