Delft University of Technology is the oldest and largest technical University in the Netherlands with over 20,000 students and 3,500 scientists. Renowned for its high standard of education and research, it is listed among the top 10 international schools for engineering education.

This project will involve experts in road infrastructure and resource recycling from the Department of Engineering Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. The Pavement Engineering section has extensive experience in advanced modelling and experimental characterization in the areas of material/pavement durability, low-noise surfaces, (epoxy-, rubber-, polymer-) modified pavements, (in-situ) rejuvenation technologies, and asphalt recycling. The Resources & Recycling section creates breakthroughs in recycling by applying fundamental science into innovative processes and implementing them in collaborations with industry to support the raw material supply of Europe by innovations and education in recycling technology.

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Relevant projects

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EARN (CEDR)

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Ageing of Asphalt Pavements (RWS, NL)

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Development of Ultra-low Noise Pavements (RWS, NL)

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Key Persons

Dr Aikaterini Varveri is an Assistant Professor of Pavement Engineering at TUD. Her research focuses on the durability and sustainability of pavement materials.

Dr Francesco Di Maio is currently Research Director of the Recycling laboratory at TUD. He has been involved in research on waste separation, recycling, resource efficiency and circular economy.

Selected Publications

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G. Tarsi, C. Sangiorgi, A. Varveri, and C. Oliviero Rossi (2020). Rubber-REOB blends as a new recycling solution for bitumen extension. 9th Mairepav conference (online), 31-341.

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R. Jing, A. Varveri, X. Liu, A. Scarpas, and S. Erkens (2019). Laboratory and Field Aging Effect on Bitumen Chemistry and Rheology in Porous Asphalt Mixture. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2673:3, 365–374.

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J. Moreno-Juez, I. J. Vegas, A. T. Gebremariam, V. García-Cortes, F. Di Maio (2020). Treatment of end-of-life concrete in an innovative heating-air classification system for circular cement-based products, Journal of Cleaner Production 263, 121515.

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A. T. Gebremariam, F. Di Maio, A. Vahidi, P. Rem (2020). Innovative technologies for recycling End-of-Life concrete waste in the built environment, Resources, Conservation & Recycling 162, 104911.