PhD Theses Road Engineering / Sealing Components Laboratory

In progress: Bitumen Based Intrinsically Icephobic Road Surfaces

Farrokh Tarpoudi Baheri

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dimos Poulikakos

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Lily Poulikakos

 

In progress: Sustainable Fully Recycled Asphalt Concrete

Maria Chiara Cavalli

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Edoardo Mazza, ETH

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Lily Poulikakos, Empa

 

In progress: High Performance Aggregates for Sustainable Road Pavements

Nicholas Conzelmann

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller, ETH

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Lily Poulikakos, Empa

 

In progress: Mechanics of stone-based infrastructure materials at large deformations

Carlos Celma Cervera

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

Co-Supervisors: Prof. Per-Lennart Larsson and Prof. Denis Jelagin, KTH

 

In progress: Activated crack healing of bituminous materials

Etienne Jeoffroy

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa; Prof. Dr. André Studart, ETH

 

In progress: Real-Time In-situ Quality Evaluation of Asphalt Pavements during installation

Ehsan Ghafooriroozbahany

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

Co-Supervisors: Prof. Denis Jelagin and Dr. Alvaro Guarin, KTH

 

Completed 2016: Low Temperature Pavements with Foam Bitumen

Biruk Hailesilassie

Supervisor: Prof. Björn Birgisson, KTH, Stockholm

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

 

Completed 2015: Advanced methodology for optimization of mixture design of asphalt concrete containing reclaimed asphalt pavement material

Sara Bressi

Supervisor: Prof. André- Gilles Dumont, EPFL

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

 

Completed 2012: Non-destructive-detection of Chlorides and Moisture in Multi-Layer Structural Elements such as Concrete Bridge Decks using High Frequency Electromagnetic Waves

Alexis Kalogeropoulos

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Eugen Brühschwiler, EPFL; Prof. Dr. Jan van der Kruk, Forschungsanstalt Jülich; Dr. Johannes Hugenschmitt, Empa

Funding: SNF

 

Completed 2011: A Fundamental Ivestigation of Interfacial Moisture Content ans Adhesive Deterioration of Asphalt Aggregate Bond in Porous Asphalt

Lily Poulikakos

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jan van Mier, ETH

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

Funding: SNF

 

Completed 2011: Influence of Water and Climate on the Interlayer Bond on Asphalt Pavements

Christiane Raab

Supervisor: Prof. A. O. Abd El Halim, Carleton University, Ottawa

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

 

Completed 2010: Effect of Vehicle-Road Dynamic Interaction on Road Damage

Martín Arraigada

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Silvia Angelone, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa

 

Completed 2010: Geophysics and Non-destructive Testing for Transport Infrastructure with Special emphasis on Ground-Penetraiting Radar

Johannes Hugenschmitt

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Alan Green and Prof. Dr. Hansruedi Maurer, ETH; Prof. Dr. Eugen Brüschwiler, EPFL

 

Completed 2007: Experimental Characterization of Interlayer Shear Resistance in Flexible Pavements

Gilda Ferrotti

Supervisor: Prof. Francesco Canestrari, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Partl, Empa