Current Students and Staff

The Hesp Research Group currently consists of 4 M.Sc., 4 B.Sc., 1 Research Assistant and 1 Administrative Assistant. An important element of the research program is the training of students in the material science aspects of asphalt technology. Not only does Canada spend over $10 billion a year on road maintenance and construction, these roads themselves make an even much greater contribution to the wealth of our nation.

Involvement in this research gives students an opportunity to understand the most recent asphalt-related theories and to learn more about advanced concepts such as fracture and failure mechanics, materials science and engineering design, rheology, and polymer science from someone who has extensive expertise in this area.

Current Graduate Students

David Sowah-Kuma, Graduate student

David Sowah-Kuma

Starting Date: September 2013

M.Sc. Thesis: Indirect Tesion Testing of Asphalt Rubber Mixes

Imad Ubaid, Graduate student

Imad Ubaid

Starting Date: May 2015

M.Sc. Thesis: Moisture Damage in Asphalt Mixtures

Yam Nath Gotame, Graduate student

Yam Nath Gotame

Starting Date: May 2015

M.Sc. Thesis: Performance Testing of Recovered Asphalt Cements

Current Undergraduate Thesis Students

Ben Rudson, Undergraduate

Ben Rudson

Starting Date: Summer 2015

BSC Project: Asphalt Mixture Testing

Vivek Aggrawal, Undergraduate student

Vivek Aggrawal

Starting Date: June 2015

Summer Project: Moisture Damage in Asphalt Mixtures

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Migle Paliukaite, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Migle Paliukaite

Starting Date: November 2014

PDF Research: DENT Test Refinement and Warm Asphalt Additives