Jeffery R. Roesler

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Professor and Associate Head – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director of Graduate Studies and Research  – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor Roesler is the IL-ACPA faculty scholar at University of Illinois. He has authored or co-authored more than 275 publications. He is currently the Past President of the International Society of Concrete Pavements (ISCP). Dr. Roesler has received a TRB best paper award three times, the Bengt F. Friberg Award four times from ISCP, American Concrete Pavement Association Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement two times, named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent 12 times at UIUC, and awarded a Fulbright Scholar to Chile. His recent research and teaching has focused on how roadway geometrics and materials need to be re-designed to accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles. He has developed several prototype EM sensors which can detect natural and engineered electromagnetic materials embedded into the pavement in order to laterally position, maneuver, and guide AV during adverse weather conditions when optical, radar, and GPS sensors are compromised. He has also contributed to analyzing the effects of cool pavements and the microscale urban heat island including thermal and optical properties of construction materials. He has further expanded this work to develop photocatalytic concrete materials to reduce the impact of urban air emissions on human health. Dr. Roesler is a registered professional engineer from California.

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