We are on track to have an in person conference in Malaga on the 26th to 29th of June 2022 (www.rar2022.net).







Kamil Elias Kaloush, Ph.D., P.E

FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering,

Arizona State University, USA




Dr. Kaloush is a FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (ASU). He is a registered Professional Engineer and has over 35 years of industrial and academic experiences in pavement engineering.

Dr. Kaloush worked with various consulting companies and state governments on developing highway maintenance management systems solutions. He is also the founder of Highway Consulting Services, Inc., providing pavement management consulting services to local governments since 1996. Dr. Kaloush’s research work involved several material characterizations projects (including asphalt rubber) for various Department of Transportations around the world. He was also a key participant in nationally recognized research projects such as: NCHRP 9-19 (Simple Performance Test for asphalt mixtures), 1-37A, (Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide) and 9-44A (Endurance limit for HMA Pavements).

Dr. Kaloush’s recent research efforts resulted in patents/disclosures such as: Nanostructured Aluminosilicate Wax Carrier for Asphalt; A Novel Method to Measure Thermal Conductivity of Bituminous Material; and Aerogel Composite Modified Bituminous Materials. He is recognized as of the top 5% teachers in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU; AzBusiness Leaders – Research; Greater Phoenix Area E-Week Outstanding Engineering Educator; Rubber Pavements Association Outstanding Research Award, Asphalt Rubber Ambassador; and member / past-member of the Board of Directors:  Transportation Research Board Design and Construction Group Executive Board; International Road Federation (IRF); Rubberized Asphalt Foundation; Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation; and Chair of the Global Scientific Committee, 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition, Dubai.




Pavements in Extreme Climates: challenges and technologies to improve performance


Pavement performance can be greatly impacted by environmental factors such as temperature and moisture. Asphalt pavements in large temperature differential climates possess challenges in their design and materials selection to satisfy minimum durability, safety, and social attributes. Temperature fluctuation induces thermal cracking in pavements, which is one of the major pavement distresses that still need to be tackled at many levels, especially in environmental locations where large temperature differentials occur. The increasing trend of climate change clearly emphasizes the need for innovative sustainable pavement designs and the use of modified pavement systems.

Pavement design and materials selection continue to evolve to address climate challenges. At Arizona State University, many asphalt-rubber projects have been completed over the past two decades to quantify the environmental benefits and engineering properties of asphalt-rubber modified pavements, including recent emerging technologies.  This research program also inspired the further development of new materials. This presentation will focus on these issues and provide examples of environmental benefits and durability. Three overall themes will be presented: the first one will address the climate change impact on pavements; the second theme will include an overview of the asphalt rubber projects completed; the third theme will debate current and future challenges on how to move forward to design pavements of the future.





A 500 word or less abstract to be submitted by

15th November 2021



Please download here the required Abstract template for submission.


Abstract should be sent to:

Secretary - Fernanda Barros

e-mail - rar2022@consulpav.com




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Conference General Scope


RAR2022 will focus on any and all rubberized asphalt materials containing scrap tire rubber, from a low percentage such as 5 percent to higher percentages above even 24 percent. Since there have been so many recent significant changes in the testing, specifying and application of scrap tire rubber in asphalt this Conferences focus is literally on all types of asphalt binders or asphalt hot mixes containing any percentage of scrap tire rubber, as well as both wet and dry applications. In addition both generic and proprietary rubberized asphalt products can be reported. Case studies, environmental effects and benefits, cost effectiveness of many paving construction materials and techniques will be presented.




When appropriate technical trips are arranged to particular important project or construction sites or plants.




Technical Committee



Dr. Jorge Sousa (USA)

George B. Way, P.E. (USA)

Prof. Juan Gallego (Spain)

Prof. Alex Visser (South Africa)

Prof. Herve Di Benedetto (France)

Prof. Kamil Kaloush (USA)

Prof. Peter Sebaaly (USA)

Prof. Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri (Índia)

Prof. Rongji Cao (China)

Prof. Jorge Pais (Portugal)

Dr. John A. D’Angelo (USA)

Prof. Luis Guillermo Loria-Salazar (Costa Rica)

Prof. Nader Tabatabaee (IRAN)

Prof. Elias Kamil (USA)

Prof. Davide Lo Presti (Italy)

Prof. Louay N. Mohammad (USA)

Prof. Gabriele Tebaldi (Italy)

Prof. Ezio Santagata (Italy)

Prof. Ana Rodriguez – Alloza (Spain)

Prof. Sabine Leischne (Germany)

Prof. Silvia Caro (Colombia)

Prof. Jo Sias (USA)

Dr. Maydanova Natalya (Russia)

Dr. Mona Nourelhuda (Sudan)

Prof. Manfred N. Partl (Switzerland)

Prof. Márcio Muniz (Brazil)

Dr. Shakir Shatnawi (USA)

Thorsten Nordgren (Sweden)

Prof. Zhongyin Guo (China)

Prof. Mena I. Souliman (USA)

Manuel Salas Casanova (Spain)

Prof. Elie Hajj (USA)

Prof. Luis Picado (Portugal)

Prof. Johannes Hartmut Beckedahl (Germany)

Prof. Junan Shen (USA)

Prof. Michael P. Wistuba (Germany)

Ir. Mohd Hzam Bin Harun (Malaysia)

Prof. Christina Plati (Greece)

Prof. Jose Marcobal (Spain)

Dr. Mayca Rubio (Spain)

Dr. Fernando Moreno(Spain)

Prof. Angel Sampedro (Spain)

Dr. Hamidreza Sahebzmani (Iran)







The Conference Chairman’s of MALAGA RAR2021 will be





Dr. Jorge B. Sousa

George Way, PE

Prof. Juan Gallego





Conference Coordinator




Miguel Angel Sanz Coll






It will have the administrative support of



























 Arizona State University

 University of Nevada, Reno





























by Fernanda Barros |