ISU CCEE graduate student earns PEGASAS Outstanding Student of the Year award

Arabzadeh <i>(center)</i> demonstrates research techniques at PEGASAS' annual meeting. <i> Photos courtesy Arabzadeh. </i>
Arabzadeh (center) demonstrates research techniques at PEGASAS’ Annual Meeting. Photos courtesy Arabzadeh.

Research on heated pavement technology by College of Engineering student garners recognition from national organization

Late last month, Iowa State civil engineering doctoral candidate Ali Arabzadeh was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) with this year’s Outstanding Student of the Year award.

The work for which he was recognized is research into heated pavement. Electrically conductive concrete could be used to clear ice and snow at airports and, in so doing, decrease delays and associated costs. This research is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence PEGASAS and is led by Halil Ceylan, professor of geotechnical/materials engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). The research was recently featured on The Today Show.

Arabzadeh <i>(fifth from left)</i> with his research team and adviser, Halil Ceylan <i>(second from right).</i>
Arabzadeh (fifth from left) with his research team and adviser, Halil Ceylan (second from right).

Arabzadeh is advised by Ceylan. The PEGASAS Annual Meeting was held on May 23-24 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.


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