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Gerardo W. Flintsch

Dan Pletta Professor
Gerardo W. Flintsch
301-K Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering
Professional Registration : PE in Arizona, Uruguay, Spain

Area of Interest

Pavement Engineering: pavement management; pavement evaluation and performance; sustainable pavement solutions; pavement-vehicle interaction; pavement analysis and design; bituminous materials and mixes; instrumentation; pavement preservation, reclaiming and recycling.

Infrastructure Management: asset management; sustainable infrastructure; data collection technology; condition assessment and performance measurement; life-cycle assessment and life-cycle cost analysis; preservation, renewal, and rehabilitation of transportation facilities.

Data Collection, Analysis and Management: innovative vehicle-based data collection technologies; soft computing; neural networks; fuzzy logic; design of experiments; statistical analysis; geographic information systems (GIS); data quality management.

  • 1996, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 1991, M.S., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 1987, Civil Engineer, Specialization: Transportation, Universidad Mayor, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1985, Bachelor of Basic Sciences in Engineering, Universidad Mayor, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay (2007)
  • International Road Federation Fellow (1991)
  • Ibero-American Cooperation Institute Scholarship (1989)
  • CEE 4554 : Natural Disaster Mitigation
  • CEE 3684 : CEE Materials
  • CEE 4634 : Infrastructure Condition Assessment
  • CEE 4664 : Pavement Design
  • CEE 5674 : Advanced Pavement Design
  • CEE 5684 : Rehabilitation of Transportation Structures
  • CEE 5754 : Pavement and Bridge Infrastructure Management Systems
  • CEE 5764 : Asphalt Technology
  • CEE 2104 : Introduction to the Construction Engineering & Management Profession
  • NCHRP Synthesis 39-01, Quality Management of Pavement Condition Data Collection (PI) , Oct 07- Jun 08, $30,000
  • Pavement Surface Properties Research Pool Fund Investigation at the Virginia Smart Road, FHWA, VA, GA, SC, PA, CT, & MS DOTs, Aug 05 - Sept 16, $1,500,000+
  • NCHRP Project 6-14: “Feasibility of Using Friction Indicators to Improve Winter Maintenance Operations and Mobility," Transport Research Board, NAS-NRC, Al-Qadi, I.L. (PI), Amana, A., Flintsch G.W., and Loulizi, A., Mar.00 – Mar. 03.
  • "Smart Road Pavement Research, Flexible Pavement Instrumentation and Evaluation," Virginia Department of Transportation, Al-Qadi, I.L.(PI) Flintsch, G.W. (Co-PI), July 99 - June 03.
  • Flintsch, G.W., *De Leon E., McGhee, K.K., and Al-Qadi, I.L., “Pavement Macrotexture Measurement and Application.” Paper #03-3436, 82th Annual TRB Meeting, to be published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, January 12-15, 2002, Washington, DC.
  • Elseifi*, M.A., Flintsch, G.W., and Al-Qadi, I.L. "Qualitative Effect of Elastomeric Modification on Binder Performance at Intermediate and High Temperature," February 2003 issue of the Journal of Materials In Civil Engineering, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  • Flintsch, G.W., “Soft Computing Applications in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management,” Proceedings of the Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation 2002 Conference, sponsored by ASCE, Cambridge, MA, August 5-7, 2002, pp.449-456.
  • Flintsch, G.W., “Soft Computing Applications in Pavement and Infrastructure Management: State-of-the-Art.” Paper 03-3767, 82th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, Jan 11-14, 2003 (in a CD).
  • 4. Medina, A., Flintsch, G.W., and Zaniewski, J.P., "Geographic Information Systems Based Pavement Management System - A Case Study," Transportation Research Record 1652, Transport Research Board, National Research Council, 1999, Washington, DC, pp. 151-157.
  • 8. Flintsch, G.W., Scofield, L., and Zaniewski, J.P., "Network Level Performance of Asphalt Rubber Pavement Treatments in Arizona," Transport Research Board, National Research Council, 1996, Transport Research Record No. 1435, Washington DC, pp. 59-68.