PRITHVI SINGH KANDHAL, Associate Director Emeritus of the National Centre for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He also served as Chief Asphalt Road Engineer of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 17 years. He has led many highway related national and international organisations.
He has published over 120 technical papers and has co-authored the first ever textbook in the US on asphalt road technology. He has travelled to various countries in Europe, South America, Middle East, China, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, and Australia to provide training and consulting services in asphalt (bitumen) technology. He has developed many bituminous road construction related standards for the Indian Roads Congress.
In 2011, Professor Kandhal was inducted on the “Wall of Honour” established at the largest asphalt road research centre in the United States. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Asphalt Road Technology from the International Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists during their annual banquet held in Austin, Texas, USA.