About RAF

Progressive science.
Sustainable engineering.
Practical applications.

The Rubberized Asphalt Foundation (RAF) is a research foundation dedicated to the science and practical use of recycled tire rubber in asphalt. RAF serves as a comprehensive, expert resource to provide technical knowledge and awareness that will enhance the development and broad use of rubberized asphalt. The foundation is comprised of renowned international experts from academia, government and industry who are leading the scientific development of recycled rubber for asphalt applications.


RAF’s vision is to serve as a global leader of knowledge and a comprehensive resource in all matters relating to rubberized asphalt.


RAF’s mission is to research, enable and communicate the use of recycled tire rubber in asphalt mixtures and related materials.



Board of Directors

George B. Way, P.E., Chairman Chief Pavement Design Engineer (Retired), Arizona Department of Transportation Read Bio
Mark Belshe, P.E. Director, Rubber Pavement Association Read Bio
Douglas Carlson Vice President of Asphalt Products, Liberty Tire Recycling Read Bio
K. C. Evans Geologist, Texas Department of Transportation Read Bio
Dr. Kamil Kaloush, P.E. Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University Read Bio
Jeff Smith Asphalt Rubber Expert, International Surfacing Systems Read Bio
Dr. Jorge Sousa Chairman of Consulpav, Portugal Read Bio

Board of Advisors

RAF maintains an active advisory board comprised of leading experts, including industry professionals and noted academics from around the world.

Hussein Bahia University of Wisconsin, USA
Gaylon Baumgardner Paragon Technical Services, Inc., USA
Michael Blumenthal Rubber Manufacturers Association, USA
Rongji Cao Jiangsu Transportation Research Institute, China
John D’Angelo D’Angelo Consulting, LLC, USA
Jon Epps Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, USA
Frank Holt Dynatest, USA
Bill Hurguy Materials Division, Arizona Department of Transportation, USA
Waala Mogawer Highway Sustainability Research Center, University of Massachusetts, USA
Louay Mohammd Louisiana Transportation Research Center , Louisiana State University, USA
Angelo Pinto Rio de Janeiro State, Highway Department, Brazil
Dale Rand Flexible Pavements Branch, Texas Department of Transportation, USA
Tom Rosenmayer Lehigh Technologies, USA
Geoffrey Rowe Abatech, Inc., USA
Shakir Shatnawi Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, USA
Maghsoud Tahmoressi PaveTex Engineering & Testing, Inc., USA
Susan L. Tighe Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mats Wendel Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden