Fan Gu joined the NCAT team in September and will be leading research regarding rolling resistance, cold central plant recycling (CCPR) and cold in-place recycling (CIR).
Gu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in transportation engineering from Southeast University in China before moving to Texas in 2011. After receiving his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, Gu went on to conduct postdoctoral research with Texas A&M Transportation Institute and was the principal researcher for multiple projects for the Texas Department of Transportation, including an innovation project to develop nondestructive rapid quality assurance/quality control evaluation test methods and supporting technology.
Gu believes in the importance of the transportation infrastructure, which led to his interest in asphalt materials testing and characterization as well as nondestructive evaluation of pavements. “I am excited to collaborate with other researchers on a variety of topics and transfer the findings to the asphalt pavement industry. Joining NCAT is important to me, especially since it’s a leading research center in asphalt materials and pavement.”
Fan plans on attending Auburn basketball, football, and baseball games with his wife, Di Jin, in his spare time.