Moore appointed NCAT’s new assistant director for test track research

Published: Apr 15, 2024 12:00 PM

By Allison Killingsworth

Nathan Moore has been appointed to assistant director for test track research at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). In this role, Moore will lead the test track research program, serving as the main contact for sponsor engagement and coordination with principal investigators. He will coordinate experimental planning, oversee the construction of test sections and supervise NCAT’s Test Track operations staff.

Moore will also leverage NCAT’s collective capabilities to present research proposals to potential clients to secure sponsor funding for future test track research.

“I am thrilled and honored to have this opportunity,” said Moore. “We have an incredible team at NCAT and I am very excited to continue working alongside them in this new role.”

Moore obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University and served as a co-op student and graduate research/teaching assistant at NCAT during his time there. He joined NCAT as an engineer in 2017 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in civil engineering at Auburn. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama. Moore's academic and practical experience make him an asset in NCAT's research efforts.

“Moore has an outstanding exceptional technical background, along with a strong work ethic, humility and enthusiasm, all of which are essential for this role,” said NCAT Director Randy West. “We look forward to witnessing the expansion of the test track research program under his leadership as he steers our efforts toward an exciting future of research excellence.”

Established in 1986 through a collaboration between Auburn University and the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Research and Education Foundation, NCAT was founded to address the needs of maintaining America's pavement infrastructure through practical research and development initiatives. The center’s mission is to provide innovative, relevant and implementable research, technology development and education that advances safe, durable and sustainable asphalt pavements.

The NCAT Test Track is national research proving ground for asphalt pavements. Highway agencies and industry sponsors fund research on the 1.7-mile oval in 200-foot test sections. This real-world laboratory allows for cutting-edge experimentation while avoiding the risk of failure on actual roadways. Read more about test track research on NCAT’s website.

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