Dr. George K. Chang, President and Executive Steering Committee of IICTG
Director of Research, The Transtec Group
Address: 6111 Balcones Drive, Austin, Texas USA
Dr. George Chang is recognized as the world expert on pavement smoothness and intelligent compaction technologies. His research, teaching, specification development, and software tools have helped make significant technology advancements in the above fields. The websites he develops and maintains, Profile Viewing and Analysis – ProVAL (www.RoadProfile.com), Intelligent Compaction – IC (www.IntelligentCompaction.com), and Intelligent Construction (www.IICTG.org), have evolved into the one-stop shop for pavement smoothness and intelligent compaction/construction. He has been leading the US national deployment effort of intelligent compaction with the FHWA since 2007.
Dr. Chang has been the Principal Investigator for numerous projects that enhance pavement materials/structure design and analysis, pavement surface characteristics (smoothness/texture/noise), intelligent compaction for soils and asphalt pavement construction, etc. Examples of these projects include: FHWA ProVAL Support, HIPERPAV, Concrete Mixture Optimization (COMPASS), Pavement Surface Enhancements, TPF/EDC Intelligent Compaction and Veta software, and Intelligent Construction Systems and Technologies (ICST). Dr. Chang has also developed and edited many ASTM and AASHTO standards. The above software tools and standards have been used by industry around the world. Recognized for his energetic, lively teaching style, Dr. Chang delivers pavement smoothness and intelligent compaction related workshops around world.
Dr. Chang has been the chairman for the International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG), Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG), TRB AFD90 Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction committee, and ASTM E17.31 Profile Measurement subcommittee. He is a member of the TRB AFH60 Flexible Pavement Construction committee, AFH20 Pavement Rehabilitation committee, AAPT, etc.
Dr. Chang received many awards such as: ASTM Kummer Lecture Award, ASTM Meyer-Horne Outstanding Achievement Award, ASTM Billiard-Stubstad Award; RAI Power List Award to rejuvenate the US infrastructure; NOVA award from Construction Innovation Forum (CIF), Founders’ Award from RPUG; and TRB Emeritus Member of AFD90 committee.
His research work has been featured in over 50 professional publications and 100+ reports.