Professor Arijit Bose
, of the URI Department of Chemical Engineering, was selected as the 2011 URITC Researcher of the Year. Bose has worked on many transportation- related research projects over the years, including developing a method to quantify asphalt-rock adhesion, working on inorganic composite nano materials for solar cell applications, and more recently, on self-healing concrete.
Dr. James Kroes
and Dr. Yuwen Chen
were named the 2010 Co-researchers of the Year by the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center.
The hard work that Kroes and Chen put into the study led directly to the $22.3 million Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.
was selected by the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center as its 2009 Researcher of the Year. Baxter is an associate professor in URI’s Ocean, Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments. He has worked for the University for 10 years.
Dr. Michael L. Greenfield
was named the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center's 2008 Researcher of the Year. Baxter is an associate professor in URI’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The award was in recognition of Greenfield’s URITC-funded projects and their resulting publications and presentations. His most recent URITC-sponsored research project is “Simulation, Modeling and Interpretation of Asphalt Rheology.”