Recently, Dr. Buttlar was named the Glen Barton Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), where he oversees the Missouri Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL) on the ‘Mizzou’ campus. For the past 20 years, Dr. Buttlar served as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and held the title of Narbey Khachaturian Endowed Faculty Scholar and Associate Dean. He has over 200 publications in the area of asphalt materials and pavements and over 50 invited presentations and keynote lectures. Dr. Buttlar is the chair of RILEM TC-MCD, is an Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT). He is a founding member of City Digital at U+ILabs in Chicago, Illinois, and provides leadership in smart infrastructure initiatives at the center.

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