Pawel Polaczyk - Biographical note - Bridge of Knowledge


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dr inż. Pawel Polaczyk


  • Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University


Dr. Pawel Polaczyk is a scholar in civil engineering and a civil engineering practitioner in pavement engineering. Dr. Polaczyk is originally from Warsaw, Poland, where he received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation from Warsaw University of Technology. His Master`s and Doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnology and Materials Engineering are from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His professional career includes over 15 years of experience in transportation and pavement engineering with academia, industry, and government agencies. Before joining Texas Tech, Dr. Polaczyk oversaw the Research Office at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) as a supervisor. During his career, he worked as a road and pavement designer, resident engineer, and superintendent in Poland and Guatemala’s road construction field and as a Postdoc and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research is focused on infrastructural materials and pavement engineering (asphalt, asphalt mixtures, pavement design, testing and evaluation, and pavement maintenance), and he worked on research projects sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles on infrastructure materials and has served as a reviewer for over 400 articles in different journals. Dr. Polaczyk is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AKC 60 Standing Committee on Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) D0972 project panel member.

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