PEDRO ROMERO portrait
  • Associate Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin

Publications

  • Han, D & Kim, X., Kim, Y (2020). Performance Assessment of Repair Material for Deteriorated Concrete Slabs Using Chemically Bonded Cement. Elsevier. Vol. 237. Published, 03/01/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117468
  • Gao Yang & Hongliang Zhanga, Feng Lai (2019). Unsaturated polyester resin concrete: A review. Elsevier. Vol. 228. Published, 12/15/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116709
  • Abu Sufian Mohammad Asib & Faranarz Safazadeh (2019). An equivalence between methods of aging for determining the low-temperature performance of hot-mix asphalt concrete mixtures containing reclaimed asphalt pavement. Elsevier. Vol. 223, 198-209. Published, 10/30/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.06.204
  • Mora, E. & Gonzalez, G., and Castellon, E. (2019). Control of Water Absorption in Concrete Materials with Hybrid Hydrophoic Silica Particles. Elsevier. Vol. 221, 210-218. Published, 10/15/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.06.086
  • Mogawer, W & Austerman, A., Stuart, K, and Zhou, F (2019). Balance Mix Design Sensitivity to Production Tolerance Limits and Binder Source. Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist. Published, 05/15/2019.
  • Gong, X, Pedro Romero, Z. Dong & Y. Li (2017). “Investigation on The Low Temperature Property of Asphalt Fine Aggregate Matrix and Asphalt Mixture Including the Environmental Factors. Elsevier. Vol. 156, 56-62. Published, 12/01/2017.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Li, Y., Romero, P., Sudbury, D., and Allen, C.: “Repeatability and Reproducibility of Low-Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Bending Beam Rheometer.” Proceedings ASCE 16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Salt Lake City, UT. ISBN (PDF): 978-0-7844-7931-5, Salt Lake City, UT. W.S. Guthrie, ed. Pp 217-228 (July, 2015). Published, 07/15/2015.
  • Sudbury, D., Romero, P., Li, Y., and Gong, X.: “Evaluating the Effect of Air Voids and Binder Content in Cold Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Bending Beam Rheometer.” Proceedings ASCE 16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Salt Lake City, UT. ISBN (PDF): 978-0-7844-7931-5, Salt Lake City, UT. W.S. Guthrie, ed. Pp 229-240 (July, 2015). Published, 07/15/2015.
  • Vrtis, M. and Romero, P.: “Creating a Performance-Based Asphalt Mix Design to Incorporate Oil Sands.” Paper #90, Proceedings ASCE/T&DI International Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future, Miami, FL. ISBN (PDF): 978-0-7844-7921-6. Harvey, J, and Chou, K., Eds. Pp 53-61 (June, 2015). Published, 06/15/2015.
  • 1. Jones, Z. and Romero,P.: “Development of Low-Temperature Performance Specifications for Asphalt Mixtures using the Bending Beam Rheometer.” Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor Francis Online ISSN 2164-7402 (April 2014). Published, 04/01/2014.
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P.: “Characterizing the Low-Temperature Viscoelastic Behavior of Asphalt Mixtures: A Comparative Study.” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology. ISSN 1996-6834. Vol 6 No. 5. Pp. 479-487 (Sep. 2013). Published, 09/2013.
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Using Linear Viscoelastic Modeling to Evaluate the Low Temperature Properties of Asphalt Mixtures Prepared with Aggregates of Different Sizes.” Paper ACEM-2012-0040.R1. ASTM’s Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Vol. 2, No 1. Pp. 122 – 139 (2013). Published, 09/2013.
  • Clendennen, C., and Romero, P.: “Evaluating the Representative Volume Element of Asphalt Concrete Mixture Beams for Testing in the Bending Beam Rheometer.” Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Infrastructure Materials, N. Kringos, B. Birgisson, D. Frost, and L. Wang, Eds. Stockholm, Sweden ISBN 978-94-007-6877-2. Pp. 13-30 (10-12 June, 2013). Published, 06/2013.
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P.: “Evaluating the Removal Performance and Friction Characteristics of Runway Contaminants.” Journal of Airport Management, Vol. 7, No. 2. Henry Stewart Publications. ISSN1750-1938. Pp 195-210 (Spring, 2013). Published, 05/2013.
  • 1. Roberts, L., Romero, P., VanFrank, K., and Ferrin, R.: “Evaluation of the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT): Utah Experience.” Paper 12-1793, Journal of the Transportation Research Record No. 2296, Washington, D.C. Pp69-79 (2012). Published, 11/2012.
    http://www.trb.org
  • 1. Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Asphalt Mixture Beams Used in Bending Beam Rheometer for Quality Control” paper 12-1273 Journal of The Transportation Research Board, No 2268, Washington, D.C. Pp. 92-97 (2012). Published, 09/2012.
    http://www.trb.org
  • 1. Burian, S.J. and Romero, P.: "Engineering study abroad program on sustainable infrastructure combining engineering and non-engineering students." American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceedings, 10-13 June, 2012, San Antonio, TX, USA. (June 2012). Published, 06/2012.
    http://www.asee.org
  • 1. Ho,C.H. and Romero, P.: “Alternative Function to Represent Relaxation Modulus of Viscoelastic Materials.” Paper MTENG-687R2. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. Vol 23, No. 2, Pp. 152-158 (February 2012). Published, 02/2012.
    http://asce.org
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Using Asphalt Mixture Beams in the Bending Beam Rheometer.” International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Lavoisier ISSN 1468-0629, Volume 12 – No2/2011, Pp 293-314 (2011). Published, 06/2011.
  • Charmot, S. and Romero, P: “Assessment of Fracture Parameters to Predict Field Cracking Performance of Cold In-Place Recycling Mixtures.” Paper 10-1773. Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2155. Pp. 34-42 (2010). Published, 06/01/2010.
  • Pantelides, C.P., Romero, P., and Reaveley, L.D.: “Rehabilitation of Splice Connections of Wood Trusses with FRP Composites.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials. Volume 24, Issue 1. Pp. 37-45. (Jan 2010). Published, 01/01/2010.
  • 1. Pantelides, C.P., Romero, P., and Reaveley, L.D.: “Rehabilitation of Splice Connections of Wood Trusses with FRP Composites.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials. Volume 24, Issue 1. Pp. 37-45. (Jan 2010). Published, 01/2010.
    http://www.asce.org
  • 1. Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Increased Airport Operation Safety Based on Enhanced Airport Pavement Markings.” Journal of Airport Management, Volume 4 Number 1 October – December 2009. A Henry Steward Publication ISSN 1750-1938, Pp. 72 – 88 (2009). Published, 12/2009.
  • 1. Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Predicting Low Design Temperatures Of Asphalt Pavements In Dry Freeze Regions Using Solar Radiation, Transient Heat Transfer, and Finite Element Method” paper 09-1544 Journal of The Transportation Research Board, No 2127, Washington, D.C. Pp. 60-71 (2009). Published, 10/2009.
    http://www.trb.org
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Increased Airport Operation Safety Based on Enhanced Airport Pavement Markings.” Journal of Airport Management, Volume 4 Number 1 October – December 2009. A Henry Steward Publication ISSN 1750-1938, Pp. 72 – 88 (2009). Published, 2009.
  • Ho, C.H. and Romero, P: “Predicting Low Design Temperatures Of Asphalt Pavements In Dry Freeze Regions Using Solar Radiation, Transient Heat Transfer, And Finite Element Method” Paper 09-1544 Journal of The Transportation Research Board, No 2127, Washington, D.C. Pp. 60-71 (2009). Published, 2009.
  • Charmot, S. and Romero, P: “Fracture Energy Evaluation of Cold In-Place Recycling Mixtures.” Advanced Testing and Characterization of Bituminous Material (ATCBM09), Loizos, Parti, Scarpas, and Al-Qadi, Eds. ISBN 978-0-415-55854-9 Pp. 1123-1130 (May 2009). Published, 2009.
  • Ho, C.H., and Romero, P: “GIS-Based Applications in Airfield Infrastructure System Management and Maintenance.” Paper 08-0902 Journal of the Transportation Research Board No 2052, Washington, D.C. Pp 100-109 (2008). Published, 2008.
    http://www.trb.org

Research Statement

I am in the field of Construction Materials where changes are occurring rapidly and where those changes have a direct effect on the quality of life. More specifically, my research is aimed at extending the life and improving the performance of materials that make up our infrastructure (e.g., highways, bridges, buildings, etc.). This area of research is challenging since it not only requires knowledge of advance technology, but also knowledge of local construction practices. It also requires cooperation between owners -usually a government agency-, builders, and the public

Research Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Pavements
  • Materials, Engineering Properties
  • Asphalt

Presentations

  • Transportation Research Board. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/07/2021.
  • International Conference on Pavement Sustainability Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/22/2020.
  • TRB Presentation. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/08/2020.
  • Transportation Researech Board. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/15/2019.
  • Performance Testing, Where are we? 2016 Utah Asphalt Conference. Sponsored by Utah Asphalt Paving Association. Other, Presented, 02/26/2016.
    http://www.utahasphalt.org/uapa-events/Asphalt-Con...
  • Li, Y., Sudbury, D., and Romero, P.: “Use of the Bending Beam Rheometer as a Low-Temperature Performance Tests for Asphalt Mixtures.” Paper 16-4994. 2016 Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington DC. (2016). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/11/2016.
    http://www.trb.org/Main/Home.aspx
  • Gong, X., Dong, Z., Romero, P., Sudbury, D.:”Effect of Free-Thaw Cycles on Asphalt Fine Aggregate Matrix Utilizing Bending Beam Rheometer.” Paper 16-3035. 2016 Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington DC. (2016). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/11/2016.
    http://www.trb.org/Main/Home.aspx
  • Sustainability in Pavement Materials. 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/12/2015.
    http://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-meet...
  • Low Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures. 2015 Utah Asphalt Conference. Sponsored by Utah Asphalt Paving Association. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2015.
    http://www.utahasphalt.org/uapa-events/2015-Asphal...
  • Low Temperature Testing of Asphalt Mixtures using the BBR. Presentation to the FHWA Superpave Expert Task Group. Baton Rouge, LA (Van Frank). Other, Presented, 09/16/2014.
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/asphalt/etg.cfm
  • What is Ahead for UDOT & Industry 2014 Utah Asphalt Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/26/2014.
    http://www.utahasphalt.org/
  • Clendennen, C., and Romero, P.: “Evaluating the Representative Volume Element of Asphalt Concrete Mixture Beams for Testing in the Bending Beam Rheometer.” Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Infrastructure Materials, N. Kringos, B. Birgisson, D. Frost, and L. Wang, Eds. Stockholm, Sweden ISBN 978-94-007-6877-2. Pp. 13-30 (10-12 June, 2013). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/10/2013.
  • Superpave and Marshall Mix Design. 2013 Utah Asphalt Conference, Sandy, UT (Mar 2013). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Advances in Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design. 2012 Utah Asphalt Pavement Conference, Sandy, UT. (Mar 2012). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Use of Tar Sands in Asphalt Pavements. Other, Presented, 03/2012.
    http://www.utahasphalt.org/UAPA-Events/Asphalt-Con...
  • Use of Tar Sands in Asphalt Pavements - 2011 Utah Asphalt Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
    http://www.utahltap.org/conferences/uac/
  • Analysis of Variability of the Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Mixtures Obtained using the Asphalt Mixtures Performance Tester (AMPT). Presentation to the Utah Department of Transportation Regional Materials Engineers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Asphalt Mixture Performance Testing; Superpave Requirements and UDOT's Response. By Pedro Romero and Kevin VanFrank. 2010 Utah DOT Engineering Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/15/2010.
  • Evaluation of the Bending Beam Rheometer for Asphalt Mixtures. Presentation to the Utah Department of Transportation Regional Materials Engineers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/05/2010.
  • Asphalt Mixture and Superpave Fundamental. 2010 Utah Asphalt Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/22/2010.
  • Romero, P., VanFrank, K., and Nielson, J.: Effect of Temperature on the Moisture Susceptibility of Hot-Mix Asphalt. Presented at teh 45th Petersen Asphalt Conference. Jul 2008. Other, Presented, 07/16/2008.
    http://www.petersenasphaltconference.org/
  • Marshall and Superpave Mix Design Procedures, presented at the 2008 Utah Asphalt Conference. Sandy UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/19/2008.
    http://www.utahltap.org/Services/Workshops/asphalt...
  • Pavement Density; Why, When, and How, A history of Non-nuclear gauges. Presentation at the Idaho Roadbuilders Clinic. Cour D'Alene, ID. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/04/2008.
    http://www.lhtac.org/latest_news/Latest_News.html
  • Charmot, S. and Romero, P: “Fracture Energy Evaluation of Cold In-Place Recycling Mixtures.” Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 7th International RILEM Symposium on Advanced Testing and Characterization of Bituminous Material (ATCBM09) May 27-29, 2009. Rhodes, Greece, (Publication Pending). Conference Paper, Other, 2008.
    http://www.rilem.net/
  • Asphalt Mixture and Superpave Fundamentals, presented at the 2008 UDOT Conference, Sandy UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
    http://www.dot.state.ut.us/main/f?p=100:1:14857730...

Research Groups

  • Xiangbing Gong, Visiting Student. Harbin Institute of Technology. 10/01/2014 - 10/15/2016. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Chinese Scholar Council.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • French, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Central America
    Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • Europe
  • Northern America
  • Republic of Korea
    Utah Asia Campus, Dankook University.
  • South America