Ballot for ISAP Leadership

The ballot for election of ISAP Leadership is now available. Full (i.e., voting) ISAP members have the opportunity to vote for members to serve on the ISAP Board of Directors with terms beginning at the close of the ballot continuing through January 2027, a three-year term. There are four candidates on the ballot this year for the Board of Directors to fill two (2) positions:

  • Sandra Erkens, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Gerry Huber, Heritage Research Group, USA
  • Kazuyuki Kubo, Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Japan
  • Marco Pasetto, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. dr. ir. Sandra Erkens

Professor Sandra Erkens holds the Chair of Pavement Engineering Practice at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands since 2013. Besides this position, she is the Principal Specialist Pavement Materials and Structures at Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch highway authority.

After obtaining her PhD on the determination, modelling and prediction of Asphalt Concrete Response (ACRe), Sandra developed into an internationally acknowledged expert in pavement materials and structures in general and asphalt concrete in particular. She has coordinated the cooperation of research organizations, among others as a member of the FEHRL (Forum for European Highway Research Laboratories) executive committee and as Program Team member for InfraQuest, the cooperation between Rijkswaterstaat, TU Delft and TNO building in the Netherlands.

Prof Erkens is a member of national and international groups involved in developing technical requirements for pavement materials and in several (inter)national organizations for the dissemination of research. These include the ISAP technical committee on Constitutive Modelling of Asphalt Concrete, the organization committee of the two yearly Dutch conference on Infrastructure (CROW-infradagen) and the organizing committee of the 4th International Chinese European Worskshop on Functional Pavement Design. She has been involved in road engineering research since 1997, has published nearly two hundred papers and articles on her work and is a regular reviewer for conferences and journals on the topic.

Gerald (Gerry) Huber

Gerry Huber is originally from Saskatchewan. Mr Huber obtained a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and worked at Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation for 10 years in construction supervision, project design and finally as bituminous engineer. He obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Texas specializing in asphalt mixture properties then joined the Asphalt Institute for five years where he helped advance mix design technology including changes to MS-2, the manual of “Mix Design Methods for Asphalt Concrete” and was involved in the Strategic Highway Research Program working on the technical coordination team responsible for developing Superpave.

Since 1992 he works for the Heritage Research Group, a private asphalt research office based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been actively involved in implementation activities of Superpave and other new asphalt technologies including Stone Matrix Asphalt, Porous Asphalt and hot mix asphalt warranties.

Kazuyuki Kubo

Kazuyuki Kubo is a Vise-President of Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), which is the largest public research institute for civil engineering in Japan. He has been a pavement engineer in PWRI for more than quarter century, and has been in charge of pavement technologies in Japan. He was a main staff for ISAP NAGOYA 2010, and also promoted joint event between ISAP and REAAA (Road Engineers’ Association in Asia and Australasia) in 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was also in charge of ISAP APE (Asphalt Pavement & Environment Symposium 2017 in Tokyo as a main member. He has been a member of Pavement Committee in Japan since 1990, and has been in charge of almost all technical standards in Japan. His research field covers almost whole pavement matters, and especially, porous asphalt pavement technology and asphalt concrete recycling are his highlights. Now asphalt concrete recycling ratio has become almost 100% in Japan, and about 80% of expressways are paved by porous asphalt concrete.


Marco PASETTO is a Professor of “Road, Railway and Airport Engineering” (since 2002) in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Eng. at the University of Padova, where he started his activity in 1990 as Assistant Professor. He earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the same University in 1987. He is a licensed Professional Engineer since the same year.

From 1990 on, Marco carried out research and teaching activities at the University of Padova, where he was: Head of the Road Research laboratory (1994-today), Member of the Scientific Committee of Engineering and Architecture Area (till 2012), Head of the Engineering Centre (2014-2017), delegate of the University of Padova in the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe – ACARE (since 2022), President in M.S. CE graduation sessions (2000-today), Supervising professor or more than 300 students’ theses (Bachelor and Master degree, PhD).

Since 2017 he is director of the 2nd Level Post Graduate Master course on “Planning, design, construction and management of airport infrastructures”, and, after 2022, director of the 2nd Level Post Graduate Master course on “Safety and Emergency Logistics”, managed with the Italian Ministry of Defense.

He organized the 2001 (Verona) and 2003 (Verona) SIIV (Italian Society of Road Infrastructures) Italian Road Congress; SIIV international Summer School on Innovative materials for road construction (2013, Montegrotto Terme); the International ISAP Symposium (APE) in 2019; 3 international Workshops on “Reuse of marginal materials in Road Construction” (patronized by ISAP).

He is member of ISAP since 1992, and was chairman of the TC APE WG6 “By-products & Secondary Materials Recycling in Asphalt Pavements” (2013-2017). He is also member of RILEM, AAPT, ITE, SIIV (President 2013- 2014), AIIT-Italian Society of Traffic and Transport Engineering (Triveneto President since 2023). UNI (Italian Standard Body) Convenor of SC2-WG 3+4 (concrete pavements+unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures and marginal materials), since 2002 and “Italian expert member” of CEN in TC 227 “Road Materials” (WG 4) and TC 154 (SC4 “Aggregates”).

Marco authored over 330 publications in journals, national and international conferences and was involved in more than 100 presentations in conferences, workshops, professional meetings. He is member of the Editorial Board of Road materials and pavement design, Transportation Engineering (from 2019) and other journals. He served as a principle investigator in more than 30 projects. His main research topics concern: characterisation of traditional and innovative road materials, by-products, secondary materials, recycling; influence of functional and structural properties of road pavements on operating costs, comfort and safety of road infrastructures; traffic and noise pollution; innovative solutions for pavement construction, in order to mitigate the Urban Heat Island.