About RAF

Progressive science.
Sustainable engineering.
Practical applications.

The Rubberized Asphalt Foundation (RAF) is a research foundation dedicated to the science and practical use of recycled tire rubber in asphalt. RAF serves as a comprehensive, expert resource to provide technical knowledge and awareness that will enhance the development and broad use of rubberized asphalt. The foundation is comprised of renowned international experts from academia, government and industry who are leading the scientific development of recycled rubber for asphalt applications.


RAF’s vision is to serve as a global leader of knowledge and a comprehensive resource in all matters relating to rubberized asphalt.


RAF’s mission is to research, enable and communicate the use of recycled tire rubber in asphalt mixtures and related materials.


Board of Directors

George B. Way, P.E., Chairman
Chief Pavement Design Engineer (Retired), Arizona Department of Transportation
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Douglas Carlson
Vice President of Asphalt Products, Liberty Tire Recycling
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Dr. Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
Dr. Kamil Kaloush, P.E.
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University
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Jeff Smith
Asphalt Rubber Expert, International Surfacing Systems
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Dr. Jorge Sousa
Chairman of Consulpav, Portugal
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