Punyaslok Rath

Punyaslok Rath

Punyaslok Rath, Research Scientist

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Punyaslok Rath


Punyaslok Rath (Punya) is a research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), where he works at the Missouri Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL). His research focus is on asphalt materials, specifically in asphalt material characterization. Dr. Rath has worked in collaboration with many industry entities (state DOTs, agencies and companies) to promote sustainability through use of recycled materials in asphalt mixtures. He has worked extensively on dry process rubber-modification of asphalt mixtures and is one of the leading experts in the field. In addition, he is a member of number of civil engineering organizations and an active participant in the workings of research committees.


PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Technical Focus

Rubber-modification of asphalt pavements
Sustainable pavements
Asphalt material innovation
Asphalt binder/mixture characterization
Recycling in asphalt materials


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