Punyaslok Rath - Mizzou Engineering

Punyaslok Rath

Punyaslok Rath

Assistant Research Professor

E3512 Lafferre Hall

Email: prath@mail.missouri.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Punyaslok Rath (Punya) is an assistant research professor 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 from the University of Missouri
MS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Technical Focus

Asphalt binder/mixture characterization

Asphalt material innovation

Recycling in asphalt materials

Rubber-modification of asphalt pavements

Sustainable pavements


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