Bill Buttlar

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Civil engineering team takes best poster award at TRB annual meeting

A Mizzou civil engineering team took a best paper award at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January.

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Buttlar gives keynote at International Data Science for Pavements Symposium

A civil engineering professor gave the keynote address around using big data to inform transportation decisions.

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Buttlar furthers work to add plastic wastes to asphalt mixtures

Mizzou Engineering’s Bill Buttlar and partners from Dow are looking at ways to incorporate plastic waste streams into asphalt mixtures.

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Civil engineers use artificial intelligence to classify pavement cracks

Traffic engineers could have a smarter way of identifying asphalt problems and prioritizing pavement projects, thanks to research from Mizzou Engineering.

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Researchers study effectiveness of rumble strips in work zones

Mizzou Engineers are helping state transportation officials investigate the effectiveness of temporary rumble strips in work zones.

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‘Driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

Mizzou Engineers have teamed up with the state and industry partners to test mixing plastic waste into asphalt pavement mixtures for possible use on American roadways and bridges.

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Locally Made Shields Protect MU Health Care Workers

In April, a volunteer group led by University of Missouri College of Engineering professor Kevin Gillis, DSc, met with MU Health Care leaders. The goal was to figure out the best ways to harness the talent of a cross-campus team of problem-solvers to make medical equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A ‘Corny’ Solution to Help Fight the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Inside the Mizzou Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, Bill Buttlar normally leads a research team developing innovative ways to build better roads and stronger bridges. However, he’s recently converted his lab to also produce an ethanol-based hand sanitizer for use during the COVID-19 pandemic to help with the increase in demand for the product.

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Get smart: Phones collect critical road surface data

Your smartphone can already make video calls, play games with someone across the globe and track how well you sleep, how many steps you walk and how long your ride will take to get to you. What if smartphones could tell your department of transportation the quality of the roads you drive on?