Bouzid Choubane; Ph.D

Dr. Choubane has been actively involved in developing, improving, implementing, and managing technologies for highway pavements for more than 25 years. He is currently the State Pavement Materials Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for pavement-related work and research programs. He recently served as Interim Director of the FDOT Office of Materials. Before joining FDOT, he was a Research Associate at the National Research Council of Canada directing externally-funded research projects in support of private and public sector clients and agencies.

Dr. Choubane has also been involved in pavements and pavement materials issues at the national and international levels. He serves on a number of committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies, Expert Task Groups as well as on various technical advisory panels and editorial boards. He is past chair of the TRB Committee on Full-Scale Accelerated Pavement Testing and past chair of ASTM International Committee on Pavement Management. He has served as a member of the University of North Florida College of Engineering Advisory Board and is also a Courtesy Professor at the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering of the University of Florida. Dr. Choubane is a recipient of recognition awards, including Outstanding Teaching and President's Recognition awards from the University of Florida, and Meyer-Horne Outstanding Achievement Award from ASTM International. He authored or co-authored over sixty peer-reviewed technical papers and served as the editor for 2 Special Technical Publications.

Dr. Choubane earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.