Joseph Rovani
      Conference Director
      phone 1.307.721.2275
      fax 1.307.721.2417

Call for Papers
The Petersen Asphalt Research Conference welcomes presentations of current asphalt research results from fundamental and applied science studies. LCD projector will be available for presenters.

Topics of Interest
Past topics have included:
  • Composition and reactivity of asphalt
  • Composition and physical property relationships
  • Specification, testing and instrumentation
  • Asphalt–aggregate interactions
  • Moisture damage
  • Low-temperature behavior
  • Asphalt modification
  • Synthetic asphalt
  • Predicting asphalt pavement performance
  • Field trials
  • Forensic Studies.

As a way to expand our technical outreach this year, chemistry related presentations will be given the opportunity to be peer-reviewed and published in the Energy & Fuels Journal.

Submission Period
The deadline for submission is May 14, 2018.. We’ll let you know by May 25, 2018 if your presentation is selected for the program. Please don’t forget to register for the conference—submitting an abstract doesn’t automatically register you for the conference.

Your conference abstract will be included with the Petersen Asphalt Research Conference program. We don’t publish papers, but if you want your paper distributed at the conference, provide copies to the registration staff, and they will assist with distribution.

Submitting an Abstract
Your abstract should be a maximum of 200 words and present a clear and concise statement of the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of the research. You may submit your abstract online by filling out the form below and clicking submit buttom at the bottom.

Thank you for submitting an abstract for review for the Petersen Asphalt Research Conference.

Please submit your abstract by downloading and saving the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM to your computer, completing the form and then emailing the form to

Optionally, you can submit the form by downloading and saving it to your computer, completing the form, and then clicking the submit button on the bottom of the form. Be sure that your email is open before clicking the submit button on the form.

You will receive a confirmation email when your abstract is received. If you do not receive a confirmatoin email, please contact


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