About Us

ABOUT ROWAN CREATEs

Welcome to the Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs) of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University. CREATEs, housed in the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University’s West Campus, is the only academic institution in the northeast region of the United States that has the facilities to conduct state-of-the-art accelerated pavement testing.

Our goal is to conduct cutting edge, applied, and readily implementable research in transportation engineering. We seek to ensure a diverse working environment that educates and trains the next generation of professionals, and enhances the skill sets of the current workforce that can meet the engineering demands of the 21st century.

OUR FACILITIES

These facilities include a fully instrumented accelerated pavement testing facility (RUAPTF) and a Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) that allows for applying accelerated loading that simulates 20 years of traffic in as few as 3 to 6 months, and an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) accredited laboratory (RUCOM).

The Rowan University Construction Materials Laboratory (RUCOM) and Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility (RUAPTF) creates a unique research capability within the State of New Jersey as CREATEs is the only academic institution in the Northeastern region of the United States with such resources dedicated to highway, construction and transportation research. This in turn will bridge the gap between experimental/computational research and field performance.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to find innovative solutions to current and future challenges related to pavement materials and transportation engineering. These solutions will benefit, among others, the pavement and construction materials industry, local and state agencies across the nation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Research Projects

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Accelerated Pavement Testing

Our facilities include a fully instrumented accelerated pavement testing facility (RUAPTF) and a Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) that allows for applying accelerated loading that simulates 20 years of traffic in as few as 3 to 6 months.

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Construction Materials Laboratory

The Rowan University Construction Materials Laboratory (RUCOM) is based at Rowan University’s South Jersey Technology Park. It is currently AASHTO accredited for asphalt binder and hot mix asphalt. The laboratory devotes its time to research projects and industrial projects.

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Our Staff

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Fellowships

The goal of the CREATEs Fellowship Program is to provide hands-on experience to undergraduate students in construction materials at the CREATEs facility.

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News & Events

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CREATEs in the Media

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