(PRWEB) November 04, 2011
Internationally known pavement innovator and Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Engineer Tom Scullion was honored with a Regents Fellow Service Award by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Nov. 3. The award is the highest honor given by the regents recognizing employees who have made exemplary contributions to their agency and Texans.
With a 31-year career with TTI, Scullion is responsible for numerous pavement-related inventions, designs, procedures and software that have enhanced the safety and performance of highways. His innovations have saved lives and taxpayer dollars by extending pavement life and improving maintenance procedures for highways around the world.
For the last 16 years, Scullion has managed TTI’s Flexible Pavements Program. He worked his way up the ranks from his first position as a research associate in 1980. Among Scullion’s accomplishments:
“Tom Scullion is widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of groundbreaking pavement engineering tools that are used throughout the world,” said TTI Agency Director Dennis Christiansen. “He has made lifesaving and long-lasting contributions to society and is exceptionally deserving of this special recognition.”
Much of Scullion’s work focuses on the rapidly deteriorating roadway system and the limited resources agencies have to make necessary upgrades and repairs. The technologies he has developed are ideally suited for these challenges. As a recognized expert in his field, the Texas Department of Transportation has commissioned Scullion to conduct analysis of its interstate corridors and other major routes.
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