August 17 Welcoming Remarks

Dr. João Merighi is the President of International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTi) and founder/technical director of Latersolo Engineering and Services in Brazil, South America and Africa. in Brazil. He received Dr. C., Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo University and has been a professor at Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Sao Paulo (IFSP). He plans to develop technologies for the underdeveloped regions (84%) of the world, where the economic indicators are not favorable for investment in pavements for roads and airports.

Dr. Brennon Morioka is the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Morioka is a licensed civil engineer in Hawai‘i and California. He was General Manager for Electrification of Transportation at Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Director for the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT), and Deputy Executive Director for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). He was Vice President and Area Manager for CH2M HILL in the Honolulu Office and the Executive Vice President of Shioi Construction. Dr. Morioka received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Mr. Jeb S. Tingle is a Senior Scientific Technical Manager and Program Manager in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mr. Tingle is responsible for developing, planning and conducting complex civil engineering research in the field of airfields and pavements. Mr. Tingle manages and provides direct technical oversight of an annual reimbursable research budget averaging $20M per year over the last ten years.

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