Dr. Jan Olek is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the North Central Superpave Center (NCSC) at Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1987 and his M.S.C.E. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. Dr. Olek’s research focuses on concrete material and technology, high performance concrete, supplementary cementitious materials, mixture optimization, durability of construction materials and structures, life-cycle modelings, Superpave technology, and tire-pavement noise mitigation.
His awards include being named a Distinguished Alumni of the Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland, receiving the Bength Frieberg Award for Best Paper by a Young Author (co-advised Narayanan Neithalath and Rolando Garcia with Jason Weiss) and International Society for Concrete Pavements, August 2005. He has also been honored as an invited speaker to offer two undergraduate and two graduate workshops at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (“ITESM”), Mexico, April 2006 and to deliver a Superpave Training Course and Workshop for the Pavement Institute in Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China, April 2005.