The Road Engineering Research Section, founded in 1997 at the former "Hogeschool Antwerpen", has specialized in bitumen- and asphaltresearch for more than 20 years with a focus on recycling and innovation. Nowadays, the research section is affiliated with the University of Antwerp as a part of the EMIB research group.
The Road Engineering Research Section conducts research into innovative technologies for sustainable asphalt pavements, where mechanical durability is related to the environmental impact. By these innovative technologies we mean simulations, digital processes and instruments, materials and new test methods. The research on the recycling of bituminous materials and aging aspects is one of our main focuses.