Ben Moins is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of construction engineering (EMIB research group) under supervision of prof. Amaryllis Audenaert en prof. Wim Van den bergh.
In 2019 he finished his MSc in industrial engineering: construction with a master thesis in the field of road and pavement engineering. The master thesis was titled 'Use of polymer modified asphalt binders for dense graded wearing courses under high traffic loads' and was part of a project with Port of Antwerp.
After his master he started as a researcher at the Road Research Engineering Section of the EMIB research group under supervision of prof. Wim Van den bergh. During his research, he was part of the REjuveBIT project.
After 9 months he started as a Ph.D. fellow, supporting a practical course using Finite Elements Method in the master year. Besides his educational task, he works on his PhD research in the field of road engineering which focuses on an economical and environmental analysis of the optimalisation of the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in new bituminous mixtures. Since then, he is part of the Sustainability Assessment reserach group under supervision of prof. Amaryllis Audenaert.
The doctoral research is titled:
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC): A sustainable model for the optimalisation of the reuse of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in Flemisch road construction.