Citing his expertise, innovation and quality of research, managers within the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have honored Tom Scullion of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) with a new award from the department: Researcher Award of Excellence.
Scullion, a senior research engineer and manager of TTI’s Flexible Pavement Program, is renowned for his work in pavement rehabilitation, overlay design, non-destructive testing, and the development and implementation of new technologies for construction quality control. He has worked extensively with TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office (RTI), with many of his innovations becoming part of TxDOT pavement design guidelines and construction specifications.
“This new Researcher Recognition Award is a way for us to acknowledge the great work Mr. Scullion has done with us over the years,” TxDOT’s Rocio Perez, RTI section director, says. “It is clear he is passionate about what he does, and that is very evident when mentoring and training University and TxDOT staff.”
Scullion has been instrumental in developing cost-saving thin overlay designs and has helped TxDOT create 10-year rehabilitation plans for many of the major highway corridors in Texas.