Area of Expertise:

Pavement materials; Pavement design; Bitumen rheology; Mechanical and durability assessment of transportation materials; Recycling and sustainability of road materials


He is Professor of Pavement Engineering Materials and Director of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) at University of Nottingham. He is a Director on the Board of the International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP) and a member of the ISAP Executive Committee. He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering and is involved in various RILEM technical committees. Professor Airey is an invited member of the Advisory Board for the Danish Strategic Research Council 2 million EUR Cooee Research Project.

Gordon Airey is currently the PI at the University of Nottingham on the FP7 Re-Road (End of life strategies of asphalt pavements, 2009-2012) project and previously acted as PI on the FP7 ASSET-ROAD (Advanced safety and driver support in essential road transport, 2007-2011) project. He is the PI at the University of Nottingham on the Marie Curie ITN TEAM (Training in European Asset Management, 2009-2013). Prof. Airey has supervised 20 PhDs to completion, and published 90 journal and 100 conference papers.

Selected Research Outputs:

  • Airey, G.D., Wilmot, J., Grenfell, J.R.A., Irvine, D.J., Barker, I.A. and El Harfi, J. (2011), “Rheology of polyacrylate binders produced via catalytic chain transfer polymerization as an alternative to bitumen in road pavement materials”, European Polymer Journal, 47:1300-1314. [DOI]
  • Rahman, M.M., Airey, G.D. and Collop, A.C. (2010), “Moisture susceptibility of high and low compaction dry process crumb rubber-modified asphalt mixtures”, Transportation Research Record, 2180, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C., 121-129. [DOI]
  • Airey, G.D., Hunter, A.E. and Collop, A.C. (2008), “The effect of asphalt mixture gradation and compaction energy on aggregate degradation”, Construction and Building Materials, 22(5):972-980. [DOI]