Dr. Ozer earned his Bachelor of Science degree (1999) from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and Master of Science degree (2005) from the Northwestern University and PhD (2011) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, each in civil engineering. He joined the non-tenure track faculty of CEE at the University of Illinois since August, 2011 as a Research Assistant Professor. His research is primarily concentrated in the areas of computational fracture mechanics, numerical modeling of pavement response, sustainable pavement systems, use of recycled materials in pavements, rheological and mechanical characterization of asphalt sealants and binders, and wireless sensor networks for monitoring infrastructure’s health. Dr. Ozer currently serves as principal or co-principal investigator of several Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored studies on recycled material characterization and development of sustainable pavement systems. He has also been chairing the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute’s (T&DI) Highway Pavement Committee since 2014.