Outreach and Dissemination

Outreach Activities

SUP&R ITN involves a series of outreach activities for public audiences around Europe. These activities, are carried out by the SUP&R ITN fellows and supported by coordination at UNOTT. Work Package 6 (WP6) coordinates the communication between the scientific community and the general public to convey the importance of and increase the awareness of sustainability in road and rail infrastructure. Here are the outreach activities (updated regularly):

  • Outreach Training
  1. 2015 Jan – Nottingham UK – Outreach Training

To prepare for outreach activities, all fellows attended the course Public Understanding of Science – Communication Skills for Researchers at University of Nottingham. This training gave the fellows skills to work with young people and helped them prepare hands-on activities” they can use to communicate their research to non specialists.

  • Workshop Days
  1. 2015 Jan – Nottingham UK – Outreach Training
  2. 2015 Jan – Nottingham UK – Workshop Day

The fellows work directly at schools, where the effectively become “Marie Curie Ambassadors.”

  • SUP&R ITN Open Days
  1. 2015 Sep – Palermo IT – Open Day
  2. 2016 Feb – Granada ES – Open Day to Industry

During training weeks for the fellows, the public and other entities (like industry) are invited to an open day. These have been held in the different countries of the host institutions.

  • Multimedia Releases

SUP&R ITN fellows have produced videos to introduce their research to the world. To find all the videos easily, visit the SUP&R ITN Youtube channel where you can find playlist for:

Introduction to Road Pavement Projects

Introduction to Railways Projects

Visit the SUP&R ITN Youtube channel for more videos on project process.

Dissemination Activities

It is also important that SUP&R ITN fellows disseminate their research to the scientific community. Therefore, they continually present at scientific conferences and symposiums as well as other industry-related meetings. Below is a complete list of dissemination activities:

MARCH TRA 2014, Paris FR Davide Lo Presti
FEBRUARY Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool GB. The International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology | H. Lacalle Jiménez, J. Tuck | “Laboratory trials of cold recycled foamed bitumen asphalt, Raf Waddington”  ESR1
APRIL Road Materials and Pavement Design | A. Jiménez del Barco Carrión, D. Lo Presti & G.D. Airey | “Binder design of high RAP content hot and warm asphalt mixture wearing courses” ESR2
APRIL Stephenson Conference Research for Railways, London GB | “Determination of vertical alignment of track using accelerometer readings” ESR10
MAY ECCOMAS COMPDYN 2015, Crete, GR | “Drive-by structural health monitoring of railway bridges using train mounted accelerometers”  ESR10
JUNE EATA 2015, Stockholm SE | Title ESR2
JULY Railway Engineering 2015, Edinburgh GB | “Laboratory simulation of field loading condition and maintenance operations” ESR7
JULY Railway Engineering 2015, Edinburgh GB | Title ESR8
OCTOBER RILEM SIB Young Researchers Workshop, Ancona IT  | M. Perez Martinez | “Towards the durability study of warm mix asphalt containing reclaimed asphalt pavement” ESR3
OCTOBER RILEM SIB, Ancona IT | M. Perez-Martinez, P. Marsac, T. Gabet, E. Chailleux | “Prediction of the mechanical properties of aged asphalt mixes from FTIR measurements” ESR3
NOVEMBER XXV Road World Congress, Seoul South Korea | M. Perez-Martinez, P. Marsac, T. Gabet, M. Lopes, S. Pouget, F. Hammoum | “Durability Analysis Of Different Warm Mix Asphalt Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement” ESR3
NOVEMBER Journal | N. Colinas-Armijo, M. Di Paola and F. P. Pinnola | “Fractional characteristic times and dissipated energy in fractional linear viscoelasticity” ESR9
JANUARY TRB 2016 AFD001 Subcommitee on “Sustainable Pavements”, Washington DC USA  Davide Lo Presti
MARCH Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit  | P. Quirke, D. Cantero, E.J. O’Brien,  C. Bowe |  “Drive-by detection of railway track stiffness variation using in-service vehicles”  ESR10
APRIL International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Cagliari IT | “Using PUMA test to predict performance of stabilised ballasted trackbed” ESR7
MAY SETAC 2016, Nantes FR | “Using LCA for Comprehensive Sustainability Assessment” ER1
MAY ASEFMA, Madrid ES | J.M. Lizarraga Lopez |  “Field investigation of an urban pavement rehabilitation using Half-Warm Recycled Asphalt Mixes, with bitumen emulsion, containing high and total contents of RAP” ESR6
MAY International Conference on Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Paris FR | N. Colinas-Armijo, G. Cottone, M. Di Paola |
“Viescoelastic modeling by Katugampola fractional derivative”
JUNE Interroute & Ville 2016, Versaille FR Paul Marsac
JUNE Euroasphalt & Eurobitume Congress, Prague CZ | H. Lacalle Jiménez, J.P. Edwards, N.H. Thom |  “Comparison between laboratory results for cold recycled bound materials and DBM50 used in airfield pavements”  ESR1
JUNE Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress, Prague CZ | M. Perez-Martinez, P. Marsac, A. Themeli, E. Chailleux, M. Lopes, T. Gabet, F. Hammoum | “Long term properties assessment of HMA and WMA with RAP through the apparent molecular weight distribution variation of the binder” ESR3
JUNE RILEM MCD, Nantes FR | M. Perez-Martinez, P. Marsac, M. de Mesquita Lopes, T. Gabet, S. Pouget, F. Hammoum | “Effects of Ageing on Warm Mix Asphalts with High Rates of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement” ESR3
JUNE Construction and Building Materials | G. D’Angelo, N. Thom, D. Lo Presti | “Bitumen stabilised ballast, a potential solution for railway trackbed” ESR7
JUNE Stochastic Mechanics Conference, Capri IT | N. Colinas-Armijo, M. Di Paola | “On the influence of stochastic train speed variation in the mechanical behaviour of fractional viscoelastic rail track ballast” ESR9
JUNE TOP Conference, Ischia IT | D. Badagliacco, N. Colinas-Armijo, M. Di Paola, A. Valenza | “Evaluation of the temperature effect on the fractional linear viscoelastic model for an epoxy resin” ESR9


SUP&R ITN Annual Dissemination Events

Every year the SUP&R ITN programme  has an annual dissemination event. This is a group talk that has been given at:

The final outreach event will be the SUP&R ITN Symposium in 2017. This event will be an occasion to share the achievements of the entire consortium to the scientific community and to the general public. For that event, the consortium will premier the SUP&R ITN movie. The illustrated film will present the sustainability aspects of the studied technologies for a wide audience. This movie will represent a high quality educational resource to everyone from teachers to business to community leaders.