Partner With Us
The Modified Asphalt Research Center at UW-Madison helps define, address and advance all aspects of modified asphalts. MARC pursues the most pressing and promising research needs for this growing technology.
Companies can join the consortium at two levels:
In addition, member companies can participate in the following:
Technology Transfer and Training
MARC provides technical newsletters to its partners and organizes a variety of workshops and training sessions on demand. Activities are to disseminate knowledge related to best practice for use on modified asphalts and their potential impacts on road performance. Activities include hands on technical workshops, in-house training sessions, and external site visits.
Special Project Research
Industrial Partners may fund directed research and negotiate for licensing the intellectual property. Please contact the Director for further details.
MARC team philosophy is that asphalt will continue to be a by-product that can, and should be, engineered to deliver better road surfacing, at an optimal cost, with minimum impact on society and the environment. The team strives to be at the leading edge of development and implementation of innovative testing methods for asphalt binders and mixtures. MARC has made significant contributions in the areas of advancing binder testing methods, warm and cold mix asphalt, asphalt emulsions, binder modification, and modeling.
Laboratory Testing and Characterization Services
The MARC laboratory has the capabilities to conduct standard asphalt binder performance specification and characterization testing as well as perform non-standard tests for advanced rheological and damaging characterization of asphalts. The laboratory also has capabilities in developing formulations for modified asphalts at a laboratory scale using polymeric and other additives.
The asphalt mixture laboratory includes a full set of asphalt mixture production, design, and performance testing equipment. It is capable of specialized methods for measuring workability, densification, resistance to mechanical and thermal loading, to assess all critical performance criteria.