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Elected May 1988

Bob M. Gallaway


Mr. Gallaway received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1943. He began his career as a Corrosion Engineer with the Magnolia Petroleum Refinery of Beaumont, Texas; in 1944, he left to become an Instructor at the College of Drafring and Descriptive Geometry at his alma mater where he has served in several teaching and research capacities over the past 44 years.


In 1946 he completer his Masters Degree (also in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M), and the following year he began ten-year stints as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Research Engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute, located on the campus of Texas A&M.


During that era, Mr. Gallaway firmly established himself as the driving forse behind the asphalt technology program at the University. He developed a $1,000,000 annual research program, performed pioneering work with the light-weight aggregates in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), sulphur asphalt mixtures and skid resistance of HMA pavements, and became recognized as a national and worldwide authority on the subject of paving materials.


In 1956, Mr. Gallaway completed his M.E. in Civil Engineering. The next year, he was elevated to Associate Professor of Civil Engineering as well as acquired the positions he still holds today: Professer of Civil Engineering and Research Engineer for the Institute, where he was also Head of the Highway Materials Division from 1954 through 1985.


He has served as President of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, and is a member of several professional societies, including the National Society for Professional Engineers, American Association of University Professors, American Society for Engineering Education, American Society for Engineering Education, American Society for Testing and Materials and the Transportation Research Board. He has authored over 220 articles and books and has made many presentations on asphalt- related topics to technical and professional groups and organizations. In addition, he is President of his own firm, Consulting & Research, Inc., which he founded in 1965.