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Ronald D. Kenyon Award

The Ronald D. Kenyon Award for Research and Education is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and education surrounding asphalt pavement technology; environmental, health, and safety; and asphalt pavement sustainability. The Kenyon Award honors those deserving individuals whose work and leadership have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the asphalt pavement industry.


In July 2017, Anthony Kriech, Vice President of Research and Development for Heritage Research Group, a company under the umbrella of The Heritage Group of Indianapolis, Ind., became the latest Kenyon Award honoree for his significant contributions to the understanding and characterization of asphalt fume.


Kevin Kelly (right) presents 2017 Kenyon Award to Anthony Kriech

2017 Kenyon Award Honoree Tony Kriech (left)
with NAPA 2016 Chairman Kevin Kelly


Past Recipients

  • 1991 — Thomas W. Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • 1992 — Jon A. Epps, Ph.D., P.E., University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1993 — Damian J. Kulash, Ph.D., Strategic Highway Research Program
  • 1994 — Thomas B. Deen, P.E., Transportation Research Board
  • 1995 — Matthew W. Witczak, Ph.D., PCS/Law Engineering
  • 1996 — Byron E. Ruth, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • 1997 — Marshall R. Thompson, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1998 — E. Ray Brown, Ph.D., National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University
  • 1999 — Paul F. Parks, Ph.D., Auburn University
  • 2000 — Byron Lord, Federal Highway Administration
  • 2001 — J. Don Brock, Ph.D., P.E., Astec Industries Inc.
  • 2002 — Carl L. Monismith, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003 — Joe P. Mahoney, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • 2004 — R. Gary Hicks, Ph.D., P.E., Oregon State University
  • 2005 — Stephen F. Brown, OBE, DSc, FREng, University of Nottingham
  • 2012 — Larry D. Benefield, Ph.D., P.E., Auburn University
  • 2016 — John Bukowski, Federal Highway Administration
  • 2017 — Anthony Kriech, Heritage Research Group