Dr Joseph Anochie-Boateng

CSIR principal researcher

Anochie-Boateng’s research interests focus on pavement engineering, asphalt materials and the application of modern imaging techniques to model the shape of crushed stones used in roads, railways and airfield

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Anochie-Boateng holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He joined the CSIR in 2008. He pioneered and leads the use of modern 3D laser scanning and numerical applications to determine the exact shape of crushed stones used in the construction of roads, railways and airfield infrastructure.

Anochie-Boateng has led the development of a number of manuals, guidelines and test protocols to support the pavement and asphalt industries in South Africa and Tanzania. Through his research and development work, he developed research topics for postgraduate students from the University of Pretoria and the Tshwane University of Technology.

He works closely with the South African Road Federation on an asphalt mix design course to develop the necessary skills for southern Africa. His work on transport infrastructure engineering is recognised worldwide through more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, workshops and presentations at research institutions, government departments and international transportation conferences.

Expertise: Transport infrastructure engineering; Pavement design and construction     

Academic qualifications: 
  • MSc (Civil Engineering), North Carolina A&T State University, USA, 2002
  • PhD (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2007


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Dr Joseph Anochie-Boateng