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Gerald J. Rohrbach Distinguished Service Award


Gerald RohrbachThis service award is dedicated in honor of Gerald J. (Gerry) Rohrbach. Gerald was an integral part of MnDOT for more than 35 years.  He retired as the Director of the Office of Materials and Road Research. He previously served as Director of Technical Support, the department’s Pavement Engineer and in other managerial and engineering roles within MnDOT.  Gerry's expertise in the field of pavement engineering was well known both nationally and internationally.  He served on the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials and participated in numerous TRB committees and international scanning tour panels dedicated to the advancement of pavement technologies in Minnesota and around the world.  His knowledge and expertise in the industry coupled with his friendly and sincere personality, helped to make him a highly respected and trusted transportation engineer. 

Award Criteria

The nominee should have demonstrated significant contributions to pavement engineering over the course of their career in areas such as implementation and research.  The award recipient can be from any group including state DOT, academia, industry or other that is involved in pavement technology and advancement of pavement engineering.  Contributions should have an impact on the pavement engineering professional as a whole. 


If you or someone you know would like to nominate someone for the Gerald J. Rohrbach Distinguished Service Award, please fill out the form below. All fields are required and must be filled out before submission. This award will be awarded each year at the NRRA Pavement Conference.

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What impact has the candidate had on pavement engineering - Statewide? Regionally? Nationally?

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