Jose Luis Rivera Armenta

Technological Institute of Ciudad Madero

José Luis Rivera-Armenta was born in Tampico, Mexico, in 1971. He earned his BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1994, an MSc in Petroleum Technology and Petrochemicals in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2002 at the Technological Institute of Madero City (ITCM). Since 2003 he has been a full-time professor in postgraduate programs at ITCM and a project manager of several developments sponsored by the National Technologic of Mexico and CONACYT. He has been a member of the National Research System at CONACYT level 1 since 2005. His responsibilities include injection and extrusion and thermal analysis at the laboratory at the Petrochemical Research Center at ITCM. He has advised on eight Ph.D\'s, 15 master’s degrees, and three bachelor theses and also supervised three post-doctorate students. He has published 50 articles and five book chapters.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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Asphalt modification is an important area in the development of new road and pavement materials. There is an urgent demand for road materials that can minimize fracture at low temperatures and increase resistance to deformation at high temperatures. The function of asphalt is to bind aggregate to protect it from water and other harmful agents. In the beginning asphalt was ideal for this purpose, but recently traffic loads have increased and environmental factors have deteriorated more rapidly than before. Asphalt is a byproduct of crude oil in the refining process, and it is considered a complex heterogeneous mixture of hydrocarbons. Asphalt modification has become an important research area, using several methods and new materials as modifiers.

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