International Scientific Committee


Alex Visser, Ph.D.
University of Pretoria

South Africa

Alex Visser retired as the SA Roads Board Professor in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 2009. He holds Adjunct Professor positions at Chang’an University, Xi’an and Fuzhou University, Fuzhou in China. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.
His fields of research interest are low volume road design and maintenance, use of bitumen-rubber as road surfacing, impact compaction, roads for ultra-heavy applications, interlocking block paving, and road management systems. He has published extensively, recently co-authoring a book on Mining Haul Roads – Theory Practice, and lectures internationally on these topics. Since retiring he has also provided advice on projects around the world.