Special Issue "Sustainable Low-Carbon Road Pavement Infrastructure: Methods and Challenges"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 54

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pouria Hajikarimi
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Interests: sustainable constructional materials; modification of bituminous materials; using waste and bio-inspired materials for construction; rheological behavior of bituminous materials
Senior Researcher, Iterchimica S.p.A, Via Guglielmo Marconi 21, 24040 Suisio, Italy
Interests: bituminous binders’ modification; recycling agents; rejuvenators; asphalt additives; asphalt mechanical and performance properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on "Sustainable Low-Carbon Pavement Infrastructure: Methods and Challenges" serves as a critical platform for the dissemination of knowledge and research findings related to sustainable practices in the field of pavement infrastructure. Pavement infrastructure is a fundamental component of transportation systems, and addressing its carbon footprint is crucial in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability. This Special Issue explores various methods, innovations, and challenges associated with achieving low-carbon, sustainable pavement infrastructure.

The main reasons for publishing this Special Issue are as follows:

  1. Environmental Concerns: The transportation sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with pavement infrastructure being a substantial part of it. The urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change underscores the importance of finding sustainable solutions in this domain. This Special Issue addresses this critical environmental concern by focusing on low-carbon pavement technologies;
  2. Research Advances: The Special Issue brings together the latest research and innovations in sustainable pavement design, materials, and construction methods. It serves as a platform for researchers to showcase their work, providing valuable insights into cutting-edge developments and methodologies;
  3. Policy Relevance: Governments and regulatory bodies worldwide are increasingly implementing policies and regulations to reduce carbon emissions in the construction and transportation sectors. This Special Issue can help policymakers and industry stakeholders make informed decisions by presenting evidence-based research and case studies that highlight the feasibility and benefits of low-carbon pavement solutions;
  4. Economic Implications: Sustainable pavement infrastructure not only reduces carbon emissions but also offers economic benefits in terms of durability, reduced maintenance costs, and resource efficiency. This Special Issue explores the economic implications of adopting low-carbon pavement technologies, making a strong case for their widespread adoption;
  5. Interdisciplinary Insights: Addressing sustainability in pavement infrastructure requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving civil engineering, materials science, environmental science, and more. This Special Issue encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from diverse fields, facilitating a holistic approach to sustainability in infrastructure;
  6. Knowledge Sharing: By publishing a Special Issue on this topic, the research community can share best practices, lessons learned, and case studies from different regions and contexts. This knowledge sharing can accelerate the adoption of sustainable pavement practices globally.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Decarbonization techniques for road pavements;
  • Life cycle assessment of low-carbon pavements;
  • Recycling of road pavements materials;
  • Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technology;
  • Cold Mix Asphalt (CMA) technology;
  • Bio-modified and bio-inspired materials;
  • Evaluation of carbon footprint.

Dr. Pouria Hajikarimi
Dr. Shahin Eskandarsefat
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • decarbonization
  • asphalt recycling
  • warm mix asphalt
  • durability
  • perpetual pavements
  • life cycle assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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