Facilitating the Development of Future Global Citizens
Assisting gifted students to achieve their ambitions is a critical component of the YAS Foundation work. A key component in this effort is empowering students who have special skill and talents; not by a systematic process but based on quality, character, and background. The mentorship effort includes think tank sessions, advising and making sure that students have all the tools they need to grow into a GLOBAL CITIZENS of the FUTURE.
Dr. Reyhaneh Rahbar-Rastegar is currently a research engineer at Purdue University. She holds a B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2010) in Civil Engineering from her home country, Iran, and a Ph.D. (2017) in Pavement and Materials Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. At Purdue, Reyhaneh works with the Innovative Materials and Pavements (IMP) Group by providing technical guidance, information, and resources to the other research group members. Additionally she regularly interacts with research project sponsors and transportation agencies to facilitate research project management.
Reyhaneh’s Ph.D. research focused on the characterization of asphalt mixtures and pavements containing recycled materials with the specific intent to evaluate the effects of asphalt volumetrics and aging conditions on the performance of asphalt mixtures.
Reyhaneh has been involved in a number of regional, national, and international studies over the past six years in the United States. She has authored and co-authored several articles and conference papers in international and national journals and conferences. She is also an active member of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist (AAPT) and Transportation Research Board AFK30 Standing Committee.
Dear Dr. Yassini,
There is not enough words to express my gratitude for your (or Yas Foundation) continued support and encouragement. All the experiences and advices that you shared helped me to realize my true potential, and your mentorship has been an invaluable gift over the past five years.