Prof AT Visser

Emeritus Professor Alex Visser recently retired as the SA Roads Board Professor in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria after a career of more than 20 years at the University.  He holds the degrees BSc(Eng) (Cape Town), MSc(Eng) (Wits), PhD (University of Texas at Austin) and BComm (SA).   

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.  In 1998 he was awarded the SAICE Award for Meritorious Research for his contributions to low volume road technologies and in 2004 he received the Chairman’s Award from the Transportation Division for contributions to transportation engineering.  He was awarded Emeritus membership of the US Transportation Research Board Low-Volume Roads committee in 2006 for lifelong services rendered.


Teaching duties

Besides providing mentorship to undergraduate and post-graduate students, he also administers the post-graduate programme in the Department.  This involves responding to queries from prospective students regarding uncertainties not covered in the post-graduate brochure


Current research interest
He has performed extensive research on non-traditional stabilisers for improving road materials.  He has published extensively, and continues to do so, and lectures internationally on these topics. Since retiring he has also provided advice on projects around the world. 

  • Low volume road design and maintenance, roads for ultra-heavy applications, interlocking block paving, and road management systems. 

Publications list  (Google Scholar profile)

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