CAIT Staff

John Hencken

Engineering Researcher, Pavement Resource Program, CAIT
Rutgers University

CAIT, Rutgers University
100 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058

John Hencken is a research engineer at CAIT, where he has been involved in the Pavement Resource Program (PRP) since September 2008. He joined PRP in 2008 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers in environmental planning and design with a concentration in landscape architecture and a minor in marine science. Since coming to CAIT, Hencken built and now leads the program’s acoustics research using on-board sound intensity (OBSI) measurement method to analyze the noise levels of pavement materials at the tire-to-pavement interface.

In 2010 Hencken underwent an extensive one-week training program at the GM Proving Grounds in Yuma, Arizona, to add to his growing expertise in OBSI testing and analysis. Hencken also has been involved with the testing of advanced characteristics of bituminous asphalt mixes at the lab and in the field, and is undertaking research relating to urban heat islands.

Hencken is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Acoustic Society of America (ASA), the New Jersey Society of Asphalt Technologists, and is involved with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ADC-40: Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration Committee, and the AFK-20: Characteristics of Bituminous Materials Committee.