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Alyssa Bernier

Program: MASc (Thesis); 2021-2023; Thesis Title: The Impact of Historical Climate Change Induced Heat Waves on the Predicted Performance of Canadian Flexible Pavements; Current Position: GEMTEC, Canada

My name is Alyssa Bernier and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in pavement engineering at Carleton University. While obtaining my Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, I worked as a field technician for a geotechnical engineering firm. Here, I conducted field sampling and quality control testing on various construction materials, including asphalt. Through this work, I gained an acute interest in asphalt material properties and laboratory testing. My research pertains to the use of rejuvenators in asphalt mixes and their use in the Canadian industry.


  • MASc (Civil Engineering-Transportation), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • B. Sc. Eng. (Civil Engineering), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.


  • Best Poster Award, GRINCH Conference, ETS, Montreal, 2022
  • Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA) Graduate Scholarship, Carleton University, 2021
  • 2020-2021 UNB Senior Capstone Design Project – Best Presentation
  • 2020-2021 UNB Senior Capstone Design Project – Best Technical Report, second runner up
  • 2018 Allan K. Grimmer Prize for academic achievement

Research Interests

  • Pavement Engineering, Pavement Materials and Designs


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