Dr. Charles Mack, an early researcher in the field of asphalt technology, contributed a great deal to what we know about the proper use of asphalt and related materials in highway construction. His research added significantly to our knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of asphalt and their effect on the durability of asphalt pavement structures.
Dr. Mack joined the research department of Imperial Oil Limited in Canada in 1929 where he worked for 31 years until retiring in 1961. During these years, he did extensive research on various subjects including asphalt and its application.
He wrote many papers for scientific journals and was an active member of several technical organizations dedicated to asphalt technology. He is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member of the Society of Chemical Industry of the Society of Rheology and a life member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.
Dr. Mack was born in Nuef-Brisach (Haut Rhin), France. He studied physics and chemistry at the University of Freiburg, receiving his PhD in 1923.