Assure that the quality of the materials used on the Maryland roadway system are designed, produced and placed to meet the system preservation, safety and environmental needs of the State's communities.
The Office of Materials Technology (OMT) is structured as follows:
The director serves as the State Materials Engineer for Maryland, reporting to the deputy administrator of operations/chief engineer. The departmental deputy directors lead the functional areas of OMT - Material Quality and Material Engineering.
Sejal Barot, Director 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5037 Toll Free 866-926-8501 firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Frempong Deputy Director, Material Quality 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5269 Toll Free 866-926-8501 EFrempong@mdot.maryland.gov Vacancy Deputy Director, Material Engineering 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5036 Toll Free 866-926-8501 email@example.com Sherry Foster-McKnight Executive Administrative Assistant 7450 Traffic Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Office 443-572-5038 Toll Free 866-926-8501 SFosterMcKnight@mdot.maryland.gov
The division is responsible for district support, independent assurance audits and the Materials Management System. Area materials engineers are the first point of contact for district personnel. Statewide access permit projects are also supervised by the division. Project Material Clearance is coming under this division.
Materials Management Division (Vacant), Division Chief Contact: Eric Frempong - Deputy Director, Material Quality Office 443-572-5269 Toll Free 866-926-8501 EFrempong@mdot.maryland.gov
Each division is responsible for quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC), clearance and acceptance of materials used in transportation facility construction.
Asphalt Technology Division Chandra Akisetty, Division Chief Office 443-572-5051 Toll Free 866-926-8501 CAkisetty@mdot.maryland.gov
Concrete Technology Division Vicki Stewart, Division Chief Office 443-572-5134 Toll Free 866-926-8501 VStewart@mdot.maryland.gov
Soils and Aggregate Technology Division Dan Sajedi, Division Chief Office 443-572-5162 Toll Free 866-926-8501 DSajedi@mdot.maryland.gov
The division provides QC/QA inspection, testing and evaluation in the lab and field for a full spectrum of materials – their fabrication and application. Their subjects include structural and reinforcing steel, complex coating systems, pavement marking materials, and materials such as bridge bearings, fencing and bonding materials.
Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division David Malburg, P. E., Division Chief Office 443-572-5298 Toll Free 866-926-8501 DMalburg@mdot.maryland.gov
The division is responsible for pavement design and pavement management, as well as geotechnical engineering related to pavement. It is MDOT SHA's pavement engineering resource for our construction and maintenance personnel.
Pavement and Geotechnical Division Geoff Hall, P. E., Division Chief Office 443-572-5067 Toll Free 866-926-8501 GHall1@mdot.maryland.gov
The division develops geotechnical designs for rock slopes and rock foundations; oversees subsurface investigations for structure foundations; carries out slope stability and settlement analyses for highway embankments; conducts groundwater contamination and quantity studies; reviews contractor blast designs; conducts seismic vibration studies; and makes hazardous materials (HAZMAT) site assessments. The division is MDOT SHA's geotechnical engineering resource for our construction and maintenance personnel.
Engineering Geology Division Nathan Moore, Division Chief Office 443-572-5171 Toll Free 866-926-8501 NMoore@mdot.maryland.gov
The division tests and evaluates our State highway infrastructure, and drills to conduct subsurface investigations.
Field Explorations Division William Adzimahe, Division Chief Office 443-572-5176 Toll Free 866-926-8501 WAdzimahe@mdot.maryland.gov
The team determines which new products and processes merit investigation by the administration. Upon completion of evaluation, the committee publishes its findings in the Maryland Products Evaluation Listing (MPEL) database and submits them with recommendations to the Chief Engineer for approval or disapproval relative to use, procedures, specification changes and policies.
New Products and Research Team Troy Davis, New Products Team Leader Office 443-572-5045 Toll Free 866-926-8501 TDavis5@mdot.maryland.gov
The Administrative Group supports the functions of OMT and assists the Hanover complex.
Human Resources - Christina GrodnitzkyOffice 443-572-5261 Toll Free 866-926-8501 CGrodnitzky@mdot.maryland.gov
Procurement & Finance Team Leader - Justin Hannie Office 443-572-5102 Toll Free 866-926-8501 JHannie@mdot.maryland.gov
Safety Manager - Steve Sandkuhler Office 443-572-5041 Toll Free 866-926-8501 SSandkuhler@mdot.maryland.gov
Performance Excellence Specialist / Unit Training Coordinator - Vanessa HowardOffice 443-572-5093 Toll Free 866-926-8501 VHoward@mdot.maryland.gov
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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