International delegations visit BU to learn about road research

July 5, 2019

BU Geology Professor Dr. Hamid Mumin, right, chats with students at the side of a test road.

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) research that could revolutionize the construction and maintenance of unpaved roads continues to draw worldwide attention.

On Monday, July 8, the University will host about 45 guests from 20 different countries to share research on EarthZyme, a compound being studied at BU by Department of Geology Professor Dr. Hamid Mumin and his students to determine its ability to stabilize clay-rich soil. Tests of EarthZyme conducted in partnership with Cypher Environmental have resulted in durable roads that require only a fracture of the maintenance of those built through traditional methods.

The research has already attracted delegations from across Canada as well as China, India and Honduras to see the test roads in the Brandon area.

The research has recently been featured by CTV Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Winnipeg Sun and the Journal of Commerce.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Hamid Mumin
Chair, Department of Geology

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