Materials and Testing Lab

The mission of the Materials and Testing Section is to develop, administer, and regulate the Department's Materials Quality Assurance Program, and Geotechnical Exploration and Testing programs in cooperation with our public and private partners.

The Materials Quality Assurance Program includes materials evaluation and design, materials specification development, and conformance programs.  


Location Information
Physical Address Materials and Testing Section
5080 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4123
Mailing Address P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
Phone Number (225) 248-4131
Fax Number (225) 248-4187
Group Email​

Name Phone Title
KRISTOPHER WASCOM 225-248-4101 Materials Engineer Administrator
AMAR RAGHAVENDRA 225-248-4217 Asst. Materials Engineer Administrator​
JASON DAVIS 225-248-4106 Asst. Materials Engineer Administrator​ - Quality Assurance
RICHIE CHAROENPAP 225-248-4107 Asst. Materials Engineer Administrator​ - Geotechnical
TONIA PINKINS 225-248-4107 Administrative Assistant
BRANDON JOHNSON 225-248-4145 Aggregates Testing Engineer
DAWN WHITTAKER 225-248-4193 Asphalt Technology Lab ET DCL
KRISTI GOETTING 225-248-4191 Asphalt Technology Lab ET DCL
KIM TROSCLAIR 225-248-4132 Business Office Specialist
CHRISTOPHER CHARLES​​ 225-248-4136 Cement and Adhesives ET DCL
MICHAEL GRUBB​ ​225-248-4121 ​Chemical Testing Engineer
REED PRESTON JR. ​​​ 225-248-4147 Chemical Testing Engineer
JUSTIN MORRIS 225-248-4219 Concrete and Steel Testing Engineer
ALTON BOOTH 225-248-4225 Concrete and Steel ET DCL
JOHNNY SANFORD​ 225-248-4127 Geotechnical Exploration Program Supervisor 
FRANCISCO GUDIEL 225-248-4111 Geotechnical Testing Engineer
FAREN SPOONER​​​ 225-248-4135 Soils Testing Engineer
KASEY BROWNING​ 225-248-4165 SPE Coordinator/Lab Quality Manager
​DANIEL HUGGINS ​225-248-4102 ​Special Testing Engineer Intern
MELINDA BRAUD 225-248-4168 Testing Equipment Unit ET DCL