Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of Interior, “Remediation of Coal Mine Drainage with Industrial Byproducts”,  2018-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Development of Granular Road Asset Management,” 2017-2019

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Advanced Testing and Characterization of Iowa Soils and Geomaterials,” 2017-2020

National Road Research Allegiance, “Determining Pavement Design Criteria for Recycled Aggregate Base and Large Stone Subbase,”  2017-2020

Recycled Materials Resource Center-FHWA, “Use of Concrete Grinding Residue as Concrete and Soil Amendment-Phase I,” , 2018-2018

Recycled Materials Resource Center-FHWA & Iowa Department of Transportation, “Use of Waste Quarry Fines as a Binding Material in Unpaved Roads,” 2018-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Coarse Aggregate Deterioration in Granular Surface and Shoulders”, 2018-2020

Recycled Materials Resource Center-FHWA, “Use of Concrete Grinding Residue as Concrete and Soil Amendment-Phase II,”2018-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Performance Based Evaluation of Cost Effective Aggregate Options for Granular Roadways,” 2016-2019

 

Federal Aviation Administration, “Full-Scale Demonstration of Heated Portland Cement Concrete Pavement System,” 2016-2019

National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry in Approaches for Solving Ill-Structured Problems,” 2017-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Evaluation of Alternative Abutment Piling for Low Volume Road Bridges,” 2016-2019

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Low-Cost Rural Surface Alternatives Phase III: Demonstration Project,” 2017-2019,

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Low-Cost Rural Surface Alternatives Phase IV: Frost Depth Monitoring and Prediction,” 2017-2019

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Self-Heating Electrically Conductive Concrete Demonstration Project,”2017-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Field Monitoring of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and Development of Additional Iowa DOT Design Manual Guidance,” 2017-2020

Iowa Department of Transportation, “Investigation on Pavement ME Design Reflective Cracking, Faulting, IRI Prediction Models, Concrete Overlays Design Tool, and Performance Threshold Levels for Iowa Pavement Systems”, 2018-2021

Nebraska Department of Transportation, “Field and Laboratory Testing for Installation Enhancement of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices”, 2019-2021

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Midwest Transportation Center, “Evaluation of the Mechanical and Environmental Performance of Biofuel Co-Product Stabilized Unpaved Roads,” 2016-2017

Midwest Transportation Center, “Use of Biocementation for Slope Stabilization of Levees,” 2016-2018

Georgia Department of Transportation, “Improvement of Climate Data for Use in MEPDG Calibration and Other Pavement Analysis,” 2016-2018

Environmental Protection Agency, “Sustainability Analysis of Unpaved Road Construction with Recycled Materials in Council Bluffs, IA,”2016-2017

South Dakota Department of Transportation, “Climate and Groundwater Data to Support Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in South Dakota,” 2013-2014

Department of Energy, “Preliminary Evaluation of Shale Media for Use as a Nuclear Waste Repository Site,” 2012-2014

The South Dakota Board of Regents- Competitive Research Grant Program, “Remediation of Acid Mine Drainages and Mine Tailings with High Carbon Fly Ash,” 2013-2014

The South Dakota Board of Regents-Competitive Research Grant Program, “Integration of Multimedia Active Learning Tools into Laboratory Engineering Courses,” 2013-2014

RESPEC Consulting and Services, “Remediation of Mine Tailings,” 2013-2014

Nelson Research Grant, “Groundwater Impacts of Roadways Built with Recycled Concrete Materials,” 2013-2014

Virginia Department of Transportation, “Evaluation of Use of Recycled Concrete as an Additive to Subbase/Base Coarse Material,” 2013-2015

Minnesota Department of Transportation, “Optimum RAP Content for Minnesota Gravel Roads,” 2015-2017

Minnesota Department of Transportation, “Concrete Grinding Residue: It’s Effect on Roadside Vegetation and Soil Properties,” 2016-2018