Current and Ongoing Research Projects

Performance Improvement from Deep Layers of Subgrade Stabilization; Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transpiration Road project; August 2008 – August 2011

Impact of Heavy Vehicle Loads on Asphalt Pavements in the City of Charlotte: Sponsor: Charlotte Department of Transportation

Recently Completed Projects

A quantitative framework for Long-term performance assessment of waste management infrastructure using hazard analysis method; National Science Foundation (in collaboration with Dr. Hilary I.Inyang, UNC-Cahrlotte); 09/2003 – 08/2006

Development of an earth pressure model for design of retaining structures in Piedmont soils; Sponsor: North Carolina department of Transportation (in collaboration with Dr. Brian Anderson, UNC-Charlotte) ;07/2004 – 06/2006.

Utility Pavement Degradation Study; Sponsor: City of Charlotte department of Transportation (in collaboration with Dr. Janos Gergely, UNC-Charlotte); 05/2005 – 05/2006.

Induced Compaction Effects on the Long-Term Performance Factors of Capillary Barrier; Sponsor: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL).

Use of Duke Power Plant Ash in High Volume Superpave Highway Asphalt Concrete Application; Sponsor: Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC.

Investigation of Possible Abnormality in the Exchange of Na+ for Cd2+ in the Freeze-Thaw of Na-Montmorillonite; funded by: UNC-Charlotte.

Sorption-desorption cycling and potential contaminant spreading in the Arctic permafrost due to temperature changes; Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Modeling and experimental investigation of heavy metal leachability from Boiler Aggregate (BA) Bituminous Concrete; Agency: Massachusetts Highway Department.

The Feasibility of an Innovative 2-Stage Aerobic-Anaerobic Municipal Solid Waste Bioreactor; funded by: COE, UNC-Charlotte.