Research

Research Interests

  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Parametric Modeling and Visualization in Design and Construction
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction

 

Funded Research Projects

  • Development of Performance Curves for Composite Pavements in PMS

Role: PI
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 8/1/2015 ~ 7/31/2017

  • Setting Appropriate Benefit/Condition Jumps for Pavement Treatments in PMS

Role: PI
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 8/1/2015 ~ 7/31/2017

  • Evaluation of Benefit Weight Factors and Decision Trees for Automated Distress Data Models

Role: PI
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 8/16/2014 ~ 8/15/2016

  • Development of IRI Limits and Targets for Network Management and Construction Approval Purposes

Role: PI
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 8/16/2012 ~ 8/15/2014

  • Inclusion of Maintenance in Life Cycle Costs of Flexible and Rigid Pavements

Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. John Hildreth)
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 8/16/2012 ~ 8/15/2014

  • Development and Validation of Pavement Deterioration Models and Analysis Weight Factors for the NCDOT Pavement Management System

Role: PI
Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Time Period: 4/16/2011 ~ 6/30/2014

  • Generating Construction Schedules Using OPEN BIM (Building  Information  Modeling)  Based  ifCXML  Technology  in  Highway Constructions

Role: Co-PI (PI: Dr. Hyunjoo Kim)
Sponsor: buildingSMART International
Time Period: 3/1/2013-11/30/2013

  • A Project-Based Integrated Work/Review Cycle (PBIWR) for Design and Learning of Accelerated Construction Monitoring

Role: PI
Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Charlotte Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grant
Time Period: 1/10/2011 ~ 12/16/2011

 

Graduate Students

Master Students:

  • Darren Thompson, May 2011 ~ December 2012
  • Michael Dye, May 2013 ~ December 2014
  • Sherri Fang, May 2013 ~ December 2014
  • Steven James, May 2014 ~ December 2015 (expected)

 

Ph.D. Student:

  • Sherri Fang, Fall 2014 ~ Fall 2017 (expected)