Dr. John L. Daniels, P.E., F.ASCE

Engineered Water Repellency for Frost Susceptibility

Collaborative Research: Engineered Water Repellency to Mitigate Frost Susceptibility: Decoupling Osmotic and Matric Potential

Background information

Project Advisory Board:

Karen S. Henry, Ph.D., P.E. (Retired, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory)

Margaret Darrow, Ph.D., P.E. (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Ronald Daanen, Ph.D. (University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Department of Natural Resources)

Jeff Currey, P.E. (Alaska Department of Transportation)

Brian Moore, P.E. (Iowa County Engineer’s Association Service Bureau)

Raul Velasquez, P.E., Ph.D. (Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Materials & Road Research)

Brock Barry, Ph.D. (U.S. Military Academy at West Point)

Project News and Updates:

06/07/2021:

Mya Mitchell, a Levine Scholar, has started working as an undergraduate research assistant!

5/24/2021:

Yunesh Saulick, our new post-doctoral researcher, has arrived from Mauritius!

05/20/2021:

Hanover Silt has been received from New Hampshire…special thanks to Lynette Barna at ERDC/CRREL!

04/09/2021:

Congratulations to Mike Uduebor for winning first prize in the 2021 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Research Symposium!

03/03/2021:

Fairbanks Silt from Fairbanks, Alaska has been received! Special thanks to LeRoy Hessner, Lynette Barna, and Johnette Shockley at ERDC/CRREL.

10/17/2020:

UNC Charlotte and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) sign cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA)

9/21/2020:

Collected frost-susceptible soil near Boone, NC, special thanks to the NC Department of Transportation:

9/9/2020:

PhD Student Mike Uduebor selected to participate in the 2020 NCDOT Research & Innovation Summit being held Oct. 13-14, 2020. He will deliver a lightning talk entitled “Engineered Water Repellency in Frost Heave Mitigation” on Tuesday, October 13, 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

9/8/2020:

Collected frost-susceptible soil from near Asheville, NC:

8/5/2020

Project Advisory Board Members Added:

Karen S. Henry, Ph.D., P.E. (Retired, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory)

Margaret Darrow, Ph.D., P.E. (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Ronald Daanen, Ph.D. (University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Department of Natural Resources)

Jeff Currey, P.E. (Alaska Department of Transportation)