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Funded Research Projects

  • “Georgeau Construction Research Institute,” Funded by Betty and Phil Georgeau to establish a construction research institute at Western Michigan University. (Principal Investigator) ($5,000,000) (8/2016 – Present)

 

  • Modeling EMS Traffic Crash Data Using Quantitative Methods,” Funded by the Office of Highway Safety Planning of the Michigan Department of State Police. (Principal Investigator) ($155,097) (3/2015-9/2016)

 

  • “Establishing a new Masters of Engineering Management Program at the University of Business and Technology in Saudi Arabia,” Funded by the University of Business and Technology in Saudi Arabia. (Co-Principal Investigator) ($69,694) (1/2015-12/2015)

 

  •  “Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities,” Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), (Co-Principal Investigator) (Total funding is $5,632,787, including $3,740,000 from USDOT and remaining funds from WMU and Partners) (10/2013-9/2018)

 

  •  “Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck,” Funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Principal Investigator) ($228,126) (2/2010 – 1/2012)

 

  • “Improving Bridges with Prefabricated Precast Concrete Systems,” Funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Co-Principal Investigator) ($265,000) (10/2010 – 9/2012)

 

  • “Health Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Technique at Parkview Bridge in Kalamazoo, Michigan” Funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Principal Investigator) ($300,000) (11/2005 - 1/2010)

 

  • “Sensor Networks for the Evaluation and Health Monitoring of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Technique,” Funded by Calhoun County Road Commission. (Principal Investigator) ($115,000) (1/2006 - 12/2008)

 

  • “Conductive Concrete for Bridge Deck Deicing - Implementation at Calhoun County, Michigan,” Funded by Calhoun County, MI. (Co-Principal Investigator) ($182,000) (11/2004 - 11/2010)

 

  • “Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Bridge Deck Evaluation,” Funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Co-Principal Investigator) ($16,800) (10/2005 - 3/2006)

 

  • “GPR Imaging Evaluation of the Napier Avenue Interchange on I-94 Culvert,” Funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Co-Principal Investigator) ($18,000) (9/2004 – 4/2005)

 

  • “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Construction Engineering and Management," Funded by National Science Foundation and WMU, (Principal Investigator) ($372,140) (5/2003 - 4/2006)

 

  • “The Development of Calhoun County’s Intelligent Transportation System; Phase I,” Funded by Calhoun County, (Principal Investigator) ($25,000) (1/2002 - 6/2003)

 

  • “A Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) at Western Michigan University,” Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), WMU, and the City of Benton Harbor. (Principal Investigator) ($787,829) (10/2000 - 9/2004)

 

  • “A Planning Strategy for the Demolition of Abandoned and Tax Reverted Properties for the City of Benton Harbor,” Funded by the City of Benton Harbor, MI, (Principal Investigator) ($18,600) (12/1999 - 11/2000)

 

  • “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Construction Engineering and Management,” Funded by National Science Foundation and WMU, (Principal Investigator) ($333,350) (5/1999 - 4/2002)

 

  • “College-Wide Pilot Program of Web-Based Courses,” Funded by the Faculty Senate Computer Committee, Western Michigan University, (Co-Principal Investigator) ($10,000) (9/1999 - 4/2000)

 

  • Community Outreach Partnership Center Grant for HUD,” Funded by the City of Benton Harbor, MI, (Co-Principal Investigator) ($16,900) (2/1999 - 12/1999)

 

  • “Acquisition of Networked Imaging Technology for Characterization, Analysis, and Visualization of Materials, Processes, and Engineered Structures,” funded by National Science Foundation and NDSU, (Co-Principal Investigator) ($577,280) (9/1995 - 8/1998 )

 

  • “The Role of As-Built Information in Bridge Maintenance and Rehabilitation,” funded by National Science Foundation (EPSCoR Program), (Principal Investigator) ($12,300) (1/1996 - 5/1997)

 

  • “The Attributes of Bridge Management Systems,” funded by NASA, (Principal Investigator) ($3200)  (1/1996 - 12/1996)

 

  • “Non-Destructive Testing for Bridges,” funded by NASA, (Principal Investigator) ($3200) (1/1996 - 12/1996)

 

  • “GIS Applications in Infrastructure Management,” funded by NASA, (Principal Investigator) ($3200) (1/1996 - 12/1996)

 

  • “A Multi-Media Information System for Project Control,” funded by NDSU, (Principal Investigator) (7/1994 - 6/1995) ($5350)