Research Grants

“Applications of FRP Composite Materials in Civil Infrastructures,” Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, Legacy Initiative (LI) Grant, Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University, (Co-investigator).

 

“Developing a Multi-modal Freight Movement Plan for the Sustainable Growth of Wind Energy Related Industries,” Sept. 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, Mid-America Transportation Center/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Determining the Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Dynamic Message Signs in Urban Highway Work Zones,” August 22, 2011 to May 31, 2012, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Field Experiments for Comparing the Effectiveness of Graphics Displayed in a Portable Changeable Message Sign in Highway Work Zones,” May 15, 2011 to November 14, 2011, KU Transportation Research Institute/Kansas Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission,” July 1 2010 to June 30, 2011, Mid-America Transportation Center/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

Determining the Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Dynamic Message Signs in Work Zone,” July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011, Iowa State Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administrative, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of Improved Positive Protection and Exposure Control for Work Zones,” Sept. 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Co-investigator).

 

“Modeling Truck Speed in the Upstream of Two-lane Highway Work Zones: Implications on Reducing Truck-related Crashes in Work Zones,” July 1 2009 to June 30, 2010, Mid-America Transportation Center/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of an Interactive E-Training Program for Work Zone Safety and Mobility,” August 15, 2008-February 14, 2010, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Evaluation of Innovative Traffic Safety Devices at Short Term Work Zones,” Sept. 1st, 2008 – June 30, 2010, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Co-investigator).

 

“Estimating Highway Pavement Damage Costs Attributed to Truck Traffic,” July 1 2008 to June 30, 2009, Mid-America Transportation Center/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones,” July 1 2008 to June 30, 2009, Mid-America Transportation Center, (Co-investigator).

 

“Development of a Work Zone Training Program,” July 1st, 2008 – June 30, 2009, Iowa State Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administrative, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of Human Poses for the Determination of on-site Construction Productivity in Real Time,” October 2007 – September 2008, National Science Foundation (NSF), (Principal Investigator).

 

“Workshop: Rapid Bridge Replacement after Extreme Events,” October 2007 – September 2008, National Science Foundation (NSF), (Principal Investigator).

 

“Freight Analysis Framework for Major Metropolitan Areas in Kansas,” September 2007-December 2008, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Evaluation of Technology – Enhanced Flagger Devices,” July 1st, 2007 – June 30, 2008, Iowa Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, (Co-investigator).

 

“Improving Highway Work Zone Safety,” August 16, 2007 – August 15, 2008, KU Transportation Research Institute/Kansas Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of Freight Analysis Framework for the Sustainable Economic Growth,” August 16, 2007 – August 15, 2008, KU Transportation Research Institute/Kansas Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, (Co-investigator).

 

“Reducing Work Zone Crashes by Using Vehicle’s Flashers as a Warning Sign,” August 2006-January 2008, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of a Wireless Real-Time Productivity Measurement System for Rapid Bridge Replacement,” August 2006 - August 2007, KU Transportation Research Institute/Kansas Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Improvement of Bridge Replacement Capability after Extreme Events,” General Research Fund, Kansas University Center for Research, August 2006 - December 2006, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Energy Use in the Transportation Sector in Kansas: Trends and Strategies for Reduction in Use-Phase II,” May 2006 - July 2006, Kansas Energy Council, (Co-investigator).

 

“Energy Use in the Transportation Sector in Kansas: Trends and Strategies for Reduction in Use,” March 2006 - July 2006, Kansas Energy Council, (Co-investigator).

 

“Emergence of the IBS Contractor,” January 2006 - December 2006, ELECTRI International, (Co-investigator).

 

“Determining Major Causes of Highway Work Zone Accidents in Kansas-Phase II,” January 2006 - December 2006, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Transportation Logistics and Economics of the Processed Meat and Related Industries in Southwest Kansas,” July 2005 - August 2006, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Grounding Mobile Construction Equipment for Safety- Phase II,” January 2005 - December 2005, ELECTRI International, (Co-investigator).

 

“Emerging Photovoltaic Market,” January 2005 - December 2005, ELECTRI International, (Co-investigator).

 

“Determining Major Causes of Highway Work Zone Accidents in Kansas,” July 2004 - January 2006, Kansas Department of Transportation, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Development of a Knowledge Based System for Highway Bridge Repair and Replacement,” July 2004 - July 2006, New Faculty General Research Fund, Kansas University Center for Research, (Principal Investigator).

 

“Capabilities/Limitations and Recommendations for Transporting TxDOT’s Heavy-Duty Off-Road Construction and Maintenance Equipment Fleet,” September 2003 - August, 2005, Texas Department of Transportation, (Co-investigator).

 

“Rapid Bridge Replacement Techniques,” March 2002 - August 2003, Texas Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration, Georgia DOT, Illinois DOT, Iowa DOT, Minnesota DOT, Mississippi DOT, New Jersey DOT, Ohio DOT, South Carolina DOT, (Co-investigator).

Software and Equipment Grants

Acquisition of Apollyon Sensors for Highway Work Zone Experiments, $8,363, Transportation Research Institute, The University of Kansas, November 2009.

 

Acquisition of SmartSensors for Highway Work Zone Experiments, $20,208, KU Transportation Research Institute/Kansas Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, March 2007.

 

Primavera P3e/c for Construction Software, $276,000, Primavera Systems, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, PA, February 2004.

 

Equipment Grant, $1,000, QUOIN Foundation, Dallas, TX, February 2003.

 

Primavera Expedition 8.0 software, $5,000, Primavera Systems, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, PA, June 2002.

 

Equipment Grant, $5,000, QUOIN Foundation, Dallas, TX, February 2002.