Projects

Current Projects

External Funding 

  1. PI, “CAREER: Integrated Research and Education on Bio-Inspired Burrowing”, NSF, July 1, 2017- June 30, 2022
  2. PI, “Use of Crushed Recycled Glass in the Construction of Local Roadways”, The Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, October 2016-September 2018
  3. PI, “Evaluation of Post Flooding Shoulder Reconditioning”, (Co-PI: Dr. Zhe Luo)The Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, Phase I:  November 2016-April 2017
  4. PI, “Performance Comparison of Abutment and Retaining Wall Drainage Systems”, (Co-PI: Dr. Robert Y. Liang), The Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, December 2014-May 2017
  5. PI, “Stabilization of Peat Deposits for Roadway Construction and Remediation, Phase I”, (Co-PI: Dr. Robert Y. Liang) The Ohio Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, October 2014-May 2015

Internal Funding 

  1. PI, “Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation as Erosion and Bridge Scour Countermeasure”,  Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of Akron, July 1st 2016-July 1st 2017
  2. PI, “Bio-inspired Piezo-electrochromic Full-field Strain Sensing by Multilayered Nanocomposites”,  Biomimicry Research And Innovation Center Initiative (BRIC) Research Incentive Grant (co-PI: Jack Zhu and Gunjin Yun), University of Akron, June 1st-December 31st 2014
  3. PI, “Fundamental Erosional Behavior of Soils under Coherent Turbulent Flows”, $100,000, Start-up funds for new faculty, University of Akron, August 2013-August 2016
  4. PI: “Bioinspired burrowing mechanism”,  Start-up funds for new faculty, University of Akron, August 2015-August 2016
  5. PI, “Smart Geosynthetics: Nanocomposite-Enabled Hybrid Energy Harvesting from a Pavement System”, Start-up funds for new faculty, University of Akron, August 2014-August 2016
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