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Houghton, Michigan, USA 49931

Phone: 906-487-3053
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Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 2007
Specialty: Transportation Facilities (concrete pavements)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois, USA
Dissertation Title: Development of Mechanistic-Empirical Principles for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement Fatigue Design
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jeffery R. Roesler

M.S. Civil Engineering, 2000
Specialty: Infrastructure (pavements)
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Thesis Title: Optimizing the Efficiency of Transverse Joints and Cracks in Roller- Compacted Concrete Pavements
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Neeraj J. Buch

B.S. Civil Engineering, 1997 (With Honors)
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan , USA

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CEE 415 Geometric Design of Roads, Spring 2007
  • Illinois Chapter of American Concrete Pavement Association Graduate Fellowship, 2006
  • Bengt F. Friberg Award (Best Young Author), August 2005 Bestowed by International Society for Concrete Pavements for paper titled “Large-Scale Airfield Concrete Slab Fatigue Tests” (with J.R. Roesler and P.C. Littleton) at the 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements in Colorado Springs, CO
  • B.F. McCullough Award (Best Poster Presentation), August 2005 Bestowed by International Society for Concrete Pavements for poster titled “Development of Innovative Mechanistic Empirical Fatigue Analysis for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements” at the 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Federal Highway Administration Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship, 2002 - 2005 Awarded $100,000 fellowship to conduct research on Ph.D. thesis topic as top candidate for year 2002
  • Portland Cement Association Research Fellowship Grant, 1999 - 2000 Awarded $20,000 fellowship for research proposal on “Optimizing the Efficiency of Joints and Cracks in Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements”
  • MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 1998
  • MSU College of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, 1996 – 1997

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