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Sponsored Projects/Grants

No. Title Role Personnel Sponsor Amount Duration
1.

REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates on Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Senior Personnel

PI: Om Prakash Yadav, North Dakota State University

Co-PI: Shafiqur Rahman, North Dakota State University

National Science Foundation $514,523 Sept. 2021 - Aug. 2024
2.

Influence of Salt Concentration on the Occurrence of Slope Failures in North Dakota

PI   North Dakota State University Foundation Trustees: Board of Trustees Endowment Grant Program $1,000 May 2021 - Oct. 2022
3. Estimation of Pore Pressures in Soils Subjected to Multiple Earthquake Events to Determine Post-Earthquake Strengths PI   North Dakota State University: EPSCoR STEM Research and Education (Undergraduate Research Award) $4,989 Oct. 2020 - May 2021
4. Purchase of Bi-Directional Cyclic Simple Shear Device PI   North Dakota State University: EPSCoR STEM Research and Education (Equipment Award) $40,000 Oct. 2020 - May 2021
5.  RCA Research Development and Conference Support Award (FY2021) PI   Office of Research and Creative Activities, North Dakota State University $1,000 May 2021
6. Research Experience for Teachers: Civil Engineering Instruction for Secondary Education PI

Co-PI: Sarah Crary, North Dakota State University

Collaborators: Fargo Public School District, West Fargo Public School District, South East Cooperative, Braun Intertec, Moore Engineering, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and North Dakota Air National Guard

National Science Foundation $540,649 June 2020 - May 2023
7. Repair of Triaxial System in Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department PI   Office of Research and Creative Activities, North Dakota State University $5,678 May 2020 - June 2020
8. Seed Funding: Quantifying Strength Degradation in Overconsolidated Soils PI   National Science Foundation (Subaward from Syracuse University) $6,000 Feb. 2020 - June 2021
9. Collaborative Research: Scaling Up the Use of Mixed Reality in Civil Engineering Education Collaborator

PI: Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Casper Harteveld,  Northeastern University

Co-PI: Victoria Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Yengeniya Zastavker, Northeastern University

National Science Foundation $2,441,549 Oct. 2019 - Sept. 2023
10. Purchase of Static Simple Shear and Bender Element Equipment PI  

North Dakota State University EPSCoR STEM Research and Education (Equipment Award)

$35,000 Oct. 2019 - May 2020
11. RCA Research Development Travel Award (FY2020) PI   Office of Research and Creative Activities, North Dakota State University $1,000 Feb. 2020
12.

Repair of Direct Shear and Consolidometers in Soil Mechanics Laboratory

PI Co-PI: Dinesh Katti, North Dakota State University

Office of Research and Creative Activities, North Dakota State University

$13,128 Apr. 2019 - June 2019
13. Rainfall Intensity-Duration Thresholds for Post-Wildfire Debris Flows PI   NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees Endowment $1,000 June 2019 - Dec. 2020
14. RCA Research Development Travel Award (FY2019) PI   Office of Research and Creative Activities, North Dakota State University $1,000 Mar. 2019
15.

Effect of Vertical Pressure on Shear Strength Reduction in Soils during Earthquakes

PI   Junior/Senior Intramural Research Award, California State University, Fullerton $5,000 July 2018 - June 2019
16. Mechanisms Controlling Geotechnical Seismic Hazards PI   Associated Students, Inc. Instructionally Related Activities, California State University, Fullerton $8,000 June 2018 - June 2019
17.

Improving Student Outcome Assessment Process in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Co-PI PI: Phoolendra Mishra, California State University, Fullerton

Office of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness, California State University, Fullerton

$1,000 Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2018
18. Engaging CSUF Civil Engineering Students in High-Impact Research Activities PI  

Office of the Provost and Division of Academic Affairs, California State University, Fullerton

One Course Release (~$5,000) Spring 2018
19.

Preliminary Data and Proposal Preparation for NSF CAREER Submission in July 2017

PI  

College of Engineering and Computer Science Incentive Grant, California State University, Fullerton

One Course Release (~$5,000) Spring 2017
20.

Identification of Problem Areas in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Curriculum Affecting Future Student Performance on Learning Outcomes

PI Co-PI: Phoolendra Mishra, California State University, Fullerton

Office of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness, California State University, Fullerton

$1,000 Nov. 2016 - Nov. 2017
21. Mixed Reality and Mobile Gaming for 21st Century Engineering Education Co-PI PI: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton National Science Foundation (Subaward from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) $15,000 Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2017
22. Strength Reduction in Soils Resulting from an Earthquake PI   Junior/Senior Intramural Research Award, California State University, Fullerton $5,000 July 2016 - June 2017