Research Grants as a PI ($10,312,229)

  1. "CAREER: Characterization and Modeling of Asphalt Concrete for Moisture Damage." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, Duration: 1/07 to 12/12.

  2. "Evaluating the NMDOT Current Reliability Policy in Calculating the Design R-value and in Designing NMDOT Pavement Using the Department Current Probabilistic Procedure." Funded by New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Materials Bureau, PI, 12/07 to 12/09.

  3. "Microscopic Images of Adhesion Force in Carbon Nanotube Modified Asphalt Binders." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 5/08 to 4/09.

  4. "Predicting Failure Behavior of Polymeric Composites in Space Vehicles Using a Unified Constitutive Model." Funded by New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, NASA-EPSCoR, PI, 06/08 to 5/09.

  5. "Future Design of Perpetual Pavements for New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, Co-PIs: John Stormont & Percy Ng, 5/08 to 10/09.

  6. "GRS: Understanding the Behavior of Embankment Dams under Blast Loading to Yr 1." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 9/08 to 8/09.

  7. "Development of a Flexible Pavement Database for Local Calibration of MEPDG." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, Co-PI Karl Benedict of EDAC, 6/08 to 6/11.

  8. "A Parametric Study: Predicting Failure Behavior of Polymeric Composites in Space Vehicles Using a Unified Constitutive Model." Funded by New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, NASA-EPSCoR, PI, 8/08 to 7/09.

  9. "Analysis of FWD Data and Characterization of Airfield Pavement Materials in New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT Aviation Division-FAA, PI, 6/08 to 6/11.

  10. "Materials Testing System Technology Transfer." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 3/09 to 6/12.

  11. "Nanoscale Testing and Molecular Modeling of Aging in Asphalt." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 4/09 to 3/13.

  12. "Determining Elastic Modulus of Asphalt Binders Though Contact Mechanics Models and Curve Fitting of AFM Data." REU supplement, Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 5/09 to 4/10.

  13. "Understanding the Behavior of Embankment Dams under Blast Loading to Yr 2." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 9/09 to 8/10.

  14. "PCI: Pavement Condition Index." Funded by NMDOT Aviation Division-FAA, PI, 9/09 to 10/10.

  15. "International Workshop on Energy and Environment in the Development of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements.” Funded by NSF, PI, 1/10 to 12/11.

  16. "Understanding the Behavior of Embankment Dams under Blast Loading to Yr 3." Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 9/10 to 8/11.

  17. "Determining Aging of Asphalt Binders Using AFM and Nanoindenter." REU supplement, Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 5/10 to 4/11.

  18. "Determining Fatigue Endurance Limits of New Mexico Asphalt Mixes for Designing Perpetual Pavements and Implementation of MEPDG to Its Full Capacity." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 9/10 to 8/12.

  19. "Laboratory Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Mixes and Resilient Modulus of Soils Throughout New Mexico for the Implementation of Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 9/10 to 8/13.

  20. "Evaluating Selected Airfield Pavement Conditions for Future Design of Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategies." Funded by Aviation Division, NMDOT in Cooperation with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PI, 01/10 to 8/11.

  21. "Designing New Mexico Airfield Pavement Management System." Funded by Aviation Division, NMDOT in Cooperation with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PI, 9/10 to 8/14.

  22. "Study and Evaluation of Materials Response in Hot Mix Asphalt Based on Field Instrumentation." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, Fund = $375,000, PI, 7/11 – 7/15.

  23. "Numerical Computation of Aging in Asphalt", REU Supplement, Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 9/11 – 8/12.

  24. "Addressing permeability of Superpave Mixes in New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 7/11 – 7/13.

  25. "Indentation Testing of Aged Asphalt Binder" REU Supplement, Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 9/11 – 8/12.

  26. "Mechanical and Rheological RAP Characterization of NMDOT Mixes." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 7/12 – 6/16.

  27. "Independent Assurance Testing for Dynamic Modulus of NMDOT Superpave Mixes." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 1/12– 8/13.

  28. "Enhanced Assurance Testing for Dynamic Modulus of NMDOT Superpave HMA for Implementation of MEPDG." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 7/12 – 6/16.

  29. "Installation of Vertical Strain Gauge in I-40 Field Instrumentation Site." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 3/12 – 4/13.

  30. "DSR Testing of Aged and Unaged Binder" REU Supplement, Funded by National Science Foundation, PI, 11/12 – 3/13.

  31. "Advanced Statewide Calibration of the Mechanistic Empirical Design Guide (MEPDG) for New Mexico DOT." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 5/13 – 5/17.

  32. "Procurement, Installation and Testing of Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device and Establish Laboratory Moisture Damage-Permeability Relation." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 4/13 – 11/13.

  33. "Optimal Use of Falling Weight Deflectometer and Ground Penetrating Radar." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, Co-PI: A. Maji, 5/13 – 5/17.

  34. "Procurement of SCON-15 Controller for Beam Fatigue Tests." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 4/13 – 8/13.

  35. "Field and Laboratory Evaluations of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Phase 1." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 4/13 – 9/14.

  36. "Developing Statewide Standard Practices for the Use of Asphalt Millings for Maintenance Projects in New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT, PI, 4/13 – 4/16.

  37. "Develop Long-term Processes and Procedures for Interpreting Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Data for Pavement Design and Management Uses in New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT, PI, 11/13 – 6/15.

  38. "Relating Dynamic Shear Modulus of Performance Grade Asphalt Binders to Nanoindentation Stiffness." Funded by SOLARIS Transportation Center, PI, 10/14 – 9/15.

  39. "Interconversion of Dynamic Modulus to Creep Compliance and Relaxation Modulus: Numerical Modeling and Laboratory Validation." Funded by SOLARIS Transportation Center, PI, 10/14 – 9/16.

  40. "Evaluating Rutting and Stripping Potentials of Asphalt Mixes Using Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device." Funded by SPTC and NMDOT, PI, 12/14 – 11/16.

  41. "Optimal Use of Falling Weight Deflectometer and Ground Penetrating Radar, Phase 2." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, Co-PI: A. Maji, 5/14 – 5/17.

  42. "Study and Evaluation of Materials Response in Hot Mix Asphalt Based on Field Instrumentation, Phase 2." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau,PI, 6/15 – 5/19.

  43. "Field and Laboratory Evaluations of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Phase 2." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 1/16 – 12/19.

  44. "Determining the Effects of Cross-Anisotropy on Pavement Response and Performance." Funded by SOLARIS Transportation Center, 1/16 – 12/18.

  45. "Nanoindentation Characterization of Aging in Different Phases of an Asphalt Concrete." Funded by SOLARIS Transportation Center, 1/16 – 12/17.

  46. "Design Data for Rigid Pavements in New Mexico" Funded by SPTC and NMDOT, PI, Co-PI: Taha, 1/16– 12/17.

  47. "Evaluation of Plus Grades of Performance Graded (PG) Asphalt Binder." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, PI, 1/16 – 12/17.

  48. Research Grants as a Co-PI ($1,023,498)

  49. "Investigate Traffic Operation Efficiency and Safety Performance of Autonomous Vehicle Enabled Intersection Control Strategy." Funded by SOLARIS, Co-PI, PI: G. Zhang, 1/16 – 12/17.

  50. "Safety Performance Enhancement Analysis of Rumble Stripes with Elements: A Case Study on Rural Highway US 285 in New Mexico." Funded by SOLARIS Transportation Center, Co-PI, PI: G. Zhang, 10/14 – 9/16.

  51. "Improving Fatigue of Polymer Concrete Overlays using Nanomaterials.” Funded by SPTC and NMDOT, Co-PI, PI: M. Taha, 12/14 – 11/16.

  52. "Crash Severity Formulation and Analysis under Extreme Weather Conditions." Funded by SPTC and NMDOT, Co-PI, PI: G. Zhang, 12/14 – 11/16.

  53. "Statewide Traffic Data Collection, Processing, Projection, and Quality Control." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, Co-PI, PI: J. Brogan, 3/10 – 9/11.

  54. "Development and Validation of a Unified Equation for Drilled Shaft Foundation Design in New Mexico." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, Co-PI, PI: T. Tat Ng, 3/10 – 12/11.

  55. "Road Lifecycle Innovative Financing Evaluation: RoadLIFE." Funded by NMDOT Research Bureau, Co-PI, PI: J. Hall, 4/08 – 9/09.


  56. Research Center Grants as an Associate Director (total=$12.5M; UNM share=$1.83M)

  57. "Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)." Region 6 University Transportation Center, Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Associate Director/UNM-PI, Director/PI: M. Zaman at OU, 1/14 – 9/18.

  58. "Safety and Operations of Large-Area Rural/Urban Intermodal Systems (SOLARIS)." Tier 1 University Transportation Center, Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Associate Director/UNM-PI, Director/PI: Z. Tian at UNNR, 1/14 – 9/18.

  59. "NMDOT’s Match for Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)." Funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, PI, 4/14 – 9/18.

  60. Extension - "Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)." Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Associate Director/UNM-PI, Director/PI: M. Zaman at OU, 10/15 – 9/19.

  61. Extension - "Safety and Operations of Large-Area Rural/Urban Intermodal Systems (SOLARIS)." Tier 1 University Transportation Center, Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Associate Director/UNM-PI, Director/PI: Z. Tian at UNR, 10/15 – 9/19.