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Reinventing Rural Wastewater Management to Improve Water Quality (and Public Health) in Alabama
Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Kevin White

Parking Lot BioInfiltration Swale Implementation on USA Campus in the Upper Three Mile Creek Watershed
Agency: Alabama Department of Environmental Management/USEPA
Dr. Kevin White

Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Bret Webb

Evaluating the Capacity of Natural and Nature-Based Features to Reduce Coastal Storm Hazards
Agency: US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Bret Webb

Green Infrastructure Techniques for Coastal Highway Resilience
Agency: US Department of Transportation
Dr. Bret Webb

Fowl River Marsh Health Study
Agency: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)
Dr. Bret Webb

Little Lagoon Extended Monitoring and Research
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Bret Webb

Development of the ALDOT Older Driver Safety Summit Program
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Samantha Islam

Evaluation of Safety Effects of Sight Distance Restrictions on Vertical Curves: A Proof of Concept Study
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Samantha Islam

Development of Safety Performance Functions (SPF) and Part C Crash Modification Factors (CMF) for Rural Local Roads in Alabama
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Samantha Islam

The Value of Open Space as a Waterfront Use: a Mixed Methods Study on the Gulf Coast
Agency: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Dr. Samantha Islam

Driven Precast Prestressed Concrete (PPC) Pile Design and Construction Optimization
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDoT) Research Bureau; Joint Project with University of Alabama
Dr. Eric Steward

Driven pile setup and LRFD resistance factor calibration in Mississippi soils
Agency: Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT);
Dr. Eric Steward

Verification of WBUZPILE Designed Methodology and the Development of a LRFD Driven Pile Resistance Factor Calibration for Alabama Soils
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDoT)
Dr. Eric Steward

Dilemma Zone Protection (DZP) System - Characterizing Driver Behavior and Optimizing DZP Boundaries 
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Min-Wook Kang

Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Left Turn Phasing by Time-Of-Day - Design and Operational Guidelines
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Min-Wook Kang

DZP System Pilot Study: Implementation of DZP Systems at High-Speed, High-Risk Signalized Intersections in Rural Alabama
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Min-Wook Kang

Development of a Roadway Congestion/Safety Improvement Too based on Surrogate Safety Assessment Model (SSAM)
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. Min-Wook Kang

Post-2017 Hurricane Season Assessment of Critical Beach Access Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Agency: University of South Alabama Research and Scholarly Development Grant
Dr. Stephanie Smallegan

Life cycle cost analyses of adaptive strategies on Dauphin Island to rising sea levels
Agency: University of South Alabama Center for Environmental Resiliency
Dr. Stephanie Smallegan

Building sea-level rise and flood resilience capacity in the northern Gulf through students and teachers
Agency: National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program
Dr. Stephanie Smallegan

Evaluation of Bio-based Graphene Reinforced Asphalt Mixture
Agency: USA - Faculty Development Council Grant Program
Dr. Shenghua Wu

Pavement Surface Treatments for Ice-Prone Locations in the Illinois Highway System
Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
Dr. Shenghua Wu

Integrating Team-based Learning in Improving Technical Writing Skill for STEM Students
Agency: TBLC
Dr. Shenghua Wu

Pile Driving Vibration Monitoring of the Future Mobile River Bridge Project
Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Dr. John Cleary