Grants and Funded Projects

Construction Scholars Program: Summer Mentoring for At-Risk Sophomore Students, Nevada Contractors Board, $73,000 (including UNLV match), October 2014 to October 2015.

Learning Theory and Analytics as Guides to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education, National Science Foundation, August 2014 – August 2017, $163,851. (PI: Matt Bernacki, College of Education)

Alternatives to Pier Nose Extensions on Bridges, Clark County Regional Flood Control District, July 2013 to June 2015, $235,000 (co-PI with M. Karakouzian).

Geotechnical and Materials Laboratory Renovation, Nevada Contractors Board, $117,000 (including $74,000 UNLV match), April 2014 to April 2015.

Non-Rock Alternatives To Shoreline Protection, USDA-NRCS LA-16 Non-Rock Alternative, subcontractor to JESCO ENVIRONMENTAL, Sept 2012 – Aug 2015, $455,426.24.

National Transit Research Consortium, US Department of Transportation/San Jose State University, July 2012 – June 2014, $300,000.

Modular Sediment Retention and Shoreline Protection Structures, Industrial Ties Research Program, Louisiana Board of Regents, July 2011-June 2014, $350,000.

Elutriate Testing of Onondaga Lake Sediments, Honeywell, Inc (through Parsons), December 2008 – December 2009, $32,104.

Estimating Localized Water Quality Impacts Due to Construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge, New York State Thruway Authority (through AECOM), December 2008 – December 2009, $84,804.

Assessment of Potential Dredging Impacts at Sparrows Point, Maryland Port Authority (through OA Systems), July 2008 – June 2009, $20,256.

Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Network (AWQMN), Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (subcontractor to University of Southeastern Louisiana), indefinite value and duration (estimated value $10,000/yr), 2008 - 2011.

Development and Organization of the Louisiana Coastal Engineering and Sciences Initiative, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, August – December 2007, $5,000.

Enhancement of the ADDAMS DREDGE Module, USAE Engineer Research and Development Center, September 2007 – December 2007, $49,056.

Selenium Speciation and Partitioning in Wetlands of the Great Salt Lake, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, June 2005 – June 2008, $114,203.

Development of a Multidisciplinary Environmental Law Class, University of Utah Educational Integration Initiative, $5,000.

Augmented Supercritical Fluid for Sediment Contaminants Degradation, NOAA/CICEET, July 2005-June 2007, $25,000.

Treatment of Asphaltene in Petroleum Byproducts and Oil Sand for Recovery of Chemicals, Western Oil Sands, March 2005 – March 2007 (Co-PI with Andy Hong) , $206,050.

In-Situ Sediment Ozonator (ISO) for PCB Remediation, Planning Grant, Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) Environmental Technology Development, July 2002 – December 2002 (Co-PI with Andy Hong), $5,000.

Environmental Laboratory Equipment Gift (toward GC/MS), Honeywell Corporation, February 2004, $30,000.

Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives for Greens Bayou, TX, GB Biosciences, October 2000 – December 2004, $204,000.

Design and Evaluation of a Test Section to Minimize Legacy Highway Impacts on Lateral Groundwater Flow and Great Salt Lake Wetlands, Utah Department of Transportation, January 2001 – December 2003, $35,000.

Development of a Resuspension Matrix for Estimating Water Quality Impacts From Dredging Operations, US Army ERDC Waterways Experiment Station, June 2002 to December 2003, $42,000.

Reducing Phosphorus Impacts on Lake Okeechobee Water Quality, South Florida Water Management District, January 2001 – January 2003, $110,000.

Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives for Greens Bayou, Houston, TX, GB Biosciences Corporation, October 2000 – December 2002, $75,000.

Anaerobic Digestions Aided by BioPac, EnviroBact Technologies, $4,868, November 1999 – June 2000.

Monitoring of Turbidity Generation by Bucket Dredge Operations in Boston Harbor, $3,300, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, June 1999 – June 2000.

A Methodology for Determining the Best Areas to Expand Wastewater Collection Systems in the US/Mexico Border Region, EPA Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy, $100,286, June 1998 - May 2000.

Design of a Wetland Systems for Migratory Bird Habitat and Water Quality Improvement in Association with Secondary for System Development, City of Riverton, Utah, $220,000 (with Carollo Engineers and Western Wetland Systems), September 1999 - August 2000.

Development of a Water Quality Database for the Upper Colorado River Basin, US Bureau of Reclamation, $13,000, February 1999 – December 1999.

Evaluation of Water Quality Impacts of Abandoned Mines in the Vernon-Sheeprock Mountains, Uinta National Forest, September 1998 - September 1999, $10,803.

Comparative Evaluation of Wastewater Screens, JWC Environmental, $14,153 (with Robert Okey), October 1998 - April 1999.

Water Quality Impacts of Contaminated Sediment Removal Using Hydraulic Dredges, National Science Foundation, $95,917, August 1998 - August 1999.

Sedimentation Properties and Associated Mercury Release of Sediments from the Point Comfort Superfund Remediation Project, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), November 1997 – December 1999, $31,000.

Equipment Funds for Purchase of Hydrolab DataSonde 4 Water Quality Data Collection Field Instrument, University of Utah Equipment Funds, $7,750, August 1997.

Relationship Between Water and Sediment Quality in the Jordan River, Utah Research Foundation, $6,100, July 1997 – December 1998.

Faculty Computer Upgrade Funds, Utah Technology Initiative, $15,250, July 1997.

Determination of Sedimentation Properties of White Rock Lake Sediments, Carter-Burgess Consultants, Dallas Texas, $5,000, April 1997.

Update and Enhancement of the ADDAMS Modules SETTLE, DYECON, D2M2, and PSDDF, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $88,975, June 1997 – June 1998 (partial funding of $23,000).

Wetlands Ecology and Ecology of the Wetlands/Transition Buffer Zones, Field and Laboratory Research, Task-order contract, subcontractor to Louis Berger & Associates, East Orange, NJ, March 1997 - March 2002.

Faculty Computer Upgrade Funds, Utah Technology Initiative, $9,500, July 1996.

Wetland Creation Using Dredged Sediments in Tiger Pass, LA, U.S. Army Research Office, $13,000, August – December 1996.

Faculty Assistance for Educational Technology and Distance Education, Instructional Technology Starter/Mentor Program, July 1996 - June 1997, $5,800 (co-PI with Dr. Peter T. Martin).

Protocol for Aerobic Digestion, Central Davis County Sewer District, $3,634, Jan. - Sept. 1996 (co-PI with R.W. Okey).

Assessment of Drinking Water Quality Problems and Concerns along the U.S./Mexico Border, Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP), $45,000, June 1995 - June 1996.

Development of a Model to Estimate Sediment Resuspension and Contaminant Release During Dredging Operations, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $43,000, May - December 1995.

Sediment Retention Processes in Wetland Systems, AASERT Program, Army Research Office, $140,000, July 1994 - June 1997.

Preparation and Assimilation of Materials for a Wetlands Engineering Design Manual, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $60,000, January 1994 - September 1996.

Improvement of Reservoir Water Quality by Constructing Barriers, Wetlands, and Sediment Traps, Omaha District, US Army Corps of Engineers, $19,000, April 1994 - December 1994.

Initial Development of an Automated Procedure for Sediment Resuspension and Contaminant Release Calculations, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $8,600, August - September 1993.

Sediment Resuspension and Contaminant Release During Dredging Operations, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $25,501, January - December 1993.

Travel Grant for Presentation and Participation in 1992 International Environmental Dredging Symposium, Erie County, NY, $800, September 1992.

Participation in Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment Workshop, National Science Foundation Faculty Enhancement Program, Colorado State University, July 1992 and July 1993.

Documentation and Testing of the ADDAMS (Automated Dredging and Disposal Alternatives Management System) Modules - SETTLE and DYECON, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $20,191, May - September 1992.

Review and Synopsis of Existing Literature and Ongoing Studies Involving Wetlands Engineering for Enhancement, Restoration, or Creation Activities, USAE Waterways Experiment Station,$20,704, May - September 1992.

Enhancement of Cumberland River Optimization Model and Preparation of User's Guide, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, $30,800, September 1991 - December 1992.