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Rouzbeh Ghabchi

Rouzbeh Ghabchi

Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall

Office

132

Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 132
Civil & Environ Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. Rouzbeh Ghabchi is an assistant professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU). He received his PhD degree from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include pavement engineering, innovative transportation infrastructures’ materials, environmentally-friendly pavement technologies, pavement performance and asphalt materials. More specifically, his research areas include characterization and performance enhancement of asphalt mixes containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS), Ground Tire Rubber (GTR), Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA), tack coat, modified asphalt binder and asphalt binder-aggregate bonding and stripping mechanisms.
Prior to joining SDSU in 2016, he was a post‐doctoral research fellow at the University of Oklahoma, working as principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI on several research projects funded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Southern Plains Transportation Center and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The objectives of theses research projects were to enhance the performance of the asphalt pavements, evaluate different WMA technologies, increase use of RAS, RAP and GTR in asphalt mixes, evaluate tack coat performance and propose a special provision for screening fatigue life of asphalt mixes containing RAS and RAP among other research projects.

Education

• Ph.D in Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA
• M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran
• B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran

Grants

► Project Title: Development of Special Provision for Mix Design of Foamed-WMA Containing RAP
Sponsored by: Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)
Roles: Principal Investigator (PI): R. Ghabchi; Co-PIs: M. Zaman, M. Barman
Total Amount: $79,917
Contract Period: 5/1/2016 – 4/30/2017 (active)
► Project Title: Development of a SFE Database for Screening of Mixes for Moisture Damage in Oklahoma
Sponsored by: Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)
Roles: Principal Investigator (PI): R. Ghabchi; Co-PIs: M. Zaman, R. Bulut, R. Steger
Total Amount: $194,043
Contract Period: 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017 (active)
► Project Title: Use of Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) In Asphalt Pavements: Literature Review and DOT Survey (Phase I)
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
Roles: Principal Investigator (PI): R. Ghabchi; Co-PI: M. Zaman
Total Amount: $18,496
Contract Period: 11/15/2015 – 5/31/2016 (complete)
► Project Title: Development of Guidelines for Selection and Evaluation of Tack Coats in Oklahoma
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Roles: Principal Investigator (PI): R. Ghabchi; Co-PI: M. Zaman
Total Amount: $166,319
Contract Period: 10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017 (complete)
► Project Title: Characterization of Asphalt Binders Exposed to Extreme Temperatures through Simple and Effective Test Methods
Sponsored by: Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)
Roles: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): R. Ghabchi, Z. Hossain (Arkansas State University); PI: N. Wasiuddin (Louisiana Tech University)
Total Amount: $221,108
Contract Period: 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016 (complete)
► Project Title: Performance of Asphalt Binders Modified with Polyphosphoric Acid (PPA)
Sponsored by: Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC)
Roles: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): R. Ghabchi; PI: M. Zaman
Total Amount: $162,045
Contract Period: 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016 (complete)
► Project Title: Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Pavements Containing RAS and RAP
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Roles: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): R. Ghabchi, D. Singh, D. Boeck; PI: M. Zaman
Total Amount: $225,275
Contract Period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014 (complete)

Professional Memberships

1. Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Since 2009.
2. Participating Member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Since 2012.
3. Member, Geo-Institute (G-I), Since 2014.
4. Member, North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), Since 2010.

Area(s) of Research

Transportation Infrastructure Materials
Performance Enhancvement of Asphalt Pavements
Green Paving Technologies
Highway Engineering

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