Andrew F. Braham
Curriculum Vitae

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Andrew F. Braham, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
University of Arkansas
Department of Civil Engineering
4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA
Phone: +1.479.575.6028
Fax: +1.479.575.7168
Email: afbraham@uark.com
Website: www.andrewbraham.com

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Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Civil Engineering; Ph.D., 2008
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Civil Engineering; M.S., 2002
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Civil Engineering; B.S., 2000

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Appointments

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
08/2016 – current
Visiting Associate Professor, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
01/2018 – 06/2018
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
11/2010 – 08/2016
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
02/2009 – 11/2010
Graduate Research Assistant, Illinois Leadership Center, Urbana, IL
08/2007 – 05/2008
Field and Research Engineer, Koch Materials Company
06/2002 – 11/2004

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Books and Special Publications

Braham, A. (2020). Achieving Quality of Asphalt Emulsion (Certificate 4). In Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Professional Development Courses, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Braham, A. (2020). A Review of Asphalt Emulsion Papers in the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, 1937-1970. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

Underwood, S., Braham, A. (2019). Fatigue or Not Fatigue, That is the Question. Posted free for download on ResearchGate, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13898.41921/1.

Braham, A. (2018). Manufacturing of Asphalt Emulsions (Certificate 3). In Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Professional Development Courses, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Braham, A. Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering, CRC Press, 1st Edition, ISBN: 978-1498775120, April, 2017.

Braham, A. (2017). Applications of Asphalt Emulsions (Certificate 2). In Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Professional Development Courses, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Braham, A. (2017). Introduction to Asphalt Emulsions (Certificate 1). In Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Professional Development Courses, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Braham, A.F. and B.S. Underwood (eds.). State of the art and practice in fatigue cracking and evaluation of asphalt pavements, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Version 1.0, Lino Lakes, MN., 2016.

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Yang, S., Braham, A., Hossain, Z. Relationship between Rank of Laboratory Testing Results and Field Performance of Asphalt Interstate Pavement, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 32(9), September 2020, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003322.

Casillas, S., Braham, A. Quantifying effects of laboratory curing conditions on workability, compactability, and cohesion gain of cold in-place recycling. Road Materials and Pavement Design, published online April 2020, doi: 10.1080/14680629.2020.1753101.

Kiihnl, L., Braham, A. Exploring the influence of pavement preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation on Arkansas’ highway network: an education case study. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, published online June 2019, doi: 10.1080/10298436.2019.1628960.

Casillas, S., Morales, A., Braham, A. Evaluating Aggregate Size Effects on Dynamic Modulus Using Gray Scale Analysis, Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 88, 2019, pp. 687-717.

Yeung, E., Braham, A. The Influence of Time After Crushing for Cold In-place Recycling on Compaction and Raveling, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol 2673(3), 2019, pp. 419-426, doi: 10.1177/0361198119834560.

Espinosa, L., Wills, J., Caro, S., Braham, A. Influence of the morphology of the cracking zone on the fracture energy of HMA materials, Materials and Structures, 52:35, 2019, doi: 10.1617/s11527-019-1334-0.

Wills, J., Caro, S., Braham, A. Influence of Material Heterogeneity in the Fracture of Asphalt Mixtures, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 20(7), 2019, pp. 747-760, doi: 10.1080/10298436.2017.1334461.

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Synergistic Activities

- Developed and provided on-demand online certificate program with Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturing Association and Global Campus titled
      o “Achieving Quality of Asphalt Emulsions”
      o “Manufacturing of Asphalt Emulsions”
      o “Applications of Asphalt Emulsion”
      o “Introduction to Asphalt Emulsion”
      o Click here to learn more about these courses

- Developed with three colleagues "LeadershipWWEB" leadership podcast series (Click here to go to the SoundCloud channel)

- Creator of “Pavinar” webinar series (Click here to go to the YouTube channel)

- Editorial Board Member for Road Materials and Pavement Design

- Journal reviewer for Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Transportation Research Record

- Chair of Pavement Preservation and Recycling Alliance (PPRA) Sustainability Committee (2020-current)

- Member of Transportation Research Board committee: Committee on Pavement Preservation, AHD18 (2012-current)

- Associate Member of TRB Special Committee on Inclusion and Diversity (2018-current)

- Member of University of Arkansas committees: University Faculty Athletics Committee; College of Engineering Technology Committee; Sustainability Minor task group

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Courses Taught at University of Arkansas

Developed and taught Transportation Infrastructure (two semesters at University of Arkansas; senior/grad)
Enhanced and taught Transportation Engineering eight semesters; junior)
Developed and taught Sustainability in Civil Engineering (seven semesters; senior/grad)
Developed and taught Sustainability in Civil Engineering (five semesters; online graduate)
Developed and taught Advanced Materials Characterization (two semesters; grad/senior)
Enhanced and taught Structural Design of Pavement Systems (three semesters; grad/senior)
Enhanced and taught Geometric Design of Roads (one semester, senior)
Enhanced and taught Transportation Pavement and Materials (one semester; senior/grad)

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Graduate Advisors and Postdoctoral Sponsors

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Dr. Fujian Ni, Southeast University
Ph.D., Dr. William Buttlar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Dr. Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor

Doctor of Philosophy

Sadie Casillas (2020, currently at US Army Corps of Engineers)
Airam Morales (2019, currently at Technological University of Panama)
Shu Yang (2016, currently Assistant Professor at Hunan University, Changsha, China)

Master of Science

Pedro Diaz Romero (2020-current); Logan Kiihnl (2020); Erica Yeung (2017); Elvis Castillo (2016); Airam Morales (2016); Sadie Smith (2015); Chase Henrichs (2015); Alex Jackson (2014); John Ryan (2014); Amanda Garbacz (2014, degree awarded posthumous); Rob Hill (2013)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

David Olatunji (2018-current); Bette Poblete (2019); Aleinys Villarreal Rojas (2019); Farida Mahmud (2017); Rebekah Porter (2016); Karangwa Ken Rutabana (2015); Sadie Smith (2013); Alex Jackson (2012)

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Funding Sources

Arkansas Department of Transportation
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturing Association
China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Hebei Province (China)
Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center
National Natural Science Foundation of China
National Science Foundation
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Private industry
SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program
Southeast University (Nanjing, China)
University of Arkansas
Women’s Giving Circle

Last updated: June 2020