Dr. Daniel's Students

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Ashton Congalton

Ashton Congalton


Ashton Congalton is a graduate student in the M.S. Civil Engineering program. He graduated from the Michigan Technological University in 2012 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is currently working on research with Dr. Jo Daniel, evaluating the effects of aging in asphalt mixtures with recycled materials (RAP). Ashton plans on graduating in the spring of 2014.

Dave Mensching

David J. Mensching, E.I.T.

 

Dave Mensching is a Ph.D. student in the Civil Engineering department.  He earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. from Villanova University in 2010 and 2011.  Dave is a 2013-14 Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Fellow, and is working with Dr. Daniel to develop an index parameter for cracking in asphalt pavements using continuum damage theory.  His research interests include reclaimed asphalt pavement, performance-related specifications, and viscoelastoplastic continuum damage.

Mirkat Oshone

Mirkat T. Oshone

 


Mirkat Oshone is a graduate student in the M.S. Civil Engineering program. She graduated from the Mekele University in 2005 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She is currently working on research with Dr. Jo Daniel, Developing a performance related specification for Rhode Island.

Reyhaneh Rahbar

Reyhaneh Rahbar Rastegar

 


Reyhaneh Rahbar Rastegar is a Ph.D. student in the Civil Engineering department. She graduated from the University of Guilan, Iran, in 2010 with a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering. She is currently working on research with Dr. Jo Daniel, evaluating the performance of hot mixed asphalt containing RAP and/or RAS.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Chris DeCarlo

Chris DeCarlo

 

 

Chris is a sophomore civil engineering major who works in the materials lab.  He mostly has been working on the pooled fund project, but also will do plenty of cleaning, maintenance, and helping the graduate students.  After graduating, he plans to pursue his master’s degree.  In his spare time, Chris enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and riding his motorcycle.

Chris Jacques

Chris Jacques

 


Chris is completing his undergraduate degree as a Civil Engineering major and is an undergraduate research assistant in the materials lab.  He recently completed a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) where he researched moisture susceptibility and inundation effects of hot mix asphalt materials.  Chris plans to pursue his Master’s Degree following his graduation in May 2014.

Sonja Pape 

Sonja Pape

 


Sonja Pape is a senior Civil Engineering student and undergraduate research assistant. She had a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Summer 2013, where she studies the effects of adding additional binder to asphalt mixtures with high levels of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement.  She plans to continue on to a Ph.D. program next year.