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Ashley Buss

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Assistant Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

PHONE

515-294-4645

EMAIL

abuss@iastate.edu

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, AMPP

About Ashley

Education


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2014
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2010
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2008

Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2015–present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2014–2015
  • Research Assistant/ Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2009–2014

Selected Research Projects


  • Effectiveness of Pavement Preservation Techniques, sponsored by Iowa Highway Research Board, (2016–present), PI
  • Enhancing the Fundamental Knowledge and Use of Asphalt Emulsions Using Systematic Scientific and Engineering Approaches, sponsored by Iowa Highway Research Board and Midwest Transportation Center, (2017–2018), PI
  • Scientific Innovations in Microsurfacing and Slurry Seal Mixture Design, sponsored by the Iowa Highway Research Board, (2018–present), PI
  • Quantifying Benefits of Improved Compaction, sponsored by Minnesota Department of Transportation/Local Roads Research Board, (2018–present), Co-PI
  • Validation of Gyratory Mix Design in Iowa – Phase II, sponsored by Iowa Highway Research Board, (2018–present), Co-PI
  • Chip Seal Design and Specifications, sponsored by Oregon Department of Transportation, (2014–2016), PI
  • Chip Seal Design and Specifications – Phase II, sponsored by Oregon Department of Transportation, FHWA STIC Grant, (2017–present), PI

Selected Publications


  • Gransberg, D. Ilker Karaca, and A. Buss. 2018. Life Cycle Cost Adjustment Factors In Alternate Design/Alternative Bid Pavement Bids: Added Value or Added Controversy? Accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board and for presentation at the 97th Annual TRB Meeting.
  • Pinto, I., A. Buss. 2018. Layer coefficients of cold in-place recycled layers from performance data. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, pp. 1–7.
  • Buss, A., M. Guirguis, and D. Gransberg. 2018. Chip seal aggregate evaluation and successful roads preservation. Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 180, pp. 396–404.
  • Buss, A., M. Elkashef, W.R. Stephenson. 2018. Extracting more from Dynamic Modulus Data using Split-Plot Repeated Measures Analysis. ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 351–364.
  • Guirguis, M. and Buss, A. 2017. Performance Evaluation of Emulsion and Hot Asphalt Cement Chip Seal Pavements. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 11.
  • Podolsky, J. H., Buss, A., Williams, R. C., Hernández, N., and Cochran, E. W. 2017. Rejuvenation of vacuum tower bottoms through bio-derived materials for use in paving flexible roadways. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 143, pp. 1081–1093.
  • Podolsky, J. H., Buss, A., Williams, R. C., and Cochran, E. W. 2017. Effect of bio-derived/chemical additives on warm mix asphalt compaction and mix performance at low temperature. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 136, pp. 52–61.
  • Podolsky, J. H., Buss, A., Williams, R. C., and Cochran, E. 2017. Mechanistic empirical performance of warm-mix asphalt with select bio-derived additives in the Midwestern United States using AASHTOWare pavement ME design. Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 800–816.
  • Buss, A., Mercado, M., and Schram, S. 2016. Long-Term Evaluation of Cold-in-Place Recycling and Factors Influencing Performance. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000985, 04016111.
  • Podolsky, J. H., A. Buss, R. C. Williams, and E. Cochran. 2016. Mechanistic empirical performance of warm-mix asphalt with select bio-derived additives in the Midwestern United States using AASHTOWare pavement ME design. Road Materials and Pavement Design, DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2016.1194880.
  • Buss, A., R. C. Williams, and S. Schram. 2016. Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility Tests for Warm Mix Asphalt. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 102, pp. 358–366.
  • Bektas F, O. Smadi, and I. Nlenanya. 2015. Pavement Condition: A New Approach for the Iowa DOT. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2523, pp. 40–46.
  • Buss, A., R. C. Williams, and S. Schram. 2015. The influence of warm mix asphalt on binders in mixes that contain recycled asphalt materials. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 77, pp. 50–58.
  • Schram, S., R. C. Williams, and A. Buss. 2014. Reporting Results from the Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2446, pp. 89–98.
  • Buss, A., A. Cascione, and R. C. Williams. 2014. Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingles. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 61, pp. 1–9.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, HONORS, AND SERVICE


  • Member, National Academies Transportation Research Board AFH20- Standing Committee on Quality Assurance Management
  • Member, National Academies Transportation Research Board AFK30- Standing Committee: Non-Binder Components of Asphalt Mixtures
  • Member, National Academies Transportation Research Board AFD60- Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements
  • Engineer Intern (E.I.), State of Iowa #17314, July 2009
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