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Barry Scheetz

  • Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Assistant Director, Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies
  • 206E Sackett Building
  • University Park
  • Telephone: (814) 863-5616
  • E-mail: se6@psu.edu
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  • Department faculty webpage

Research Focus

Research Summary

  • Use of similar waste materials for engineering into ceramic proppants for energy recovery. He is also active in work to restore mining ravaged environments with the use of cementitious grouts derived from pozzolanic reactions with fly ash. He has also patented a number of improvements in materials that could make gas drilling more profitable and environmentally friendly.

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Active Research Projects:

  • DGRoads Unpaved Road Assessment Tool
  • Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Practices for The Schuylkill Center's Gravel Road
  • Rosa Road Stormwater and Landslide Corrections
  • Rural Road Stormwater Improvements
  • Sediment Load Reduction Study: Empirical Quantification and Documentation of Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Practices of the Dirt and Gravel Road Program

Completed Research Projects:

  • Demonstation Project: Lebo Road - Driving Surface Aggregate Comparison
  • Demonstration Project: West Licking Creek Drive Improvements
  • Demonstration Project: Linn Run Road Improvements
  • Dirt & Gravel Road Program Support
  • Dirt and Gravel Road Cooperative Program 2002-03
  • Dirt and Gravel Road Cooperative Program 2006-07
  • Dirt and Gravel Road Cooperative Program 2007-08
  • Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) on Ag Access Roads to Eliminate Nutrient & Sediment Pollution in Kishacoquillas Valley Watershed
  • Great Lakes Basin Program - Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Mauch Chunk Lake Road Stabilization Project
  • Pipeline Road Relocation and Daugherty Road Improvements
  • State Conservation Commission Funding
  • Waste Tire Pile Remediation Grant Program

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