Raphael W Crowley

Assistant Professor

Civil Engineering • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

  • Coastal structures
  • Structural scour, particularly bridge scour
  • Hydraulic loading on coastal structures
  • Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling
  • Geotechnical testing/instrumentation
  • Microbial induced calcite precipitation (MICP)

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 2010
  • M.S. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida, 2008
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bucknell University, 2004

Biography

  • August 2014 - Present: Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
  • August 2013 - August 2014: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
  • January 2011 - August 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, University of Florida 

Awards

  • Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2017
  • Finalist for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching award, 2016
  • Nominated for Outstanding International Leadership Award, 2015

Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer (PE), Florida, License No. 75403
  • University of Florida Courtesy Appointment, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, FL
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Sediment Research
  • UNF Environmental Center Fellow 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Active Projects

  1. PI, Crowley, R.. Preliminary laboratory inestigation of damaged zone in rock from pile driving. Faculty Development Grant, $7,500, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
  2. PI, Crowley, R., Davies, M. (Dept. of Chemistry), and Ellis, T. (Dept. of Biology). Bench-scale testing of microbial induced calcite precipitation (MICP) treated sand dunes. $6,000, University of North Florida Environmental Center, Jacksonville, FL.
  3. PI, Crowley, R. and Zimmerman, A. (U. of Florida) (2016-2019). Application of microbial induced calcite precipitation to stabilize Florida high-organic matter soils for roadway construction. $208,487 ($74,532 to UNF), Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  4. Co-PI, Moehring, M. (Northeast Florida Regional Council), White, Q. (Jacksonville University), Johnson, A. (Jacksonville University), Lambert, D. and Crowley, R. (2015-2017). Maritime management plan development, planning, evaluation, and meeting facilitation for Duval County. $200,000 ($66,667 to UNF), City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL.

Completed Projects

  1. PI, Crowley, R., ElSafty, A., and Brown, C. (2015-2016). Analysis, comparison, and contrast of two primary maintenance contracting techniques used by the Florida Department of Transportation. FDOT Contract No. BDV34 977-04, $85,125, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  2. Co-PI, Mohseni, A. (U of Florida) and Crowley, R. (2014-2016). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter (VIP). FDOT Contract No. BDV31 977-23, $74,243 ($7,251 to UNF), Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  3. PI, Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2011-2014). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT's enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-53, $168,263 (transferred from UF; $10,169 to UNF), Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  4. PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2009-2014). Time-dependent load response of flexible pipe subjected to sustained loading. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-21, $453,555 (transferred from UF; $24,163 to UNF), Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  5. Collaborator, Glagola, C. and Rilko, W. (2012-2013). Performance based quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) acceptance procedures for in-place soil testing. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-72, $248,695, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL. 
  6. PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2012-2013). Redesign of FDOT state material office testing standards. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-69, $27,675, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  7. PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2010-2012). Development of a smear-proof horizontal and vertical permeability probe. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-35, $53,280, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Fuller, J.*, Brown, C., and Crowley, R. (2018). Performance-based maintenance contracting in Florida: an evaluation by surveys, statistics, and content analysis. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144 (2), DOI: 05017021.
  2. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Konn, V.*, Faraone, Z., and Pasken, K. (2016). The large-scale soil box: a new device for testing the performance of buried pipe. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 39(1), 126-136.
  3. Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2014). The adhesive strength test (AST): a newly developed test for measuring sealant adhesive strength between joints of concrete pavement. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943.5533.0001020.
  4. Crowley, R., Robeck, C.*, and Thieke, R. J. (2014). Computer modeling of bed material shear stresses in piston-type erosion rate testing devices. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140 (1), 24-34.
  5. Chen, Y., Bloomquist, D., and Crowley, R. (2013). Cellulose fiber reinforced concrete fracture mechanisms and damage detection using acoustic emission. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 239-240, 3-9.
  6. Chen, Y., Bloomquist, D., and Crowley, R. (2013). Moisture effects on cellulose fiber reinforced concrete properties. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 330, 77-81.
  7. Bloomquist, D., Sheppard, D. M., Schofield, S., and Crowley R. (2012). The rotating erosion testing apparatus (RETA): a laboratory device for measuring erosion rates versus shear stresses of rock and cohesive materials. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 35 (4), 641-648.
  8. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Hayne, J.*, and Holst, C.* (2012). Estimations and measurements of shear stresses on bed materials in erosion rate testing devices. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 138 (11), 990-994.
  9. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Shah, F.*, and Holst, C.* (2012). The sediment erosion rate flume (SERF): a new testing device for measuring erosion rates and shear stresses. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 35 (4), 649-659.
  10. Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2012). The creep testing apparatus (CRETA): a new testing device for measuring viscoelasticity of joint sealant. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 40, (3), DOI: 10.1520/JTE104431.
  11. Crago, R. and Crowley, R. (2005). Complementary relationships for near-instantaneous evapotranspiration.” Journal of Hydrology, 300, (1-4), 199-211.
  12. Crago, R., Hervol, N., and Crowley, R. (2005). A complementary evaporation approach to the scalar roughness length. Water Resources Research, 41 (6), W06017.1-W06017.6.

Conference Papers

  1. Ramaji, I.J., Gultekin-Bicer, P., Crowley, R.W., and Lambert, D. (2017). Investigation of leveraging BIM standards to facilitate sustainability evaluations from early stages of design. International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Seattle, WA, June 24-28.
  2. Crowley, R. (2016). Analysis of blockage and venting on bridges subjected to hurricane wave attack. National Hydraulic Engineering Conference, Portland, OR, August 9-12.
  3. Crowley, R. (2016). Development of engineering-style capstone projects in a construction management curriculum. FEE Educator-Student Practitioner Summit, sponsored by the Florida Engineering Society, Ponte Vedra, FL, August 4.
  4. Crowley, R. and Fuller, J.* (2015). Analysis of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) asset maintenance program - approach and preliminary results. 7th Annual AMOTIA Conference, the Past, Present, and Future of Performance-Based Contracting, Association for the Management and Operations of Transportation Infrastructure Assets, Ponte Vedra, FL, October 1-2.
  5. Crowley, R. and Robeck, C.* (2014). Computational modeling of wave forces on bridge decks. National Hydraulic Engineering Conference, Iowa City, IA, August 19-22.
  6. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Robeck, C.* (2012). Description of erosion rate testing devices and correlations between rock erosion rate and cohesion. Proc. 6th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Paris, France, August 27-31, 48-56.
  7. Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2012). Investigation of joint surface preparation effects on silicone sealant using a new testing procedure. 91st Annual TRB Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

Technical Reports

  1. Hudyma, N., Landon, M., Sharma, R., Akan, C., Brown, C.J., Crowley, R., Dally, W., and Song, X. (2017). Geotechnical damage in central and northeastern Florida from Hurricane Irma. Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
  2. Crowley, R., Brown, C. ElSafty, A., and Fuller, J.* (2016). Analysis, comparison, and contrast of two primary maintenance contracting techniques used by the Florida Department of Transportation. Final Report No. BDV34 977-04, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
  3. Crowley, R. Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2014). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Final Report No. BDK75 977-53, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, January.
  4. Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2014). Time-dependent load response of flexible pipe subjected to sustained loading. Final Report No. BDK75 977-21, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, January.
  5. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Goff, V.*, and Connell, J.* (2013). Redesign of FDOT state material office (SMO) testing standards. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 977-69, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, March.
  6. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Rogers, M.* (2013). Development of a smear-proof horizontal and vertical permeability probe. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 977-35, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, February.
  7. Bloomquist, D., Li, Q., Crowley, R., Cottrell, W., and Ferguson, R. (2011). Development of a testing system for the analysis of transverse contraction joints in Portland cement concrete pavement. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 960-01, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, May.
  8. Bloomquist, D. and Crowley, R. (2010). Enhancement of FDOT's SERF device and a study of erosion rates of rock, sand, and clay mixtures using FDOT's RETA and SERF equipment. FDOT Report No. BDK75 977-09, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, October.

Invited Presentations

  1. Crowley, R., Davies, M.*, and Wasman, S. (2017). Application of microbial induced calcite precipitation to stabilize Florida high-organic matter soils for roadway construction. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL.
  2. Klammler, H., Mohseni, A., and Crowley, R. (2017). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 14.
  3. Crowley, R. (2017). Wave forcing on bridge decks during hurricanes. Engineering Career Day, National Engineers Week, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, February 24.
  4. Fuller, J.*, Crowley, R., Zimmerman, A., Hudyma, N., and Wasman, S. (2016). Application of microbial induced calcite precipitation to stabilize Florida high-organic matter soils for roadway construction. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 15.
  5. Klammler, H., Mohseni, A., and Crowley, R. (2016). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 14.
  6. Crowley, R., Zimmerman, A., and Hudyma, N. (2015). Application of microbial induced calcite precipitation to stabilize Florida high-organic matter soils for roadway construction. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 21.
  7. Tibbets, C.*, Mohseni, A., and Crowley, R. (2015). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 20.
  8. Tibbets, C.*, Mohseni, A., and Crowley, R. (2014). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 1.
  9. Crowley, R. (2013). Simulated overburden load on buried pipe. Florida Department of Transportation Pipe Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, October 30.
  10. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2013). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 8.
  11. Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2013). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 8.
  12. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2012). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT's enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 17.
  13. Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2012). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 17.
  14. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2011). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT's enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 29.
  15. Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2011). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 29.
  16. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2010). Enhancement of FDOT's SERF Device and a study of rock, clay, and sand mixtures using FDOT's RETA and SERF instruments. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 13.
  17. Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2009). Enhancement of FDOT's SERF Device and a study of rock, clay, and sand mixtures using FDOT's RETA and SERF instruments. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 14.

* Denotes student advisee/supervisee 

CrowleyContact Information

Building 0004, Room 1504

(904) 620-1847

r.crowley@unf.edu