Dr. Buch's interests are in the area of concrete pavement design, rehabilitation, non-destructive testing of pavements, and composite materials. His research focuses on the development of rut and fatigue prediction models for flexible pavements design. He is involved in developing crack deterioration algorithms for rigid pavements. His other research interests include development of rehabilitation strategies, and study of recyclable materials in portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete.
ASEE North Central Award for the Outstanding Teacher (Regional), 2006
MSU Alumni Club Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award (University), 2003
Withrow Award for Teaching Excellence (Department), 2001, 2006, 2007
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station 1995
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 1988
B.S., Civil Engineering, Sardar Patel University - India 1986
Waqar, S., Brink, W., and Buch, N., “Local Calibration of Flexible Pavement Performance Models in Michigan,” accepted for publication, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2016
Waqar, S., Brink, W., and Buch, N., “Local Calibration of Rigid Pavement Performance Models by Using Resampling Methods,” accepted for publication, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2016
Waqar, S., Brink, W., Buch, N., and Chatti, K, “Process and Data Needs for Local Calibration of Performance Models in the Pavement-ME, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2523, 2015.
Tayabji, S., Ye, D., Buch, N., “Precast Concrete Pavements: Technology Overview and Technical Considerations, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Journal, December 2012.
Tayabji, S., Ye, D., Buch, N., “Joint Load Transfer and Support Considerations for Jointed Precast Concrete Pavements, Journal of the Transportation Research Record, December 2012.
Waqar, S., Buch, N., Chatti, K., and Brown, J., “Development of Traffic Inputs for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide in the state of Michigan,” the Journal of the Transportation Research Record, December 2012.