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Kean H. Ashurst Jr.

  • Kentucky Transportation Center

Research Engineer




    Kean Ashurst has been with the Kentucky Transportation Center for 10 years. His areas of interest and specialization are culvert and storm drain inspection techniques, construction, installation, materials, open channel hydraulics, and hydrology. In addition to his research experience he also has 5 years of highway and commercial/residential design experience which includes hydraulic analysis of bridges, culverts, storm sewers, detention basins, open channels, catch basins, erosion control measures, storm water BMPs, and sanitary sewer design. Mr. Ashurst participates in the TRB annual meeting each year and is currently the Committee Research Coordinator for the AFF70 Culverts & Hydraulic Structures Committee. He is also a member of the AFS40 Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction Committee. Mr. Ashurst is also involved with AASHTO NTPEP where he is the current chair of the Polypropylene Pipe Technical Committee and a member of the Corrugated Metal Pipe Technical Committee and the Spray Applied Pipe Liner Technical Committee. Mr. Ashurst is also active with NCHRP where he was a panel member for NCHRP project 14-26 Culvert and Storm Drain Inspection Manual.