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Civil Engineering

Riding, Kyle A.; PhD, PE

RidingKAssociate Professor

2107 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Area(s) of Specialization

Transportation and Materials Engineering


B.S. Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University
M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Post-Doc Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne

Research Interests

Dr. Riding's research focuses on durability of concrete structures and pavements, early age concrete structural behavior, concrete microstructure characterization and modeling, and novel cementatious systems with a goal to enhance and preserve the nation's civil infrastructure.

Recent Publications 

Ataie, F., Juenger, M.C.G., Taylor-Lange, S.C., Riding, K.A., “Comparison of the Retarding Mechanisms of Zinc Oxide and Sucrose on Cement Hydration and Interactions with Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Accepted for Publication in Cement and Concrete Research on Feb. 23, 2015.

Taylor-lange, S.C., Lamon, E.L., Riding, K.A., Juenger, M.C.G., “Calcined Kaolinite-Bentonite Clay Blends as Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Accepted for Publication in Applied Clay Sciences on Jan. 27, 2015.

Mirzahosseini, M., Riding, K.A., “Influence of Different Particle Sizes On Reactivity of Finely Ground Glass as Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) Cement and Concrete Composites,” Accepted for Publication in Cement at Concrete Composites on Nov. 7, 2014.

Mirzahosseini, M., Riding, K.A., “Effect of Combined Glass Particles on Hydration in Cementitious Systems,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, In Press, 2014.

Taylor-Lange, S.C., Rajabali, F., Holsomback, N.A., Riding, K.A., Juenger, M.C.G., “The Effect of Zinc Oxide Additions on the Performance of Calcined Sodium Montmorillonite and Illite Shale Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 53, 2014, pp. 127-135, 2014.

Riding, K.A., Poole, J.L., Schindler, A.K., Schindler, M.C.G., Folliard, K.J., “Statistical Determination of Cracking Probability for Mass Concrete,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 9, 26 pp., 2014.

Burris, L.E., Riding, K.A., “Diffusivity of Binary and Ternary Concrete Mixture Blends,” ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 111, No. 4, pp. 373-382, 2014.

Ataie, F., Riding, K.A., “Impact of Pretreatments and Enzymatic Hydrolysis on Agricultural Residue Ash Suitability for Concrete,” Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 58, pp. 25-30, 2014

Mirzahosseini, M., Riding, K.A., “Effect of Curing Temperature and Glass Type on the Pozzolanic Reactivity of Glass Powder,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 58, pp. 103-111, 2014.

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing) 

K-TRAN KSU 15-1, “Kansas Sustainable Concrete Pavements Initiative Phase 2: Acceleration of Aggregate Qualification Procedures,” Kansas Department of Transportation, $90,000, 2014-2017.

K-TRAN KSU 14-02, “Best Practices for Concrete Pumping,” Kansas Department of Transportation, $68,000, 2014-2016.

FRA, “Freeze-Thaw Performance of Concrete Railroad Ties,” Federal Railroad Administration, August 27, 2012 – August 26, 2015, $1,318,075, 2012-2015.

K-TRAN KSU-12-06, “Sustainable and Durable Concrete Pavement Aggregates,” Kansas Department of Transportation,” Kansas Department of Transportation, $49,000, 2012-2014.

Major Honors and Recognitions

Wason Medal for Materials Research, American Concrete Institute, 2011
Big 12 Faculty Fellow, KSU, 2010
Top Research Innovations and Findings Award, Texas Department of Transportation, 2005
ACI Young Member Award for Professional Development 2013
KSU Deans Award of Excellence 2014