Capabilities of NIATT Personnel

Researchers at NIATT generally work in one of four areas. Below are charts that capture the main interests of each researcher. To find links to a webpage and/or email for each researcher, please use the directory.

Traffic                   Vehicles                    Infrastructure                  Policy/Planning

Traffic Operations and Control

Traffic Operations
and Control

Ahmed Abdel‐Rahim

John Anderson

Michael Dixon

Brian Johnson

Axel Krings

Michael Kyte

Michael Lowry

Richard Wall

Advanced traffic management
systems

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptive signal control systems

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

Traffic optimization

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

Traffic flow theory

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

Highway and traffic safety
and security

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

Intelligent Transportation
Systems (ITS)

x

 

x

x

 

x

 

x

Simulation modeling

x

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

Image processing

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

x

Signal processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Highway capacity

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

Video‐based traffic detection

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

x

Traffic Safety

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation
education/training

x

 

x

 

 

x

x

 

Critical infrastructure
protection

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Real‐time control systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Communication systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Clean Vehicle Technology

 

Clean Vehicle
Technology

Steve Beyerlein

Ralph Budwig

Dan Cordon

Karen Den Braven

Brian He

Joe Law

Edwin Odom

Judi Steciak

Jon Van Gerpen

Catalytic ignition systems

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

Engine design and testing

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

x

x

Educational research methods

x

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

Structural analysis

x

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

 

Math modeling

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

Clean and quiet snowmobiles

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Efficient two‐stroke engines

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable fuels

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

x

x

Applied mechanics and
manufacturing

x

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Experimental stress analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Biofuels production

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

Modeling renewable energy systems

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

Applied combustion research

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

Formation of pollutants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x


Transportation Infrastructure

 

Transportation Infrastructure

Fouad Bayomy

Sherif El Badawy

Anthony Davis

James Kingery

Pavement design

x

x

 

 

Performance evaluations systems

x

 

 

 

Laboratory and filed nondestructive testing

x

x

 

 

Vegetation management

 

 

x

x

Arid land restoration and reclamation

 

 

x

x

Slope stability and landslide mitigation

 

 

x

x

Structural analysis, design and reliability

 

x

 

 

Computer applications in civil engineering

x

x

 

 

Traffic characterization for the Mechanistic

Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)

 

x

 

 

Performance related specifications for pavement materials

 

x

 

 

Transportation Planning and Policy

 

Transportation Planning
and Policy

Michael Dixon

Michael Kyte

Michael Lowry

Regional planning

x

 

x

Transportation improvement programming

 

 

x

Social science research methods

 

 

x

Bicycle planning

 

 

x

Pedestrian planning

 

 

x

Neighborhood planning

 

 

x

Transit planning

 

x

x

Public involvement

 

 

x

Traffic calming

 

 

x


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