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2012 SWUTC Robert Herman Award for Most Outstanding Student

Jinpeng Lv Selected to Receive 2012 Robert Herman Award

2012 Robert Herman Award Winner Jinpeng Lv

Jinpeng Lv

Mr. Jinpeng Lv is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University – College Station and expects to graduate in December 2012. Previously he earned his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2008. Over the past six years, Mr. Lv has been working with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) for six years and has participated in many research projects from county to national levels, such as Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Southwest Region University Transportation Centers (SWUTC), and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His research interests include traffic operation, signal design, and air quality. In particular, Mr. Lv is developing his dissertation on Signal Timing Optimization to Improve Air Quality. His dissertation develops an optimization methodology for signal timing at intersections to reduce emissions based on MOVES, the latest emission model released by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His study is expected to bridge the gap that the research on signal optimization at intersections lags behind the development of emissions models. A paper based on his dissertation won the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Paper Award in 2012. Moreover, he has published many papers on reputable journals, such as Transportation Research – Part D and the Journal of ITS. In addition, Mr. Lv is active in the ITE Student Chapter and has served as the corresponding secretary for one term. His work effectively enhanced the connections between students and experienced researchers and engineers.

Mr. Lv is supervised by Dr. Yunlong Zhang.

This award, presented yearly by the SWUTC, comes with a $1,000 cash award.