As of October 1, 2016, the SWUTC concluded its 28 years of operation and is no longer an active center of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The archived SWUTC website remains available here.

TAMU Research Staff

Texas A&M University System
Primary Administrative Contact

Ms. Barbara Lorenz
Program Coordinator
Southwest Region University Transportation Center
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-5815
b-lorenz@tamu.edu
Fax: 979-845-9761

Texas A&M University System
Principal Investigators

Dr. Kevin Balke
Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-9899
k-balke@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Signal Systems, Freeway Management

Dr. Stacey Bricka
Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
505 E Huntland Dr., Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-407-1123
s-bricka@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Travel Behavior, Travel Surveys, Survey Methods, Transportation Planning, and Travel Demand Analysis

Dr. Mark Burris
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
Phone: 979-845-9875
mburris@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Transportation Economics, Variable Tolling, Value Pricing, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Financing, and Travel Demand Analysis

Dr. Kunhee Choi
Assistant Professor
Department of Construction Science
Texas A&M University
3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137
Phone: 979-458-4458
kchoi@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Spatiotemporal Model for Travel Time Prediction, Decision-Support Model of Highway Incentives/Disincentives, PMIS-based Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Model, Life-Cycle Assessment of Highway Rehabilitation Alternatives, LEED Sustainability Model, Integrated (Improved) Project Delivery and Innovative Contracting Strategies, Schedule-Cost-Change-Productivity-Risk-Quality Interdependence Analysis

Dr. Bill Eisele
Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-8550
bill-eisele@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Mobility Analysis, Access Management, Performance Measurement

Dr. David Ellis
Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-6165
d-ellis@tti.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Transportation Finance and Economics, Economic Development, Impact Assessment, Demographics, and Tax Policies

Dr. Amy Epps Martin
Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-862-1750
a-eppsmartin@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Fatigue Analysis of Asphalt Mixtures, Aging of Asphalt Mixtures, Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Binder Specifications

Dr. Reza Farzaneh
Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Air Quality Studies
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 E Huntland Dr., Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-407-1118
mfarzaneh@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Transportation Air Quality, Transportation Sustainability, Transportation Modeling, Traffic Flow Theory, Traffic Simulation

Ms. Tina Geiselbrecht
Assistant Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
505 E Huntland Dr., Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-407-1116
t-geiselbrecht@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Public Opinion Research, Market Research, Customer Satisfaction, Pricing, Transportation Finance

Ms. Ginger Goodin
Senior Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
505 E Huntland Dr., Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-407-1114
g-goodin@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Managed Lanes, HOT Lanes, HOV Lanes, Congestion Pricing, Mileage-Based User Fees

Dr. H. Gene Hawkins
Associate Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-845-9946
gene.hawkins@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Traffic Operations, Traffic Control Devices, Visibility/Retroreflectivity, Transportation Policy and Standards

Dr. Stefan Hurlebaus
Associate Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-845-9570
shurlebaus@civil.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Experimental Methods, Nondestructive Testing, Structural Control, Railroad Engineering

Ms. Debbie Jasek
Research Specialist
Center for Professional Development
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-5239
d-jasek@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Hazardous Materials, Truck Safety, Professional Development, Educational Outreach, Truck Operations, Truck Licensing

Dr. Doh-Won Lee
Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Air Quality Studies
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-862-2232
leedw@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Air Quality Measurement Methodology and Instrument Development, Air Quality Measurement and Data Collection, Air Quality Data Analysis, Transportation Related Emissions Control Strategy Analysis

Dr. Ming-Han Li
Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Texas A&M University
3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137
Phone: 979-845-7571
minghan@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Stormwater Management, Low Impact Development, Bioretention, Soil Erosion, Streambank Soil Bioengineering, Landscape Architecture

Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina
Assistant Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
Phone: 979-845-6567
zmedina@civil.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Stochastic Geomechanics, Stochastic Processes: Spatio-Temporal Simulation (3D-T),  Risk, Reliability and Sensibility Analysis, Uncertainty Identification, Characterization and Propagation, Inverse problems:  Bayesian and Extended Logic, Photomechanics:  Identification of Localization Phenomena, Geostatistics:  Probabilistic Site Characterization, Optimal Modeling and Simulation of Structures and Processes, Stochastic Deign of Early Warning Systems, Causal Analysis through Influence Diagrams, Scientific Computing

Dr. Philip Park
Assistant Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
Phone: 979-847-5690
ppark@civil.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Multifunctional Applications and Development of Electrically Conductive Construction Materials, Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Concrete, Nonlinear Viscoelastic Constitutive Modeling, Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Analysis, Bridge Asphalt Plug Joint Performance, Fatigue and Fracture

Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio
Associate Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-458-4171
quadrifo@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Modeling, Design and Optimization of Demand Responsive Services, such as Feeders, ADA Paratransit, Innovative Transit/Logistic Services and Port Operations, Analytics and Continuous Approximation Models, Valid Inequalities and Logic Constraints, Scheduling Algorithms, Multi-Objective Decision Analaysis

Dr. David Schrank
Associate Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-7323
d-schrank@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Mobility Analysis, Performance Measurement, Freight Mobility

Dr. Praprut Songchitruksa
Associate Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-862-3559
praprut@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Traffic Simulation, Signal Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Modeling, Freeway and Arterial Management, Traffic Safety Modeling and Analysis, Statistical and Econometric Methods, GIS Analysis in Transportation

Ms. Stacey Tisdale
Senior Web Application Developer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: 210-979-9411
s-tisdale@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Website Design, Website Development, Website management, Graphic Production and Design, Copy Writing, and Social Media Management

Ms. Christine Yager
Associate Transportation Researcher
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-6528
c-yager@tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Driver Distraction, Human Factors

Mr. Yuqing Zhang
Ph.D. Candidate
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-845-9902
yuqing-zhang@tti.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Viscoplastic and Fracture Mechanics, Constitutive Modeling of Infrastructure Materials, Pavement Structure and Materials, Microstructural Characterization and Testing

Dr. Yunlong Zhang
Associate Professor
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University
3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Phone: 979-845-9902
yzhang@civil.tamu.edu
Fields of Expertise: Traffic Operations, Traffic Control, Traffic Modeling and Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Computer Applications in Transportation