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UT-Austin Research Staff

University of Texas at Austin
Primary Administrative Contact

Ms. Lisa Smith
Administrative Associate
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
ECJ Building, Suite 6.900
Austin, TX 78712-2100
Phone:   512-471-4379
lisasmith@mail.utexas.edu
Fax:   512-475-8744

University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigators

Dr. Amit Bhasin
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX 78712-0278
Phone: 512-471-3667
a-bhasin@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Surface Properties and Interfacial Adhesion of Materials, Healing in Bituminous Materials, Test Methods to Characterize Performance of Bituminous Mixtures, Modeling Fatigue Cracking and Moisture Damage in Bituminous Composites Using Fundamental Material Properties

Dr. Chandra Bhat
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX  78712-0278
Phone:  512-471-4535
bhat@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Activity and Travel Behavior Analysis, Travel Demand Modeling, Transport and Urban Form Policy Evaluation, Mobile Source Emissions Modeling, Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Travel Behavior, Land-Use and Activity Modeling, Spatial Analysis Technologies, Transportation and Public Health, Traffic Safety Analysis

Dr. Leigh Boske
Professor
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box Y
Austin, TX  78713-8925
Phone:   512-232-4005
leigh.boske@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  National Transportation Policy, State Multimodal/Intermodal Planning, Seaport Finance, Railroad Economics, Role of Transportation/Logistics in International Trade and Economic Development, Economic Impacts of Transportation Investment

Dr. Stephen Boyles
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1700
Austin, TX 78712-2100
Phone: 512-471-3548
sboyles@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Network Modeling, Dynamic Traffic Assignment, Transportation User Behavior, Infrastructure Systems

Dr. Christian Claudel
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX 78712-0278
Phone: 512-705-7195
christian.claudel@utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Control and Estimation of Distributed Parameter Systems, Cyberphysical Systems Monitoring, and Use of Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Applications

Mr. Rob Harrison
Deputy Director and
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Transportation Research, UT-Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202
Austin, TX  78701
Phone:   512-232-3113
harrison@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Transport Economics, Project Evaluation, Life Cycle Costing and System Cost Analysis, Vehicle Operating Costs, International Trade

Dr. Kara Kockelman
Professor & William J. Murray Jr. Fellow
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX  78712-0278
Phone:  512-471-0210
kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Statistical Modeling of Urban Systems (including models of travel behavior, trade and location choice), Economic Impacts of Transport Policy, Crash Occurrence and Consequences, Energy and Climate (vis-à-vis transport and land use decisions) and Transport Policy-Making

Dr. Randy B. Machemehl
Director, Center for Transportation Research and
Nasser I. Al-Rashid Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX  78712-0278
Phone:  512-471-4541
rbm@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Transportation System Operations, Public Transportation Systems Planning and Design, Traffic Data Acquisition, Traffic Simulation, Transportation System Demand Forecasting, Freeway Operations, Freeway Bottleneck Identification and Resolution

Dr. Talia McCray
Assistant Professor
School of Architecture
Community and Regional Planning
University of Texas at Austin
310 Inner Campus Drive, Stop B7500
Austin, TX  78712-1009
Phone:  512-471-2708
tmccray@austin.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Transportation Planning and Accessibility Challenges for Low-income and Disadvantaged Populations, Activity Patterns of Low-income Individuals and Ethnic Minorities, Use of GIS Transportation Research in Community Youth Education

Dr. Jorge A. Prozzi
Associate Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX  78712-0278
Phone:  512-232-3488
prozzi@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise:  Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Pavement Materials, Mechanistic Design, Accelerated Pavement Testing, Infrastructure Management, Applied Probability and Statistics, Reliability

Dr. C. Michael Walton
Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, Texas  78712-0278
Phone:  512-471-1414
cmwalton@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Transportation Systems Engineering, Transportation Planning and Programming Analysis, Transportation Finance, Transportation Policy, Transportation Management and Administration, ITS

Dr. Ming Zhang
Associate Professor
Community & Regional Planning
University of Texas at Austin
310 Inner Campus Drive, Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009
Phone:   512-471-0139
zhangm@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Land Use-Transportation Integration, Travel Behavior, Urban Form, Transit Oriented Development, GIS, International Transportation

Dr. Zhanmin Zhang
Associate Professor
Fellow of the Clyde E. Lee Endowed Professorship in Transportation Engineering
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C1761
Austin, TX 78712-0278
Phone:   512-471-4534
z.zhang@mail.utexas.edu
Fields of Expertise: Infrastructure Systems, Engineering and Management of Pavements, Database and Information Systems, Application of Advanced Technologies, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems