UT’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) has announced a class of five faculty members as its 2015–16 fellows.
The faculty members, their respective departments and their respective interests in transportation research are:
- John Bell, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management—Efficient vehicle routing and transportation management
- John Ma, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering—Behavior and design of highway and railroad bridges
- Mingzhou Jin, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering—logistics, transportation, and supply chain management
- Subhadeep Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering—modeling and analysis of behavioral dynamics in networked societies
- Charles Sims, Department of Economics and Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy—transportation alternatives in National Parks and infrastructure investment behavior
“I hope our faculty fellows can play an active role in advising me on future directions for the center,” said CTR Director David Clarke, also a research associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “We also hope they can interact with center staff and other affiliated faculty to further their research interests.”
This fellowship was established in 2014 to foster a community of UT researchers and educators who are committed to improving all aspects of transportation.
With this fellowship, CTR recognizes both up-and-coming and established faculty who play leading roles in transportation education and research. A modest stipend is included with the selection to help achieve these goals.
The Center for Transportation Research was created in 1970 to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary research, public service, and outreach in the field of transportation at UT. The center has three goals:
- To conduct a program of research in transportation that is recognized for its excellence, comprehensiveness, innovation, productivity, and national leadership
- To develop and sustain the technical expertise for high quality transportation research by the faculty and students in the departments and colleges of UT
- To serve the transportation research, service, and training needs of state and local government, business, and industry in Tennessee, the southeast region, and the nation
As a research center under the auspices of UT’s College of Engineering, CTR oversees programs associated with the educational, research, training, and industrial aspects of the transportation field.
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