Friction and Function You hardly think about the complex relationship between your car’s tires and the pavement on which you spend your morning and evening commute. But for Omar Smadi, an associate professor in civil engineering, the interaction between tires and pavement surfaces shares a fascinating dynamic that can lower the possibility of car accidents. … Continue reading Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only
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Members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (ISU TSA) won the 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District Traffic Bowl on Friday, August 17. The team advanced to the 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held on Tuesday, August 21. Competition events took place at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual … Continue reading Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl
A new year brings new faces to the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering (CCEE) Chris Day Chris Day is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University. He is a member of the transportation engineering focus area at ISU CCEE. Day previously worked at Purdue University for nearly seven years as … Continue reading New faculty, staff join ISU CCEE for fall semester
Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) are finding new ways to keep the slow-downs to a minimum. To do so, they … Continue reading Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road
Tingting Huang says transportation engineering data analysis can be daunting. “After we’ve collected this data, how do we know if the data is good enough, is good for the research or application?” Huang said. Pranamesh Chakraborty works with massive quantities of data from freeway sensors. He, too, knows that real-world analysis presents challenges. “It’s a huge … Continue reading CCEE students sweep awards at regional, national Intelligent Transportation Systems contests
BEI director Robert C. Brown has been appointed to the “Iowa’s Energy Resources” working group for the Iowa Energy Plan. The plan aims to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for decision-making while working to encourage energy, economic, and environmental benefits. It’s a joint initiative between the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Dept. of Transportation.
On a warm spring day, Iowa State’s campus appears to swell with people. Eager to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter, students pack the sidewalks and roadways as they head to their next class. CyRide drivers carefully navigate the crowded streets, keeping a wary eye out for distracted students that jaywalk in front of their bus.
A team of students from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University recently received a best paper award through the 2015 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Data Contest. The award was presented at the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting, held Jan. 11-15 in Washington, D.C. The Iowa State team comprised seven … Continue reading Iowa State wins 2015 TRB Best Paper relating auto crashes, lane widths
For Brian Roper, being accountable for the design and construction of more than $2 billion in major highway projects is simply part of the job. It’s an assignment he takes very seriously, but it’s not something that intimidates him. In fact, he says he’s right where he wants to be—in the middle of projects that … Continue reading Civil engineering alumnus manages megaproject for Wisconsin Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation is supporting establishment of a Midwest Transportation Center based at Iowa State University with a two-year grant of $2,592,500. The center will focus its research on data-driven performance measures of transportation infrastructure, traffic safety and project construction, said Shauna Hallmark, the leader of the grant, the interim director of Iowa … Continue reading U.S. DOT awards Iowa State $2.6 million to establish Midwest Transportation Center
Jing Dong, a new assistant professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department, believes transportation engineering is a multidisciplinary field necessary to solving fundamental challenges. “Transportation research deals with everyday problems—moving people or freight from one place to another—yet it involves some of the most complex systems,” says Dong. “As a transportation researcher, I … Continue reading Dong researches ways to expand electric car market
The College of Engineering at Iowa State is responsible for attracting much of the record funding during fiscal year 2009. Projects range from the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals to rapid highway renewal, biofuels research, a clean gasification system, energy and transportation infrastructures, and solar energy. Read more .