UTC Faculty and Staff

Because transportation encompasses many disciplines, the K-State UTC faculty consists of a diverse group of engineers, planners, economists and social scientists who bring their expertise to bear on the transportation problems facing rural America.

UTC Director and Professor
Civil Engineering

Design and implementation of urban, rural and intercity transportation planning studies; highway design, planning and operations; traffic engineering; design and operation of turning lanes; traffic safety; traffic impact studies; site planning and development; and transit planning, design and operations.

Professor
Economics

Shortline railroad economic simulation studies; Class 1 railroad mergers; economic impacts of highway construction projects; medical service benefits of rural airports; railroad abandonment impacts; economic impacts of highway bypasses; impact of ethanol production on transportation.

Professor
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Development and application of optical measurement techniques; Experimental measurements using Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), Particle image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser Speckle (LS), Laser-Induced Florescence (LIF); Laser-based diagnostic testing for industrial applications; Optical strain sensor development for bridge testing, structural analysis, and prestressed concrete diagnostic testing.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Traffic engineering and highway safety; Traffic control systems; Special population groups; Modeling and simulation of transport systems; Access management; Computer applications in transportation engineering.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Seismic behavior of bridges under various loading conditions; Analytical methods/models in civil engineering (experimental calibration); Non-destructive tests of existing structures; Performance-based design concepts

Professor, Associate Director
Civil Engineering, Mid America Transportation Center

Pavement design evaluation; Pavement performance and management; Nondestructive testing of pavements; Highway materials; Soil stabilization

Adjunct Faculty
Civil Engineering

Statewide and Urban Multimodal Planning; Statewide truck simulation; Roadway Weather Forecasting Analysis; Toll Feasibility Studies; Highway Performance Studies; Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Analysis and Forecasting; Traffic Engineering.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Physicochemical processes;Water, wastewater, sludges and hazardous waste treatment; Bioprocessing for resources recovery; Sorption effects on sub-surface contaminant transport; In-situ remediation of soils and groundwater.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Accelerated pavement testing; Computer controlled testing of structures; Artificial intelligence and information systems; Non-destructive evaluation of structures; Finite elements and numerical modeling.

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering

Experimental and computational modeling of localized deformation and failure, and instabilities in geo-materials; Scientifically based modeling and development of innovative and sustainable reinforcement systems for civil infrastructure materials; Computational modeling of integral bridges and sustainable bridge design; Characterization of asphalt interfaces subjected to static and dynamic loading; Experimental and computational modeling of geo-materials subjected to monotonic and cyclic loading; Soil structure interaction.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Behavior and analysis of concrete and prestressed concrete structures; Experimental testing of structural components; Durability of bridge decks; Time-dependent deformations in structures.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Behavior of fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures; Stability and buckling of structural components; Nonlinear finite element analysis of structures; Nonlinear constitutive modeling of structural materials.

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering

Design of Concrete Members; Concrete Production; Concrete Materials Test Methods and Specifications; Early Age Concrete Structural Behavior, Concrete Durability; Cementitious System Hydration and Microstructure.

Professor Emeritus
Civil Engineering

Roundabout Traffic Operations; Public Acceptance of Roundabouts; Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Warning Systems and Safety; Traffic Signs/Devices; Low-Volume Road Safety; Rumble Strips; Small Community Transportation Planning; Roadside Safety; Highway Infrastructure Deterioration.

Associate Professor
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Human element in transportation system; Visibility and retro-reflectivity; Rumble strips design and performance; Roundabouts design and performance; Modeling and simulation of natural disasters; Transportation logistics; Experimental design; Benefit-cost analysis.

Professor
Civil Engineering

Mathematical and computer modeling of groundwater flow; Application of GIS geospatial technology to water resources; Integrated modeling approaches to understand responses to human/climate-induced changes in groundwater availability.

Administrative Officer
Civil Engineering
Accountant I
Civil Engineering