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CTR Faculty Researchers

This page presents information about the faculty researchers at UT Austin who work with CTR.

Researcher Specialty

David Allen

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Atmospheric chemistry, urban air quality and pollution prevention, environmental and industrial reaction engineering, air quality management in Texas.

Michael Barrett

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The quality, impacts, and mitigation of urban, agricultural, and construction site stormwater runoff; statistical analysis of water quality data, structural and nonstructural best management practices, watershed-based stormwater management plans.

Oguzhan Bayrak

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Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, earthquake engineering, evaluation of structures in distress, use of fiber reinforced polymers for corrosion repair and strengthening of reinforced concrete.

Amit Bhasin

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Mechanistic modeling of fatigue cracking and durability of pavement materials; self healing properties of bituminous materials; surface properties and interfacial adhesion characteristics of materials; test methods to characterize performance of infrastructure material.

Leigh Boske

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Transportation policy, economics and finance: national and international transport policy issues, the role of transportation and logistics in international trade, and multimodal/intermodal transport planning.

Stephen Boyles

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Network modeling; dynamic traffic assignment; transporation user behavior; infrastructure systems.

Chandra Bhat

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Transportation systems analysis, travel demand modeling, policy evaluation of the effect of transportation control measures on mobility and mobile source emissions, marketing research of competitive positioning strategies for transportation services, air travel behavior modeling, individual activity pattern analysis, driver behavior in response to real-time traffic information dissemination, spatial analysis techniques, freight logistics, facility location modeling.

Carlos Caldas

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3D sensing and modeling for construction automation, infrastructure systems, and information systems integration; construction engineering and management; computational science and engineering.

Randall Charbeneau

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Groundwater hydrology, subsurface fate and transport of hazardous and radioactive wastes, groundwater pollution, dose and risk assessment, multiphase flow, and mathematical modeling. Recently funded research includes fate and transport of hazardous organic chemicals in the vadose zone, risk and performance assessment for a low level radioactive waste disposal facility, and evaluation of water quality impacts from highway construction and runoff through monitoring and laboratory investigations of performance of temporary and permanent pollution control structures and sediment traps.

Richard Corsi

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Characterization and control of sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in both indoor and outdoor environments; emissions from liquid systems to indoor and outdoor air.

Michael Engelhardt

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Bridges; civil engineering; composite materials; disaster studies; earthquake engineering; mechanical engineering; structural analysis; structural design; offshore structures; composite materials.

Raissa Ferron

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Rheology, Characterization of Fresh Concrete Micro/nano-Structure, Cement Chemistry and Aggregation Mechanisms, Self-Consolidating Concrete, Affordable Sustainable Housing Materials.

Kevin Folliard

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Portland cement concrete, concrete durability, high-performance concrete, controlled low-strength materials, construction materials, structural engineering.

David Fowler

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Polymer concrete, corrosion protection of concrete, bonded concrete overlays, repair of concrete, concrete sealers, FRP wraps for concrete protection, materials data base for highway materials, monomers for sealing cracks in concrete, use of micro fines for producing concrete, test methods and mitigation methods for alkali-silica reaction in concrete, effect of aggregate characteristics on concrete properties, frictional resistance of seal coat pavements, protective coatings for reinforcing steel in concrete, and use of recycled materials in concrete.

Karl Frank

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Bridges; civil engineering; fracture analysis or mechanics; structural steel; materials fatigue; Welding; non-destructive inspection; bolted connections; composite plate girders.

Robert Gilbert

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Performance reliability and risk management for geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems; waste containment; site remediation; slope stability; offshore foundations.

Robert Hebner

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Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.

Todd Helwig

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Bridges; civil engineering; fracture analysis or mechanics.

James Jirsa

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Behavior and design of reinforced concrete structures subjected to severe loading and exposure conditions; civil engineering; concrete structure; performance of reinforced concrete systems; repair and strengthening of structures; seismic response of reinforced concrete structures.

Maria Juenger

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Hydration chemistry of portland cement and its constituent phases, the development of microstructure in portland cement, concrete durability, blended cements, and chemical deterioration processes in concrete.

Loukas Kallivokasr

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Computational mechanics; wave propagation and structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; inverse problems in engineering; acoustics; numerical methods; large-scale computational modeling and visualization.

Richard Klingner

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Civil engineering, structural engineering, earthquake engineering, reinforced concrete, masonry, fastening to concrete.

Kara Kockelman

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Modeling of travel behavior, location choice decisions, and the connection between urban form and travel; Planning and policy-making in the context of intra-urban personal travel needs and land development; Roadway safety and geometric design. More biographical information.

Fernanda Leite

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Computer-aided engineering and design; product and process modeling; building information modeling; information technology for project management; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; building energy performance.

Randy Machemehl

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Transportation engineering; civil engineering; traffic engineering; transportation engineering; application of microcomputers in transportation engineering; traffic engineering; transportation planning.

David Maidment

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Surface water hydrology; environmental sciences; geographic information systems (GIS); hydrology; environmental assessment; hydrologic modeling; use of geographic information systems in hydrology

Joseph Malina

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Bacteriology; civil engineering; environmental engineering; solid waste disposal; waste water treatment; environmental engineer; fate of bacteria and virus indi; in-situ bioremediation highway runoff; municipal and industrial wastewater treatment; treatment and management of sludges and solid wastes.

Lance Manuel

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Wind engineering, structural reliability, dynamics and random vibration, earthquake engineering, probabilistic seismic hazard analyses.

Ronald Matthews

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Alternative fuels, emissions, engine modeling.

Talia McCray

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Transportation policy and planning, healthcare access, quantitative and GIS methods, sustainable transportation.

William O'Brien

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Production Systems: project supply chain management, project controls; Computer Integrated Construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues.

James O'Connor

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Construction engineering,project management, facility forensics, contract claims analysis, constructability, value engineering, decision analysis and risk management, project work process integration & automation, innovative IT applications for project execution, industrial plant startup, schedule optimization.

Jorge Prozzi

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Design, testing and analysis of pavement structures and materials, performance modeling, and statistical traffic loading characterization; accelerated pavement testing; pavement performance modeling; the use of applied probability and statistics in transportation-related problems.

Ellen M. Rathje

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Earthquake engineering; seismic response of earth structures; solid-waste landfills; liquefaction evaluation.

Kenneth H. Stokoe

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Deflection testing of pavements, performance assessment, spectral analysis, soils, flexible pavements and subgrades, non-destructive testing, resonant column/torsional shear (RCTS) equipment, dynamic soil properties, Rolling Dynamic Deflectometer (RDD)

Travis Waller

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Modeling and large-scale optimization of transportation systems including network design, stochastic shortest path algorithms, and dynamic traffic assignment. Planning under uncertainty, transportation applications of information technology, and traffic simulation.

C. Michael Walton

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Intelligent transportation systems (ITS); freight logistics; transportation engineering, planning, economics, and policy analysis; civil engineering; transportation engineering economics: freight logistics; transport policy and engineering analysis.

Michael Webber

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Energy systems analysis; renewable and alternative energy; energy policy; the nexus of energy, food and water; biofuels; energy in Texas.

Harovel Wheat

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Corrosion of structural materials, particularly steel-reinforced concrete in salt-containing environments and aluminum and copper metal matrix composites; environmental degradation of polymer composites; corrosive properties of grouts and fuels; chemical aspects of laser sintering processes; and smart coatings.

Eric Williamson

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The dynamic response of structures to blast and earthquake loads, with particular focus on the potential for progressive collapse; models and analyses of trapezoidal box girder bridges during construction; the behavior of synthetic-fiber rope in mooring applications.

Sharon Wood

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Noncomposite steel girder bridges, bridge monitoring systems, truck permitting procedures through finite analysis, reinforced concrete bridges.

Bugao Xu

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New imaging technology for automated pavement surface distress inspection

Ming Zhang

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Urban transportation planning, transportation impacts on land use, urban form and travel behavior, GIS applications in urban and transportation planning, and land use/transportation issues in developing countries, as well as the influence of the built environment on travel mode choice for work and non-work purposes, development of metrics of urban form, mobility performance measures, and strategy for integrated land use/transportation development in Chinese cities.

Zhanmin Zhang

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Rigid and flexible pavement performance, database design and analysis, traffic characteristics, environmental conditions, and truck configurations affecting pavement, traffic data analysis for pavement management.

Jorge Zornberg

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Soil mechanics; soil reinforcement and improvement; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems

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