Transportation Engineering News & Events

Graduate student receives National Tau Beta Pi Fellowship
Posted: April 10, 2007
Kevin M. Ford, incoming graduate student, receives fellowship award from National Tau Beta Pi Fellowship program.
Distinguished Professor appointed to Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts
Posted: March 30, 2007
Professor Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been appointed to serve on a Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts for the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission created by Congress.
Professor Kumares C. Sinha leads team to India
Posted: March 9, 2007
A team of six traveled to India on a World Bank mission to review and make recommendations for the planning, design and construction aspects of national highway development program in India.
CE students receive transportation scholarship awards
Posted: March 8, 2007
Andrzej M. Kwasniak, Anuj Sharma and Joshua Zvolanek are the 2007/2008 recipients of the ITE Indiana Section E.J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Award.
Airbags, antilock brakes not likely to reduce accidents, injuries
Posted: February 7, 2007
Researchers have determined that airbags and antilock braking systems do not reduce the likelihood of accidents or injuries because they may encourage more aggressive driving, thwarting the potential benefits of such safety features. Professor Fred L. Mannering states that these findings can contribute to improving advanced safety features.
Professor receives Bryant Mather Award
Posted: February 5, 2007
The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies awarded Chuanxin Fang, Ph.D. 2003, and Assistant Professor Samuel Labi the Concrete Materials Section Bryant Mather Award for their research paper titled "Evaluating the Static Segregation Resistance of Hardened Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Image Processing Technology."
Graduate student and professors receive best paper award from TRB
Posted: February 2, 2007
Ph.D. candidate Anuj Sharma and Professors Darcy Bullock and Srinivas Peeta received the 2007 Best Paper Award for their paper "Recasting Dilemma Zone Design as a Marginal Cost and Benefit Problem" conferred by the TRB Traffic Signal Systems Committee.
Professor Srinivas Peeta appointed chair of a national transportation committee
Posted: January 12, 2007
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies has appointed Professor Srinivas Peeta as the Chair of the Committee on Transportation Network Modeling, ADB30.
Professor Srinivas Peeta
Age, gender major factors in severity of auto-accident injuries
Posted: January 3, 2007
Professor Fred Mannering and transportation research team has found in a new study statistical differences in traffic-accident injuries depending on the gender and age of drivers.
Highway Traffic
Nation's air-transportation system must become more 'agile'
Posted: October 6, 2006
Researchers at Purdue University have created a mathematical simulation that could be used in a new national strategy to ease airport congestion and improve the overall transportation system.
Air Transportation System Study

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