Ricardo Chahine receives International Road Federation Fellowship
PhD student Ricardo Chahine has been selected as an International Road Federation (IRF) Fellow for the Class of 2024. He was co-nominated for this prestigious award by Professor Nadia Gkritza and Professor Samuel Labi. This fellowship has been the cornerstone for many who are now leading figures in the realm of roads and transportation globally.
Ricardo Chahine is a doctoral candidate in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems at Purdue University. His research involves designing an agent-based model for the electrification of I-80 freeway as well as investigating the impact of COVID-19 on the emerging mobility options. Ricardo has held leadership roles in the Institute of Transportation Engineers at Purdue and has been recognized for his contributions to transportation engineering and research with several awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Student Service Scholarship and the Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award.
The IRF Fellowship Program for graduate students of engineering and transportation policy has been a cornerstone in the work of the International Road Federation for more than 65 years. Founded in 1949, the program has enhanced the professional curriculum of 1,540 students from 118 countries in fields related to the development of better and safer roads, and their ability to meaningfully improve transportation in their home countries.