Theodora Konstantinou receives Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award
PhD student Theodora Konstantinou has received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). The award is given annually for the best Doctoral dissertation and Master's thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies. This national student award recognizes her outstanding Master's thesis, "Market Adoption and Impact of Electric Roadways on Criteria Pollutants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions." The award will be presented at the 2020 CUTC Awards Banquet on Saturday January 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Theodora was born in Athens, Greece. She is a Ph.D. student in the Transportation and Infrastructure Systems program at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering under the supervision of Professor Konstantina (Nadia) Gkritza. She received her Diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2016 and obtained her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCE) from Purdue University in 2018. Her current research interests include transportation electrification, emerging technologies, environmental implications, and sustainability. Theodora is serving as the secretary of the Purdue Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and as a Council Member of the Hellenic Student Association (HSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year.