Nadia Gkritza

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP G167B
Phone: (765) 494-4597

Ph.D., Purdue, 2006
M.S.C.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003
Diploma in C.E., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2001

Research Summary
Transportation planning, economics and modeling; transportation energy and sustainability; highway safety; transportation electrification

Honors & Awards

2014 - National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Attendee

2013 - Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University.

2012 - Engineering Student Council Outstanding Club Advisor Award, College of Engineering, Iowa State University.

2011 - Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University.

2008 - American Society of Civil Engineers ExCEEd Fellow.

2007 - C.V. Wootan Memorial Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Policy and Planning, Council of University Transportation Centers.

2006 - International Road Federation Executive Leader Fellow.

2006 - Tau Beta Pi, Indiana Alpha Chapter.

2005 - Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow.

2005 - Best Student Paper Award for "Modeling Household Automobile Ownership and Autolessness: Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey," Institute of Transportation Engineers District 3.

2005 - Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Award. Awarded by the Indiana Section of
Institute of Transportation Engineers.

2003 - Ross Fellow, Purdue University.

2003 - Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Student Paper Award for "Estimating Elasticities for Public Transport Demand in Athens, Greece: A Time Series Analysis."

Selected Publications

  1. Rentziou, A., K. Gkritza, and R. Souleyrette, "VMT, Energy Consumption, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forecasting for Passenger Transportation," Transportation Research Part A, 46(3), 487-500 (2012).

  2. Lavrenz, S., and K. Gkritza, "Environmental and Energy Impacts of Automated Electric Highway Systems," Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17 (2), 221-232 (2013).

  3. Shaheed, M., W. Zhang, K. Gkritza, and Z. Hans, "A Mixed Logit Analysis of Two-Vehicle Crash Severities Involving a Motorcycle," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Special Issue on Emerging Research Methods and their Application to Road Safety, 61, 119-128 (2013).

  4. Mudgal, A., S. Hallmark, A. Carriquiry, K. Gkritza, Driving Behavior at a Roundabout: A Hierarchical Bayesian Regression Analysis, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 26: 20-26 (2014).

  5. Gkritza, K., R. Souleyrette, M. Baird, and B. Danielson, "An Empirical Bayes Approach for Estimating Urban Deer Vehicle Crashes Using Police and Maintenance Records," ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 140 (2), 04013002 (2014).

  6. Gopalakrishnan, K., and K. Gkritza, "Forecasting Transportation Infrastructure Impacts of Renewable Energy Industry Using Neural Networks," Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 19(Supplement 1): S157-S175 (2014).

  7. Ibanez, E., V. Krishnan, S. Lavrenz, D. Mejia, K. Gkritza, J. McCalley, and A. Somani, "Resilience and Robustness in Long-term Planning of the National Energy and Transportation System," International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (in press).

  8. Li, W., K. Gkritza, C. Albrecht, "The Culture of Distracted Driving: Evidence from a Public Opinion Survey in Iowa," Transportation Research Part F 27: 337-347 (2014).

  9. Troutner, T.J., K. Gkritza, "Impacts of Extended Interstate Closures to Regional Freight Logistics: Case Study of 2011 Interstate 29 Closure," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2410: 113-122 (2014).

  10. Shaheed, M., K. Gkritza. A Latent Class Analysis of Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash Severity Outcomes. Analytic Methods in Accident Research 2: 30-38 (2014).

  11. Cerwick, D., K. Gkritza, M. Shaheed, Z. Hans, "A Comparison of the Latent Class and Mixed Logit Methods by Crash Data," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 3-4: 11-27 (2014).

  12. Lavrenz, S.M., V. D. Pyrialakou, K. Gkritza, "Modeling Driver Behavior in Dilemma Zones: A Discrete/Continuous Formulation with Selectivity Bias Corrections," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 3-4: 44-55 (2014).