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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
Email: nadia@purdue.edu

Education
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

Selected Research Projects


  • Evaluating opportunities to enhance the Hoosier State Train ridership through a survey of riders' opinions and an assessment of access to the line, INDOT/JTRP, 2016-2018

  • Economic Benefits of Corridor Improvements, INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2017

  • Synthesis Study: Best Practices for Maximizing Driver Attention to Work Zone Warning Signs (End of Queue Warning
    Devices), INDOT/JTRP, 2014-2016

  • Heated Airport Pavements-Task 1A Energy and Financial Viability, FAA, 2013-2016

  • 21st Century National Energy and Transportation Infrastructures for Balancing Environmental Impacts, Costs, and Resiliency (NETSCORE-21), National Science Foundation EFRI-RESIN, 2008-2013

Honors & Awards

2016 - Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

2016 - Jane F. Garvey/UMass ITE Transportation Leadership Award

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.

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).

  13. Krishnan, V., E. Kastrouni, V. D. Pyrialakou, K. Gkritza, J.D. McCalley, "An Optimization Model of U.S. Energy and Transportation Systems: Assessing the Impact of High-Speed Rail on Passenger Transportation Investment," Transportation Research Part C, 54: 131-156 (2015).

  14. Shaheed, M., D. Marshall, K. Gkritza, "Simulated Drivers' Experience on Detecting Motorcycles during Daylight," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board Volume 2520: 143-150 (2015).

  15. Kastrouni, E., K. Gkritza, S. Hallmark, W.R. Stephenson, "Fuel Tax Versus. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Fee: Identifying Vulnerable Households via a Three-Stage Least Squares Analysis," Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board Volume 2531: 161-169 (2015).

  16. Pyrialakou, V.D., K. Gkritza, Fricker, J. "Accessibility, Mobility, and Realized Travel Behavior: Assessing Rural Disadvantage from a Policy Perspective," Journal of Transport Geography, 51:251-169 (2016).

  17. Shaheed, M., K. Gkritza, A. Carriquiry, S.L. Hallmark, "Analysis of Occupant Injury Severity in Winter Weather Crashes: A Fully Bayesian Multivariate Approach," Analytic Methods in Accident Research 11: 33-47 (2016).

  18. Aldemir Bektas, B., K. Gkritza, O. Smadi, "Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity and Crash Frequency: Segmentation, Imputation and Line Type Effects" ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering (accepted), DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000863.