CTR to host “Energy is the Key” Symposium 2013 at the Commons Center at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin Texas, April 3, 2013


Center for Transportation Research’s Annual Symposium
April 3, 2013 in Austin, Texas

2013 CTR Symposium "Energy is the Key"

CTR’s symposium will focus on relationships between the evolving energy sector and solutions to future transportation issues


AUSTIN, TX (March 27, 2013) — The Center for Transportation Research (CTR), a transportation research center at The University of Texas at Austin, hosts its annual symposium on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road (for map and directions:

This year’s theme is Energy is the Key, and keynote speakers Dr. Larry Lake (from UT’s Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Department) and Dr. Ross Baldick (from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department) will be providing insight on related issues. Dr. Lake will highlight the “Perspectives on the Past and Future of the Oil and Gas Industry” and Dr. Baldick will present the latest on “Harnessing Electric Vehicle Demand Flexibility.” In addition, Mr. Robert Harrison of CTR will talk about freight in Texas and Dr. Oguzhan Bayrak of the Ferguson Structural Engineering Lab will provide an update on TxDOT-related structural research.

Albert Einstein once said that “we cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” This symposium will explore how the evolving energy sector may demand innovative new thinking to solve tomorrow’s transportation problems.

The poster session will allow participants to meet with more than a dozen UT Austin graduate student researchers and transportation faculty who will demonstrate progress and preliminary findings in active projects on diverse topics including highway drainage, highway infrastructure, land use modeling, transportation network modeling, pavement management, roadway pollution mitigation, traffic safety, transportation funding, transportation research support services, sustainable transportation planning, and transportation planning in border regions.

At the event, CTR will announce this year’s winner of the Mac Shelby Award, which honors a TxDOT research project director who has provided exceptional leadership, technical expertise, ability to address special challenges, and dedication to research.

For more information and to register online: or call 512-232-3100.

Media Contact Information:
Maureen Kelly
Center for Transportation Research
The University of Texas at Austin

Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Annual Symposium