2016 March

Research Digest, Mar.2016: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, Mar.2016: TxDOT Research

The March 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 7 recent publications from the research program sponsored by TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office​ (RTI). The research projects represented here cover a wide range of topics. This issue includes technical …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library

TxDOT Recognizes Dr. Oguzhan Bayrak’s Contributions

TxDOT Recognizes Dr. Oguzhan Bayrak’s Contributions

In December 2015 TxDOT’s Office of Research and Technology Implementation (RTI) bestowed the Recognition of Excellence Award on Dr. Oguzhan Bayrak, who has worked extensively on TxDOT research projects over many years. Dr. Bayrak recently served as the director of the Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory and holds the Charles Elmer Rowe Fellowship in the Cockrell School of …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Chandra Bhat Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT

Chandra Bhat Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT

CTR is proud to announce that our director, Dr. Chandra Bhat, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.  This award is given each year for outstanding achievements by an alumnus of IIT Madras.  Only 123 distinguished alumni have been selected for this award from a total alumni population of over 42,000. …


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UT Honors Amit Bhasin with Teaching Excellence Award

UT Honors Amit Bhasin with Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulation to Dr. Amit Bhasin for receiving a 2015-16 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Bhasin, Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering, is one of only eight faculty members to receive this award this year.  While these awards have been given since the 1980-81 academic year, Dr. Bhasin is the FIRST engineering faculty …


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Raissa Ferron Honored by Engineering News-Record

Raissa Ferron Honored by Engineering News-Record

Every year the Engineering News-Record (ENR) regional editions celebrate the excellence of young construction professionals. Each region highlights 20 individuals under the age of 40 who represent the “best of the best” in their construction and design careers by giving back to their industry and communities. This year, Dr. Raissa Ferron, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, was …


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NMC Provides DTA Training 1.0 Workshop

NMC Provides DTA Training 1.0 Workshop

The Network Modeling Center (NMC) at CTR has been working since 2011 on a new modeling tool for the Central Texas region, both researching and deploying advanced traffic models. The resulting dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) tool enables us to better understand traffic patterns related to congestion, particularly how congestion levels respond to changes to the infrastructure. (Watch a video explaining …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

CTR Models in Use in the Netherlands

CTR Models in Use in the Netherlands

The Highway Administration of the Netherlands is using CTR research to help manage its pavements. As almost all roadways in The Netherlands are surfaced with single-layer or double-layer porous asphalt, the interaction of surface and subsurface drainage is an essential factor to consider, particularly given the country’s history with flooding. As the Highway Administration was updating its …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Pavements

UT Civil Engineering Ranked #2 in US

In March 2016 the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings were published for graduate programs.  CTR’s academic unit, the Cockrell School of Engineering, has maintained top 10 status.  Several departments within the School rank among the elite of their kind—including the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering (CAEE). Our Civil Engineering graduate program moved from …


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