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Research Digest, November 2016: TRB

Research Digest, November 2016: TRB

The November 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts and full-text links for 20 recent publications from the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP), National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP), and the …


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Research Digest, October 2016: TxDOT Research

Research Digest, October 2016: TxDOT Research

The October 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library’s website. This month’s digest provides abstracts for 20 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 …


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Research Digest, September 2016: State DOTs

Research Digest, September 2016: State DOTs

The September 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 19 publications recently received from other states’ department of transportation research programs. The research projects represented here are from various states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, …


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Mike Walton Appointed to Future Interstate Study Committee

Mike Walton Appointed to Future Interstate Study Committee

The Transportation Research Board—one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—has initiated the Future Interstate Study and asked Dr. Mike Walton to serve on the study’s committee. Required by the federal FAST Act of 2015, this study will determine the actions needed to upgrade and restore the nation’s Interstate Highway System. This …


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Chandra Bhat Recognized as Top-cited Civil Engineering Researcher

Chandra Bhat Recognized as Top-cited Civil Engineering Researcher

CTR Director Chandra Bhat has been recognized as one of the top-cited civil engineering researchers in the world, according to newly released 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities. This global assessment of research citations was released by the independent ranking organization ShanghaiRanking Consultancy; the rankings themselves were developed by Elsevier, the technical/scientific/technical publisher. In other news, in May of this …


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Bob Gilbert Named to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Bob Gilbert Named to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Dr. Bob Gilbert has been elected to the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The Academy represents the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching. Only 5% of the tenured faculty at UT are named to the Academy, whose members advise the president and provost on matters related to the university’s instructional mission and mentor new faculty, among …


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Ken Stokoe Elected to ASCE Distinguished Members Class of 2016

Ken Stokoe Elected to ASCE Distinguished Members Class of 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ken Stokoe for being elected to the Class of 2016 of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Distinguished Members in recognition of his “world-renowned contributions to the understanding of soil dynamics in geotechnical engineering.”  Distinguished Membership is the highest honor ASCE can bestow, reserved for civil engineers who have attained eminence in engineering. Stokoe was …


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Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Name:  Rachel Hure Hometown:  San Luis Obispo, California Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Amit Bhasin Hobbies: I enjoy playing intramural soccer and volleyball with other engineering graduate students, as well as swimming in my free time. I also love getting involved on campus through organizations such as Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and …


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