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Research Digest, May 2016: State DOTs

Research Digest, May 2016: State DOTs

The May 2016 issue of the Research Digest is now available for download from the CTR Library. This digest from CTR Library provides abstracts for 20 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, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Research Digest, Apr. 2016: TRB

Research Digest, Apr. 2016: TRB

The April 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 14 recent publications from the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP), and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The …


Posted by Michael Nugent  |  Category : CTR Library

Fernanda Leite Honored with STAR Award

Fernanda Leite Honored with STAR Award

Fiatech, a global non-profit consortium of capital project industry stakeholders, honored Dr. Fernanda Leite with the Superior Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award at their April 2016 Technology Conference & Showcase. Fiatech was launched in 2000 by UT’s Construction Industry Institute (CII)—an affiliate center of CTR—and the UK’s Process Industry Owners Forum. The STAR Award recognizes the personal contributions of Fiatech …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

José Holguín-Veras Inducted into the Cockrell Academy of Distinguished Alumni

José Holguín-Veras Inducted into the Cockrell Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Nine alumni from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at UT Austin were inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni on October 26, 2015. Among them was José Holguín-Veras, who received his Ph.D. in 1986. The research of José Holguín-Veras emphasizes the integration of state-of-the-art economic princples into transportation modeling, so that a …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Jen Duthie Explains DTA Use for CTRMA Project

Jen Duthie Explains DTA Use for CTRMA Project

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) contacted CTR because the community asked for data that would help them understand how the addition of Express Lanes on MoPac could impact travel times on the street network within downtown Austin, especially around Cesar Chavez Street. CTR conducted an independent analysis of the potential impacts associated with …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : DTA

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. …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards