Joey Williams

Graduate Profile, Nazmus Sakib, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Nazmus Sakib, M.S.

Name: Nazmus Sakib Hometown: Barisal, Bangladesh Advisor: Dr. Amit Bhasin Area of research: Asphalt technology, Transportation Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? It does feel interesting. It is a combination achievement and a humbling realization of the magnitude of knowledge I am yet to touch. My successful graduation validates the difficult journey I …


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Graduate Profile, Li Wang, Ph.D.

Graduate Profile, Li Wang, Ph.D.

Name: Li Wang Hometown: Beijing, China Advisor: Dr. Fernanda Leite Area of research: Knowledge formalization and reuse in BIM-based design coordination in new building projects How does it feel to be graduating? It reminds me of the saying “it always seems impossible until it’s done”. I feel very grateful for the help and support from …


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Graduate Profile, Cody Stone, M.S.

Graduate Profile, Cody Stone, M.S.

Name: Cody Stone Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida Advisor: Dr. Zhanmin Zhang Area of research: Transportation Engineering How does it feel to be graduating? It feels great. I have a great sense of relief and accomplishment from finishing the sometimes-daunting task of finishing a thesis. After five and a half years of college, I’m ready to …


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CTR Staff @ CAEE Awards

CTR Staff @ CAEE Awards

The 2014 Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering (CAEE) departmental award ceremony was held on May 9, 2014.  Seven CTR staff members were recognized for service, performance, and excellence. Vicki Simpson and Kevyn Barnes were awarded CAEE Staff Excellence Awards and Vicki also received her 30–year service award. Nabeel Khwaja and Lisa Macias were both recognized for …


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Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

Chandra Bhat Receives Humboldt Research Award

News Release For Immediate Release May 2, 2014 Chandra Bhat awarded Humboldt Research Award Chandra Bhat, Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This prestigious award is given to “recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements …


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CTR Researcher Recognized for Civic Service

CTR Researcher Recognized for Civic Service

If you ask transportation researchers what initially piqued their interest in the field, many of them will tell you they wanted to help people. As cliché as it may sound, they want to make the world a better place to live, make our communities more accessible and vibrant, and strengthen our economy by working to …


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New CTR logo and website!

New CTR logo and website!

Reflects focus on collaboration, innovation, and education. Friends of CTR- Over the past 50 years, the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) has undertaken pioneering efforts to improve transportation safety and accessibility, and enhance the economic vitality and the social vibrancy of our region, our state, and our country. So, as we celebrate 50 years of …


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TxDOT Sound Barrier in Dallas

For anyone living in a densely populated urban area located next to a big highway moving lots of cars, they will testify to the amount of noise the roadways can generate. It significantly impacts the surrounding neighborhoods, and adversely affects their quality of life. Such was the case in the Dallas neighborhood of Edgefield off …


Posted by Joey Williams  |  Category : Environment