Maureen Kelly

Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Student Spotlight: Rahul Patel

Name:  Rahul Patel Hometown:  Frisco, Texas Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: Anything outdoors, soccer, basketball, travel, hanging out with friends Notable Honor: Named D-STOP’s 2017 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I was an undergrad at UT also, majoring in …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : D-STOP

Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Researcher Spotlight: Jorge Zornberg

Dr. Jorge Zornberg, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and his CTR research team are revolutionizing the roads we drive on. Under his leadership, their research focuses primarily on soil structure design, geosynthetics, and waste containment facilities, with specific emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of transportation engineering. His work covers roadways, retaining walls, bridges, …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Researcher Spotlight

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

Announcing Our New Director: Amit Bhasin

AUSTIN, Texas — Amit Bhasin, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been named the new director of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin. He assumed the role on February 15 and is the fifth director in …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Press Release

CTR Meets with Azerbaijani Delegation, Helps Shape Possible Trade Transit Corridor

CTR Meets with Azerbaijani Delegation, Helps Shape Possible Trade Transit Corridor

The Texas division of the U.S. Department of State (USDS) invited CTR, in partnership with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to provide presentations to an Azerbaijani delegation concerning CTR’s port and transit corridor research. (View the PowerPoint presentation.) Robert Harrison, CTR Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist, and Dr. Leigh Boske, retired Professor of …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Freight

CTR/UTSA Team Provides Legislative Tools to Texas

CTR/UTSA Team Provides Legislative Tools to Texas

With an increasing demand for Texas products around the world, a growing economy, and NAFTA, we continue to see increases in truck freight volume, tonnage, and value on Texas highways. As freight tonnage increases, decision-makers must decide if passing legislation and developing policies to permit heavier trucks to operate will improve the efficiency and competitiveness …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Bridges & Other Structures