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Dr. Aemal J Khattak

Associate Professor
Transportation System Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
330E WHIT
Lincoln, NE 68583-0855
Phone: 402-472-8126
Email: akhattak2@unl.edu
Education
1999 Ph.D. (Civil Engineering - Transportation) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
1995 Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1988 Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Civil Engineering N-W.F.P. University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Transportation Researcher, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Pennsylvania State University
  • Assistant Engineer, Government of N-W.F.P. Communications and Works Department, Peshawar, Pakistan

Selected Publications
2011 Pedestrian and Bicyclist Violations at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
published in Transportation Research Records
2010 Long-Term Safety Impact of Median Barriers at Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings
published in Paper Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board
2009 A Comparision of Driver Behavior at Highway-Railroad Crossings in Two Cities
published in Transportation Research Records
2009 Assessment of Truck Safety at Railroad Crossings
published in MATC Final Report
2009 Safety Effectiveness of Offsetting Opposing Left Turn Lanes: A Case Study
published in J. Transportation Research Forum
2009 Safety Effectiveness of Offsetting Opposing Left-Turn Lanes: A Case Study.
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Forum
2009 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed System at University of Nebraska, Lincoln
published in Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting
2009 Comparison of Driver Behavior at Highway-Railroad Crossings in Two Cities
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board
2009 Comparison of Driver Behavior at Highway-Railroad Crossings in Two Cities
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
2008 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Test Bed”,
published in Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Railway Safety Conference
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Selected Projects
Investigation of Freight Data and Operations in Nebraska
Distracted highway users at highway-rail grade crossings
Safety Improvement at Railroad Crossing
NDOR Fatigued Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver
Commodity Flow Survey Phase 2
NDOR Safety Improvements at Highway-Railroad Crossing for Pedestrian and Bicyclists and Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Centerline Curbing
Development of a Methodology for Assessment of Crash Costs at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings in Nebraska
Assessment of Truck Safety at Railroad Crossings
Investigation of Factors Associated with Truck Crash Severity in Nebraska
Needs Assessment for Nebraska Commodity Flow Survey
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Awards
2005 American Society of Civil Engineers Teaching Fellow
2003 & 2007 Member of the Mid-Continent Transportation Symposium Planning Committee
2003 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award,University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2002-present Member of Nebraska GIS/LAS Association
2002-2007 Member of Nebraska Transportation Research Council
2001 Young Researcher Award, Transportation Research Board Committee on Safety Data Analysis and Evaluation
1998-present Member of Chi Epsilon, The National Honorary Civil Engineering Fraternity

Leadership Activities
2010 Surrogate Measure of Safety Transportation Research Board
2009 Highway Rail Grade Crossing Transportation Research Board
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Highway/Rail Grade Crossings Transportation Research Board

Selected Presentations
2011 Pedestrian and Bicyclist Violations at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
2010 Severity of older driver traffic crash injuries
2010 An overview of transportation systems engineering research at UNL
2010 Highway rail crossing safety 101 - a primer on grade crossing safety
2010 Roundabouts in Nebraska - Issues and opportunities
2010 Transportation systems research at Whittier Research Center
2009 Drivers of Specialty Vehicles and Roundabout Negotiation
2009 Highway infrastructure needs - Past, Present, and Future
2009 Highway Safety - Concepts and Research at the Nebraska Transportation Center
2009 Highway rail grade crossing test bed system at University of Nebraska Lincoln
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