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Featured PhD Student

    

Featured MS Student

  
Name Ying Huang     Name Cheryl Bornheimer
Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology     Institution: University of Kansas
Degree Pursued: PhD, Structural Engineering     Degree Pursued: MS, Civil Engineering
Project: Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures     Project: Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes
     
Ying Huang is pursuing a PhD in structural engineering with an emphasis in monitoring at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Huang is a highly accomplished researcher, with two articles published in peer-reviewed journals, a number of conference papers and two patents. Much of her work focuses on sensors and monitoring devices to improve the safety of transportation structures. She is currently at work on three major research endeavors, including...read more     Cheryl Bornheimer is a master's student with a transportation emphasis at the University of Kansas. Bornheimer is working on calibration of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model for the State of Kansas as part of her graduate research assistantship. For this project, she has performed speed studies and sorted and analyzed data. As an undergraduate research assistant, she worked on a project that addressed mitigation of wind-induced truck crashes.... read more


Student Researchers

Graduate Students
Abbott, Gary Crash Analysis in MoDOT I-64 Project 2010
Arezoumandi, Mahdi I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
Becker, Matthew Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones 2009
Bedekar, Mayuresh Dilip Freight Bottlenecks and the Border Puzzle 2011
Bezwada, Nishitha Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes (Phase I) 2008
Bortz, Brandon Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Collings, Andrew Freight Bottlenecks and the Border Puzzle 2011
Cox, Jason Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures 2008
Cui, Yuipeng Crash Analysis in MoDOT I-64 Project 2010
Emadi, Majid Improving Freight Fire Safety: Experimental Testing and Computer Modeling to Further Development of Mist-controlling Additives for Fire Mitigation 2010
Fattah, Ahmed Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Hammerschmidt, Steven Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase 2) 2009
Han, Yuh-Puu Crash Analysis in MoDOT I-64 Project 2010
Hou, Wenhua Estimating Highway Pavement Damage Costs Attributed to Truck Traffic 2009
Huang, Yilei Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Huang, Ying Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures 2008
Huggins, anali Investigating RFID for Linear Asset Management 2010
Ingelin, Jean Improving Freight Fire Safety Analysis and Testing of Real Engine Conditions to Progress Development of Mist-controlling Additives for Fire Mitigation 2009
Jasrotia, Romika Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones 2009
Jing, Yueling Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures 2008
Jowkar, Milad Enhanced Sustainability of Railroad Ballast 2010
Kandada, Srinadh I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
kephart, Clark Improving the Safety of Freight Transport by Monitoring the Effects of Knickpoint Erosion on Scour around Bridge Infrastructure 2011
Khazree, Khoshroozi Missouri Work Zone Capacity: Results of Field Data Analysis 2008
Kim, Hoyoung I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
Kotikalapudi, Siddhartha Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes-Phase II 2010
Lal, Kushboo I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
Lan, Yi Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Li, Yue Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Lio, Daxio I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
Madireddy, Santosh Crash Analysis in MoDOT I-64 Project 2010
Maksimowicz, Matthew Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones 2009
Manadhar, Chandra Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Manoj, Krishna Vallati Evaluation of Work Zone Speed Limits: An Objective and Subjective Analysis of Work Zones in Missouri 2008
Mohammadi, Mojtaba Evaluation of Work Zone Speed Limits: An Objective and Subjective Analysis of Work Zones in Missouri 2008
Murphy, Robert Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Mwakalonge, Judith Investigating RFID for Linear Asset Management 2010
Nayyeriamiri, Shahin Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase I) 2008
Neff, Rita Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Noll , Casey LED Traffic Signal Replacement Schedules: Facilitating Smooth Freight Flows 2011
Peng, Yiyun Safety Climate of Commercial Vehicle Operations 2008
Perkins, Jake Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase I) 2008
Purvis, Jeremy Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation 2008
rangarajan, kiran LED Traffic Signal Replacement Schedules: Facilitating Smooth Freight Flows 2011
Rescot, Robert A Preliminary Appraisal of the Safety and Operational Effects on the Regional Transportation System Created by New Rail-Truck Intermodal Facilities 2008
Sampath, Anand Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation (Phase 2: Evaluation of Friction and Raveling Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Anti-stripping Agents) 2010
Schaefer, Brian I270/I-255 Variable Speed Limit Study 2010
Schmidt, Sean LED Traffic Signal Replacement Schedules: Facilitating Smooth Freight Flows 2011
See, Chen Feasibility of Using Cellular Telephone Data to Determine the Truckshed of Rail-Truck Intermodal Facilities 2008
Shaheed, Mohammad Saad Improving Safety of the Surface Transportation System by Addressing the Issues of Vulnerable Road Users: Case of the Motorcyclists 2009
Shan, Hoayin Computational Design Tool for Bridge Hydrodynamic Loading in Inundated Flows of Midwest Rivers 2009
Sherman, Abbie Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures 2008
Sheth, Nishant Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation (Phase 2: Evaluation of Friction and Raveling Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Anti-stripping Agents) 2010
Steffens, Robert Accelerated Testing of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation 2011
Subhash, Vikranth Extending Pavement Life Using Thin Surfacing to Counter the Effect of Increased Truck Traffic Due to Freight Movements on Highways 2008
Sulak, Brian Improving Freight Fire Safety Analysis and Testing of Real Engine Conditions to Progress Development of Mist-controlling Additives for Fire Mitigation 2009
Sultana, Sharmin Extending Asphalt Pavement Life Using Thin Whitetopping 2009
Sun, Yuanxiang Pilot Study on Rugged Fiber Optic Brillouin Sensors for Large Strain Measurements to Ensure the Safety of Transportation Structures 2008
svatore, jeffrey Development of a Methodology for Assessment of Crash Costs at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings in Nebraska 2011
Tran, Van Development of a Methodology for Assessment of Crash Costs at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings in Nebraska 2011
Uppu, Kiran Characteristics and Contributory Causes Related to Large Truck Crashes (Phase I) 2008
Vemula, Vamshi Extending Pavement Life Using Thin Surfacing to Counter the Effect of Increased Truck Traffic Due to Freight Movements on Highways 2008
Wilson, Christopher Automated Erosion System to Protect Highway Bridge Crossings at Abutments 2010
Zeng, Huanghui Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Zhang, Xiaoxiao Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011


Undergraduate Students
Bornheimer, Cheryl Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes 2009
Brown, Tiffany Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Deng, Mingyan Crash Analysis in MoDOT I-64 Project 2010
Euson, Kathry Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones 2009
Farell, Jacob Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Frederickson, William Evaluation of Work Zone Speed Limits: An Objective and Subjective Analysis of Work Zones in Missouri 2008
Freeman, Margaret Developing a Sustainable Freight Transportation Framework with the Consideration of Improving Safety and Minimizing Carbon Emission 2011
Godavarthy, Ranjit Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Hages, Garret Closed Course Testing of Portable Rumble Strips to Improve Truck Safety at Work Zones 2009
Handke, John Determining the Transfer Length in Prestressed Concrete Railroad Ties Produced in the United States 2011
Hennes, Jessica Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Hinshaw, Matthew Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes 2009
Howard, Kaithlyn Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Im, Soohyok Impact of Truck Loading on Design and Analysis of Asphaltic Pavement Structures - Phase II 2010
Jackson, Kim Mitigating Wind-Induced Truck Crashes 2009
klein, Samuel Feasibility of Using Cellular Telephone Data to Determine the Truckshed of Rail-Truck Intermodal Facilities 2008
Kozak, James Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
McIntosh, Luke Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Motyko, Antonio Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation (Phase 2: Evaluation of Friction and Raveling Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Anti-stripping Agents) 2010
Mummaneni, Santoshkumar Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Stenzel, Quinn Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle 2010
Vanwinkle, Clinton Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation (Phase 2: Evaluation of Friction and Raveling Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Anti-stripping Agents) 2010
Woods, Adam Performance Measures of Warm Asphalt Mixtures for Safe and Reliable Freight Transportation (Phase 2: Evaluation of Friction and Raveling Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Anti-stripping Agents) 2010