The Founder Professor of Engineering
Director, Illinois Center for Transportation and ATREL
Pavement mechanics, modeling, assessment, and performance prediction, instrumentation, full-scale accelerated testing, modeling of pavement viscoelastic response to tire loading, pavement fracture and reflective cracking, modeling of pavement interface systems including geosynthetics, reinforcement, and strain energy absorption systems,polymerized asphalt rheology and hot-mix asphalt, and nondestructive testing especially ground penetrating radar signal analysis
Director, Railroad Engineering Program
Railroad Technology, Engineering and Operation, Transportation Safety and Risk Analysis, Railroad Tank Car Design and Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety
Traffic Flow Modeling and Simulation, Transportation System Analysis, Traffic Control, Highway Safety, Traffic Operation, Accident Studies.
Pavements and Transportation Materials, Mechanical Testing and Characterization of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Micromechanics, Finite Element Analysis and Constitutive Model Development, Pavement Fracture, Pavement Instrumentation, Numerical Modeling.
Railroad Civil Engineering, Railroad Applications of machine vision, Railroad Infrastructure Maintenance and Management Planning.
Transportation & Supply Network Operations, Logistics Systems, Infrastructure System Management, Transportation Safety, Traffic Flow.
Pavement Design and Analysis, Jointed Plain and Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements, Ultra-thin Whitetopping, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Accelerated Pavement Testing, Fatigue and Fracture of Concrete, Moisture and Temperature Curling.
Flexible Pavement Analysis and Design, Pavement Materials, Testing and Modeling of Aggregates and Soils, Imaging, Pavement Reinforcement, Layered System Analysis Using Finite Element Method, Artificial Neural Networks.
Railroad Civil Engineering, Railroad Applications of GIS, Railroad Infrastructure Maintenance and Management Planning.
EMERITUS TRANSPORTATION FACULTY
Pavement Behavior and Performance, Pavement Materials, Pavement Systems, Airport Pavements, Rail Roadbed and Track Systems, Surface and Subsurface Drainage.
Environmental Effects on Pavement Materials, Recycling, Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Asphalt Mixtures, Performance Based Mix Design, Fracture Mechanics, and Pavement Design.
Highway and airport pavement engineering, pavement design and analysis, pavement performance, pavement management systems.
Pavement System Design under Climatic Constraints, Soil‑Moisture Properties of Subgrade Soils, Pavement Drainage, Geosynthetic Materials, Complex Composite Materials, Fiber Optic Sensing, and Airport Facilities Design.
Aggregates for Highway Construction, Bituminous Mixture Designs, and Patching Materials.
Soil Stabilization, Pavement Materials, Surficial Soils, Ballast Materials, Flexible Pavement Analysis and Design, and Rail System Analysis and Design.
Carol Czajkowski, Secretary
Leslie Elble, Assistant to the Director, Illinois Center for Transportation
Kim Hagemann, Railroad Program Coordinator
David King, Resource & Policy Analyst, Illinois Center for Transportation
James Meister, Research Engineer
Leslie Sweet Myrick, Technical Editor, Illinois Center for Transportation