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At UC Irvine, scientists are using cutting-edge technology to study vehicles and highway network, as well as improve California’s transportation system by making travel more efficient and environmentally safe.
INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES
Wilfred W. Recker, a civil engineering professor, directs the Institute of Transportation Studies. His research includes transportation modeling, travel behavior, traffic engineering and advanced transportation management systems. He has written more than 100 research articles and served as principal investigator on several research projects in travel-demand modeling and transportation-systems engineering. He also heads the California Advanced Transportation Management Systems Testbed research program, which supports research on the development of intelligent transportation systems. Recker can be reached at (949) 824-5642 or email@example.com.
Marlon G. Boarnet is a professor and chair of planning, policy and design, and a research associate of the Institute of Transportation Studies. Boarnet has participated in detailed studies of Orange County toll roads, and he is familiar with California’s public finance and transportation planning systems. In his recent research, Boarnet has examined how the built environment can encourage physical activity, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of California’s Safe Routes to Schools program. Boarnet is co-author of Travel by Design, the first systematic assessment of attempts to solve transportation problems through neighborhood design. Boarnet can be reached at (949) 824-7695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amelia Regan, an associate professor of computer science and civil and environmental engineering, researches transportation logistics, freight and fleet management, and systems that combine several carrier methods for a single shipment. She develops mathematical ways to help trucking and delivery-fleet operations run smoother. She also studies handling times. Regan is conducting several studies of the impact of information technologies on freight transportation industries. Currently, her focus is on the trucking and air-cargo industries. Regan can be reached through Jennifer Fitzenberger at (949) 824-3969 or email@example.com.
Scott Samuelsen, a professor of mechanical, aerospace and environmental engineering, directs the National Fuel Cell Research Center and the Advanced Power and Energy Program. His research focuses on combustion for stationary applications and propulsion. Samuelsen also studies fuel cell systems and hydrogen infrastructure for mobile hydrogen-fueled combustion and fuel cell vehicles. Samuelsen directs research on advanced coal and natural gas power plants for the coproduction of electricity and hydrogen for the U.S. Department of Energy. He also serves on the Implementation Advisory Panel for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Hydrogen Highway Network. Samuelsen can be reached through Kathy Haq at (949) 824-1999, ext.118, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering Infrastructure with Earthquakes in Mind
Masanobu Shinozuka is Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a world-renowned expert in earthquake and structural engineering. Shinozuka’s research includes risk assessment of water, electrical power and transportation networks and analysis of the socioeconomic impacts of natural disasters. He also has an interest in advanced technologies such as remote sensing and geographic information systems for disaster assessment and mitigation. His work plays a part in earthquake engineering for buildings and bridges. Shinozuka can be reached at (949) 824-9379 or email@example.com.
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