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 Expert  732361

Expert in Transportation Engineering, Human Factors, and Safety


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Oregon (OR)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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The expert has 10 years of experience in the development and evaluation of traffic control devices (signs, signals and pavement markings). The expert teaches graduate and undergraduate classes dealing with transportation transportation engineering and traffic control devices, serves as a member of the traffic control devices committee for the transportation research board, and has conducted numerous externally funded research studies of traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings for state transportation agencies that have resulted in peer-reviewed publications.
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traffic light

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traffic engineering

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civil engineering

Expert has 10 years of experience in the consideration of transportation human factors issues and their implications on safety. He directs a full-scale driving simulator laboratory specializing in the evaluation of driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian behavior and performance for the purpose of improving transportation operations and safety. Expert teaches graduate and undergraduate classes dealing with transportation safety and driving simulation; serves as a member of the simulator and operator performance committee for the transportation research board; and has conducted numerous externally funded research studies of transportation user behavior for state and federal transportation agencies that have resulted in peer-reviewed publications.
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automotive safety

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pedestrian accident

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pedestrian safety

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bicycle

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automotive accident


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Eugene, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  Springfield, Oregon;  Bend, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2009   Doctor of Philosophy   Civil Engineering (Transportation Emphasis)   University of Massachusetts Amherst  
2006   Master of Science   Civil Engineering (Transportation Emphasis)   University of Massachusetts Amherst  
2004   Bachelor of Science   Civil Engineering   University of Massachusetts Amherst  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2015 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

School of Civil and Construction Engineering

 

Associate Professor

 

Expert has been awarded an additional 500,000 dollars from NSF, ODOT, and PacTrans to conduct research on traffic operations, transportation safety, and transportation Human Factors.

2009 to 2015

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

School of Civil and Construction Engineering

 

Assistant Professor

 

Expert was awarded approximately 1 million dollars in externally funded research from NSF, NCHRP, ODOT, Travel Oregon, PacTrans, and OTREC to study traffic operations, transportation safety, and transportation human factors.

2006 to 2009

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Data Acquisition, Transformation and Analysis

 

Director

 

Expert conducted performance assessments of pedestrian, vehicle, transit, and bicycle facilities. He developed marketing strategies to win work from over 50 public and private entities. Expert was also directly responsible for the work product of over 50 part-time independent contractors.

2006 to 2007

 

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

 

Traffic Engineering

 

Traffic Engineer

 

Expert developed effective circulation and parking plans for development projects. He conducted offsite analyses for development projects and designed needed mitigation. Expert also composed technical reports such as: TIAS, EIR, FDR, and due diligence efforts.

2005 to 2005

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Data Collection

 

Managing Partner

 

Expert founded a successful data collection business in Massachusetts, where he conducted a variety of traffic studies (ATR, TMC, gap, and delay). Expert also developed software to identify critical gaps and to use license plates for OD studies.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Affiliate Member, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science (2004-present): Traffic Control Device Committee (AHB50) (2011-present), Secretary (2014-present), Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance (AND30) (2010-present), Paper Review Coordinator, (2014-present). Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (2004-present): MUTCD, ITE Reviewer (2013-2014); Executive Committee Member, Traffic Engineering Council (2011-present); Executive Committee Member, Education Council (2010-Present); Member, Climate Change and Energy Task Force, (2010-2011); Member, ORITE (2010-present); ORITE Executive Committee Webmaster (2012-2014); Member GOITE Section (2010-present); GOITE Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer (2014-present). American Sociey of Civil Engineers (2007-present); ASCE Committee on Faculty Development (2014-present). American Society of Engineering Education (2010-present). Oregon Young Employee Safety (2013-2014).

Licenses/Certifications

Engineer-in-Training, No. 20953 (2004)

Awards/Recognition

Honorable Mention, OSU Vice Provost's Award for Excellence – Strategic Impact Award (2015); ASCE: ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2014); ASCE: ExCEEd Teaching Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder (2010); President of the ITE Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award (2009); University Transportation Center Student of the Year (2008); ITE Northeast District Student Essay Award Winner (2008); UMass ITE Student Chapter Service Award (2008); Desjardins Memorial Scholarship Award (2006); National Collegiate Scholar Award (2001); Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Honors Society) (2001); Eagle Scout Award (1997)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 19 refereed journal publications. He has 20 refereed conference publications refereed by paper. He has 3 conference publications refereed by abstract. He has written 17 published technical reports. He has delivered 4 conference presentations refereed by abstract and 5 conference presentations refereed by full paper. He has given 22 invited presentations.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has worked with several transportation engineering firms as a technical adviser for projects funded by state and city departments of transportation. Those project topics have focused on traffic signal performance determination, the design and placement of active traffic management signs, and the evaluation of parking capacity and utilization.
  • Expert has worked with a variety of publishers to draft and review training materials and questions for transportation engineering and civil engineering content on the PE and EIT examinations. Additionally, the expert has reviewed seven textbooks and textbook chapters for a variety of publishers, and has reviewed dozens of research proposals for state, national, and international transportation funding agencies.
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert currently serves as Associate Professor at Expert's University's School of Civil and Construction Engineering. He has also served for several years as Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, and as an Assistant Mentor for the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop annual for several years.


 

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