Transportation Engineering

by Sophie Hayek | June 8, 2011 2:41 pm


Our faculty and graduate students work with transportation engineering centers and programs at Iowa State’s research park that encourage multi-disciplinary and high-impact research. Transportation engineering is an emphasis of the civil engineering program.

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like apply for)

Research Faculty

Christopher Day[2]
Assistant Professor
  • Transportation Operations
  • Performance Measures
  • Traffic Signal Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Data Collection and Instrumentation
Jing Dong[3]
Assistant Professor
  • Network modeling and optimization
  • Transportation energy analysis
  • Travel demand modeling
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Traffic flow theory
Shauna Hallmark[4]
Professor and Director of Institute for Transportation[5]
  • Evaluation of speed activated displays on curves
  • Hybrid electric school bus deployment and evaluation
  • Development of analytical tools to evaluate road departure crashes using naturalistic driving study data
  • Integration of analysis methods and development of analysis plan
  • Evaluation of rumble strips on low-volume rural roads in Iowa
  • Evaluation of electronic speed limit signs for unified consolidated school
  • Effectiveness of paved shoulders in Iowa
Peter Savolainen[6]
Associate Professor
  • Transportation safety and human factors
  • Statistical and econometric data analysis methods
  • Naturalistic driving behavior
  • Traffic operations and control
  • Geometric design
Anuj Sharma[7]
Associate Professor
  • Efficiency and safety of transportation
  • Big data analytics in transportation
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Traffic signal systems
  • Safety and efficiency of traffic operations
  • Smart rural transportation
Omar Smadi[8]
Associate Professor
  • Transportation asset management
  • Transportation safety

Some Current Graduate Student Research Topics

Civil Engineering Courses

Financial Aid/Graduate Assistantships

Laboratories, Centers, and Programs

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like apply for)

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  2. Christopher Day:
  3. Jing Dong:
  4. Shauna Hallmark:
  5. Institute for Transportation:
  6. Peter Savolainen:
  7. Anuj Sharma:
  8. Omar Smadi:
  9. Professor Shauna Hallmark:
  10. Associate Professor Omar Smadi:
  11. Associate Professor Peter Savolainen:
  12. Assistant Professor Jing Dong:
  13. Research Associate Professor Brent Phares:
  14. Associate Professor Anuj Sharma:
  15. Graduate:
  16. Undergraduate:
  17. Graduate Assistantships:
  18. Other forms of financial aid:
  19. Iowa State transportation engineering labs and design classroom:
  20. Iowa State University Wind Energy Initiative (WEI):
  21. Iowa State University Institute for Transportation (InTrans):

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