Center for Transportation Research Names 2016 Fellows

The Center for Transportation Research Fellows for 2016 (from left to right): Richard Bennett, the Director of the Engineering Fundamentals program and a professor of civil and environmental engineering; Eugene Fitzhugh, an associate professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies; Anahita Khojandi, an assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering; Jonathan Overly, the founder and director of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and a member of the Department of Energy's Clean Cities Hall of Fame; Georg Schaur, an associate professor and Spiva Scholar in economics.

The Center for Transportation Research Fellows for 2016 (from left to right): Richard Bennett, the Director of the Engineering Fundamentals program and a professor of civil and environmental engineering; Eugene Fitzhugh, an associate professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies; Anahita Khojandi, an assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering; Jonathan Overly, the founder and director of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Hall of Fame; Georg Schaur, an associate professor and Spiva Scholar in economics.

The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation.

Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work.

Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including the latest class of honorees:

  • Richard Bennett, director of the Engineering Fundamentals program and a professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • Eugene Fitzhugh, an associate professor of kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies
  • Anahita Khojandi, an assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering
  • Jonathan Overly, founder and director of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Hall of Fame
  • Georg Schaur, an associate professor and Spiva Scholar in economics

The program was started in 2014 to recognize and improve collaboration between faculty across the university who are focused on transportation-related research.

“Our goal is for faculty fellows to play an active role in our center, helping provide new ideas and initiatives,” said David Clarke, director of the program and a research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. “At the same time, we realize that working together across departments is often the key to success, so we foster that as well.

Operating under UT’s  Tickle College of Engineering, the center was created in 1970 to help with the development of research related to transportation.

It has gained national attention for its work, particularly in the areas of rail, cargo, highway safety, and transportation economic concerns.

CONTACT:

David Goddard (865-974-0683, david.goddard@utk.edu)