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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-021
Date: Fall 2007

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TFHRC Organizational Directory Fall 2007

Office of Infrastructure R&D

Fax: 202-493-3442 (HRDI-01, HRDI-02, HRDI-07)

Fax: 202-493-3086 (HRDI-03, HRDI-05, HRDI-10)

Fax: 202-493-3161 (HRDI-04, HRDI-11, HRDI-12, HRDI-13)

Fax: 202-493-3477 (HRDI-06)

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STAFF

Office of Infrastructure R&D, HRDI-01

Gary L. Henderson

HRDI-01, Director

202-493-3022

gary.henderson@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Program direction and guidance for the Office of Infrastructure R&D
  • Technical and administrative supervision of HRDI teams
  • Interaction with headquarters and Resource Center

Major Projects

  • Consolidated RD&T multiyear needs, programs, and budget
  • National Partnership Initiative advancement
  • Corporate management strategies development

Backup Person

John M. Cracken


John McCracken

HRDI-01, Research Program Manager

202–493–3422

john.mccracken@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Policy, direction, and management support to Office Director
  • Program development and delivery direction to HRDI teams

Major Projects

  • HRDI management strategies and business practices
  • Infrastructure R&T Program development

Backup Person

Cheryl Richter


Janet Klein

HRDI-01, Administrative Program Assistant

202–493–3384

janet.klein@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative support for the Infrastructure R&D Program

Major Projects

  • Time and attendance personnel documents
  • Team leader council meeting plans and minutes
  • Office supplies
  • Office communication activities

Vacant

HRDI-01, Administrative Assistant

202-493-3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative support to the Office Director; Research Program Manager; Program Coordinator; Technical Director for Bridges; the Bridge Design and Construction Team; the Bridge Safety, Reliability, and Security Team; and the Infrastructure Inspection and Management Team

Hiwot Abdi

HRDI-04, Administrative Assistant (Contractor)

202–493–3143

hiwot.abdi@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative support to the Technical Director for Pavements, the Advanced Research Coordinator, the Pavement Materials and Construction Team, the Pavement Design and Performance Modeling Team, and the Long-Term Pavement Performance Team

Cara Fitzgerald

HRDI-02, Program Coordinator

202-493-3376

cara.fitzgerald@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advice to Office Director on office operations
  • Program coordination and monitoring
  • Fiscal accountability within the office

Major Projects

  • Office management initiatives
  • Program and budget monitoring
  • Accountable property inventory updates

Ian M. Friedland

Technical Director, Bridge & Structures R&D, HRDI-03

202–493–3023

ian.friedland@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leadership and technical direction for bridge- and structures-related programs and studies
  • Promotion of RD&T products

Major Projects

  • Program and budget documents
  • External partnerships development
  • Technology facilitation for bridges and other highway structures

Cheryl Richter

Technical Director, Pavement R&D, HRDI-04

202–493–3070

cheryl.richter@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leadership and technical direction for pavement-related programs and studies
  • Promotion of RD&T products

Major Projects

  • Program and budget documents
  • External partnerships development
  • Technology facilitation for pavements

Vacant

Advanced Research Coordinator, HRDI-05

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advanced research

Major Projects

  • Embeddable sensor systems
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) for materials characterization
  • Materials science of portland cement concrete (PCC) setting
  • PCC durability

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Bridge Design and Construction Team, HRDI-06

Bill Wright

Team Leader

202–493–3053

bill.wright@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Bridge Design and Construction Team Leader
  • High-performance steel research

Major Projects

  • Bridge of the Future
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Corrosion resistant steel

Backup Person

Mike Adams

Fassil Beshah


Mike Adams

Research Civil Engineer

202–493–3025

mike.adams@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical Laboratory Manager
  • Retaining wall systems
  • Construction Engineering
  • Shallow foundations engineering
  • Engineering geology

Major Projects

  • Bridge of the Future
  • Integrated Abutment Bridge System
  • Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) structures

Backup Person

Carl Ealy


Carl Ealy

Geotechnical Research Engineer

202-493-3039

carl.ealy@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deep foundations engineering
  • In situ testing techniques
  • Innovative load testing systems
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for geotechnical engineering

Major Projects

  • Resistance factors for piles and drilled shafts
  • Application of high performance materials to bridge foundations
  • Health monitoring technologies for foundation construction and performance

Backup Person

Mike Adams


Fassil Beshah

Structures Laboratory Manager

202-493-3041

fassil.beshah@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Structures Laboratory Manager
  • High-performance materials

Major Projects

  • Bridge of the Future
  • High-performance material applications for bridges

Backup Person

Bill Wright


Benjamin Graybeal

Research Structural Engineer

202-493-3122

benjamin.graybeal@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • High-Performance Concrete
  • Ultra High-performance Concrete
  • Structural testing
  • Concrete bridges

Major Projects

  • Bridge of the Future
  • High-performance concrete bridges
  • Concrete specifications
  • High-performance materials

Backup Person

Bill Wright

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Bridge Safety, Reliability, and Security Team, HRDI-07

Sheila Rimal Duwadi

Team Leader

202–493–3106

sheila.duwadi@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Bridge Safety, Reliability, and Security Team Leader
  • Timber bridge research
  • Bridge design
  • Bridge and tunnel security

Major Projects

  • Bridge and tunnel security research program
  • Advanced wood/FRP composites

Backup Person

Harold Bosch


Harold Bosch

Research Structural Engineer

202–493–3031

harold.bosch@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Aerodynamics Laboratory Manager
  • Structural dynamics
  • Aerodynamic stability
  • Wind loads on structures
  • Weigh-in-motion

Major Projects

  • Wind research
  • Aerodynamic stability of bridges
  • Wind-induced vibration of cables
  • Aerodynamic properties of tapered cylinders
  • Prediction methods for aerodynamic response
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic flow simulation techniques

Backup Person

Sheila Rimal Duwadi


Kornel Kerenyi

Research Hydraulic Engineer

202–493–3142

kornel.kerenyi@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Hydraulics Laboratory Manager
  • Hydraulics and hydrology of highway structures

Major Projects

  • Bridge scour
  • Pressure flow scour
  • Culvert hydraulics
  • Bottomless culverts
  • Highway drainage
  • Multihazard modeling

Backup Person

Sheila Rimal Duwadi


Eric Munley

Research Structural Engineer

202–493–3046

eric.munley@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites
  • Adhesive-bonded connections
  • Security assessment and training
  • Vessel Collision
  • Bridge and Tunnel Security

Major Projects

  • FRP prestressing
  • Adhesives research
  • FRP specification development
  • Accelerated test development for FRP materials
  • Bridge and Tunnel Vulnerability Assessments
  • Countermeasure Assessments

Backup Person

Sheila Rimal Duwadi


Vacant

Bridge Research Engineer

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • General bridge engineering
  • Culverts
  • Historic structures

Major Projects

  • Seismic vulnerability assessment
  • Covered bridge preservation

Backup Person

Sheila Rimal Duwadi


Phillip Yen

Research Structural Engineer

202–493–3056

wen-huei.yen@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Seismic research program
  • LRFD design for structures

Major Projects

  • Bridge vibration testing
  • Bridge Seismic Instrumentation
  • Seismic vulnerability
  • Multihazard analysis of highway structures
  • Seismic performance testing
  • United States-Japan research in bridge seismic design and retrofitting

Backup Persons

Sheila Rimal Duwadi

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Infrastructure Inspection and Management Team, HRDI-10

Joey Hartmann

Team Leader

202–493–3059

joey.hartmann@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Infrastructure Inspection and Management Team Leader

Major Projects

  • Stewardship and management of existing bridges
  • NDE
  • Bridge management systems
  • Corrosion and coating

Backup Person

Hamid Ghasemi


Hamid Ghasemi

Research Structural Engineer

202-493-3042

hamid.ghasemi@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Long Term Bridge Performance Program
  • Bridge Management Information Systems Laboratory Manager
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Bridge dynamics
  • Earthquake protective systems
  • United States-Turkey collaboration on bridge design and health monitoring related issues

Major Projects

  • Health monitoring of signature bridges
  • Earthquake protective systems
  • Bridge dynamics and modal testing
  • Seismic isolation
  • Near-source ground motions

Backup Person

Joey Hartmann


Vacant

Research Chemist

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Bridge Coatings Laboratory Manager
  • Bridge coating research
  • Paint testing and coating evaluation methods
  • Oversight of Paint, Corrosion, and Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratories
  • Dissemination of coating research results
  • Solutions for field coating failure problems

Major Projects

  • Accelerated test methods for evaluation of coating materials
  • Performance evaluation of fast drying coatings

Backup Person

Seung-Kyoung Lee


Seung-Kyoung Lee

Research Corrosion Engineer

202-493-3077

seung-kyoung.lee@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Corrosion protection of highway structures
Major Projects
  • Corrosion of reinforced concrete bridge elements
  • Material integrity testing for bridges

Backup Person

Paul Virmani


Paul Virmani

Research Chemist

202–493–3052

paul.virmani@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Corrosion protection systems
  • Bridge deck durability

Major Projects

  • Corrosion costs and preventive strategies
  • Nondestructive tools for corrosion detection
  • Cathodic protection systems
  • Corrosion resistant reinforcement

Backup Person

Seung-Kyoung Lee


Frank Jalinoos

Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Program Manager

202-493-3082

frank.jalinoos@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • NDE Validation Center Manager
  • Bridge NDE
  • Steel Bridge Testing Program

Major Projects

  • NDE technologies for bridges
  • Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), including the High-speed Electromagnetic Roadway Mapping and Evaluation System (HERMES) and the Precision Electromagnetic Roadway Evaluation System (PERES)
  • Crack detection methods
  • Condition assessment of prestressed tendons
  • Automated ultrasonic testing
  • FHWA Steel Bridge Testing Program

Backup Person

Hamid Ghasemi

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Pavement Materials and Construction Team, HRDI-11

Jack Youtcheff

Team Leader

202–493–3090

jack.youtcheff@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Team Leader
  • Pavement Materials and Construction Research

Major Projects

  • Understanding the performance of modified binders in asphalt mixes
  • Moisture Sensitivity of Asphalt
  • OECD Long Life Pavements
  • Asphalt Research Consortium
  • Asphalt Durability

Backup Persons

Nelson Gibson

Richard Meininger


Ernest Bastian

Materials Research Chemist

202–493–3075

ernest.bastian@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • SIMAP Laboratory Manager
  • Asphalt rheology and chemistry

Major Projects

  • Fundamental properties of asphalt and modified asphalt
  • National Research Council research associate manager

Backup Person

Jack Youtcheff


Fred Faridazar

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3076

fred.faridazar@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Computer guidelines for PCC pavement performance prediction
  • Long-term behavior of jointed concrete pavement
  • Early-age behavior of continuously reinforced concrete pavement
  • Lithium technologies to mitigate or prevent alkali-silica reactivity (ASR)

Major Projects

  • Computer-based guidelines for concrete pavements
  • HIPERPAV

Backup Person

Richard Meininger


Nelson Gibson

Materials Research Engineer

202–493–3073

nelson.gibson@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Asphalt Laboratory Manager (Binder and Mixture)
  • ALF research
  • Asphalt technology

Major Projects

  • Superpave Modification
  • Warm Mix
  • Performance tests
  • Understanding the performance of modified binders in asphalt mixes

Backup Person

Jack Youtcheff


Vacant

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Concrete Materials Research

Backup Person

Richard Meininger


Richard Meininger

Research Highway Engineer

202–493–3191

richard.meininger@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • PCC Laboratories Manager
  • PCC component materials, properties, and specifications
  • PCC mixture proportioning
  • PCC properties and performance
  • Aggregate Research

Major Projects

  • Concrete Mix Design & Analysis
  • Rapid test for alkali-silica susceptibility
  • PCC freeze-thaw performance
  • PCC Thermal Coefficient of Expansion-test method and data for Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) database

Backup Person

Jack Youtcheff


Dennis Sixbey

Materials Research Chemist

202–493–3078

dennis.sixbey@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Laboratory services support
  • Surface characteristics
  • PCC pavement materials

Backup Person

Jack Youtcheff


Terrence Arnold

Materials Research Chemist

202–493–3305

terrence.arnold@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Chemistry Laboratory Manager
  • Asphalt chemistry and technology

Major Projects

  • Fundamental properties of asphalt, modified asphalt and alternative materials
  • Understanding the performance of modified binders in asphalt mixes
  • Akali-Silica reactivity

Backup Person

Jack Youtcheff

Ernest Bastian

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Pavement Design and Performance Modeling Team, HRDI-12

Katherine Petros

Team Leader

202–493–3154

katherine.petros@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Team Leader
  • Pavement design and performance modeling

Major Projects

  • Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
  • Mechanistic performance prediction models
  • Performance-related specifications

Backup Person

Peter Kopac

Nadarajah Sivianeswaran


Eric Weaver

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3153

eric.weaver@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Computation Laboratory Manager
  • Pavement structural design
  • Performance-related specifications

Major Projects

  • Design Guide Implementation Team
  • Pavement Performance prediction models
  • Asphalt Research Consortium
  • FWD Calibration Pooled Funds Study
  • Geosynthetics in Pavements

Backup Person

Katherine Petros


James Sherwood

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3150

jim.sherwood@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • PCC pavement design and performance
  • PCC pavement maintenance and rehabilitation

Major Projects

  • Design Guide Implementation Team
  • Concrete performance prediction modeling
  • Ultra-thin whitetopping

Backup Persons

Katherine Petros

Peter Kopac


Nadarajah Sivaneswaran (Siva)

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3147

nadarajah.sivaneswaran@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pavement performance modeling
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Life Cycles Cost Analysis
  • Remaining Service Life

Major Projects

  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Heavy vehicle/tire impacts on pavement damage
  • Mechanistic analysis of pavement structures
  • Performance prediction modeling
  • CA4PR5 development
  • Composite Pavements

Backup Persons

Katherine Petros

James Sherwood


Peter Kopac

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3151

peter.kopac@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advanced quality systems
  • Pavement sperformance-related specifications
  • Statistical quality control
  • Quality assurance specifications

Major Projects

  • Performance-related specifications
  • Optimal statistical acceptance procedures
  • Relating construction to performance
  • Concrete Pavement Road Map
  • FRP composites

Backup Persons

Katherine Petros

James Sherwood

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Long-Term Pavement Performance Team, HRDI-13

Aramis López

Team Leader

202–493–3145

aramis.lopez@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • LTPP Team Leader
  • LTPP product coordination

Major Projects

  • LTPP daily operations
  • LTPP technical support services
  • LTPP international coordination
  • TRB LTPP Committee
  • TRB LTPP Expert Task Groups (ETG)

Backup Person

Jack Springer


Jack Springer

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3144

jack.springer@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • LTPP field operations
  • LTPP materials testing
  • LTPP seasonal monitoring data
  • LTPP distress data collection
  • LTPP Automated Weather Stations
  • LTPP Materials Reference Laboratory
  • AASHTO SOM Library

Major Projects

  • Regional contract support
  • Resilient Modulus and material testing
  • TRB ETG on LTPP operations

Backup Person

Aramis López


Deborah Walker

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3068

deborah.walker@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • LTPP traffic activities
  • LTPP communications

Major Projects

  • Specific Pavement Studies Traffic Pooled Fund Study
  • LTPP traffic analysis software
  • LTPP traffic data collection
  • LTPP traffic data forecasting and backcasting
  • TRB ETG on Traffic

Backup Person

Aramis López


Vacant

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • LTPP database activities
  • LTPP FWD operations
  • LTPP documentation

Major Projects

  • FWD calibration
  • LTPP database management
  • TRB ETG on LTPP operation

Backup Person

Aramis López


Larry Wiser

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3079

larry.wiser@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • LTPP Customer Support Service Center(CSSC)
  • LTPP data analysis
  • LTPP profile measurement
  • LTPP data studies and computed parameters

Major Projects

  • LTPP CSSC operations
  • Data analysis projects and contracts
  • TRB ETG on LTPP operation and data analysis

Backup Person

Aramis López

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