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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-054
Date: Spring 2008

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TFHRC Organizational Directory Spring 2008

Office of Safety Research and Development (R&D)

Fax: 202-493-3170 (HRDS-01)

Fax: 202–493–3170 (HRDS-02, HRDS-06, HRDS-07)

Fax: 202-493-3417 (HRDS-04, HRDS-05)

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STAFF

Office of Safety R&D, HRDS-01

Michael Trentacoste

HRDS-01, Director

202–493–3260

michael.trentacoste@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advocacy for a nationally coordinated Safety R&D Program
  • Development of FHWA Safety R&D Program
  • Advanced research program leadership

Major Projects

  • SHRP 2 Safety coordination
  • FHWA Safety Research and Technology (R&T) Roadmap development
  • RD&T Leadership Council efforts to improve Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
  • Facilitation of Safety R&D product and service deployments
  • Advanced research planning and implementation process

Backup Person

Ray Krammes


Liz Simpson

HRDS-01, Administrative Assistant (Contractor)

202–493–3260

liz.simpson@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative support

Major Projects

  • Office management
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Technical Direction, HRDS-02

Ray Krammes

Technical Director

202–493–3312

ray.krammes@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Safety R&D Program coordination
  • Direction and delivery of FHWA Safety R&D Program
  • Technical oversight and guidance

Major Projects

  • National Highway R&T Partnership Initiative-Safety
  • SafetyAnalyst project
  • Highway Safety Manual

Backup Person

Michael Trentacoste


Lincoln Cobb

Technology Facilitator

202–493–3313

lincoln.cobbb@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Technology transfer and marketing safety products
  • Customer feedback

Major Projects

  • Technology facilitation strategy development
  • Customer satisfaction survey
  • Single FHWA Safety program website

Backup Person

Ray Krammes


Diana Martin

Program Analyst

202–493–3368

diana.martin@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Procurement planning and management
  • Accounting and budget planning, development, and monitoring

Major Projects

  • Tracking office expenditures
  • Accountable property inventories
  • Information technology equipment and office/lab space needs assessment

Backup

Ray Krammes

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Advanced Research Team, HRDS-03

Kunik Lee

Chief Safety Scientist

202-493-3491

kunik.lee@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative change for an integrated approach to improving highway safety
  • Conduct research into vehicle compatibility with other vehicles, roadside hardware, and other road features
  • Exploratory Advanced Research initiatives

Major Projects

  • Develop program options for vehicle compatibility with roadside hardware
  • Promote further development and application of the Digital Highway Measurement (DHM) System

Backup Person

Ray Krammes


Vacant

Electronic Engineer

202-493-3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advanced research
  • Sensors
  • Electromagnetics
  • Simulation

Major Projects

  • Digital Highway Measurements System
  • Software testing
  • Pattern recognition algorithms development

Backup Person

Kunik Lee

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Roadside Team, HRDS-04

Ken Opiela

Team Leader

202–493–3371

kenneth.opiela@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Roadside Team management
  • Management of FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC)
  • Monitor changing roadside safety trends and contributing factors
  • Develop and execute roadside safety R&D plan and disseminate results
  • Coordinate crash analysis efforts with partner agencies
  • Manage NCAC/Roadside outreach efforts

Major Projects

  • Develop and maintain finite element (FE) models of vehicles and roadside elements for crash simulation
  • Support efforts related to updating national crashworthiness standards
  • Evaluation of roadside hardware effectiveness
  • Analysis and design of physical infrastructure protection
  • Analysis of vehicle rollover crashes and mitigation options

Backup Person

Martin Hargrave


Martin Hargrave

Research Mechanical Engineer

202–493–3311

martin.hargrave@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL)
  • Advance the use of dynamic FEA software to design crashworthy roadside safety structures and predict vehicle crash outcomes
  • Coordinate use of FEA by Centers for Excellence
  • Promote application of new materials (i.e., high performance composites) for roadside safety devices

Major Projects

  • Develop software to determine FEA material model coefficients from test data
  • Composite material guardrail system development
  • Analyze options for lower cost placement of underground utilities adjacent to highways

Backup Person

Ken Opiela


Vacant

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Vehicle and hardware modeling
  • Roadside safety

Major Projects

  • Optimization and Inverse roadside safety analysis
  • Simulation modeling research and development
  • Rollover causation and reduction study

Backup person

Ken Opiela

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Roadway Team, HRDS-05

Carl Andersen

Team Leader

202-493-3366

carl.andersen@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Roadway Team Leader
  • Arens Photometric and Visibility Laboratory
  • Roadway visibility research

Major Projects

  • Night visibility enhancement
  • Roadway visibility modeling
  • Traffic signal light improvement
  • Visibility and lighting research

Backup Person

Joe Bared

Abdul Zineddin


Clayton Chen

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3054

clayton.chen@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Geometric design and safety
  • Safety analysis tools

Major Projects

  • Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (HSDM)

Backup Person

Joe Bared

Carl Andersen


Joe Bared

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3314

joe.bared@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Intersection safety and operations
  • Safety and geometric design

Major Projects

  • Implementation of surrogate safety assessment methods in traffic simulation models
  • Safety and operational evaluation of alternative intersection and interchange designs

Backup Person

Wei Zhang


Wei Zhang

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3317

wei.zhang@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Traffic engineering and safety
  • Software development oversight

Major Projects

  • Intersection research program
  • Work zone safety

Backup Person

Joe Bared


Vacant

Highway Research Engineer

202-493-3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • Visibility
  • Traffic engineering and human factors

Major Projects

  • Pavement marking retroreflectivity research
  • Speed management research
  • Traffic control devices research

Backup Person

Carl Andersen

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Safety Management Team, HRDS-06

Carol H. Tan

Team Leader

202–493–3315

carol.tan@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Highway safety analysis
  • Highway safety data
  • GIS safety applications
  • Safety management systems

Major Projects

  • Activities involving Highway Safety Information System (HSIS)
  • Development of the Minimum Inventory of Roadway Elements
  • Motorcycle Crash Causation Study
  • Wildlife-Vehicles Collision Reduction Safety

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Roya Amjadi


Roya Amjadi

Transportation Specialist

202–493–3383

roya.amjadi@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Traffic Engineering and Safety
  • Highway safety analysis

Major Projects

  • Safety Analyst development support
  • Low-cost Safety Pooled-Fund Study

Backup Person

Carol H. Tan


Heather Valadez

Mathematical Statiscian

202–493–3318

heather.valadez@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Highway safety analysis
  • Safety management
  • GIS safety applications

Major Projects

  • Countermeasure evaluation
  • Safety Edge Evaluation Pooled Fund Study

Backup Person

Carol H. Tan

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Human Centered Systems Team, HRDS-07

Thomas M. Granda

Team Leader, Engineering Research Psychologist

202–493–3365

thomas.granda@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Human Centered Systems (HCS) program
  • HCS technical support management

Major Projects

  • HCS safety research program
  • HCS operations research program
  • Transportation Management Center Pooled Fund Study

Backup Person

Amanda Emo


Ann Do

Highway Research Engineer

202–493–3319

ann.do@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety
  • Geometric design and safety

Major Projects

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program

Backup Person

Tom M. Granda


Amanda Emo

Engineering Research Psychologist

202–493–3395

amanda.emo@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • HCS safety research (pedestrian and bicycle safety, speed management)
  • Older driver research

Major Projects

  • Speed management research
  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety research

Backup Person

Thomas M. Granda

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Paul Tremont

Engineering Research Psychologist

202–493–3338

paul.tremont@fhwa.dot.gov

Primary Responsibilities

  • HCS Laboratory Manager
  • Safety and operations research
  • Highway driving simulator

Major Projects

  • Visibility studies
  • Traffic Control Devices Pooled Fund Study

Backup Person

Thomas M. Granda


Vacant

Engineering Research Psychologist

202–493–3xxx

Primary Responsibilities

  • HCS safety research
  • Intelligent highway countermeasures
  • Safety R&D task order contract

Major Projects

  • Human factors research on novel intersection designs
  • Accessibility issues at intersections
  • Cooperative intersection collision avoidance systems

Backup Person

Thomas M. Granda

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