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Abdi,
Hiwot K
hiwot.
abdi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3022
Executive Assistant Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Provide administrative support
  • Provide office management
 
Adams,
Michael Thomas
mike.
adams
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3025
Research Civil Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Manage the Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Conduct research on retaining wall systems, construction engineering, shallow foundations engineering, integrated abutment bridge systems, and geosynthetic reinforced soil structures
Backup 1
Nicks, Jennifer E
Backup 2
Beshah, Fassil B
Altan,
Osman
Osman.
Altan
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3391
Research Transportation Specialist Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Applications Team
  • Conduct vehicle automation, truck platooning, and automotive control systems
McHale, Gene M
Amjadi,
Roya
roya.
amjadi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3383
Transportation Specialist Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  • Manage the Development of Crash Modification Factors (DCMF) Program
  • Manage Evaluation of Low-Cost Safety Improvements Pooled-Fund Study (ELCSI-PFS)
  • Support highway safety  research
  • Manage and conduct highway safety analysis
Backup 1
Tan, Carol H
Backup 2
Thor, Craig
Andersen,
Carl K
carl.
andersen
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3045
Special Projects Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Act in the role of special projects coordinator
 
Ardani,
Ahmad
ahmad.
ardani
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3422
Research Materials Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Manage the Concrete Laboratory
  • Lead and conduct concrete materials research
Meininger, Richard C (Rick)
Arispe,
Eduardo
eduardo.
arispe
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3291
Research Mechanical Engineer Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Manage the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory
  • Maintain certification of the crash test lab and the test data
  • Advance the use of dynamic finite element analysis software to design crashworthy roadside safety structures and predict vehicle crash outcomes
  • Coordinate efforts related to motorcycle crashes into barriers
  • Coordinate investigations of suspension and steering component failures in angular crashes
  • Develop testing protocols for dynamic impact testing for various research needs
Chen, Shyuan-Ren (Clayton)
Arnold,
Michelle
michelle.
arnold
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3990
Engineering Research Psychologist Office of Safety Research and Development
Human Factors Team
  • Driving behavioral data analysis
  • Human factors research related to visibility, work zones, etc.
Yang, David
Arnold,
Terry
terry.
arnold
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3305
Senior Research Chemist Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Manage the Chemistry Laboratory
  • Lead and conduct research and forensic investigations involving the chemistry of highway materials
Youtcheff, Jack
Azari,
Hoda
hoda.
azari
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3064
Nondestructive Evaluation Program and Laboratory Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage the Nondestructive Evaluation Program and  Laboratory
  • Develop bridge inspection, evaluation, and load rating technologies
  • Conduct research on nondestructive evaluation technologies for bridges and other infrastructure
  • Provide technical advice and perform field investigation of bridge performance using nondestructive evaluation technologies
Ghasemi, Hamid
Bared,
Joe
joe.
bared
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3314
Team Leader, Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team
  • Provide team management and leadership
  • Lead the Concepts and Analysis Testbed of the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
  • Oversee Student Intern in the Pathway Program and conduct staff research
  • Support Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) simulation of various concepts such as speed harmonization and cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC)
  • Suppport integration of transportation simulation tools
  • Develop tools to congestion/bottlenecks identification and propose creative solution for freeways and intersections
Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Barkawi,
Aladdin
aladdin.
barkawi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3312
Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Coordinator Office of Safety Research and Development
SHRP2 Safety Implementation
  • Act as the coordinator of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) implementation
  • Provide SHRP2 implementation and coordination
  • Serve as the Safety Implementation Coordinator for  SHRP2
Evans, Monique R
Beshah,
Fassil B
fassil.
beshah
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3041
Structures Laboratory Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Manage the Structures Laboratory
  • Conduct research on high-performance materials
Adams, Michael Thomas
Bosch,
Harold R
harold.
bosch
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3031
Research Structural Engineer and Aerodynamics Laboratory Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Manage: Aerodynamics Laboratory
  • Conduct research on structural dynamics
  • Perform aerodynamics and wind research
  • Conduct research on wind loads on structures
  • Conduct research on wind-induced vibration of cables
  • Perform computational fluid dynamic flow simulation
Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
Chen,
Shyuan-Ren (Clayton)
clayton.
chen
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3054
Team Leader, Roadway Team Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate roadway safety research program
  • Provide technical guidance and support to address roadway safety issues
  • Coordinate research and technical assistance for the Highway Safety Manual
  • Support intelligent transportation systems connected vehicle research on vehicle-to-infrastructure communications for safety
Backup 1
Davis, Gregory W (Greg)
Backup 2
Zhang, Wei
Cobb,
Lincoln
lincoln.
cobb
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3313
Technology Facilitator Office of Safety Research and Development
Technical Direction and Coordination
  • Develop strategies to facilitate technology transfer and market safety products
  • Manage content for safety research and development Web site
  • Support the development and use of advanced road data collection technology
 
Curtis,
Deborah M
deborah.
curtis
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3267
Highway Research Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Applications Team
  • Provide adaptive control software, ramp metering, adaptive control software evaluation, and operation of work zones
  • Participate in Exploratory Advanced Research Program
  • Develop cooperative vehicle-highway systems
  • Conduct connected vehicles research: dynamic mobility applications (DMA) and signal phase and timing (SPaT) activities
McHale, Gene M
Curtis,
Georgia A
georgia.
curtis
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3180
Program Analyst Office of Safety Research and Development
Technical Direction and Coordination
  • Provide management support and monitoring
 
Davis,
Gregory W (Greg)
gregory.
davis
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3367
Intelligent Transportation Systems Safety Research Program Manager Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Perform research on intelligent transportation systems to improve highway safety
  • Coordinate cooperative intersection collision avoidance systems research
  • Manage research to develop vehicle-to-infrastructure communications applications to improve highway safety
Fessmann, Volker
Do,
Ann
ann.
do
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3319
Highway Research Engineer Office of Safety Research and Development
Human Factors Team
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program
  • Provide pedestrian and bicycle safety technical guidance
Yang, David
Dupuy,
Carmen
carmen.
dupuy
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3175
Administrative Assistant (Contractor) Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide support activities for administrative management programs
 
Duval,
Richard
richard.
duval
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3365
Research Civil Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Conduct and manage research to improve infrastructure construction and project delivery and to advance civil integrated management (CIM)
Backup 1
Petros, Katherine A
Backup 2
Sherwood, James A
Duwadi,
Sheila R
sheila.
duwadi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3106
Principal Infrastructure Safety and Security Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide program management
  • Assist office director and program coordinator in the management and administration of Office of Infrastructure Research and Development on infrastructure related to safety and security for resilient infrastructure
  • Manage and conduct timber, covered bridge preservations, and bridge and tunnel security research
  • Represent the Department and Agency in the White House National Science and Technology Council and the Department of Homeland Security's committees, subcommittees, and working groups on disaster reduction, safety and security
 
Eigen,
Ana Maria
ana.
eigen
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3260
Research Highway Safety Specialist Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  • Analyze roadside safety data
  • Coordinate vehicle safety research
  • Evaluate occupant risks in crashes
  • Advance the use of simulation modeling in research and development
  • Coordinate investigations of rollover causation and reduction
Backup 1
Amjadi, Roya
Backup 2
Tan, Carol H
Ellis,
Zachary
zachary.
ellis
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3193
Advanced Research Program Analyst Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Exploratory Advanced Research Team
  • Develop and administer the Exploratory Advanced Research Program
  • Coordinate initial stage research (e.g., scanning and convening)
  • Coordinate communications and outreach
  • Provide program analysis and evaluation
  • Coordinate Exploratory Advanced Research Program Web content and marketing
Halkyard, Terry D
Elston,
Debra S
debra.
elston
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3181
Director Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Program Management
  • Provide overall leadership of research and technology program development and innovation management
  • Lead and convene Federal Highway Administration’s Research and Technology Leadership Team
  • Lead Federal Highway Administration’s implementation of Future Strategic Highway Research Program
  • Lead Federal Highway Administration strategy for the Exploratory Advanced Research Program
  • Lead Federal Highway Administration’s communication and outreach for the research and technology program, including the Federal Highway Administration Research Library
  • Lead Federal Highway Administration research and technology authorization and coordination
  • Lead coordination with external research and technology advisory committee
  • Lead coordination and collaboration with international highway research partners
  • Lead Federal Highway Administration’s research and technology budget development and delivery
Jernigan, Jack D
Evans,
Monique R
monique.
evans
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3074
Director Office of Safety Research and Development
Program Management
  • Advocate for a nationally coordinated Safety Research and Development Program
  • Develop the Federal Highway Administration Safety Research and Development Program
  • Provide leadership for the advanced research program
  • Coordinate safety activities for the Strategic Highway Research Program 2
  • Engage in Research, Development, and Technology Leadership Council efforts to improve the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Facilitate safety research and development of product and service deployments
  • Provide leadership for the connected vehicle-integration for safety research and deployment roadmap
 
Faridazar,
Fred
fred.
faridazar
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3076
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage contract research concerned with sensors for monitoring infrastructure condition and construction quality
  • Lead and manage seismic research contracts to advance design for bridges and structures
 
Farrell,
Kathleen
kathleen.
farrell
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3339
Procurement Analyst Office of Acquisition Management
Acquisition Systems and Policy Team
  • Act as onsite Office of Acquisition Management liaison to the Office of Research, Development, and Technology
  • Provide acquisition policy and guidance development
 
Fay,
Charles
charles.
fay
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3336
SHRP 2 Safety Research Manager Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  •  Manage, coordinate, and conduct highway safety analysis
  •   SHRP2 safety data training
Mohamedshah, Yusuf
Ferlis,
Robert A (Bob)
robert.
ferlis
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3268
Technical Director, Operations Research and Development Office of Operations Research and Development
Program Management
  • Coordinate project team activities for Federal Highway Administration's strategic plan and performance plan goals and objectives
  • Conduct research, development, and technology product deployment
  • Liaise with the Exploratory Advanced Research Program and Federal Highway Administration headquarters and field offices
  • Provide intelligent transportation system support
  • Conduct research on advanced mobility systems, vehicle-highway automation, and vehicle-infrastructure integration
 
Fessmann,
Volker
Volker.
Fessmann
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3322
Highway Research Engineer Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Manage intelligent transportation systems safety research
  • Support traffic engineering and human factors research
Davis, Gregory W (Greg)
Fitgerald,
Cara
cara.
fitzgerald
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3376
Program Coordinator Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide program coordination and monitoring
  • Coordinate office management initiatives
 
Frizzell,
Kristy
Kristy.
Frizzell.
CTR
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3260
Administrative Assistant (Contractor) Office of Safety Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide administrative support
  • Manage office activities
 
Ghasemi,
Hamid
hamid.
ghasemi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3042
Team Leader, Infrastructure Management Team Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage the Infrastructure Management Team
  • Provide oversight for Infrastructure Management research laboratories and other facilities
  • Develop and manage the execution of Infrastructure Management Team strategic, tactical, and work plans
  • Conduct research on stewardship and management of existing infrastructure, including bridges
  • Provide expert advice on bridge evaluation
  • Conduct research on infrastructure management systems
  • Conduct research on infrastructure and bridge durability and system preservation
 
Gibson,
Nelson H
nelson.
gibson
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3073
Materials Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Manage the Bituminous Mixtures Laboratory and the Accelerated Loading Facility
  • Lead and conduct research on asphalt materials and performance-related testing and specifications
 
Graybeal,
Benjamin A (Ben)
benjamin.
graybeal
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3122
Team Leader, Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Lead the Bridge Design and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Conduct high-performance materials research
  • Perform forensic investigations
Backup 1
Ocel, Justin
Backup 2
Nicks, Jennifer E
Halkyard,
Terry D
terry.
halkyard
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3467
Program Coordinator Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Exploratory Advanced Research Team
  • Develop and administer the Exploratory Advanced Research Program
  • Provide budget delivery
  • Work on Exploratory Advanced Research Program partnerships
  • Develop and execute broad agency announcements
  • Provide contract support management
  • Coordinate program publications and exhibits
Kuehn, David E
Huang,
X. Peter
peter.
huang
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3484
Highway Research Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team
  • Provide Connected Vehicles Testbed development and operation
  • Conduct research on quick incident detection and warning systems
  • Conduct research on knowledge-based signal system analysis tools, high-speed intersection safety, and work zone queue detection and warning systems
Bared, Joe
Jalinoos,
Farrokh (Frank)
frank.
jalinoos
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3044
Research Structural Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Conduct and manage the Foundation Characterization Research and Development Program and the Posthazard Assessment Research and Development Program
  • Adapt geophysics technology for bridge and structures hazard mitigation
Ghasemi, Hamid
Jernigan,
Jack D
jack.
jernigan
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3363
Team Director Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Lead the legislation and budget team
  • Coordinate the national research and technology program development and evaluation
  • Develop research and technology partnerships
  • Act as the Research and Technology Leadership Team secretariat
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external groups
  • Act as a liaison for National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 20-5
  • Develop and coordinate an intellectual property system
Olivera, Lucia
Jiang,
Yan (Jane)
jane.
jiang
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3149
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
  • Manage Long-Term Pavement Performance database development and dissemination and Long-Term Pavement Performance falling weight deflectometer operations and calibration
  • Participate on the Design Guide Implementation Team
Lopez, Aramis
Kerenyi,
Kornel
kornel.
kerenyi
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3142
Hydraulics Research Program and Laboratory Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Manage the J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Research Laboratory
  • Conduct research on the hydraulics and hydrology of highway structures, bridge scour, pressure flow scour, culvert hydraulics, bottomless culverts, highway drainage, and multihazard modeling
Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
Kerr,
Brian
brian.
kerr
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3000
Facilities Manager Office of Information and Management Services
Management Services Division
  • Act as the Facilities Manager for the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Manage facility safety and health
 
Kessler,
Morgan
morgan.
kessler
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3187
Preservation Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Lead, conduct, and manage infrastructure preservation and maintenance research and stakeholder outreach efforts
  • Manage research to advance civil integrated management (CIM)
 
Klein,
Janet S
janet.
klein
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3303
Administrative Assistant Office of Operations Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide administrative support
  • Provide office management
 
Kuehn,
David E
david.
kuehn
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3414
Team Director/
Program Manager
Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Exploratory Advanced Research Team
  • Provide Federal Highway Administration leadership
  • Manage scientific coordination
  • Manage partnership development
  • Provide visionary leadership for Exploratory Advanced Research Program
  • Provide international and national scientific program coordination
  • Provide leadership and communication for Corporate Master Plan for Research and Deployment of Technology and Innovation
Halkyard, Terry D
Landolt,
Jean S
jean.
landolt
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3146
Research and Technology Program Coordinator Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  •  Track office and program financial information
  •  Provide program coordination and monitoring
  •  Provide Transportation Research Board Core Program Services program oversight as Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) and FHWA Liaison
  •  Coordinate FHWA’s participation in the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting as FHWA Liaison
  •  Act as National Cooperative Highway Research Program AOR and FHWA Liaison
  •  Manage National Cooperative Highway Research Program oversight, financial, and program coordination for FHWA
Jernigan, Jack D
Lane,
Susan
susan.
lane
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3151
Field Coordinator, Long-Term Bridge Performance Program Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage all Long-Term Bridge Performance Program (LTBP) field activities
  • Coordinate all LTBP field activities with LTBP contractors and State DOTs/State Highway Agencies for consistency on national basis
Backup 1
Zobel, Robert
Backup 2
Ghasemi, Hamid
Laughman,
Patricia A (Trisha)
trisha.
laughman
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3185
Administrative Management Specialist Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide human resource management consultation, support, and guidance
 
Lee,
Angela
angela.
lee
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3471
Administrative Management Specialist Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center property management
Nasabzadeh, Masoud
Lee,
Kunik
kunik.
lee
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3491
Transportation Operations Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
  • Coordinate exploratory advanced research activities within the Office of Operations Research and Development
  • Manage advanced research activities that identify and adapt innovative methods and new technologies, solve complex problems, or make groundbreaking discoveries to improve highway operations
Thompson, Dale
Lochrane,
Taylor
taylor.
lochrane
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3293
Civil Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
  • Conduct advanced and innovative research
  • Conduct vehicle automation, Cooperative Adaptive Crusie Control (CACC), and automotive control systems
  • Conduct research on Emerging Technologies
Thompson, Dale
Lopez,
Aramis
aramis.
lopez
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3145
Team Leader, Long-Term Pavement Performance Team Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
  • Lead the Long-Term Pavement Performance team
  • Provide Long-Term Pavement Performance product coordination
  • Manage Long-Term Pavement Performance daily operations
  • Lead Long-Term Pavement Performance stakeholder outreach and international coordination
Springer, Jack H
McCrae,
TaMara
tamara.
mccrae
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3382
Management Analyst Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Perform national exhibit coordination and support
  • Provide research and technology communications support
  • Coordinate Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center facility tours
  • Oversee the Research and Technology Product Distribution Center
  • Coordinate communications/publications support services
  • Manage editorial and layout contracts for Public Roads magazine
Shuler, Lisa A.
McHale,
Gene M
gene.
mchale
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3275
Team Leader, Transportation Operations Applications Team Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Applications Team
  • Manage and lead team
  • Provide program management and development
  • Provide technical direction
  • Conduct connected vehicles research: dynamic mobility applications (DMA) and signal phase and timing (SPaT) activities
  • Manage Cooperative Vehicle-Highway Testbed
Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Meininger,
Richard C (Rick)
richard.
meininger
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3191
Research Highway Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Manage the Aggregate and Petrographic Laboratory
  • Lead and conduct research concerned with aggregate, portland cement concrete, and alternative cementitious materials
Youtcheff, Jack
Melson,
Christopher
christopher.
melson
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3271
Highway Research Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team
  • Conduct research on traffic analysis and simulation of intelligent transportation systems concepts, dynamic mobility applications, and behavior modeling
  • Conduct modeling and analysis of inclement weather’s impact on traffic
  • Perform intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment analysis
  • Conduct advanced transportation research
  • Conduct research on corridor and network operations
  • Perform congestion and bottleneck analysis and solutions
Bared, Joe
Mohamedshah,
Yusuf
yusuf.
mohamedshah
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3464
SHRP 2 Safety Data Analyst Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  •  Conduct highway safety analysis
  •  Maintain and develop safety data
  •  SHRP2 safety data training
Fay, Charles
Moulden,
John
john.
moulden
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3470
National Partnership Program Manager Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Coordinate State Peer Exchange Program
  • Conduct research and technology program formulation in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration headquarters, field offices, and other department of transportation modes
  • Act as a liaison with Transportation Research Board Executive Committee, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Standing Committee on Research
  • Coordinate the State Planning and Research program
  • Coordinate Transportation Pooled Fund waivers
Jernigan, Jack D
Moyer,
Joe
joe.
moyer
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3370
Scientific Quality Assurance Manager Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Coordinate laboratory assessments
  • Manage data quality
  • Manage peer reviews
 
Munley,
Eric P
eric.
munley
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3046
Research Structural Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Manage bridge security research, blast mitigation, blast retrofit of long span critical structures and components
  • Develop redundant, resililient systems
Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
Nasabzadeh,
Masoud
masoud.
nasabzadeh
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3047
Research Facility Technical Support Specialist Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide technical support to research and development activities at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
 
Nguyen,
Quang X
quang.
nguyen
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3298
Accountant/
Financial Manager
Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide financial management support for Office of Research, Development, and Technology
  • Coordinate and provide the National Science Foundation annual report
Shehade, Christopher E
Nicks,
Jennifer E
jennifer.
nicks
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3075
Research Geotechnical Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Perform geotechnical engineering studies
  • Conduct research on soil mechanics and soil dynamics analysis and modeling
Adams, Michael Thomas
Obenberger,
Jon
jon.
obenberger
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3265
Transportation Operations Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
  • Manage Connected Vehicle Datasets
  • Manage Data Capture and Management Program Outreach
  • Support Data Capture and Management Program Initiatives 
  • Support Connected Vehicle Freeway-related Application Development
Thompson, Dale
Ocel,
Justin
justin.
ocel
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3080
Structural Steel Research Program Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Conduct research on steel structures, high-performance steel, steel specifications, and steel fabrication and erection
  • Perform structural testing
Backup 1
Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
Backup 2
Beshah, Fassil B
Olivera,
Lucia
lucia.
olivera
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3320
Senior Legislative and Budget Analyst Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Develop research and technology budget and budget delivery plan
  • Develop and review  reauthorization legislative proposals
  • Develop research and technology legislative implementation plan
  • Coordinate responses for comments on legislative proposals, congressional hearings, Office of Inspector General reports, and Government Accountability Office reports
  • Manage the Small Business Innovative Research program
Jernigan, Jack D
Pagan-Ortiz,
Jorge E
jorge.
pagan
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3021
Director Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide program direction and guidance for the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
  • Consolidate research, development, and technology multiyear needs, programs, and budget
  • Advance the National Partnership Initiative
  • Provide development of corporate management strategies
 
Pamplin,
David
david.
pamplin
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3166
Transportation Pooled Fund Program Manager Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Promote, administer, and manage the Transportation Pooled Fund Program
  • Act as the Federal Highway Administration liaison for select transportation pooled fund projects
  • Provide and coordinate Transportation Pooled Fund Program communications
  • Conduct briefings and trainings on Transportation Pooled Fund Program
  • Coordinate with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Technology Implementation Group
  • Provide support to Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2)
Jernigan, Jack D
Petros,
Katherine A
katherine.
petros
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3154
Team Leader, Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Lead Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Manage research concerned with condition monitoring and performance-related specifications
Sivaneswaran, Nadarajah (Siva)
Philips,
Brian
brian.
philips
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3468
Research Psychologist Office of Safety Research and Development
Human Factors Team
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate safety and operations human factors research
  • Manage driving simulation, field, and naturalistic driving research
  • Manage research on driver distraction, visual behavior, and roadway information
Yang, David
Pisano,
Paul
paul.
pisano
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3269
Acting Director Office of Operations Research and Development
Program Management
  • Lead the Office of Operations Research and Development
  • Oversee transportation management and operations improvement through research, development, and testing
  • Identify future opportunities
  • Develop Federal Highway Administration operations and management research and development program
  • Provide advocacy for a nationally coordinated operations research and development program
  • Track research and development programs and projects
Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Pol,
James
james.
pol
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3371
Technical Director, Safety Research and Development Office of Safety Research and Development
Technical Direction and Coordination
  • Provide technical direction, management, and coordination for the Safety Research and Development Program
  • Identify national highway safety research and development needs
  • Coordinate advanced research, applied research, and technology facilitation activities to improve highway safety
  • Coordinate research and development activities for the Highway Safety Manual
Backup 1
Evans, Monique R
Backup 2
Cobb, Lincoln
Porter,
Jonathan
jonathon.
porter
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3038
Chief Scientist Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Conduct strategic planning for Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Coordinate research and development at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Provide guidance for exploratory advanced research at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
 
Rodriguez,
Yamayra
Yamayra.
Rodriguez
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3252
Manager, Long-Term Bridge Performance Program Development, Administration, and Outreach Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
  • Conduct bridge inspection, evaluation, testing, and asset management research
  • Conduct research on structural health monitoring
Ghasemi, Hamid
Schmidt,
Tim
tim.
schmidt
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3053
Information Technology Senior Advisor Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Consult and advise on strategic information technology (IT) resources and investments at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
  • Provide expertise and guidance to research, development, and technology (RD&T) leadership for making IT investment decisions based on strategic priorities, long term plans, and core capabilities
  • Coordinate a more integrated and comprehensive IT plan for TFHRC
 
Shehade,
Christopher E
chris.
shehade
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3179
Senior Financial Manager Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Act as the funds certifying official for the Office of Research, Development, and Technology
  • Provide financial management and consultation to the Research and Technology Leadership Team and the Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Nguyen, Quang X
Sherwood,
James A
jim.
sherwood
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3150
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Conduct and manage research on pavement friction and other aspects of pavement performance
Petros, Katherine A
Shuler,
Lisa A.
lisa.
a.
shuler
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3375
Team Director Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Provide overall leadership for research and technology marketing, communications, and innovation delivery
  • Plan communications and outreach strategies
  • Manage Federal Highway Administration processes for innovation management and delivery
  • Coordinate Research and Technology Story
Wolfe, Daniel
Shurbutt,
Jim
jim.
shurbutt
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3420
Research Psychologist Office of Safety Research and Development
Human Factors Team
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate safety and operations human factors research
  • Manage driving simulation, field, and naturalistic driving research
  • Manage research on driver distraction, visual behavior, and roadway information
Yang, David
Sivaneswaran,
Nadarajah (Siva)
nadarajah.
sivaneswaran
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3147
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Conduct and manage research on pavement performance modeling and analysis, pavement management (including condition assessment), life-cycle assessments, and life-cycle cost analysis
Petros, Katherine A
Sixbey,
Dennis G
dennis.
sixbey
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3078
Research Materials Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Contracting Officer's Representative for multiple contracts supporting infrastructure research and development laboratories and other research activities
  • Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Radiation Safety Officer
Youtcheff, Jack
Smith,
Monique
monique.
smith.
ctr
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3143
Administrative Assistant Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Perform administrative support.
 
Springer,
Jack H
jack.
springer
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3144
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
  • Manage Long-Term Pavement Performance field operations and materials testing
  • Manage the Materials Reference Laboratory
  • Serve as the Secretary of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Subcommittee on Materials
Lopez, Aramis
Swanlund,
Mark
mark.
swanlund
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3070
Infrastructure Research and Development Program Coordinator Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Oversee the coordination of all Infrastructure Research and Development (HRDI) programmatic activities
  • Coordinate the internal input and feedback on legislation proposals and policy issues
  • Coordinate the Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan with other Federal Highway Administration organizational units
  • Manage the allocation of financial resources for approved HRDI research and development (R&D) projects and activities
  • Provide technical oversight and administrative supervision of pavement, materials, bridge, and structures R&D staff
  • Manage the conduct of pavement, materials, bridge, and structures in-house and contract research, and oversee operation of infrastructure laboratory facilities
  • Assist office director in the management and administration of Office of Infrastructure Research and Development activities
Pagan-Ortiz, Jorge E
Tan,
Carol H
carol.
tan
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3315
Team Leader, Safety Data and Analysis Team Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  • Manage Highway Safety Information System
  • Manage highway safety data and analysis research
  • Manage safety management systems research
  • Coordinate development of Model Minimum Inventory of Roadway Elements
  • Co-manage Motorcycle Crash Causation Study
Backup 1
Amjadi, Roya
Backup 2
Thor, Craig
Thompson,
Dale
dale.
thompson
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3270
Team Leader, Transportation Enabling Technologies Team Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
  • Provide technical direction
  • Provide team management and leadership
  • Research infrastructure-related aspects to cooperative vehicle-infrastructure collision avoidance systems
  • Conduct research on vehicle-infrastructure integration
Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Thor,
Craig
craig.
thor
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3338
Research Civil Engineer (Highway) Office of Safety Research and Development
Safety Data and Analysis Team
  • Co-manage Motorcycle Crash Causation Study
  • Manage development of geographic information systems safety applications
  • Manage and conduct highway safety analysis
  • Manage safety management research
  • Manage countermeasure evaluations
Tan, Carol H
Trentacoste,
Michael F
michael.
trentacoste
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3259
Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T)/
Director of Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Provide national highway research and technology leadership and coordination
  • Manage and coordinate research, technology, and innovation deployment
  • Advance the deployment of new technologies and innovations
  • Oversee the management of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
 
VACANT     Structural Concrete Research Program Manager Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
  • Lead structural concrete research program
  • Conduct research on structural concrete systems
  • Conduct research on ultra-high performance concrete
  • Perform structural testing
  • Conduct research on concrete structures
  • Participate in Bridge of the Future initiative
  • Develop concrete specifications
Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
VACANT     Publishing and Marketing Support Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Manage meeting and conference planning
  • Manage and coordinate research and technology printing
  • Provide official records management and preservation
Shuler, Lisa A.
VACANT     Communication Specialist/
Transportation Specialist
Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Act as the creative director of Public Roads magazine
  • Coordinate communications/publications support services
  • Provide communications and graphic consultation
  • Act as the Federal Highway Administration R&T Now newsletter editor
McCrae, TaMara
VACANT     R&T State Partnership Program Manager Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Act as the Office of Research, Development, and Technology State Planning and Research Program, Part II Manager
  • Coordinate the State Planning and Research program
  • Coordinate Transportation Pooled Fund waivers
  • Coordinate research participation in Federal Highway Administration's International Program
  • Act as a quality coordinator
  • Monitor State peer exchange
Jernigan, Jack D
VACANT     Innovation Management and Technology Transfer Program Manager Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
  • Serve as the national focal point for Technology Transfer for the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments of technologies and innovations to assess their level of technology readiness
  • Develop strategies and action plans to transition the innovation to the next level of market readiness
  • Serve as focal point for coordinating research and technology intellectual property issues
Jernigan, Jack D
VACANT     Administrative Management Specialist Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Coordinate training and travel
  • Act as point of contact for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for Office of Research, Development, and Technology
 
VACANT     Manager, Coating and Corrosion Program and Laboratory Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Manage research on corrosion protection systems
  • Conduct research on bridge deck durability, nondestructive tools for corrosion detection, cathodic protection systems, corrosion-resistant reinforcement, corrosion-resistant structural steeland alkali-silica reactivity
Youtcheff, Jack
VACANT     Pathways Civil Engineer (Student Intern) Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team
  • Student Pathways Program
  • Review existing literature on various transportation operations topics and prepare synthesis of research studies and findings.
  • Use traffic simulation models to study the operational benefits of innovative road treatments such as intersections and interchanges.
  • Prepare experimental design and conduct field data collection such as traffic counts, speed, travel time, conflict measures, erratic behaviors, video data recording and extraction.
  • Prepare annotated outline of research projects and write technical papers and summary reports for peer reviews and publications.
 
VACANT     Director Office of Resource Management
Program Management
  • Provide leadership in management, logistics, and planning for Office of Research, Development, and Technology (Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center)
  • Provide oversight of all Office of Research, Development, and Technology/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center business operations and support
  • Provide consultation for Office of Research, Development, and Technology senior management for all business operations
Nasabzadeh, Masoud
VACANT     Program Assistant Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Program Management
  • Provide administrative support for the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development program
Smith, Monique
Vadakpat,
Govindarajan
g.
vadakpat
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3283
Research Transportation Specialist Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Applications Team
  • Provide operations and application development research.
McHale, Gene M
VanGorder,
Randy
randall.
vangorder
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3266
Highway Research Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Operations Concepts and Analysis Team
  • Serve as Contracting Office's Representative (COR) for the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory's (STOL) support and IDIQ contract
  • Manage the STOL
  • Perform Traffic Analysis and Simulation Pooled Fund Study (TAS PFS)
Bared, Joe
Vanlandingham,
Dawn
dawn.
vanlandingham
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3198
Information Management Specialist/
Transportation Specialist
Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Coordinate and manage the research and technology and Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Web sites
  • Coordinate and develop SharePoint and research and technology intranet sites
  • Provide consultation for research and technology multimedia and Web publishing
  • Provide communications and Web consultation
  • Coordinate research and technology copyright and publication reprint permission
  •  Manage library and subscription services.
Shuler, Lisa A.
Walker,
Deborah M
deborah.
walker
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3068
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
  • Manage Long-Term Pavement Performance Traffic Data Collection and Processing Activities
  • Coordinate Long-Term Pavement Performance communications
Lopez, Aramis
Weaver,
Eric J
eric.
weaver
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3153
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
  • Lead development of Pavement Research Database
  • Conduct and manage research on tire-pavement interaction
  • Conduct research on porous-graded ashphalt
Petros, Katherine A
Wiser,
Larry J
larry.
wiser
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3079
Highway Research Engineer Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
  • Oversee Long-Term Pavement Performance Program Customer Support Service Center
  • Manage Long-Term Pavement Performance data analysis and profile measurement
Lopez, Aramis
Wolfe,
Daniel
daniel.
wolfe
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3186
Marketing and Communications Specialist Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
Innovation Management and Communications Team
  • Provide marketing and communications coordination for Federal Highway Administration research and technology
  • Develop communications strategy and messaging for research and technology
Shuler, Lisa A.
Yang,
David
david.
yang
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3284
Team Leader, Human Factors Team Office of Safety Research and Development
Human Factors Team
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate the Human Factors research program (safety and operations)
  • Provide human factors technical guidance
  • Provide guidance and support to address driver distraction and connected vehicles human factors issues
  • Manage the Highway Driving Simulator
  • Manage human factors research on connected-vehicle technology
Backup 1
Philips, Brian
Backup 2
Do, Ann
Yousuf,
Mohammed
mohammed.
yousuf
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3199
Transportation Operations Engineer Office of Operations Research and Development
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
  • Conducts research on vehicle automation, accessible transportation, and automotive control systems
Thompson, Dale
Youtcheff,
Jack
jack.
youtcheff
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3090
Team Leader, Pavement Materials Team Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Pavement Materials Team
  • Lead Pavement Materials Team
  • Lead, manage, and conduct research addressing asphalt materials and test methods,  nanomaterials, and inorganic polymers
Arnold, Terry
Yumlu,
Beth
beth.
yumlu
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3316
Special Assistant Office of Research, Development, and Technology
Program Management
  • Manage a range of ongoing/ad hoc activities and special projects for the Associate Administrator
  • Coordinate activities for the Research Center IT Senior Advisor and Chief Scientist
  • Coordinate activities for the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Strategic Plan and resulting Tactical Implementation Plan (TIP) initiatives
Schmidt, Tim
Zhang,
Wei
wei.
zhang
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3317
Highway Research Engineer Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Manage Intersection Safety research program
  • Manage safety and operational evaluation of alternative intersection and interchange designs
  • Manage research on advanced detection control systems for signalized intersections
  • Manage safety evaluation of access management
Chen, Shyuan-Ren (Clayton)
Zineddin,
Abdul
Abdul.
Zineddin
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3288
Speed Management/
Transportation Specialist
Office of Safety Research and Development
Roadway Team
  • Manage Speed Management research program
  • Perform traffic engineering and support Human Factors research related to visibility
  • Manage research on roadway lighting
  • Coordinate pavement marking retroreflectivity research
Chen, Shyuan-Ren (Clayton)
Zobel,
Robert
robert.
zobel
@dot.
gov
202-
493-3024
Coordinator, Long-Term Bridge Performance Program Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Infrastructure Management Team
  • Manage the research activities for the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program (LTBP)
  • Provide program planning and oversight for LTBP
  • Conduct research related to bridge performance
  • Provide guidance for and technical advice pertaining to nondestructive evaluation, instrumentation, and field evaluation of LTBP bridges
  • Manage deployment, enhancement, and maintenance of the LTBP Bridge Portal
Backup 1
Lane, Susan
Backup 2
Ghasemi, Hamid

 

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