Transportation and Urban Engineering

Faculty members

Burnicki, Amy C. Garrick, Norman W.  Ivan, John N.
Jackson, Eric Konduri, Karthik C. Lownes, Nicholas



The faculty research interests span from transportation safety to urban design and regional planning. They are dedicated researchers and teachers. They enjoy active involvement with their graduate student group. The transportation research group works in conjunction with the Connecticut Transportation Institute.


Documents for Graduate Students



Transportation Systems Lab

The Transportation Systems Laboratory is located in room 210 of the F.L. Castleman building. The lab is currently used for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, senior design collaborative space, research activities and partnering with academic and industry partners.  The laboratory houses several collaborative workstations, high-performance computational resources, wireless projection capability in both 210 and 210A, plotting capabilities and hi-tech classroom resources.



Research Sponsors

The faculty of the Transportation and Urban Engineering group perform diverse research funded from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the New England University Transportation Center, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Strategic Highway Research Program, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program and New England Transportation Consortium.



Prof. Garrick’s Group 

Research Interests:

  • Urban Streets and Highway Design 

  • Social and Environmental Impact of Transportation 

  • Urban Transportation Systems 

  • Bicyclist and Pedestrian Facility Design



Prof. Lownes’ Group 

Research Interests:

  • Public Transportation systems

  • Public Transportation Economics

  • Traffic Microsimulation


Prof. Ivan’s Group 

Research Interests:

  • Highway crash prediction

  • Highway link traffic forecasting

  • Representing exposure to highway crashes

  • Statistical modeling of transportation systems



Prof. Konduri’s Group 

Research Interests:

  • Activity-based Travel Behavior and Time Use Analysis

  • Travel Demand Modeling and Forecasting

  • Transportation Planning and Policy Analysis

  • Integrated Models of Land Use and Transportation

  • Econometric and Statistical Modeling Methodologies

  • Planning Software Development and Implementation