Transportation and Urban Engineering



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.

Degree Offered


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Amy C. Burnicki
Assistant Professor in Residence
(860) 486-2340

Geographic information science

Normal W. Garrick
(860) 486-2990

Sustainable transportation

John N. Ivan
(860) 486-0352

Highway crash prediction

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Eric Jackson
Associate Research Professor
(860) 486-8426

Transportation data systems

Karthik C. Konduri
Assistant Professor

Activity-based travel behavior and time use analysis

Nicholas Lownes
Associate Professor
(860) 486-2717

Public transportation systems

Jin Zhu
Assistant Professor
(860) 486-0489

Complex construction projects

Graduate Students

Name Pursuing Degree Faculty Advisor
Hossain, Md. Julfiker CIVLEG_PhD Ivan, John
Khadka, Unica CIVLEG_MS Ivan, John
Sharmin, Sadia CIVLEG_PhD Ivan, John
Mondal, Amit Ranjan CIVLEG_MS Konduri, Karthik C.
Zhang, Jingyue CIVLEG_PhD Konduri, Karthik C.
Rahman, Md. Ashrafur CIVLEG_PhD Lownes, Nicholas
Tanvir, Asadul Hoque CIVLEG_PhD Lownes, Nicholas
Wang, Qixing CIVLEG_PhD Lownes, Nicholas


1. 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.