Dr. James J. Winebrake - (Chair)
James Winebrake (Chair) is Professor and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Co-Director of the RIT Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making. Previously, he was chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society/Public Policy, directing a BS program in public policy and an MS program in science, technology, and public policy. Dr. Winebrake has published on a wide variety of transportation, energy, and environmental topics. Over the past decade, he has been involved in evaluating the environmental impacts of freight transportation, with emphasis on air quality, health, climate change, and regulations. He was chair of the 2013-2015 TRB Committee for Review of the USDOT Truck Size and Weight Study. Before joining RIT, Dr. Winebrake served as an associate professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University. He received a BS in physics from Lafayette College, an MS in technology and policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Imad L. Al-Qadi
Imad L. Al-Qadi is the Bliss Professor of Engineering, Director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory, and founding Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Before that, he was the Charles E. Via, Jr., Professor at Virginia Tech. His work has resulted in the development of new pavement modeling methods, techniques, and testing standards. He is the past President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation and Development Institute Board of Governors and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Professor Al-Qadi has received the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award, the quadrennial International Geosynthetics Society Award, the ASCE James Laurel Prize, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Steinberg Award, the ASCE Turner Award, and the French Limoges Medal. In 2010 he was elected as an ASCE Distinguished Member. He is a registered professional engineer. Professor Al-Qadi edited 20 proceedings and authored/co-authored more than 600 publications. Dr. Al-Qadi holds a BS from Yarmouk University and an MEng and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University, all in civil engineering.
Dr. Gongkang Fu
Gongkang Fu is Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research concerns bridge design methods, methods for evaluating bridge capacity, bridge inspection and monitoring techniques, bridge load rating and overweight truck permits, engineering management, uncertainty modeling and analysis, and system reliability assessment. He was head of structures research with the New York State Department of Transportation for seven years, and has worked on design and research projects for various agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Science Foundation, and the Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Michigan, and Ohio transportation departments. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.S. in engineering mechanics and B.S.in civil engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
Mr. David L. Harkey
David L. Harkey is Director of the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), University of North Carolina. His research focuses on applying transportation engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve highway safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists in the areas of traffic operations, geometric design, and roadside design. He collaborates with behavioral researchers at HSRC on studies to develop countermeasures that combine engineering and behavioral components to address safety problems. Dr. Harkey is chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Safety and Systems Users Group. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and holds a PhD in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and an MSE and BSCE from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Mr. Douglas W. Harwood
Douglas W. Harwood is Program Director in the Transportation Research Center at MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research institute located in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Harwood has more than 40 years of research experience for federal, state, and local agencies. His research is in the areas of traffic safety, highway geometric design, and traffic operations. He has led research projects that have addressed the relationship of vehicle characteristics to highway geometric design and traffic safety. Mr. Harwood is a licensed professional engineer in Kansas, Missouri, and Montana. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Highway Safety Performance and holds a BS degree in civil engineering from Clarkson College and an MS degree in transportation engineering from Purdue University.