Mr. Thomas P. Macioce
Thomas P. Macioce is the Chief Bridge Engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), a position he has held since 2006. Mr. Macioce is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the statewide engineering policies for the design and construction of bridges. He also directs a statewide program for quality assurance in bridge design and fabrication, amongst many other responsibilities involving bridge design, standards, construction, and rehabilitation/replacement. Mr. Macioce previously held the positions of Assistant Chief Bridge Engineer and Bridge Quality Assurance Engineer with PennDOT, and before that was a structural engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. He is a member of the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures, the T-10 Concrete and T-16 for Timber Structures Technical Committees, and is Chair of Technical Committee T-14 Structural Steel Design. Mr. Macioce received an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1987. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Ms. Anne-Marie H. McDonnell
Anne-Marie H. McDonnell is a Transportation Engineer with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Research Unit. Ms. McDonnell is the principal investigator for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (LTPP) activities in Connecticut. She has worked extensively on the evaluation of traffic monitoring equipment, and specifically on weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology. In this role, she was the principal investigator on a project to install and evaluate the first quartz piezoelectric WIM sensors on a highway in the United States. She is currently a co-principal investigator on a project in Connecticut entitled, “Development and Evaluation of a Dual-Purpose Bridge Health Monitoring and Weigh-In-Motion System.” Ms. McDonnell is currently a member and Chair of the TRB LTPP Expert Task Group on Traffic Data Collection and Analysis, member of the TRB Highway Traffic Monitoring Committee, Chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Weigh-In-Motion, and a member of the Task Force on Traffic Monitoring Conferences. She is a member of the Board for the International Society of Weigh-In-Motion. Ms. McDonnell has been employed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation for 25 years. She holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.
Dr. Soheil Nazarian
Soheil Nazarian is the McIntosh Murchison Chair Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of materials and nondestructive testing as related to transportation infrastructure and lifeline. He has been the principal investigator (PI) and co-PI of more than 90 research projects funded by federal and state agencies such as Texas Department of Transportation, FHWA, National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, USAF Office of Scientific Research, and the 2nd Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). Among his recent projects, he has been the co-PI of two SHRP2 projects entitled “Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration,” and “High-Speed Nondestructive Testing Methods for Mapping Voids, Debonding, Delamination, Moisture, and Other Defects Behind or Within Tunnel Linings.” He is a pioneer in the development and improvement of the spectral analysis of surface waves method for nondestructive testing of infrastructure. He is the author or coauthor of more than 170 technical articles in journals and conference proceedings primarily sponsored by the ASCE, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and TRB. He has also coauthored more than 90 technical reports in the areas of nondestructive testing, pavement materials, and geotechnical engineering.
Dr. John S. Popovics
John S. Popovics is a faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since January 2002, and currently holds the rank of Professor and the title CEE Excellence Scholar. Before that he held positions of assistant professor at Drexel University and research assistant professor at Northwestern University. He has also held short term visiting professor and visiting scientist positions at BAM in Berlin Germany, The Polytechnic University of Valencia in Valencia Spain, and at LCPC (now IFFSTAR) in Nantes France. At Illinois, he teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on materials science and engineering, construction material corrosion and durability, concrete technology, wave propagation and non-destructive testing. Dr. Popovics has two primary research interests. The first is non-destructive evaluation, imaging and sensing, where he applies mechanical, electrical and magnetic field phenomena to assess the condition of infrastructure materials and structures. His second research interest is degradation processes of infrastructure materials, particularly corrosion. His research findings have been published in five chapters in books, over seventy-five articles in refereed technical journals and over eighty conference proceedings. He received the NSF CAREER award in 1999, the ASNT Fellowship Award in 2012, and the ASNT Faculty Award in 2014. He also has received numerous teaching and advising awards from the University of Illinois. He is involved in university service activities at the department, college and university levels. He is also actively involved in service and leadership activities for the technical community; he has organized sessions at technical conferences, chaired technical society committees and has served as an associate editor for two technical journals. Dr. Popovics is chair of the nondestructive testing technical committees at TRB and American Concrete Institute (ACI). He has been recognized as a Fellow of ACI and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), and he is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Anne M. Rearick
Anne M. Rearick is the Director of Bridge Management for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). She received her BSCE from Purdue University in 1990 with a major in structural engineering and minors in geotechnical engineering and hydraulics. Anne has been working with bridges at INDOT for 25 years starting as a bridge designer. She began managing in bridge design in 2003, started overseeing load rating in 2006 and was instrumental in the creation of the bridge division in 2010, overseeing Bridge Design, Asset Management, Standards and Policy, Hydraulics and Bridge Inspection. She also has worked as a bridge designer with some local consultants. She currently oversees Bridge Inspection, Bridge Asset Management and Hydraulics. She has been Indiana’s AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures voting member since 2006 and serves on T-3 Technical Committee for Seismic Design, T-7 Technical Committee for Guardrail and Bridge Rail and T-11 Technical Committee for Research. She is a professional engineer in the State of Indiana and was a member of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers in 2004 – 2005.
Ms. Cheryl H. Simmons
Cheryl Hersh Simmons is the Structures Design Manager for the Utah Department of Transportation Structures Division. In this role Ms. Simmons is responsible for the statewide administration, management, and design policy, standards and specifications associated with bridges and miscellaneous structures from concept through construction. She is also responsible for the delivery of the Structures’ Division program including bridge replacement, rehabilitation, and preservation projects. Before joining the Utah DOT in 2013, Ms. Simmons spent 23 years in the private sector with a focus on project delivery and construction as a designer, resident engineer, project manager, and design quality manager. She is a member of the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures and chairs the technical Committee on Bridge Security & Hazards (T-1) and serves on the technical committee for Research (T-11). She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Duke University in 1990 and her M.S. in Civil Engineering (with an emphasis in Structural Engineering) from the University of Virginia in 1994. She is a licensed Structural Engineer.
Ms. Sarah M. Wilson
Sarah M. Wilson is the Bridge Maintenance Engineer for District One, the Chicago Metro area, for the Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT). She has spent 30 years in the Bridge Maintenance group of the Illinois DOT, first as a bridge inspector, and later as an area bridge engineer. In her current position, Ms. Wilson oversees the Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Program for the state highway bridges, which includes the high volume expressway system in Chicago and the smaller rural bridges. She is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of a few relic moveable bridges in the Joliet area. Ms. Wilson is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is a panel member on two National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects at the Transportation Research Board on bridge inspection and preservation. Ms. Wilson holds an M.S. in Transportation Engineering and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Illinois. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.