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Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Staff Directory

Program Management [HRT-1]

Regal, Kelly
Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) and the Director of Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)

Yumlu, Beth
Special Assistant

Manarchy, Matthew
Executive Assistant

Program Management [HRDI-1]

Swanlund, Mark
Research Program Manager

Fitzgerald, Cara
Program Coordinator

Thompson, Monique
Administrative Assistant

Infrastructure Materials Team [HRDI-10]

Youtcheff, Jr., John S (Jack)
Team Leader, Infrastructure Materials Team

Adams, Michael
Research Civil Engineer

Spragg, Robert
Research Civil Engineer

Mensching, David
Research Materials Engineer

Arnold, Terry
Senior Research Chemist

Akter, Nusnin
Research Chemist

Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team [HRDI-20]

Petros, Katherine A
Team Leader, Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team

Sivaneswaran, Nadarajah (Siva)
Highway Research Engineer

Azari, Hoda
Nondestructive Evaluation Program and Laboratory Manager

Kessler, Morgan
Preservation Research Engineer

Corrigan, Matthew
Research Civil Engineer

Golalipour, Amir
Research Highway Engineer

Lu, Ping
Research Structural Engineer

Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Team [HRDI-30]

Nehme, Jean
Team Leader, Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Team

Zobel, Robert
Coordinator, Long-Term Bridge Performance Program

Jiang, Yan (Jane)
Highway Research Engineer

Walker, Deborah M
Highway Research Engineer

Wiser, Larry J
Highway Research Engineer

Jalinoos, Farrokh (Frank)
Manager, Coating and Corrosion Program and Laboratory

Bhide, Shrinivas
Research Civil Engineer

Bridge Engineering Team [HRDI-40]

Graybeal, Benjamin A (Ben)
Team Leader, Bridge Engineering Team

Kerenyi, Kornel
Hydraulics Research Program and Laboratory Manager

Nicks, Jennifer E
Research Geotechnical Engineer

Research Materials Engineer

Structural Steel Research Program Manager

Haber, Zachary
Structural Engineer

Pagenkopf, James
Hydraulics Research Engineer

Program Management [HRDS-1]

Technical Direction and Coordination [HRDS-2]

Pol, James
Technical Director, Safety Research and Development

Abdi, Hiwot K
Management Analyst

Mohamedshah, Yusuf
SHRP 2 Safety Data Analyst

Roadway Team [HRDS-10]

Fessmann, Volker
Highway Research Engineer

Chen, Shyuan-Ren (Clayton)
Team Leader, Roadway Team

Lim, In-Kyu
Highway Research Engineer

Zhang, Wei
Highway Research Engineer

Arispe, Eduardo
Research Mechanical Engineer

Davis, Gregory W (Greg)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Safety Research Program Manager

Vacant (Speed Management)
Speed Management/Transportation Specialist

Safety Data and Analysis Team [HRDS-20]

Tan, Carol H
Team Leader, Safety Data and Analysis Team

Amjadi, Roya
Research Transportation Specialist

Eigen, Ana
Research Highway Safety Specialist

Fay, Charles
SHRP 2 Safety Research Manager

Banihashemi, Mohamadreza
Research Civil Engineer (Highway)

Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]

Philips, Brian
Team Leader, Human Factors Team

Do, Ann
Highway Research Engineer

Arnold, Michelle
Engineering Research Psychologist

Eisert, Jesse
Research Psychologist

Mero, Laura
Research Psychologist

Technical Direction [HRDO-2]

Andersen, Carl K
Technical Director, Operations Research and Development

VanGorder, Randy
Highway Research Engineer

Frizzell, Kristy
Administrative Assistant

Transportation Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]

Thompson, Dale
Team Leader, Transportation Enabling Technologies Team

Huang, Peter
Highway Research Engineer

Bujanovic, Pavle
Highway Research Engineer

Vacant - Transportation Operations Engineer
Transportation Operations Engineer

Transportation Operations Engineer

Lochrane, Taylor
Civil Engineer

Transportation Operations Applications Team [HRDO-20]

McHale, Gene M
Team Leader, Transportation Operations Applications Team

Curtis, Deborah M
Highway Research Engineer

Park, Hyungjun
Highway Research Engineer

Research Transportation Specialist

Vadakpat, Govindarajan
Research Transportation Specialist

Obenberger, Jon
Transportation Operations Engineer

James, Rachel
Transportation Operations Engineer

Program Management [HRTM-1]

Baker, Shana

Landolt, Jean
Research and Technology Program Coordinator

Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team [HRTM-10]

Jernigan, Jack D
Team Director

Huie, Mary
Innovation Management/Technology Transfer Program Manager

National Partnership Program Manager

Thor, Craig
Senior Legislative and Budget Analyst

Sergeson, Patricia
Transportation Pooled Fund Program Manager

Marketing and Communications Team [HRTM-20]

Shuler, Lisa A.
Team Director

Vanlandingham, Dawn
Information Management Specialist/Transportation Specialist

McCrae, TaMara
Management Analyst

Elliott, Kelley
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Publication Manager

Exploratory Advanced Research Team [HRTM-30]

Kuehn, David
Team Director/Program Manager

Advanced Research Program Analyst

Shurbutt, Jim
Program Coordinator

Program Management [HRRM-1]

Kerr, Brian
Facilities Manager

Laughman, Patricia A (Trisha)
Administrative Management Specialist

Dupuy, Carmen
Administrative Assistant

Lee, Angela
Administrative Management Specialist

Accountant/Financial Manager

Shehade, Christopher E
Senior Financial Manager